Noticing very viable comments and concerns from loyal customers. Corel doesn't seem to acknowledge or care?
As a Painter user since Painter4, I find this really disheartening and discouraging.
Stephen and a bunch of other tech support accounts registered over past year represent corel on here;
there's a social media person in charge of their facebook.
painter's biggest source of innovation and feature input in the recent 5+ years is their direct competition they rip off, not the customer response - which they generally opted out to ignore in the past either.
Corel Painter & Paint Shop Pro used to be leading edge a few years ago. Sadly this is no longer true. Painter & PSP used to be fantastic products & reasonably priced.
I think the sad truth is that painter has pretty much lost its edge immediately following the corel acquisition.
I really hate getting addicted to the damn thing back when it had its moment because retrospectively, the stress and waste of time I got from it were not worth the comforts of being familiar with the software and its brushes most of which were reliably broken after painter 8 or 9 or X or XII came out with shoddy, messy brush engine "updates" and overhauls done by corel loons.
thankfully, the alternatives of now are much better too; no need to listen to the swan-singing of GPU accelerated brush tech that used to blend paint better in 2001.