philippec leaving Corel

Dear Painter users,

This is my last week working on Painter at Corel. I have been priviledged to work on Painter 8, 9, X and 11, as well as Painter Classic and Painter Essentials (all versions). And SketchPad! My favorite product of the last year.

As I begin my new job next week (bringing new and exciting video games to the Mac & Linux platforms), I am reminded that I won't be able to contribute to this community anymore.

I'm glad that I was able to help some of you, and I hope you found my posts insightful, even though I was bound by many rules. We all understand why these rules exist, but I am delighted that we could have useful conversations within these rules.

I thank you all for your contributions to Painter. This is a very special program with a very special community, and I'm glad, in this bittersweet moment, to have been part of it.

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Philippe Casgrain (aka @philippec)

Just one software developer on Corel Painter

  • Wow! Sorry to see you go, Philippec! You've been a great contact here on the forum (and although we don't know exactly which parts of Painter you worked on, I know I very much appreciate all the time, effort, and creativity you put into making it the program I love)

    Have a great time with your new job ( after all, Mac and Linux DO need new and exciting games!).

  • The information you have provided us in your post about the size of the thumbnail saved with RIFF files is something I have been looking for since Painter 11 came out.

    Thank you for your contribution to Painter, our beloved program, over the years. I'll miss you here, but I would like to congratulate you on your venturing onto a new territory.


  • I, too, am disappointed to read you are leaving the Painter team. During the short time I've been somewhat active on these forums, yours has been a consistently helpful voice. I hope another will step in quickly to fill the space left by your departure. Best of luck with the new job.


  • I'm sorry to hear that you are leaving, Philippe, but all the best with your new job,



  • Fine developer and excellent guy. Your posts were always enlightening, kind and interesting.

    You will be missed here. Good luck in yourr new venture!!!!!!