So, normally each year we get a discount offer for the new version. If I recall correctly, last time the discounted price total was $150. Now it's $199? Is anyone else seeing a lower price?
Crazy. I was fully set on buying this year, but not at this price.
Hi, Corel Painter price policy is always a mess. Currently I have both offer from them for 10 % (199 €) AND 15 % upgrade discount (184,5 €), from the application and from e-mail, both launch discount upgrade. Still more than 150 $. 150 $ was the special old trusty customer price, and the best offer once a year. Perhaps It will show with a pop up or email.
Perhaps contact the help chat to obtain the discount. 150 $ was the price for their piracy amnesty deal if I can remember it right !
And Corel, sorry but reducing the try out to 15 days only since several version doesn't push me to upgrade at all.
I have a day job and limited time avaliable to test Corel Painter, mostly week-ends. Old One month tryout was ALREADY too short for such a piece of software ! Rule of thumbs If I can't test it correctly, I don't buy a software...
Fluid paint looks amazing, thank you Corel for that.
https://aaronrutten.com/corel-painter-2023-coupon/ Don't work from France, but finger crossed. Edited. Full version or subscription only.
I feel like the $148 upgrade price only comes several months after the release.
Also, does anyone know whether Painter bought on subscription would continue to work if you cancel the subscription later?
Pretty sure the subscription, if cancelled, would cancel your access to the application. That's why I hate subscriptions to these types of programs. You immediately lose access to the app and all your files. It's a way to force you to continue to pay. That's actually what forced me to move to Painter years ago, when Adobe Photoshop went to the cloud version. Never went back. I highly suggest not moving to a subscription model for Painter. :). If you do, save in a PSD format so you can access in other programs even if you lose access.Also, for this upgrade price.. I don't see why I'd move away from my current workflow, which is a combination of clip studio pro (one time forever payment) and rebelle 5 (much lower upgrade price).
And that's saying something, because I actually like a lot about Painter. There are some brushes and workflows that just feel nice. And then you have gaping holes in usability. They still have a lot to improve upon, including the price. I'm surprised they don't check out their competition, then make sure they have the basic usability features covered.
I'm not opposed to a subscription model if the value is there. It's not for Painter at one major upgrade per year. Especially when those features alternate (at from somewhat interesting, to "about time", with the occasional wow). I went from P2019 to P2023 and that was totally worth it. I would have felt cheated had I subscribed for 3 years. Everyone complains about Adobe, but you can get PS, Lightroom (2 versions), and cloud storage for ~$11/month. That's not a bad deal even if you ONLY use PS. That's 2 big apps for less than the price of upgrading one for Painter. And, here's the big part, Adobe actually updates PS with significant features several times a year. P2023's fluid paint would have likely just come out as a minor release if it were PS.
I get Corel's not the size of Adobe, but that doesn't matter when you're charging more for a subscription than your main competitor that's releasing faster and is the industry standard. I love Painter, but I would be done if it ever goes subscription only with the current value proposition.