I read through that chapter before and couldn't find any documented systemwide settings that addressed default canvas bg color, etc. Now that I know that somewhere there is the possibility for such, I'll keep looking. I agree, the default, canvas bg color is a bit of a hack, because I didn't see any documentation or see other solutions in code. Would you entertain changing the default canvas bg to white, or are you against it?
Do you plan to add variety to the brushes? I just thought it odd that practically 9 brushes are duplicated 9 times each to mimic having 81 unique brushes.
Not sure why switching to higher than 256 colors and bigger dimensions is lame. In typical usage, who uses 256 colors by default? Why would anyone want to start off mtPaint and have most effects not enabled, because the default is limited to 256 colors?
Sorry for the long replies to closed pull requests. Just trying to make mtPaint better.
BTW, I think the documentation is lacking and unclear.