I've been wondering if Painter (Any versions) would perform any better on a new Mac Apple Silicon. So I upgraded and have been giving it a try. I have the baseline iMac M1 (8g memory). I've upgraded from an older Intel iMac and I'm happy to see it all works well. However I'm a little surprised that the performance test in Painter give a significantly better score on my Intel based Mac than my new iMac with the M1. My Intel Mac has a LOT more memory so that is probably the difference. I'm not sure what I was expecting because honestly, I use the newer iMac with Lightroom and Photoshop and there is a nice performance boost for those applications. Not so much for Painter, though. I'm not complaining but I wonder if there are future upgrades planned for Painter that will increase performance on the Apple Mac Silicon.
Hi. Corel Painter isn't already Mac Silicon natively. It runs under Rosetta #2. The performance score means nothing with Mac M1. it is waiting for Intel HvX2 compatible CPU and dedicated GPU , so that is why your score is lower.
Thanks for the testimony. I am surprised that Painter 2022 runs well under M1.
Hi MrMitch, looks like your request has been answered!
Designed to make the most of Apple M1 machines and the latest macOS
We're excited to announce that Painter 2022 is now optimized to run natively on Macs with M1!
Experience brushes upto 4.7X faster on Macs with M1 when compared to running on Rosetta 2, and up to 2x faster on Macs with M1 when compared to running on Intel-based Macs. Painter 2022 is also compatible with macOS Monterey 12.
Note – If you already have Painter 2022 installed on your M1 machine, it is recommended that you uninstall and reinstall from https://www.painterartist.com/en/pages/download/
Good to know. Thanks, Stephen.
I'm not seeing any updates available when checking for updates through the app. Also not seeing any patch updates for 2022 on the website. Only the 1.0 download? Or has the main download been updated to a new version that has to be reinstalled for all users, not just M1 machines? Thanks!