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Old 10-04-2005, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default Corel Painter Essentials 3

Corel Painter Essentials 3 appears to be a continuation of what we know as Painter Classic. And maybe this explains why it is version 3. But this time is it not limited to bundling with other products. Corel is selling it along with the rest of their lineup. Read about it in the Press Release and on the Product Page.
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Old 10-05-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
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I can't figure out what it doesn't have compared to Painter IX...it's interesting that they are selling it separately--I think it used to just come bundled with things like Wacom tablets...

Hmmm...fewer tools in the tools paletter...no brush creator...no channels palette...no as many menus (I think shapes, effects and movie are missing)...

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Fewer features, better box art.
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:15 PM   #4
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>>andrew: Fewer features, better box art.

ROFL!!! I didn't even check out the box...

Just took a look...eversomuchbetter!!!

I'll bet those 9 fingers would have driven possible buyers out of the store screaming...'-}}

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I'll bet those 9 fingers would have driven possible buyers out of the store screaming...'-}}

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Too bad they didn't figure that out before releasing Painter!

   
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>>susie: Too bad they didn't figure that out before releasing Painter!

Many (many!) of the beta testers (me included) were adamant about how much we disliked the 9 fingers but in this case, they didn't listen to us...

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Man, those nine fingers are ugly! Whatever were they thinking???

   
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>>franca: Man, those nine fingers are ugly! Whatever were they thinking???

I've always felt that Corel fell for some over-hyped crapola on that...'-}}

Thanks for the comparison pdf...very interesting...

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Many (many!) of the beta testers (me included) were adamant about how much we disliked the 9 fingers but in this case, they didn't listen to us...
I'm not surprised. Corel have never proven themselves to be very responsive to their customer base.

   
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>>susie: I'm not surprised. Corel have never proven themselves to be very responsive to their customer base.

Actually, given my experience as a beta tester for both Corel and Adobe (did some font testing for Adobe), I've found Corel to be very receptive to (at least) their beta testers while my experience with Adobe wasn't as positive...

My sense about the 9 fingers was they swallowed a load of crapola about it and it was too late to change by the time they sprang it on the beta testers...I can only hope that Painter X/10 will make it go bye-bye...'-}}

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