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TabletPC Art software - which is the best

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    Red5

    I'm days away from getting my new Toshiba TabletPC, and I looking for recommendations for a good Art program, like InkArt or ArtRage. What do you TabletPC'ers recommend?

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    Tyler Brown

    Take a look at this thread, it provides a few recomendations.

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    DoomBringer

    Paint .NET -- free and simple, but good

    Microsoft had a beta for Acrylic, which was interesting.  some kind of vector art thing I think

    Everyone swears by Photoshop, but swear when they see the price

    Gimp is another OSS image editor application.  Haven't used it in a long time.

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    PeterH

    DoomBringer wrote:

    Paint .NET -- free and simple, but good

    Microsoft had a beta for Acrylic, which was interesting.  some kind of vector art thing I think

    Everyone swears by Photoshop, but swear when they see the price

    Gimp is another OSS image editor application.  Haven't used it in a long time.



    I think he means a drawing/painting program than a graphics package.

    I like artRage

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    XiXora

    i like to use alias sketchbook Smiley
    isnt a painting program more of a drawing program.

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    mochant

    InkArt is based on ArtRage and is part of the Tablet PC Experience Pack. Aside from some UI changes and code tweaking, they're functionally identical. Alias makes a nice product but it's expensive. Paint.NET has come a long way. They're currently in late beta on a new version and it's been very stable on my M200.

    I'm days away from delivery of a new Gateway S7200 widescreen myself. Big Smile

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    Red5

    DoomBringer wrote:

    Paint .NET -- free and simple, but good

    Microsoft had a beta for Acrylic, which was interesting.  some kind of vector art thing I think

    Everyone swears by Photoshop, but swear when they see the price

    Gimp is another OSS image editor application.  Haven't used it in a long time.



    Paint.NET and Gimp- I haven't heard of them, I'll look into it.

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    Cairo

    Fractal Painter.
    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=130278

    Interestingly, a google search for "fractal painter" turns up the C9 link above as #4 in the list.


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    Red5

    Cairo wrote:
    Fractal Painter.
    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=130278

    Interestingly, a google search for "fractal painter" turns up the C9 link above as #4 in the list.


    The thread you mention is what sparked my interest in acquiring a good art program!

    One thing I am unable to find who makes Fractal Design Painter?  Is that an old name which was changed to just Painter?

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    Red5

    It's Hereto I think I'm in Medes

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    Red5

    Red5 wrote:
    It's Hereto I think I'm in Medes


    Toshiba Tecra M4
    Intel Pentium M 2.13Ghz 533Mhz FSB
    XP 2005 TabletPC Edition
    1 Gig RAM
    nVidia 128 MB 6600 TE
    60 GB HDD
    Wireless built-in
    BlueTooth
    14.1" display (1400 x 1050)
    DVD dual layer burner
    3 USB
    Infrared
    FireWire
    SD Card slot
    1 PCI Slot
    S-Video Out
    Monitor Out DVI
    Lan
    Modem

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    Karim

    Ah, the Tablet honeymoon... Big Smile


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    blowdart

    Red5 wrote:

    Toshiba Tecra M4
    Intel Pentium M 2.13Ghz 533Mhz FSB
    XP 2005 TabletPC Edition
    1 Gig RAM
    nVidia 128 MB 6600 TE
    60 GB HDD
    Wireless built-in
    BlueTooth
    14.1" display (1400 x 1050)
    DVD dual layer burner
    3 USB
    Infrared
    FireWire
    SD Card slot
    1 PCI Slot
    S-Video Out
    Monitor Out DVI
    Lan
    Modem


    Woah, that's better specced than my current laptop (aside from the screen).

    Now why the heck can't Tosh sell decently specced tablets over here (not that I can afford one right now anyway Big Smile)

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    Red5

    blowdart wrote:
    Woah, that's better specced than my current laptop (aside from the screen).

    Now why the heck can't Tosh sell decently specced tablets over here (not that I can afford one right now anyway )


    For a small fee, I could purchase it for you and ship it your way.Smiley

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    Red5

    OK, what is the secret to posting in INK?

    The first day I tried it, i was able to get it to work by adding channel9 to my trusted sites in IE.
    Now today, i attempt to post in ink and I get the standard message:

    Please install the Tablet PC SDK (1.7) then come back and ink away!
     
    Can someone give me a clue here?

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