I have a question for you veteran Painter users. I'm using Painter 8. I love the program, but for my purposes so far it seems unusable.
When I work at a amall size suitable for web graphics, it functions, but I normally work at 300 DPI. At a large, printable size it is SO SO SLOW. I attempt to use a large brush to fill in a big background and it takes about 7 seconds for the brush to catch up with my stroke.
I have a really fast computer, so this isn't the issue. I have a AMD 2100+ , 1 gig of 333 mhz memory, running on an A7V8X motherboard. I have raid 0 with really fast harddrives. (To put it into persepctive for the Mac users, this setup is roughly as fast as the G5.) I even allowocated nearly all the memory to painter and it had no effect.
I read on the painters site that the program is not optimized for speed, and it didn't sound like they were going to in the future, form the way it was worded. Does anyone have any information about this? I love the program but I just can't use it at this slow speed. I'm a speed demon, and soon upgrading my system to be even faster.