I've been working with Painter X.1 a couple of months now and I've been bugged about one thing all this time... At times some graphical bugs occur. If I for example open another window over Painter that window can later some times get stuck in Painter. I then have to drag the canvas out of frame until the bug no longer is visable.
Another thing that annoys me is that whenever I move the canvas around the images sort of breaks. It doesn't break like it gets ruined or anthing, but it looks lika graphical issue over all.
These issues have I never encountered with Photoshop so I wonder if this is a common thing or if it might be my graphics card.
There have been a lot of screen refresh issues reported, related to Painter X and Painter X.1.
I, too, experience them once in a while, especially when:
I've been working in Painter for a while (an hour or more, usually) with multiple images or images containing multiple Layers (or both), and/or.
Other programs are running when I'm using Painter.
When this happens, and I don't want to close Painter and other programs just yet, one way I've found to refresh the active image is to click (or click and drag just a little) on the lower right corner of the image window.
The best way to handle the screen refresh problem is to save your work, close Painter, close all other programs, wait a few minutes while Painter "recovers", then relaunch Painter and continue.
In any case, please take time to post your message at The PainterFactory, oin the Got a Question? forum. Include your complete system specs, Painter version number, a description of the image, or images, you were working on when the problem occurred, and any other details you think might help the Corel Painter developers to figure out what's going on and solve the problem.
Also, read my Sticky thread at the top of this forum and apply those suggestions:
Keeping Painter 6 through Painter X.1 Running Smoothly, Updated February 6, 2008
Good to know that this is a common problem. Hope they'll fix it in a patch or something.
Those video artifacts have been with Painter since ever, with Painter X they got even worse thanks to the genius working at Corel.
Hehee okay! I'll rephrase myself then... Hope they don't mess up the next version even more then...;)