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Corel Painter Essentials


The interface looks fantastic. We adore it. It has all ordinary interface panels typical for all graphic editors. The entire toolkit is placed to the left where we are used to seeing it. However there are some differences as well. For instance, when you click on the arrow right next to the brush icon, a new menu appears beside it, which contains some other utilities like Pencil & Pens, Thin Paint, etc. When you choose a particular one, you are able to see what trace it will actually leave on your painting. Awesome, right? Unfortunately, there is a small bug with this side-floating panel. Sometimes it turns out that it remains on your workspace, although it has been closed. Despite this small issue, the interface of the application is just mind-boggling.

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Painter Essentials 4 is optimized for use with Intel® processors but you can enjoy improved performance with PowerPC® processors and Mac® OS. During the test it turned out that the application can easily share files with some of the major photo-editing apps like Adobe® Photoshop® Elements, Adobe Photoshop, Corel® Paint Shop Pro® and Corel® PhotoImpact®. Despite the small interface bug, everything else seems to work just perfectly. The entire workflow of the application is just amazing. Recreating pictures turns to be great fun. Corel Painter Essentials stayed rock solid to the end of our test. Please be aware that this release of the software is a trial one and you can try it for free within a 60-day evaluation period.


Corel Painter Essentials is the best painting software application that we have tested. It comes with some innovative technologies, which completely change the way we draw and paint using your mouse or fingers (if you work with a tablet). Please don't hesitate to try it. You will be pleasantly surprised for sure.


  • Awesome interface
  • Innovative features
  • User-friendly


  • A small interface bug
Reviewed by: Konstantin Kostadinov

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