I have Corel Painter 2019. I find it exploitative of the Corel corporation, to release a new "version" of the software every year, only to provide minor changes/updates that should be included in the "full" versions. As minor as they are they do NOT justify being new versions of the applications. It wreaks of greediness to me.
Also, why does Corel not fix glaring issues that have plagued the software for years! I am so fed up with the lines (always perfectly straight) that are often arbitrarily drawn through my paintings?! This happens frequently, and I have to spend hours cleaning them up! None of my other graphic programs do this. Also, as frequently happens, my brush stops working, and I have to reboot my pc to get it to wok again! This is very counterproductive. Also, everytime I close and then reopen the program it NEVER remembers the layer I was working on. Instead, it always defaults to the "Canvas" layer. No other graphics program does this. Also, Corel Painter can't handle larger file types. There are numerous other issues that this software has, but I'll sum it up to say that these issues have been with the app for many years, and it appears Corel has no interest in addressing them. They'd rather opt to move on with releasing yet another (Ahem..) "version" every year. The price of the software is way too much in my opinion. The only reason I use the software is because of its brushed ans textured papers. They are the best I've ever used. If Photoshop or Sketchbook Pro had these features, I'd leave this crappy software so fast, it would make your head spin!
I made quite an extensive reply yesterday with details of a few driver conflicts that may be causing it... and the reply seems to have snuffed out!
I'll see if its ended up in some "painter forum limbo". One of the chief points was to try turning off windows inkspace and see if that has anything to do with the conflict.
Nah, found it again. No conspiracy involved!
Remember that you MUST pay $1000yr to use photoshop while a painter update is $100yr if you feel like it.
That's a big difference in the size of the company and how many programmers you can keep on the job.
Windows PCs are well known for their huge choice in 3rd party hardware which is also their downfall... something stable on one machine might not be on one with something different in its build. While Macs are traditionally not known for hardware choice you can probably guarantee stability across the board...
Adobe can well afford to run perfectly on every imaginable machine and for the price they'd better!!!
As mentioned before 2019 is tons more stable than before on my own current machine... so while progress is really slow, there's still evidence of progress.
Tis' a shame large files are impossible on something like a surface pro... but I remember even Photoshop CS3 used to take forever to process large PSDs on a tablet PC back in the mid 2000's. (though it didn't usually crash)
Although your posting seems to have vanished, I did indeed read it before it had disappeared, and I tried the remedy of disabling inkspace on my Surface Pro. Unfortunately the issue persists for me. But I've resigned myself to just dealing with the flakiness of the application. The end results of my work justify the aggregation for now. If a better product comes along, I will abandon Painter without hesitation. But until or unless this happens, I'll just "deal" with it. Thanks for you time and willingness to help a fellow artist! It is very much appreciated.