Can I change the canvas size in Sketchbook Pro for Android?

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I using Sketchbook Pro for Android Tablet now, may I know can I change the Canvas size? As I know now is only 1280 X 752 which follow the tablet size, I like to draw my work into a bigger size for print out, anyway to do it? Thank you very much.
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Currently only one canvas size is available... the canvas size is based on the devices' display resolution. So, there is no way to create alternate sizes.
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"So, there is no way to create alternate sizes."
Not if you don't add the feature....
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You can make higher resolutions, right? We can zoom in :) this feature is really missing !
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Hmmm... I can use a high res canvas on an iPad 2, so why not on a Galaxy Note 10.1?

The note is a far superior device for sketching, with a stylus that isn't like trying to hold a crayon. Higher res canvas should be a must-have.
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Thanks for the reply Chris. Is this feature scheduled for addition to the Android version? The Samsung Note 10.1 is a great platform for drawing and I feel there's an opportunity for Autodesk here, if you cease it...
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You're thanking the employee that is telling you "there is no way to create alternate sizes"???? What's wrong with you? What I really dislike is, (and Chris, I'm not blaming you...) that AutoDesk chooses to continue putting BS excuses. Like this one where they say that canvas size is based on the devices' display resolution; most android tablets are 1280x800 which is greater than the 1024x768 on my iPad 2 and I can get custom sizes on that. Then, with the number of layers available on Android, their manual state that this is based on the devices memory. You think we are retarded or something? My Note 10.1 has 4 times as much RAM than my iPad and I can get up to 16 (or so) layers on my iPad and only 6 on my Android tab.
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I agree with Ron. I have had this program for around a year also. They lied on the specs before I purchased the program and after a freaking year they have yet to do anything about it. I originally liked Sketchbook Pro so much that I was going to recommend us getting the full PC/Mac version at work. I am a Graphic Artist as a profession, and after seeing how terrible AutoDesk is with customer service I won't be recommending it. We have around 60 artists working nationwide. This is complete and total BS. I have been patient. Give us the same options as the iPad version. There is NO excuse!!!
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When will the option be available to print 8.5 X 11? Thx
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I would like to ha ve more resolution even on Tablet
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it seems odd to be able to scale to %20 and not be able to expand the canvas and use that extra space.... it is like it is taunting me
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All of mine have been 1280x800 until my last one which is 1280x752. How did that happen? and how can I get the 800 size back?
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Why on the site are both Pro versions listed as being the same when they are clearly not even close? The ipad version is much better. I am sorry but I feel I was blatantly lied to.
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Sketchbook Pro for Android seems like a great product. But like the commenters above, I am also disappointed that the canvas size can't be changed for SBP on Android. I hope this feature is coming soon. Seeing that feature on this page is what convinced me to purchase this product: http://m.autodesk.com/mobile/servlet/...
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I would like to change the size of the canvas in Sketchbook mobile, as well. I don't see what screen resolution has to do with zooming in and out.
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Would like the feature to change canvas size as well. I am using iPad version of the app. Great app overall!
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It can be changed on the iPad version that is why we are talking about the Android version. Go into options.
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I need to draw in different sizes of canvas and different shapes
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I would also like to request larger resolutions, i purchased this app and tinkered with it for weeks thinking i just didnt know how to use it properly, but now i see that it is useless to me as i am attempting to make large graphics. What program could i use? I have the samsung galaxy tab 10.1 with android, thanks.
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@duanemgraham - I can easily get these small Sketchbook Pro images to be huge. I've printed ones that are 60" long. I use the "Alien Skin Blow Up v1.0" plugin with photoshop. It does an AMAZING job of enlarging artworks and changing dpi. This image shows a 60" version (18000x11250) that started as the normal 1280x800 file that comes out of the Android Sketchbook Pro app.

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Besides that's looking pretty good, are you suggesting we should buy a plugin that costs multiple times more than the app? Not to mention the license for photoshop.
Just to overcome the canvas restrictions?

:-P
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Hkok74 -I'm just a user of the app like you are. I'm not suggesting anything. Just letting fellow users know how I got around the apps limitations
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well, for one thing your reply is constructive, you show your way to do things (which is completely valid), but then, you can't really add detail where there's not, even using plugins... so you don't really get around it, you're still constrained by the app limitations, if you edit with Photoshop later, then sure, you can do whatever you want, you can re-draw the painting directly if you're already in Photoshop..., but I guess that's not the point of the post....
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That is good, but I have a specific shape and size and it has to fit exactly, can I write the measurements some where and work in the small size and shape?????

Thanks for your answer, appreciate it, Martha

It make me feel that one day I will be a great artist, I will paint feelings
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@Martha - What I'd do is crop a picture or make a jpg document with a black outline to the exact aspect ratio you need. Use that as a guide or template. Then load the picture into sketchbook pro and activate/deactivate that layers visibility and only draw/paint over that area. Then enlarge (with the blowup plugin)/shrink/crop on exported psd.
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What do you use to crop the picture? Sketchbook can't crop pictures, I believe.
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On the desktop Gimp 2.0 also Paint.net both free. ArtRage is also another app to consider, but I don't think they can crop either. If you don't like free, but don't like how expensive the non academic Photoshop is consider Mischief, they don't have an app yet.
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iPad 3: 1GB of RAM
Many Android Tablets including Galaxy Note 10.1: 2GB of RAM

What's the excuse for limiting Canvas size on Android? Certainly not technical since more hardware resource to use bigger canvas on Android.

Is it because iOS version is more expensive thus it gets better features? Can't be since I paid $5 on Android, and it's $3 on iOS...

I don't get it.

At least refund me $3 on my Android purchase since it's not as good as the iOS version. Or get off the pot and patch the Android version to allow higher res canvas. You already charged for it...
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Indeed, why isn't this available in the Android version? It's a pity that it's way behind the iPad version, because it has potential, but right now it's kind of frustrating.
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This is just sad. And did you see the words the employee chose to say that they didn't want to give us the feature, "It's impossible to increase Canvas size" ???
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I love Big Fat Canvas on Android because it's an unlimited canvas, not many other redeeming qualities though.

I wish Sketchbook Pro had an unlimited, or at least a much larger canvas area, and more layers. It's been almost a year since I purchased this app and was immediately disappointed that the features weren't as advertised. I'm really surprised that Autodesk hasn't made any progress on improving these features and seems to have a less than forthright policy about customer communication.

While this app may not represent a huge revenue source, my company purchases my expensive desktop software. The reputation of Autodesk as a software vendor is being downgraded in my eyes the longer this simple app and its paying customers are ignored.
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Yeah I just got a Galaxy Note 10.1 and am really disappointed that the canvas is not resizable.. on all the other drawing apps I use it is (LayerPaint, and Photoshop Touch). I wish they would fix this - in all other ways this is the best painting app available, however for detail artist like myself this makes it basically unusable. Please guys, add this feature in!
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Hello There,
Im the user of Pro version too, I'm using Samsung Galaxy Note 10'1 and I'm very dissapointed too!

I am also an artist who needs much detail and I have to make 'patchwork' because you don't want to think a bit. Sorry for harsh words, but you are big company and you have clients with expectations of your professional work.

I know and I understand all Android limitations of memory and Opengl and forced resizing, but... you know that all this limitations are software limitations only and you can talk with developers of libraries here, but....

.... EVEN WITH ALL THAT LIMITATIONS YOU HAVE POSSIBILITY TO CUT IMAGES IN FRAGMENTS AND THEN STITCH THESE IN SKETCHBOOK EASILY!

That's something I have to do to work manually, because you don't want to work-around here a bit.... You can simply make canvas as some standard sized images stitched together; 1024×1024 times 3 horizontally and times 4 vertically... or whatever... you can use 800x600 or 1024x1024 as many times as you want...

If you are so lazy, or bad willing, please, allow us to choose canvas size of standard size and allow us to open as many pages side by side as we want and our devices allow us with memory we have.... Simple?

People with less memory should have warning and choice, but all latest tablets which are fast enought to play modern games and allow to use stylus in realtime are also perfectly able to use more memory... Not megabytes, but gigabytes...

We are not worse customers because we paid less for your work.... It was you company finantial and promotional decision, good decision - your software is very good and is selling in millions, I think....

So, please, do not let us down and force us to use amateur soft again, because they can do something alone and your well known company cannot....

With kind regards,
Bartosz Radziszewski
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Try some freeware if you have no idea.... :(
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Hello everyone,

I wanted to make a quick post to this thread because everyone is probably very interested here...

We are working on an update that will allow users of SketchBook Pro for Android Tablets to select from 3 preset canvas sizes (including a large size that will be around 4 megapixel). This will be our first step towards providing more canvas options on this platform. We are aiming to get this update out very soon, so please stay tuned.
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Thanks guys! Love it :)
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I have a Galaxy Note II with plenty of resources. Please allow more canvas sizes on this platform as well.
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We are anxiously awaiting the things the program was supposed to do a year ago when some of us purchased it. 2 canvas sizes were always supposed to be available. At least, that is what your site advertised.
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Hello There... At last some response. I wanted to add that I have found some freeware allowing 1280x1920 resolution. It's not "big", but still 2.5 times bigger than any bitmap now used by most tablet software. Please, allow us to choose bigge resolution, even if we are risking crash of the app... Just let us know what systems will allow bigger images. It would be great to be able at last to edit photos taken in standard digital cameras ~4000x3000...

I was thinking of using vector or semi-vector methods to allow users to compose bigger images [in that case even hudge canvases] and then possibility to export file to bitmap format, allowing us to open the file or convert to PNG, PSD or TIFF standards on our PCs... Then it would be ok to sketch on tablets, move to PC and finish the work....

Vector software isn't something I like, so I ment using vectors to specify dimensions, positions, transformations and placed layers, painted or imported images, texts etc... Simpliest way to make really big canvas just by placing few smaller ones side by side.... Then, even if we cannot see exported bitmap on tablets, we can see these on PCs and then print, finish, share etc...

Best Regards and Thank you for the good news!
Bartosz Radziszewski

BTW. Could you make "floating" menus, "always on top" for color choose (not few colours chosen, but also sidebar with "rainbow", so we could easily, during drawing chande colours without closing and opening anything? Floating window is important here, because some of us are lefthanded [like me] and some are rotating constantly the tablet during drawing [like me.. ;) ].... It would be great to choose similar bar with "favorite tools", so I don't have to open and close anything too...?
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I've given up on this app. I waited and waited and waited and there was no form of communication saying "Hey. Guys. We're looking at a way to give you bigger canvases and higher DPI/ PPI resolutions. Bear with us." It finally came nearly two years of waiting but I can't help but feel too tired to care.