Painter 12.2 FREE Update is Live!

 

Check out what's new in Painter 12.2. The top line new content is as follows:

  • New! Flow maps: Maximize the creative potential of the Real Watercolor and Real Wet Oil brushes by adding flow maps to help direct the flow of paint, producing less saturation at the peaks of textures and more saturation in the valleys
  • New! Vertical docking: Dock palettes to the vertical edge of the application window by simply dragging and dropping
  • New! Multi-touch support for Wacom Intuos5 touch pen tablets and Cintiq 24HD touch interactive pen displays: Perform movements such as panning, spinning and pinching, in order to work closely with the canvas and stay focused on the art instead of hunting for quick keys or buttons
  • New! Corel Cinco:  A new companion app that gives users complete creative control of the Painter 12 desktop with an iPad

You can check out the release notes and the other fixes here. This update is FREE to all existing Painter 12 customers.

Special thanks to all the beta users that provided feedback and great visuals that show off Painter 12.2!

 

Attention Mac users. Given some changes that Apple is introducing in their upcoming operating system, they are introducing new online features that will require you to have the latest software updates for 10.6 and 10.7. If you run into installation issues (installation failed message), please check for updates and install the latest patches from Apple.

 

Make sure you apply all the patches including iTunes, Safari etc. One of these applications applies a security setting that solves this issue.

 

Once you have installed these patches, relaunch Painter and rerun the patch dmg or simply Check for Updates with Painter to restart the Painter

12.2 installation.

 

Andy

 

 

17 Replies - Latest Reply

  • Andy,

    is there any specific reason you've left out apple's native gesture support on mac os in favor of wacom touch features, effectively leaving any mac user with no-touch intuos 5, no touch cintiq 24 HD or any earlier tablet model but with magic trackpad (comes with any macbook pro laptop or sold separately at a cost of less than $ 100) that was the first multi-touch device on market?

    is there anything that wacom made better than apple with intuos 5 gestures that explains this decision?

     

    other than that, corel cinco looks interesting and apple users still don't have 64 bit support.

    damn, Corel, back at it again with the new bugs.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to ipetcats:

    Great question -  I use native Apple gestures with a Magic Mouse and the trackpad.

    We were waiting on some select technology from Apple in order to implement gestures on the Apple trackpad. Unfortunately, we were not able to get this capability into 12.2, but it will come! Wacom has been a solid partner that is very focused on the digital art community. As a consequence, it made sense to support their entry into the world of gestures.

    We did get our first iPAD companion app released today. If you have an iPAD, we would very much appreciate your feedback on Corel Cinco for Painter.  

  • In reply to Anonymous:

    Andy,

    thank you very much a prompt reply. I'll be awaiting further updates to painter in that case, glad to know that this functionality will still get added.

    I have to get a new working table to get some practical use for cinco (don't have space for another gadget alongside), but I'm curious to try it out later!

    damn, Corel, back at it again with the new bugs.

  • Many thanks for the update, ive downloaded, installed and am trying it out right now :)

    Im switching over to a Mac at the end of this month, does this update support 64bit on Mac OSX?

    Freelance Illustrator from the UK www.andy-carolan.co.uk
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to AndyCarolan:

    We have many users very eager for 64-bit Mac. This effort is still ongoing. Painter 12.2 is not 64-bit on the Mac - only Windows for now.

  • In reply to Anonymous:

    Thanks for the info Andy! - Much appreciated :)

    Freelance Illustrator from the UK www.andy-carolan.co.uk
  • In reply to Anonymous:

    Hey Andy!

     

    Did you guys change right click--->zoom? I now have to hold down click to select if I want to zoom in, out, etc. If I don't hold the button it just automatically clicks zoom in.

  • In reply to Aza:

    I really like interface improvements of 12.2 quite a lot.

    Vertical docking is working great in organizing workspace and sticking most essential palettes permanently; palettes don't get torn away by random pen clicks like they used to as well.

     

    Also brushes seem to work snappier now, but maybe it's a result of factory reset, I don't know really.

     

    Still waiting for 64 bit mac build, working with large documents is quite disappointing.

    damn, Corel, back at it again with the new bugs.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to ipetcats:

    Thanks for that feedback. The team is emersed in implementing/coding 64-bit for Mac. It remains a priority, but in truth, the scope of effort is substantial. 

  • Hi Andy,

    Any chance Cinco will ever be made available for Android tablets?

    Elaina

    Elaina Moore-Kelly

    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit/Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40 ghz/32.0GB DDR3 RAM/NVIDIA Quadro 600

    DAA Instructor: Introduction to Painter

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to nightshadow:

    Hi Elaina.

    Great question. There are no imminent product plans for porting Cinco to Android given the market share of Apple and customer purchase intent we noted during a mobile user survey we did in the spring. That being said, the only thing that is certain is dramatic change. We are closely observing the comings and goings in this space.

    Cinco is also a V1 product and we know it can only be improved. A challenge with building on the Apple platform is getting beta versions of applications into users hands. 

    I am curious, what brand and model of Android device are you using? What apps are you using day-to-day for your artistic endeavors?

     

    Andy

  • In reply to Anonymous:

    I don't like the changes to zooming at all. If you right click the canvas when the magnifer is enabled, the pop up window appears right under the cursor. So if you aren't holding right click down, the first zoom option is immediately selected.

    Other than that, I like the update very much.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous

    In reply to Aza:

    Thanks - reviewing now. I have been using Magnifier in the navigator. Trying your method and I noted your experience. Let me get back to you.

  • In reply to Anonymous:

    Hi Andy,

    Andy.Church
    mobile user survey we did in the spring

    I wonder if the survey covered a true cross-section representation of users. Plus, I just got my tablet so if I had taken the survery in the spring, I wouldn't have been represented. LOL

    Andy.Church
    I am curious, what brand and model of Android device are you using? What apps are you using day-to-day for your artistic endeavors?

    I'm using an Acer A100 tablet, which I acquired very recently, but the first thing I went looking for were painting apps. The painting apps I've downloaded have all been freebies because I'm still in the experimental stage. So far, the one I like best is Sketchbook Mobile Express by AutoDesk inc. I like it well enough to be seriously considering buying the pro version, but first I would like to get a good painting stylus. I'm really getting tired of cleaning fingerprints off the screen... :-D

    Elaina

    p.s. Naturally, nothing would be able to top being able to access Painter 12 with my tablet; however, I don't own a Wacom Intuos 5 and have no plans to buy one, so if that would be a requirement then using Cinco be a "no go" for me.

    Elaina Moore-Kelly

    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit/Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40 ghz/32.0GB DDR3 RAM/NVIDIA Quadro 600

    DAA Instructor: Introduction to Painter

  • In reply to Anonymous:

    Andy.Church

    Thanks - reviewing now. I have been using Magnifier in the navigator. Trying your method and I noted your experience. Let me get back to you.

    Great!!! Thank you!