While I'm working in the application I create my textures externally as a HD image (e.g. 256x256 pixel) real picture. Then I go to Texture Maker and open the folder where my block image is. I select that HD image and then MCreator creates the 16x16 pixel from it (after I click OK 4 times). All is good so far and it works perfectly.
Now I have to create the items that go with the block, like the Ore, Ingot and Nuggets (as needed). What I would like to do is use the Texture Maker the same way, but creating the Item Texture for Ores, Ingots and Nuggets doing the same steps. Currently I have to use external tools to reshape them and then they b/c inconsistent due to not using the same tools I did for the blocks. So basically, the Texture Maker Screen needs to provide the option for the Item or Block template to use. I think that's currently missing in 1.8.x. This would be a huge time saver. -Thanks, Steve