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    This is to the AR team

    I don't know if you folks know about it or not, but in case you haven't been looking over your shoulder, you should. There is a drawing prog called Krita that's rising in the ranks of art software fast and furious. It was originally made for Linux but has been ported to Windows. It's VERY good and free. AR is my first love when it comes to digital art but Krita I believe, will give even Corel and Adobe a run for their money. I must confess that I use it and I use it more all the time. No, I'm not a turncoat, I'm just posting this as as a FYI thing.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
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    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
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    Krita is good and becomes better and better.

    Krita is for sketching, drawing and painting. The latest crowdfunding campaign will make it even better and also add animation. I use it now and then and also give some money to the Kickstarter campaign. Still, it becomes more and more complex. Looking more and more like Photoshop (without any serious photgrapy editing functions). What I like about ArtRage is simplicity, great GUI, great tools (that can be better of course) and being a great and solid painting app.

    But Krita is good in its own respect...I agree.
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    Yes, I agree. I don't mind the complexity.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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    I think the killer ArtRage feature for me is the scripting function. The playback feature works a treat, I can delve in and out of a painting and don't need to think about turning on any recording software until the final playback.

    The generated script file is extremely readable and I have found myself editing the script, for example to remove references and zooming when I prepare the final playback for my Youtube channel.

    I've written macros which perform these edits automatically after I finish a painting using a simple text string replacement in tools like the free Notepad++. I have Corel Painter but find the recording incredible fiddly, and just end up giving up.

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    I have never tried recording in AR - perhaps I should experiment I have recorded and written scripts in Paintshop Pro using Python and Notepad ++.
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    I have to agree with Henry,Krita is good and shall become better But indeed they take on the road like PS or Painter.....soon you don't gone see the forest no more because of the trees;(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rondo View Post
    I have to agree with Henry,Krita is good and shall become better But indeed they take on the road like PS or Painter.....soon you don't gone see the forest no more because of the trees;(
    Yeas, it can be overwhelming but it can be customized and simplified.

    However, I don't want to lose the point to this post, which was that Krita is rising through the ranks and could be serious competition for AR.

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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    Thanks for the link

    Quote Originally Posted by Gms9810 View Post
    I don't know if you folks know about it or not, but in case you haven't been looking over your shoulder, you should. There is a drawing prog called Krita that's rising in the ranks of art software fast and furious. It was originally made for Linux but has been ported to Windows. It's VERY good and free. AR is my first love when it comes to digital art but Krita I believe, will give even Corel and Adobe a run for their money. I must confess that I use it and I use it more all the time. No, I'm not a turncoat, I'm just posting this as as a FYI thing.
    Thanks for the link. The software looks interesting.

    It looks like the market is in movement since Photoshop became a software to rent.

    Today I found this:

    https://affinity.serif.com/de/photo/
    https://affinity.serif.com/de/designer/

    But it is only for Mac.
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    I don't know what that it but it isn't krita. I wasn't going to post the link but THIS is the link to krita https://krita.org/

    The last time I kept an open mind,
    my brain fell out and the dog grabbed it.
    Now it's full of dirt, toothmarks, and dog slobber.
    No more open minds or dogs for me.www.gms9810.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by narf View Post
    Thanks for the link. The software looks interesting.

    It looks like the market is in movement since Photoshop became a software to rent.

    Today I found this:

    https://affinity.serif.com/de/photo/
    https://affinity.serif.com/de/designer/

    But it is only for Mac.
    Serif.com has equivalent programs for PC:

    -PhotoPlus: http://www.serif.com/int/ca/photoplus/

    -Drawplus: http://www.serif.com/int/ca/drawplus/

    Both products have been on the market for several years. (As well as other serif graphics programs.

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