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This website is to introduce graphic software, Pixia.
The original Japanese Edition of Pixia was created and developed by the author, Isao Maruoka, but has also been aggressively raised by its fans, which makes this software quite unique and different from other tools.
The Help File for ver. 4 is available as a separate installation file. To get better tips for using Pixia, visit users' tutorials linked from the Tutorial page. Sorry ver. 5 help is not available yet.
New! Pixia ver. 5.41k!
Phierha is now Pixia ver. 5, and ver. 4 will no longer be updated. (Refer to the note underneath for details.) Pixia ver. 5 now utilizes OpenGL technology for better speed. The installer of Pixia ver. 5 will uninstall Phierha if it exists on your PC. (6/2/2013)
Phierha has become Pixia ver. 5, and Pixia ver. 4 will no longer be updated.
Isao's main work recently became even harder so the time he can spare for Pixia is further less. Thus he decided to work on just one program, not both Phierha and Pixia.
Phierha has actually been Pixia ver. 5 as the original Japanese Edition, but he gave it a different name, Phierha, when he released its English Edition just to avoid possible confusion, since he intended to keep on updating ver. 4 as well. But now he will forcus on ver. 5 only though we will keep the current version available for download for users who want to stick to the UI they are so used to.
Pixia ver. 5 is scheduled to be compatible only with Windows 7 and 8 since Microsoft's support for Windows XP will end early next year, and making Pixia compatible with Windows Vista forces additional effort; Vista is quite different from 7 or 8 in many aspects from programmers' point of view.
To Windows Vista, 7 and 8 users who are having a fatal error problem using Pixia or Phierha:
It may be due to the privilege given to the installation folder. Try right-clicking "dirset.exe" in the folder, and choose "Run as Administrator" just once. This might solve the problem. The current installers of English Editions are now equipped with a new function to reduce the possible occurrence of the problem.
To those having a crash handling PXA and/or JPEG format:
It may be due to the incompatibility between the exif information contained in the new version and that in the older versions. If you encounter problems handling the file saved by older versions or the files from digital cameras, please delete the exif information by [View]-[Delete Exif Information] and check if the program can handle the file correctly. (6/20/2012)