Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:09 AM steve szoczei

Painter 12 Service Pack is now available

The following issues were addressed in Service Pack 1:

 

Performance:

  • A new option was added to the Performance Preferences to control Multi-core usage.
  • Application launch speed was improved.
  • PSD files with long layer names will open correctly.
  • Real Watercolor speed was improved.
  • The application launches correctly on Mac 10.7 (Hot Fix 1).

 

Workflow:

  • Cubic Interpolation setting is maintained when switching brushes.
  • Documents will now display maximized on second monitors (Mac only).
  • Double-clicking the Grabber Icon zooms to fit the screen.
  • Tool cursors in the Mixer Panel are updated to reflect the selected tool.
  • Paper settings can be adjusted when the Apply Surface Texture dialog box is open.
  • Right-clicking to change a brush no longer results in random strokes and the preview is now updating correctly.
  • The corners of the Color Triangle now report correct values.
  • The Temporal Color palette is maintained when using a PC-created workspace on Mac (and vice versa).
  • The Ruler tool arrow position now corresponds with the inputed value.
  • The current color no longer shifts when switching between the Brush and the Eraser tools.
  • Dropping layers by clicking the Layer Commands button or from the Layers options menu produces the same result.

 

UI Issues:

  • Changing your OS font size no longer hides palettes (PC only).
  • Layouts are maintained when importing a PC-created workspace on Mac (and vice versa).
  • When dragging panels to the center of the workspace, they will no longer automatically snap to the upper-left corner .
  • The Property Bar is maintained after closing the Toolbox and re-launching the application.
  • The Single Pixel Cursor can be used in conjunction with the Brush Ghost.
  • Workspace customizations are maintained on dual monitors (PC only).
  • The Layout Grid Panel no longer obscures the Enable Layout Grid control.

 

Crashes:

  • Creating drop shadows on collapsed layers no longer crashes the application (Mac only).
  • Restored File Recovery functionality to the crash report feature (Vista and Windows 7 only).
  • Launching as User on Mac no longer crashes the application (Hot Fix 1).
  • Painting on a layer that contains a floating object using a Real Wet Oil brush no longer crashes the application.
  • Playing back a script that contains text no longer crashes the application.
  • Dropping layers while Real Wet Oil strokes are not fully dry no longer crashes the application.
  • Adding and or switching layers while Real Wet Oil strokes are flowing no longer crashes the application.
  • Applying an effect or drop shadow to Real Wet Oil strokes while they are flowing no longer crashes the application.
  • Zooming in on a large-sized brush no longer crashes the application (Mac only).
  • Applying the “underpainting” effect no longer crashes the application.
  • Saving a resized Clone no longer crashes the application

 

Help:

  • The online help includes updates to the following chapters: Preferences, Workspace Tour, and Selecting, Managing, and Creating Brushes.

 


 

You can get the SP by checking for updates within Painter 12.
Windows:
Help Menu/Check for Updates...
Mac:
Painter Menu/Check for Updates...

 

Or you can go to Corel.com and go to the Support/Patches & Updates page to download it.

 


Comments

# re: Painter 12 Service Pack is now available

Thursday, August 11, 2011 1:53 AM by toad1971

great updates

With the Mixer Palette can you add back in the keyboard shortcuts from Painter 11 like Alt or Cntrl to select the Dropper or Palette Knife while using the Brush?  Without these keyboard shortcuts in the Mixer, I find the Mixer clumsy.  Considering these shortcuts were in Painter 11, I'm not sure why they were removed.  Thanks!

# re: Painter 12 Service Pack is now available

Thursday, August 11, 2011 6:55 PM by nightshadow

Great work in getting the patch out so quickly!

# re: Painter 12 Service Pack is now available

Saturday, August 13, 2011 7:08 PM by Alice Singer

Thank you for the patch.

                                        Alice