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  1. #1
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    Dilema: Painter 8 or Painter 9?

    hey which is my best bet? i have the option of forking out a truckload of cash for Painter IX.. or an alternative route would be to fork out about half a truckload (im speaking toy dumptrucks here, people) for Painter VIII. not that i cant afford it, im just wondering exactly what id be missing out on if i went for the latter option instead, and perhaps how soon it would be outmoded. keeping in mind im running Painter 5 (amazingly enough) and getting good results 8 years on..

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  3. #2
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    You might actually considering going to IX by way of 8. What I mean is, if you have 5, I think you can buy the upgrade version to 8 (I can't remember what versions were allowed to upgrade to 8..I know classic, 6 and 7 for sure..dunno about 5). If you can do that, then you can buy the upgrade to Painter IX. The net result should be cheaper than buying IX outright (I did the same thing from classic. Bought 8 about a month before IX was released then upgraded to IX later on.)

    Just a thought.
    "Every generation sees the past though the lens of its own time." - Thom Hartmann

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    I'll stick to Painter 6 myself. Don't fix it if it ain't broke.
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    I gotta say...I've only used Painter classic (came free with my Wacom tablet)
    and upgraded to 8..then upgraded to Painter IX when it was released -
    and I am enjoying Painter IX the most. I think a big part of that is the ability to have the Brush Controls (General, size, type of stroke, etc) right on the workspace. Also- although I don't use them exclusively...the Artist's Oils are really sweet...and I don't think i've discovered all their powers yet.

    - just my opinion...hope it helps ya some!

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