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    ArtRage for my switch to iMac

    I have been seriously thinking about getting an iMac, after finding out that the upgrades I need to install Vista( never mind the installation costs) cost almost as much as a new computer.So If I'm going to go into debt, I might as well get a computer I like, with an OS that works with less hassles.

    So am I right in assuming that I will need to buy ArtRage again for Mac? (which is fine)
    And will the updater and viewer for AR .ptg work the same?

    Will I be able to transfer the paintings I have done on Windows PC, and make changes to them in AR on the Mac?

    I'm just making a list to see which of my programs will work on a Mac as well, and have been on the Apple site to find out about transferring everything.
    Hin

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    ArtRage paintings made on a Windows computer will also work on a MacOSX computer.
    ArtRage 2.2 has a thumbnail utility for MacOSX. You can drop all your painting files onto that utility icon to generate thumbnails in the ptg files so they show up in the Mac file preview. And when you save a painting from ArtRage 2.2 on MacOSX it adds the thumbnail preview to the painting as well.

    Regarding having to re-purchase ArtRage when you change OS: Our policy is a bit vague on that. Strictly, according to the terms of the license, you should buy a new license for ArtRage. However at Ambient Design we're not especially strict. Go to the ArtRage installer download support page:
    http://artrage.com/artrageinstaller.html
    So long as you haven't used this form before (and therefore locked it to a particular OS), and so long as you have your registration key, you can get a copy of the MacOSX installer from here.

    Otherwise, yes, you will need to purchase another license for ArtRage.
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    Thank you, Andy.

    I may keep the PC for a workstation in order to still use my Corel Draw, or I may give it to one of my older sisters (haven't decided yet).
    In either case ArtRage would still be on the PC, so I'm pretty sure in my own mind that I should buy a new license for the Mac OS.

    Thank you for the kind offer, but what's another $24.00 CAD after the debt of a new computer?

    Have I got a few months yet before the Update comes through? I would like the get the computer before then, if possible.
    Hin

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    Does anyone know anything about a Mac tablet style computer? The kind you can draw direct on the screen.

    Is it in the works?
    Hin

    Hin's Paintings: http://hinketea.imagekind.com



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    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/ModBook

    Well here is your Mac OSX tablet computer. The company has taken a macbook removed the keyboard and put on a new pen tablet screen using wacom technology and it has 512 lvl's of pressure sensitivity.

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    And if you look carefully in all their promotional pictures, you can see a nice shiny ArtRage 2.2 icon in their Dock.
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