Paint Grid is a program which draws grids on images. Its main audience is
artists and people wanting to improve their drawing skills. That last part is
very useful when you consider a class full of school children.
If you have ever drawn a grid on an image, you will know how drawn out and
tedious it can be. On top of that, the tedium only increases when the image size
and the number of rows and columns increase. For example, it is not unheard of
for a 100x100 grid to take ten/twenty minutes to complete, and this is on a good
day. You can quite easily spend over an hour completing this "prep-work" if the
image is big enough.
This is where Paint Grid comes in...
I would find it surprising if you took more than ten seconds to complete the
above task, when using Paint Grid. This, also, includes you digging around in
your computer's folders to find the image.
On top of the speed gains, Paint Grid can change the colour of the grid with the
click of a button. Try doing that when you are three-quarters of the way through
drawing a grid by hand. You can, also, change the thickness of the grids lines
by moving a slider.
For those interested in coding, I built Paint Grid on top of open source
software. I created a project called Death Socket and you can find it on
Git.Abbether. Paint Grid
uses Death Socket's NuGet package for its main functionality. It (Death Socket),
also, comes with a console program as part of the repository. With it, you have
access to most of Paint Grid's features. So, if you are someone who prefers to
work at the command-line, feel free to head over to Git.Abbether and check it
As an aside, I have provided a separate (compiled) console program in the
"Releases" section. This means you do not need to clone the repository or
compile the source code yourself.
Now, back to Paint Grid...
At the moment, Paint Grid only runs on Windows 10. I plan to extend it to
Android, IOS and MacOS in the future but it all depends on how quick/easy it is
to update Death Socket. So, for now, all I can say is keep and eye out for