It's animation! The next version of RealWorld Paint will allow you to create and edit simple animated images. Nothing too fancy, just the very basic animation-related features will be there. Animated GIFs will be supported out of the box, other formats may come later.
It is a sad fate to watch the free internet being destroyed by commertial interests and greed. CNet's Download.com used to be one of the better software archives, but their latest move sent them to the bottom of that list. Instead of the actual software, they now feed adware to their visitors...
It is the year 2011 and the brand new RW Paint is going to get a command line interface. Excited? No? Too bad. Anyway, this magic command line will allow you to be more precise when using drawing tools and it will help you when you need to repeatedly draw the same or similar objects.
When you click on the "New raster image" wizard in Paint.COM 2009.1, a nasty window pops up asking you all kinds of useless questions. Why should you care about transparency mode, layers, or the .rli format? WTF? Your rage is justified, I am to blame for this. The situation has been improving during the last two years as seen in other RW apps and I am close to a satisfactory solution.
This is not my typical post. While it is loosely tied to RealWorld software, it addresses a possible evolution of the document opening and saving architecture (or, if you prefer, importing and exporting) in any complex software of the "editor" kind.