I originally posted this in another thread, and it was suggested that I post it here as well.
I installed the 2022 trial, and this is the first disappointing thing that I noticed. Please see the screencaps. The top score, 8835, is for 2021, the bottom one, 4350, is for 2022. To make sure, I ran the performance scanner 5 times in each application, each time getting similar results. I only had one painter version running at a time. This is from my juiced ConceptD 5 Pro laptop.
I realize that these are both good performance scores, and I may be splitting hairs--yet I'm disturbed that the score for Painter 2022 is half that of 2021. I haven't used the new version enough yet for a real-world comparison, though.
I also did a startup comparison between versions 2021 and 2022. On my computer, 2021 opens to the welcome screen in 14.2 seconds, while 2022 opens in 11 seconds flat. Only a 3.2 second difference, but version 2022 is the winner for startup time. This test was with all brushes installed in both apps, including the large ultimate bundle and about 20 extra brushpacks that I had purchased.
Well, I purchased the 2022 upgrade for $148.00 from inside the 2021 app. Then I made sure that I had moved all of the brushes in the 20201 Brushes folder to 2022, also copied some paper textures that I had purchased. I then uninstalled Painter 2021.
I re-ran the performance script and also timed the startup.
As you can see from the attachment, I got quite a performance gain with 2022. Startup time was slightly slower at just shy of 14 seconds, though. I'm quite happy with the actual performance too, as there are no noticeable lags with any brush, including thick paint and particles. Actually, I never got performance this good on my iMac that cost US$2k, and this result is with a Windows 10 ConceptD laptop that cost US$1800.
Ah, thanks for posting the technical forum, cdixonm....so sounds like things are working as expected? Is it fair to say this one is resolved?
I forgot to mention that I actually uninstalled the demo 2022 version, uninstalled Painter 2021, keeping the files as I noted above, then I cleaned all references to Painter in the registry, then reinstalled Painter 2022 as the paid version. That has worked in about all versions of Windows over the years, for most any program that misbehaves. It apparently worked this time too
So yes, the issue is solved.
Hello there, if your memory serves you well you helped me out on a post I made here some 14 months ago concerning Painter 2020, how to find a back up to keep for re-installation. Your information was very helpful, in fact this also lead me to find a back up file of Painter 2022 that I just downloaded and installed. The back up is not exactly in the same place yet past info lead me to place where I could find a zip file of approximately 640mb that must be the program.
Since you mention here you have brush packs I wanted to ask you a question. Have you purchased some brush packs that I saw and are interested in for creating landscape paintings, such as: "Trees and Foliage", "Wilderness", "Clouds", "Nature", "Mixed Media Landscape", "Leaves" and "Watery"? I was interested in your opinion as to how well these brushes may help your paintings, or are they limited and something you could create with a bit of extra patience and time while painting details. My background includes many years in the past working with natural media (oil paints, acrylics, pastels, pencils, tempera) and never had such tools available. Instead you had to figure out how to get brushes and other tools to work in such a way of technique and application that would create such effects.