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This site introduces Pixia and Phierha. Pixia mascot designed by ASAMI.

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 helps for ver. 5 and 6 are not available yet.

New Version

New! Pixia 64 bit ver. 6.02u

64 bit version of Pixia only had WIA interface for scanners and cameras since TWAIN was originally designed for 32bit, but this version is now capable of utilizing TWAIN interface as well as WIA. Also fixed is a bug where dragging with SHIFT key down did not constrain proportions when expanding/shrinking an image or a selection. - ver. 6.02u (20 Aug. 2016)
The image browser, Pixexp, which was not working has been fixed. - The installer is replaced with a new one but the version number of Pixia stays the same.(23 Aug. 2016)
A file for Pixexp was missing so it caused a fatal error; a revised installer with the file is uploaded. (26 Aug. 2016)

The side switch of the tablet pen did not function as the alternative of right button of the mouse. Now it does. - ver. 6.02s (16 Jun. 2016)

Bugs found in the Selection Tool and Magnifier Tool have been fixed. (Certain procedure caused a fatal error.) - ver. 6.02r (15 Jun. 2016)

A bug found in the tablet setting has been fixed. (A certain combination of procedure caused a fatal error.) - ver. 6.02q (14 Apr. 2016)

Filters increased. Some functions are tuned for faster speed (x1.5 ~ 3): Color Adjustment, Tone Balance, Brightness and Contrast, Automatic Adjustment, Color Balance. If you choose "Fast" at Anti-Alias of Advanced Option in Preference dialog, the speed of brush stroke can now be as fast as that of Pixia ver. 4. A bug that Undo function of filter did not work is fixed. - ver. 6.02p (9 Apr. 2016)

A bug found in the magnifier tool to cause a fatal error is fixed. - ver. 6.02m (2 Apr. 2016)

Uploaded is a revised installer containing Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package (x64). (28 Mar. 2016)

The program is redesigned to optimize multi core processors. Now this version works three times as fast as previous versions. (This version requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 (x64) runtime. If you encounter an error message saying "Vcom120.dll is missing", please download the x64 version of VC++2013 runtime file and install it.) - ver. 6.02j (23 Mar. 2016)

The program has become compatible with Wacom's new technology, Active ES. - ver. 6.02h (22 Feb. 2016)

The Selection tools have been tuned to work faster, and now new functions are added: Mirror Drawings (Horizontal and Vertical) under Paint menu. - ver. 6.02f (3 Feb., 2016)

Now 64 bit version of Pixia is out. It runs only on 64 bit environment of Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 so cannot be installed on Windows 7 or any 32bit versions of Windows, but it operates much faster than 32bit Pixia.
This is, however, a sort of experiment, since it does not contain all the filters 32bit Pixia has, nor does TWAIN work properly yet.
Also, please note that 32bit filters will not work with this 64bit program, so importing the filters from 32bit Pixia may lead to malfunctioning. (17 Oct. 2015)

It has been found that the file set lacked one important file without which saving pxa format caused a fatal error. A new installer with the file equipped has bee uploaded. (2 Dec. 2015)

Pixia 32bit ver. 6.02z

Fixed is a bug where dragging with SHIFT key down did not constrain proportions when expanding/shrinking an image or a selection. - ver. 6.02z (20 Aug. 2016)

The side switch of the tablet pen did not function as an alternative of right button of the mouse. Now it does. - ver. 6.02y (16 Jun. 2016)

Bugs found in the Selection Tool and Magnifier Tool have been fixed. (Certain procedure caused a fatal error.) - ver. 6.02w (14 Jun. 2016)

A bug found in the tablet setting has been fixed. (A certain combination of procedure caused a fatal error.) - ver. 6.02q (14 Apr. 2016)

Some functions are tuned for faster speed (x1.5 ~ 3): Color Adjustment, Tone Balance, Brightness and Contrast, Automatic Adjustment, Color Balance. If you choose "Fast" at Anti-Alias of Advanced Option in Preference dialog, the speed of brush stroke can now be as fast as that of Pixia ver. 4. - ver. 6.02p (9 Apr. 2016)

A bug found in the magnifier tool to cause a fatal error is fixed. - ver. 6.02m (2 Apr. 2016)

The program is redesigned to optimize multi-core processors. This version works three times as fast as previous versions. The installer contains Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package (x86), which will be installed when it does not exist. - ver. 6.02k (28 Mar. 2016)

Some minor bugs are fixed. - ver. 6.02j (1 Mar. 2016)

Another bug found that caused a fatal error on Windows 7 is fixed. EXE is replaced for Windows 7, but no change for Windows 8 and later. - ver. 6.02h2 (26 Feb. 2016)

A bug found that caused a fatal error is fixed. - ver. 6.02h (21 Feb. 2016)

The program has become compatible with Wacom's new technology, Active ES. - ver. 6.02g (20 Feb. 2016)

The Selection tools have been tuned to work faster, and now new functions are added: Mirror Drawings (Horizontal and Vertical) under Paint menu. - ver. 6.02f (3 Feb., 2016)

Fixed a bug where 1x1 size pen did not draw a line. - ver. 6.02a (17 Aug., 2015)

Fixed newly found bugs and added compatibility with Windows 10 - ver. 6.01z (16 Aug., 2015)
This version fixed a problem of drawn lines becoming unstable on some circumstances. - ver. 6.01t (3 Feb. 2015)
The problem to cause a fatal error of the program when it is used with the View Control window closed has been fixed on this version. - ver. 6.01s (2 Feb. 2015)
The bug that caused a fatal error if the PC is not connected to a TWAIN device is fixed. - ver. 6.01r (1 Feb. 2015)

Pixia ver. 4.81a

Bugs found in the Selection Tool and Magnifier Tool have been fixed. (A certain procedure caused a fatal error.) - ver. 4.81a (14 Jun. 2016)

A bug found in the tablet setting has been fixed. (A certain combination of procedure caused a fatal error.) - ver. 4.80u (14 Apr. 2016)

Some functions are tuned for faster speed (x1.5 ~ 3): Color Adjustment, Tone Balance, Brightness and Contrast, Automatic Adjustment, Color Balance. - ver. 6.02p (9 Apr. 2016)

A bug found in the magnifier tool to mulfunction is fixed. - ver. 4.80s (4 Apr. 2016)

Isao has updated ver. 4 for those who prefer to use lighter and simpler Pixia. This version has adopted multi-core utilization technology for faster speed. It requires Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) which is contained in the installer and gets installed if it does not exist in the environment. - ver. 4.80r (2 Apr. 2016)

Filter installers updated

The filter installers have been updated to work for ver. 4 and 6 of Pixia.

Notes

Updated: Pixia ver. 5 is merged into ver. 6.

Pixia ver. 5 has discontinued since now ver. 6 has taken over all the functions ver. 5 had.

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)