I use Painter now since the version 9.
In the beginning I had the same problem like some others here, Painter 9 suddenly closed down without any error message.
After updating to version 9.1 (the original, not the re-release!) the problem was solved.
No more errrors!
Now I updated to Painter IX.5 as this should be a completely new version, with better features.
But now there is the problem, that sometimes Painter gives me a message, that the program has to close immdiately.
I can send an error report, and I have the chance to save a "recovery-copy" of the file I am working on.
But in fact, the recovery files don't work. If I try to open them, I get the message to low RAM! Hmmm... Painter works on my machine with minimum 700 MB!
Okay, I called the service hotline but they don't know anything, no errors like this issued! They told me my user account for XP would be corrupt.
Curious, that my user profile is corrupted since the day I updated to Painter IX.5.
There is also another problem, that painter always wants me to save a file with an alpha channel activated, even if I am using only flat colors, no impasto, or just opened them without no action!
So is here someone who experienced the same problems???
Don't know what to do cause this really sucks when you are working on something and have to save the file every 3 minutes!