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Corel Painter 12 – Release Notes

Corel Painter 12.2 Update Service Pack 1 will update the latest release of Corel Painter 12. The new version includes key fixes plus new and enhanced features.

Optimizing memory usage (Mac 64-bit)
If you’re running Corel Painter 12 on a Mac 64-bit system, and the system has enough available memory (RAM), Corel Painter can now detect and use the additional memory to improve speed and performance. By default, Corel Painter is set to use 80% of the available memory. However, you can change the amount of memory that is allocated to Corel Painter from the Performance page of the Preferences dialog box. You can also view the amount of memory that is available to the application.

To change the memory allocation settings

  1. Choose Corel Painter 12 > Preferences > Performance.
  2. Adjust the Memory usage slider.

The Painter Memory Extender setting allows Corel Painter to access the system’s additional memory. The check box is enabled by default. Disabling the check box makes the additional memory inaccessible to Corel Painter.

Important: You must restart Painter for the performance settings to take effect (View Options excepted).

Learn more about memory manager here.

Layer Improvements

There have been many improvements to the quality of layers and selections. A broad range of defects have been addressed that include preventing common crashes (across all media types and especially real wet oil), improved stability and accuracy of the UI and the stability and quality of selections.

The following issues were addressed in this update:

  • When performing a transformation, the layer that is currently selected in the Layers panel now keeps its focus in the document window.
  • When dragging and dropping a layer during a transformation, the correct layer is now selected.
  • Pressing Shift and then clicking on layers no longer selects all layers (Windows).
  • The layer composite method no longer switches to Gel when using the Eraser tool.
  • You can now easily move layers within a layer group.
  • The UI now refreshes when pasting grouped layers.
  • UI items are no longer cut off and it's now easier to distinguish between enabled and disabled UI controls (Windows 8).
  • When using a tablet, palettes now remain docked when expanding or contracting tabs.
  • When using the Rubber Stamp tool and then exiting the application, the default brush is no longer set to the Cloner brush.
  • When using the Rubber Stamp tool for the first time, the source reference point no longer jumps to bottom of the page.
  • You can now set more than one OS Function Key for Painter shortcuts (Mac).
  • Various instabilities in areas such as layers, brushes, cloning, and movies were addressed on both Windows and Mac.


If you experience any issues after installing this update, we recommend that you reset your workspace to ensure that all of the new features appear correctly. You can reset your workspace to the factory default settings by holding down the Shift key when starting the application. A dialog box appears to confirm the restoration of the factory default settings.

  • Corel Painter 12.2 is not supported on OSX 10.5.8. Users that wish to keep pace with ongoing updates and new full version of Corel Painter will need to upgrade their operating system to either 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8. The Painter 12.2 update will not install on systems that are running OSX 10.5. Please see the Corel End User License Agreement (EULA) for more information on operating system support. Consider backing up your system before starting an operating system upgrade.
Version Number of Initial Release

Version Number with Hot Fix 1 (Mac Only)

Version Number with Service Pack 1 Version Number with Hot Fix 2 (Mac Only) Version Number with 12.1 Update Version Number with 12.2 Update Version Number with 12.2 Update Service Pack 1

EN: 12.0.0.502
JP: 12.0.0.609
CS, CT, KR: 12.0.1.727
DE, FR, IT: 12.0.1.914

EN: 12.0.0.503 EN, JP: 12.0.1.727

EN, JP, CS, CT, KR: 12.0.1.830

EN, JP, CS, CT, KR, DE, FR, IT: 12.1.0.1213

EN, JP, CS, CT, KR, DE, FR, IT: 12.2.0.703

EN, JP, CS, CT, KR, DE, FR, IT: 12.2.1.1212

v12.2.1 12.14.12

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Corel Painter 12.2 Update

Corel Painter 12.2 Update will update the latest release of Corel Painter 12. The new version includes key fixes plus new and enhanced features.

The new version includes key fixes plus new and enhanced features were added to the following areas of the application:

  • Flow Maps
  • Vertical Docking
  • Enhanced Multi-Touch Support for Wacom Intuos 5

This update also introduces support for Corel Cinco for Painter, a downloadable companion app which lets you quickly access Painter tools, commands and media using a Wi-Fi connection and your iPad. Corel Cinco for Painter is sold separately and is exclusively available through iTunes.

For more detailed information about these features, see the "What's New in Corel Painter 12.2 Update" chapter in the online help.

  • Corel Painter 12.2 is not supported on OSX 10.5.8. Users that wish to keep pace with ongoing updates and new full version of Corel Painter will need to upgrade their operating system to either 10.6, 10.7 or 10.8. The Painter 12.2 update will not install on systems that are running OSX 10.5. Please see the Corel End User License Agreement (EULA) for more information on operating system support. Consider backing up your system before starting an operating system upgrade.

The following issues were addressed in this update:

  • You can easily move palettes by grabbing the bottom area of grouped panels.
  • Navigator panel settings are now saved between sessions.
  • You can now close the media selector bar without the need to change a selection.
  • The Brush property bar now displays the correct properties for Plug-in and Hard Grainy Drip brushes.
  • Brush artifacts no longer appear after you apply Watercolor and Real Watercolor brushstrokes, undo all brushstrokes, and start painting again.
  • Application performance is improved when you work with large documents that have a clone source and Digital Watercolor layers.
  • The Invert button reverses the effect of an Expression setting only for the active brush variant and does not affect subsequent variants.
  • If you use a Wacom mouse and stylus, brush size is maintained when you switch to another application and then return to Corel Painter.
  • Textures in a cloned image are maintained when you save the file.
  • Random strokes no longer appear in the Mixer pad after you use shortcut keys.
  • Color management menu now properly reflects assigned to the document color profile.
  • The Navigator no longer appears transparent after you choose the Adobe Color Management Module.
  • The Lock layer button in the Layers panel is no longer disabled after you use the Eraser tool on a layer.
  • A layer mask is no longer assigned to the incorrect layer when you undo deleting a layer.
  • The document returns to its original state after you undo moving a layer (Windows only).
  • When you type text, the correct text layer is selected in the Layers panel.
  • When the canvas is selected, pressing CMD/CTRL+SHIFT+1 now selects all layers.
  • On Mac, you can now import libraries that were exported from the application on Windows.
  • The shortcut combination Option + Command + Character now works correctly on Mac OS 10.6.
  • Color separations now print as expected.
  • After you cancel a transformation, you can now switch between open documents.
  • The Reset tool button on the property bar now restores the default settings of the active tool as expected.
  • You can now change the Eraser opacity by using shortcut keys.
  • Various instabilities in areas such as layers, brushes, cloning, and movies were addressed on both Windows and Mac.


If you experience any issues after installing this update, we recommend that you reset your workspace to ensure that all of the new features appear correctly. You can reset your workspace to the factory default settings by holding down the Shift key when starting the application. A dialog box appears to confirm the restoration of the factory default settings.

Version Number of Initial Release

Version Number with Hot Fix 1 (Mac Only)

Version Number with Service Pack 1 Version Number with Hot Fix 2 (Mac Only) Version Number with 12.1 Update Version Number with 12.2 Update

EN: 12.0.0.502
JP: 12.0.0.609
CS, CT, KR: 12.0.1.727
DE, FR, IT: 12.0.1.914

EN: 12.0.0.503 EN, JP: 12.0.1.727

EN, JP, CS, CT, KR: 12.0.1.830

EN, JP, CS, CT, KR, DE, FR, IT: 12.1.0.1213

EN, JP, CS, CT, KR, DE, FR, IT: 12.2.0.703

v12.2 07.05.12

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Corel Painter 12.1 Update - Hot Fix 1

Corel Painter 12.1 Update – Hot Fix 1 will update the latest release of Corel Painter 12.1. The following fixes are included in this update:

  • Brush lagging after using undo or flipping canvas has been resolved.
  • Instabilities when using Real Watercolor have been resolved.
  • Impasto information is now maintained when saving RIF files with embedded clone sources.

Hot Fix 1 is applicable only to the latest release of Corel Painter 12.1 (12.1.0.1213). If you want to know the full version number of your installation, click Corel Painter 12, About. If you are running an earlier version of Corel Painter 12, visit www.corel.com/support to download and apply previous updates.

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Corel Painter 12.1 Update

Corel Painter 12.1 Update will update the latest release of Corel Painter 12. The new version includes key fixes plus new and enhanced features.

The following areas of the application have new or enhanced features:

  • Brush Management
  • Brushstroke Preview
  • Color Mixing
  • Workspace Management
  • Panel Options

For more detailed information about these features, see the "What's New in Corel Painter 12.1 Update" chapter in the online help.


The following issues were addressed in this update:

  • Third-party plug-ins are now supported.
  • After choosing Smart Stroke Painting and Smart Setting options on the Auto-Painting panel, you no longer have to manually choose the Smart Stroke brush category.
  • The cursor is now updated when inside the Mixer panel.
  • Blank palettes no longer appear when opening workspaces.
  • Navigator content now displays correctly.
  • Menus are maintained when creating custom palettes and toggling screen modes.
  • Panels remain in their intended location when rearranging.
  • Brush icons on custom palettes are maintained when adding additional items.
  • Duplicate names are no longer supported when creating new brush categories.
  • Feature setting is maintained when switching between the brush and the eraser.
  • Scale Feature to Brush Size calculations are now correct.
  • Settings in the Clone Source Panel are maintained between PC and Mac.
  • Crosshairs are now displayed when performing offset cloning.
  • Empty groups are now removed when converting a color profile with the Flatten checkbox enabled.
  • The Preview pane in the Open dialog box can now be toggled off.
  • The Layer mask now works with the new digital airbrushes.
  • PNGs set as custom icons for brush categories or variants now maintain their transparency.
  • Extra brush category folders are no longer created when switching libraries.
  • The cursor color changes when a color is selected in Preferences.
  • Preferences now reflect the actual state of the interface after restoring the default palette arrangement.
  • The cursor no longer disappears after adjusting the Kaleidoscope segment number slider.
  • A tooltip was added to the Reset Eyedropper Button on the Property Bar.
  • The Rubber Stamp Tool now performs offset sampling correctly.
  • Various instabilities in areas such as layers, brushes, cloning, and movies were addressed on both PC and Mac.


After installing this update, we recommend that you reset your workspace to ensure that all of the new features appear correctly. You can reset your workspace to the factory default settings by holding down the Shift key when starting the application. A dialog box appears to confirm the restoration of the factory default settings.

Version Number of Initial Release

Version Number with Hot Fix 1 (Mac Only)

Version Number with Service Pack 1 Version Number with Hot Fix 2 (Mac Only) Version Number with 12.1 Update

EN: 12.0.0.502
JP: 12.0.0.609
CS, CT, KR: 12.0.1.727
DE, FR, IT: 12.0.1.914

EN: 12.0.0.503 EN, JP: 12.0.1.727

EN, JP, CS, CT, KR: 12.0.1.830

EN, JP, CS, CT, KR, DE, FR, IT: 12.1.0.1213

v12.1 12.14.11

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Corel Painter 12 Service Pack 1

The following issues were addressed in Service Pack 1:

  • A new option was added to the Performance Preferences to control Multi-core usage.
  • Changing your OS font size no longer hides palettes (PC only).
  • Creating drop shadows on collapsed layers no longer crashes the application (Mac only).
  • Cubic Interpolation setting is maintained when switching brushes.
  • Documents will now display maximized on second monitors (Mac only).
  • Double-clicking the Grabber Icon zooms to fit the screen.
  • Restored File Recovery functionality to the crash report feature (Vista and Windows 7 only).
  • Tool cursors in the Mixer Panel are updated to reflect the selected tool.
  • Launching as User on Mac no longer crashes the application (Hot Fix 1).
  • Layouts are maintained when importing a PC-created workspace on Mac (and vice versa).
  • Application launch speed was improved.
  • Painting on a layer that contains a floating object using a Real Wet Oil brush no longer crashes the application.
  • When dragging panels to the center of the workspace, they will no longer automatically snap to the upper-left corner .
  • Paper settings can be adjusted when the Apply Surface Texture dialog box is open.
  • PSD files with long layer names will open correctly.
  • Playing back a script that contains text no longer crashes the application.
  • Real Watercolor speed was improved.
  • Right-clicking to change a brush no longer results in random strokes and the preview is now updating correctly.
  • The application launches correctly on Mac 10.7 (Hot Fix 1).
  • The corners of the Color Triangle now report correct values.
  • The online help includes updates to the following chapters: Preferences, Workspace Tour, and Selecting, Managing, and Creating Brushes.
  • The Property Bar is maintained after closing the Toolbox and re-launching the application.
  • The Single Pixel Cursor can be used in conjunction with the Brush Ghost.
  • The Temporal Color palette is maintained when using a PC-created workspace on Mac (and vice versa).
  • Workspace customizations are maintained on dual montiors (PC only)
  • The Ruler tool arrow position now corresponds with the inputed value.
  • The current color no longer shifts when switching between the Brush and the Eraser tools.
  • Dropping layers while Real Wet Oil strokes are not fully dry no longer crashes the application.
  • Adding and or switching layers while Real Wet Oil strokes are flowing no longer crashes the application.
  • Applying an effect or drop shadow to Real Wet Oil strokes while they are flowing no longer crashes the application.
  • Dropping layers by clicking the Layer Commands button or from the Layers options menu produces the same result.
  • Zooming in on a large-sized brush no longer crashes the application (Mac only).
  • Applying the “underpainting” effect no longer crashes the application.
  • Saving a resized Clone no longer crashes the application.
  • The Layout Grid Panel no longer obscures the Enable Layout Grid control.
Application Version Number of Initial Release

Version Number Hot Fix 1
English Mac Only

Version Number with Service Pack 1
Corel Painter 12

English 12.0.0.502
Japanese 12.0.0.609

English 12.0.0.503 All Languages 12.0.1.727

v12.SP1 07.27.11

 

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