Please could someone tell me whether a version of 2016 Painter is eligible to be upgraded to 2022. 2016 was the last version I have registered on my Corel account. I can't download ithe 2016 version anymore though for some reason.
Yes you are good. This from their website.
To purchase the upgrade version of this product, you must own a previous licensed version of Painter®. Your original serial number will be required. Please note that upgrade eligibility excludes Trial, Academic, OEM and Not for Resale (NFR) versions.
Thanks for your reply. Good to know. I might wait for a Humble Bundle or a better sale on the upgrade price for it though. Moneys a bit tight at the moment.
Not sure what operating system you are using yet if Windows there is a recovery option in Control panel called Open System Restore. If for some reason your Painter 2016 program is corrupted or you are unable to open the program for some unusual reason you might try returning your computer to a time date that is before the problem with Painter occurred. This may return Painter 2016 to a usable condition before the problem started.
If you are attempting to install Painter 2016 on a computer for the first time you will need a copy of the .exe file to install the program and a serial number of a paid for version that is registered at the Painter web site to activate and use the program. Back in the year 2016 when this program was released and the latest available version you should have made a back up copy of the program or from my experience you were able to buy a dvd copy of the program for a little bit more money that Corel would mail you. So long as you have a record of the serial number that back up copy should work for installation of the program unless the on-line procedure after entering the serial number where the program goes on line to verify the serial number authenticity has been shut down by Corel. Not sure how long they keep this active and available for re-installation of Painter 2016.
I have a copy of this 2016 .exe file and a DVD of the program that was mailed to me by Corel when purchased for and extra 10 plus dollars on the billing. Had to cancel the order since I could not activate the program on a computer with no internet access to verify the serial number authenticity. Never got beyond the trial version time period. If you have an FTP address I could send you a copy if it may be useful, of course you need your personal genuine serial number to activate the program.
No thanks, I decided to just leave it. I'm using Krita nowadays anyway.
If you do intend to eventually buy a copy of Painter 2022 upgrade I would seriously consider making sure you meet the specifications for system requirements, especially if you are still using the same computer you had when originally installing Painter 2016. For an older computer staying with 2016 may be a better choice if you do not meet system requirements for 2022.
I'm going to leave it, I tried the demo for 2022 and it worked fine, but I'll stick with Krita anyway because I prefer it. Thanks for your advice though.