This page lists common issues encountered when using Pixelorama and possible solutions. To experience as less issues as possible, make sure you are always using the latest stable version of Pixelorama.
Crashes are unfortunate, and while we are doing our best to fix them, it is possible that some issues that cause the application to crash have escaped our grasp. The good news is that you can enable automatic backups, that save your work every a certain time interval. You can enable them from the Edit menu, Preferences, Backup and then by ticking on "Enable autosave".
Besides that, it is strongly recommended that you save often, and keep copies of your files as backups in case something gets lost.
You can also aid us in our fight against crashes by reporting issues on GitHub and uploading the contents of Pixelorama's log files. You can find the log files in
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Godot\app_userdata\Pixelorama\logs on Windows,
~/.local/share/godot/app_userdata/Pixelorama/logs on Linux and
/Users/[USERNAME]/Library/Application Support/Godot/Pixelorama/logs for macOS.
This error has only been spotted in the Windows platform. Sometimes, when exporting png files, the process may fail due to "Error code 12". This most likely happens when you try to export in a directory that is protected by anti-virus software. To resolve it, you can try tweaking the settings of your anti-virus to either whitelist Pixelorama or disable folder protection. We can't guarantee that this will work, as it also depends on what anti-virus software you are using. Alternatively, you can export in a directory that is not protected by the anti-virus.
It is also possible that this issue may be solved if you run Pixelorama as an administrator.
If neither of these works, you could save your projects as a pxo file, open the Web version, drag and drop the pxo file there, and export the png file from the Web version.
To create guides, you have to drag them out from the rulers, on the top and on the left of the canvas. However, sometimes this doesn't appear to do anything. There are two possibilities for this.
1) You have disabled guide visibility. To make sure that they are visible, go to the View menu and see if "Show Guides" is ticked on. If it is not, make sure to tick it.
2) A known bug is preventing guide creation. This is related to Issue #331 on GitHub. To work around this, you can just make a simple change to the image, like drawing, and then you can try dragging a guide again. We are working on finding a solution for this issue.