Since Corel is going for something like the upcoming Adobe Gemini, it is interesting to compare the two software. Photoshop is primarely made for editing photos. Still, many digital illustrators and painters use PS for painting and illustrating. Painter was not made for photo editing, noone use Painter for that (exept photobashing), Everyone use Painter for illustration and painting.
Adobe Gemin will not be a stripped down version of PS, like PS Elements. It will be a completely new program, built from the ground up using hundreds of artists and experts for the developing of the perfect painting software for all operating systems, Windows iOS, Mac and Android.
The new Painter software that will compete with Gemini is also supposed to work on Windows iOS, Mac and Android, as far as I understand. It will not be a stripped down version of Painter like Elements, I hope!? A new software just like Gemini? ...? ...?
The big difference will be, that Gemini will be CC and cost 120 SEK per month. In my country (Sweden), that is 1440 per year. for Gemini. That is what I pay now for using Adobe CC photography plan. I have tried the new Adobe Premiere Rush. It also costs 120 SEK per month. If I want all software from Adobe CC it would cost me 7200 SEK per year..!!!!
Hopefully the new Painter will not be subscription, "Corel CC", but one time pay.
I can not afford Adobe CC any more. I use Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer, Painter, Krita and Clip Studio, and some more. Video editing and animation software I use are also no subscritions and all low cost programs where I can do exactly the same job as in the Adobe software for a much lower price.
I still use Painter 2016. It is good enough for me, but I can imagine Painter on my Android, on my iPad and on my Windows computers. Wow..!
Well, I won't subscribe to Adobe products. For photos I use Corel Paint Shop Pro and DxO Optics Pro and Aftershot Pro 3.
For drawing and painting I use Painter.
I would not even compare painter to anything adobe does right now, for what it's worth their portable app might hit a development roadblock and literally just die entirely.
I looked up corel on google news to see if they officially announced anything, and the latest news on the cursed company is their parallels desktop acquisition (and eight new brush packs!!!!);
it's probably good thing that I phased out painter entirely over the years and don't have to rely on virtual machine software anymore, I wonder how fast corel are gonna run that one in the ground following the merger.
Corel is seeking testers for a new version of Painter on Windows, macOS, Web (including ChromeOS) and tablet (iOS / Android) platforms. That is interesting for me. Painter is not a bad painting program. It can be better, but it is not bad. I still hope for a new and better version of Painter on multiple operating systems.
I'm definitely looking forward to see any of this flesh out - rebelle had a web applet ages before corel even considered anything similar, and escapemotions was the creative well that painter team ripped their ideas off for good several versions before shifting their attention to the younger but already superior app paintstorm.
I've preferred Afinnity photo, do the same things like photoshop, but cheaper, i don't see the point to spend money each month, affinity is also on ipads in case i want to buy one.
Painter i dont know if it would be good on an ipad, because procreate is a really solid software cant compete to that price, but it would be cool to see it on android on the future.