Yesterday, the Corel Painter team released Service Pack 1 (SP1). It includes a number of documented bug fixes and performance optimization for the Mac and PC. For complete information about SP1, do read the Corel Blog post by Andy Church.
Here are some of the highlights from Andy’s Post:
“The patch includes a specific performance optimization option for 64-bit Mac systems that have traditional SATA hard drives. Because Painter 12 for Mac is a 32-bit application, and the 64-bit version is still in progress, our team wanted to deliver this service pack as a sign of good faith and to let you know the Mac platform is equally important to us.”
“So what does the Mac performance optimization option deliver? The option, which is called the Mac Memory Manager, lets you take advantage of more your system’s available RAM. It also lets you control how much of your system’s RAM you want to designate to Painter. When you install the service pack, the Memory Manager is NOT enabled. For information about enabling the Memory Manager, please refer to the Read Me.”
I know this is great news for Mac users because it will definitely improve performance. Be sure to read Andy’s blog for the rest of the information. Painter notifies you of an update, if you have notify me of updates active. Otherwise click here for the Service Pack.
Please, do not think this Service Pack 1 is only for Mac users; it is not. There are bug fixes as well as the performance enhancement. You do want to download Painter 12.2 SP1.