Hello!I've been using and loving Corel Painter since v9.5 and now it's been several years that I'm waiting for it to actually use the resolution of my monitor.
After downloading the new 2021 demo and seeing that I still have to zoom out the double amount than on other software to see the image at the same size on my screen, resulting in a blurred image, I'm wondering if I missed some option to turn on or something.
I love the way Painter use colour and how the brushes work, and I will buy the new version too, but I still need to check my drawings on other software from time to time to get a better idea of the level of detail and this is very annoying.
I found this thread from 6 years ago that points out the same issue and explain the problem better than me: has this been resolved?https://painterfactory.com/painter_product_discussion/f/corel-painter-products/6794/retina-native-hd-support/32225#32225
Retina monitor to me implies Apple OS.
I am using windows 10 with 2 monitors, 4K , 27" each
P21 displays just fine; image windows as well as tool and panel sizes and font sizes...all easily read/seen on either monitor.
Unless other have similar problems it may be an OS, or display driver problem? Do other programs show similar issues? or limited to Painter or Corel?
Hello! Thank you for your reply!
I'm using a mac, I assume a comparable monitor for PC should have the same issue, but I haven't personally tested it.It's a known problem from years ago that I'm wondering if it's really still not fixed or if it's just some option that I need to activate.
Have you tried to open the same image on Painter and on another software, i.e. Photoshop? To make it "look" the same size on the screen, if on Photoshop it will be at 100% zoom then I'll need to put 50% zoom on Painter. Given that Painter doesn't even do a great job with interpolation, the image will look a bit blurred on Painter. (I have this issue only with Painter)
Let me show this study I did today. On the left the image is open on Painter: as you may notice, it's at 50% zoom. On the right, the same image is open on Photoshop: the zoom is 100% and looks crisper.https://i.imgur.com/ctRPZeh.jpg
You're correct niji707, unfortunately there is no specific setting for "retina mac". So yes, this issue remains. Beautiful portrait by the way, the brush strokes and texture look very rich!
Out of curiosity, I opened your compare 2 images example ctRPZeh.jpg and displayed @ 100% in P21 and Pscc20. Result: both images same size on 4K screen...and appear equally sharp; i.e. P21 not blurred.
thank you Stephen, it's a copy of a detail from a painting by Abbott Handerson Thayer. Sad to learn that retina is not yet fully supported.