The picture editor has been improved a lot in this release. It seems a lot more orientated towards pixel art now, and the pencil tool finally works as it should. The picture editor is now almost close to being good enough to be used on its own. But of coarse, I'd still prefer to import my graphics.
There are still some issues though. The eraser size is still not adjustable. But everything else seems to be working a lot better.
Transparencies work perfectly now! Thanks Ashley! I was able to import a BMP of all things and remove the background color (via transparent paint bucket) without having to convert it to a 32 bit PNG.
16 Bit PNG files still import with a gray background, but this is a non issue now since the paint bucket works as its supposed to. So no matter what the background color is, I can just make it transparent anyway. But then again, if I want to use PNG files, I'll just use 32 bit ones.
But the most important thing of all is that I can finally import graphics without any annoyances. I don't really need anything else, although the eraser could still use an adjustment setting. But other than that, the picture editor is working great.