You’ve got some questions regarding the application? Maybe you can get an answer in the FAQ section and find some tips and tricks in there too.
Did you know about the Tap&Hold (long press) feature?
Tap&Hold on mixtures, materials or paints will bring up quick options what you can do with the item: eg. copy, setting the type or adding a bookmark etc.
Can I move and or copy a material to another project?
Yes you can! Go to the materials view and press the “Action” button on the upper right besides the + sign. Now select all the materials you wish to copy and or move and press the “copy and move” or “move” button on the low end of the screen. You are now asked to select the project you wish to move the materials to! Thats it!
How do I import materials or paints?
Its simple: just tap a pmmfe-file on your device in your Dropbox or in an eMail and choose open with PaintMyMinis.
How do I export/send materials or paints to my friends?
Go to the materials or paints view and press the “Action” button on the upper right besides the + sign. Now select all materials or paints you would like to send and tap the “Export” button on the lower right corner of the screen. If you want your friends to be able to import the materials/paints into their copy of PaintMyMinis you have to choose pmmfe as file type.
How do I use the shoppinglist feature?
Go to the paints view and press the “Shoppinglist” tab in the upper region of the screen. You have a few options to add paints to your shoppinglist:
While your shoppinglist is active tap the + sign on the upper right corner to add paints to your list via scanning.
Tap & Hold in any other list view like 'Database' or 'In-Stock' and choose 'Shop' or 'Shop & Remove'
Increase the buy amount on the paint view
If you add them more than once the amount on your shopping list will increase. This value can also be changed if you tap the paint and change the 'buy amount' on the paint view. Or Tap & Hold in hte shoppinglist view and increase the amount. While on the shoppinglist tab, you can mark the bought colors by tapping them in the list on the checkmark and mark them as finished. Checkmark shoppinglistitems will move them to the In-Stock list. If you swipe and delete the paint it will be remove from your shoppinglist.
How do I print labels for my mixtures?
Just go to your materials overview and press the “Action” button on the upper right corner. Select all your desired materials you wish to print. Tap the “Send” button on the lower right corner. Tap the “File type” button and choose “PDF Labels”. You can now specify if you want to “Ignore single colors”. This is useful when you don’t want to print labels for mixtures that you don’t have to mix. Now tap “Export” on the upper right corner and send the PDF to yourself or a friend via eMail.
Can I use the imperial unit system (fl.oz.)?
By default the app will use the metric unit system. To switch to the imperial system, go to the settings tab, go to “Standards” and change the “Unit” to “fl.oz.”. Since this unit is a lot smaller in value, all calculation will be done and displayed with an accuracy of two digits after the decimal point now. The app allways stores units internally in the metric unit system.
What does ‘pmmfe’ and ‘pmmDB’ mean?
These are the custom file types PaintMyMinis can handle. The filetype “pmmfe” means: PaintMyMinisFileExchange. It can transfer materials or colors from one device to another. The filetype “pmmDB” means: PaintMyMinisDatabase and holds a complete database. This file is used to make full backups of your PaintMyMinis database. If you include image data, it is recommended to send this file only with a WLAN connection to save bandwidth.
How do I delete a project or entry?
You can delete a project or entry with swiping your finger from right to left over the entry. It is sometimes confusing because Apple changed the “swipe-to-delete” gesture direction with the advent of iOS7.