Check out what's new in Painter 12.2. The top line new content is as follows:
New! Flow maps: Maximize the creative potential of the Real Watercolor and Real Wet Oil brushes by adding flow maps to help direct the flow of paint, producing less saturation at the peaks of textures and more saturation in the valleys
New! Vertical docking: Dock palettes to the vertical edge of the application window by simply dragging and dropping
New! Multi-touch support for Wacom Intuos5 touch pen tablets and Cintiq 24HD touch interactive pen displays: Perform movements such as panning, spinning and pinching, in order to work closely with the canvas and stay focused on the art instead of hunting for quick keys or buttons
New! Corel Cinco: A new companion app that gives users complete creative control of the Painter 12 desktop with an iPad
You can check out the release notes and the other fixes here:
A year later, my Win7 Painter 12 installation finally opens up immediately instead of stalling for nearly 5 minutes and Cut/Copy/Paste are all working smoothly. Problem solved now. Thanks for this patch
^ I keep CPU cores assigned to painter at 2 or 3; giving it more than 4 of 8 makes my mbpro fans go crazy, and it doesn't give any visible performance boost.
my set of brushes is working without lag even at a single core though,
it's the screen redrawing/canvas speed I'm mostly disappointed with. multi-cpus do nothing to help it.
(by the way, does anyone else on mac have a terrible lag when switching to paint bucket tool? it seems to be reduced at 12.2, but it's still a 2-3 second pause when painter just freezes. I don't even know if it's my workspace or a common bug)