Release Notes

June 26th, 2022
  • Image downloads for PRO users include the white background again. The export with a transparent background made sharing designs on social media difficult. As a PRO user you can download your design as a HQ image with a transparent background—for example when you need it for printing. The HQ Export replaces the Print Section.
  • The Print Section has been replaced with the HQ Export which is a PRO feature now. You can still generate high quality exports for printing. But you can now longer buy your prints directly via CoaMaker.
June 18th, 2022
  • New Colors Section for all PRO users. Browse the color palettes, click on a color to copy it to your clipboard, and paste it into the hex field of your element. The outcome: Perfect coloring of your designs for settings like fantasy roleplaying, vampire settings, or even underwater artwork. More color palettes will come!
June 6th, 2022
  • As a user, you can now upload an image that is displayed as your avatar, for example in your comments. You can set your avatar in your account.
  • User Art Galleries and User Artwork now display the user’s avatar (or the default avatar).
June 5th, 2022
  • A bell in the top menu notifies logged-in users about new comments and votes on their user artwork and about new replies and upvotes for their comments.
June 4th, 2022
  • New comment functions: The comment section below all User Artwork and all new symbols is much nicer now. All logged-in users can comment and subscribe to new comments of a post or a user. More functions for comments will follow.
May 30th, 2022
  • Lozenge shaped shields added to the Shield Section. In some heraldry cultures, women used lozenge or diamond shaped shields. Twelve of these are accessible in the Lozenge Tab now.
May 29th, 2022
  • Great news: CoaMaker can now print your coats of arms! In the Print Shop, you find square wall art with white or black frames in a bunch of different sizes. You can download the perfect image file to upload for customizing your wall art in the new Print Section in the Side Panel (at the very bottom). The image file is huge so that your product print will be amazing.
  • The CoaMaker logo can now remove more easily for PRO users. Just select and delete it.
  • Image downloads from CoaMaker PRO have a transparent background now. This makes it easier for you to use the image file for multiple purposes. The HD file download for customizing products in the CoaMaker store has always transparent background (in free and PRO).
April 23rd, 2022
  • Added the User Guide for explaining the functions of the Coat of Arms Maker.
April 18th, 2022
  • Elements in the Charges Section are now searchable. Just start typing and all elements from all Charges Tabs show up that match. Let us please know if you need any changes, i.e. items not showing up for search terms you think should match.
April 2nd, 2022
  • Layer navigation for PRO now lists all elements as on the canvas from top to bottom.
  • You can change the color of the background from white to any other color in the layer navigation.
  • Background and CoaMaker logo are only selectable and deletable from layer navigation so that they don’t confuse your design process.
  • Fixed shield with ordinaries pale, pile, and fess: If the ordinary is set to transparent, no shield color will be underneath. You might need to clear the images in your browser cache to see the new images.
March 26th, 2022
  • Switched all banner elements from vertical to horizontal in the Flag Tab in the Shield Section (formerly Banner Tab) so that you can easily create flags and banners with a medieval and fantasy touch.
March 23rd, 2022
  • As a PRO user you can now design banners and flags. You will find the Banner Tab in the Shield Section.
March 22nd, 2022
  • User artwork is now displayed much larger in the User Artwork Gallery and in the Individual User’s Archive.
March 21st, 2022
  • Users can now edit their published coats of arms: change the image, the title, and the description. You can find the new function on the page of each your coats of arm below the description (or below the image if there is no description).
March 20th, 2022
  • Layer navigation added to CoaMaker PRO: Now you can re-order the layers of your design easily by drag and drop. You can lock items on the canvas. You can re-name the layers of your design so you find your items faster. And you can hide items on the canvas, e.g. if you want to concentrate on some items that would otherwise be overlapped by other items. Everything you do with layers is saved in the json file which you can create with the Save Button (and re-upload again with the Open Button).
  • The section for all charges (Animals, Objects, Humans, and Plants) have been merged into the Charge Section which has tabs at the top. This allows you to navigate more easily between the types of charges and opens more spice in the side panel for future features.
March 9th, 2022
  • Highly discounted and non-recurring group subscriptions are now available for one or six month. Up to 30 users can use a group subscription. You can activate a group subscription here.
February 13th, 2022
  • Changed order of Inanimate Section so that physical objects are at the top, pure symbols and shapes at the bottom. Should make it easier for you to find the charge you are looking for.
February 7th, 2022
  • Transformed Mantling Section into Exterior Section in order to bring together mantlings, helmets, and motto banners in one place.
January 23rd, 2022
  • Complete overhaul of the preview panels for all the elements in CoaMaker. Loading times are now much shorter.
January 1st, 2022
December 30th, 2021
  • Eleven more shields for PRO and basic with ordinaries and divisions: barry, four bars, bendy, paly, gyronny of eight, canton, paly bendy, barry bendy, flaunch, chequy, and two shields.
  • The default shield at the start has now the exact same position as the shields that you can add to the canvas.
December 29th, 2021
  • Start of the new shield system for basic and PRO: All new shields have the same size so that you can combine them with transparency effects to create even more options for your armorial achievements.
  • New empty shield and nine new ordinaries: pale, fess, bend, cross, saltire, chevron, pile, chief, and bordure.
  • Eight new shield divisions: party per pale, party per fess, party per bend, party per cross, party per saltire, party per chevron, party per pall, and chaussé.
December 19th, 2021
  • Each registered user now has a gallery which displays all of his uploaded designs. You can find the link to your gallery under “My Account” -> “My Coats of Arms”
  • Users can register for free in order to start a gallery. Free registrations do not include PRO features.
December 2nd, 2021
  • Seven new elements for PRO: wolf, wolf head, polar bear, giant squid, kraken, banner (for texts), palace, and mammoth.
November 30th, 2021
  • Fixed bug of PRO users not being redirected to the advanced editor directly.
November 29th, 2021
  • Two new elements for PRO: heart and scroll.
November 28th, 2021
  • Two new elements for PRO: large detailed snow crystal and small snow flake.
  • One click “Download as image” for PRO.
November 27th, 2021
  • Larger canvas size on mobile.
  • Registered users can store images of their coat of arms in their member’s area and the public library.
November 25th, 2021
  • Users can now add their own creations to a gallery of user artwork.
November 22nd, 2021
  • Added three new templates to CoaMaker PRO: necromancer, tropical island, and seafarer.
November 21st, 2021
  • Added “Add Text” feature to CoaMaker PRO. Fonts Cardinal, Carolus, Cormorant, Creepster, Great Vibes, IM Fell English SC, Liturgisch, Lohengrin, Metamorphous, Norse, Philosopher, and Uncial Antiqua can be added to the coats of arms canvas. All Google fonts are accessible via the text context menu.
  • Added nine new items to CoaMaker PRO: human skull, bone, crossed bones, palm tree, pirate pistole, sabre, canon, shark head, and spyglass.
  • Default texts added to templates in CoaMaker PRO.
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