Corel Painter X3 Service Pack 1 Is Now Available

Hi Friends,

I just checked for updates using the Help Menu and found that Service Pack 1 is available.  I downloaded and installed it…easy.

Andy Church reports at the Painter Factory the following:

The Painter X3 Service Pack 1 is now available for download. 

Here are the top 10 reasons you will want to grab it! 

1.       Cloning is smooth & predictable.

2.       Prefer to start, stop and flip back and forth between Painter 12 and X3? Go for it!

3.       Copy, paste and use keyboard commands to your hearts delight.

4.       Layer on the layers and transform with stability.

5.       Shortcut crazy? Use all the characters you want.

6.       Set and forget your workspace.

7.       Scripted brushstrokes are a perfect timesaver.

8.       Straight as an arrow shapes and selections.

9.       Load your brushes, customize parameters and paint away.

10.   Access help any time you need it.

MAC USERS: This service pack delivers OSX 10.9 support for Painter X3.  You can learn more about the service pack details here.”



Latest on Corel Painter X3 Service Pack and Official 10.9 OSX Support

Hello friends and followers,

Andy Church posted the following at Painter Factory on November 14:

“UPDATE 3 (Thursday November 14th, 5:00 pm ET)

The Painter X3 Service Pack and official 10.9 OSX support is coming out next week. Thanks for your patience and please stay tuned for more news about P12 support for Mavericks. ”

If I am reading this correctly, then we should have the Corel Painter X3 service pack and support for Mavericks sometime this week.  I’ll post a note as soon as I see that the update is available.

Stay tuned,



More News on Maverick Support for Painter X3 – Mac Users, Very Important

Hello Everyone,

Andy Church posted this at Painter Factory 11/7/2013:

UPDATE 2 (Thursday November 7th, 12:30 pm ET)

We are now in the process of doing detailed testing in order to certify Painter X3 on OSX 10.9. Issues have been discovered and the following fixes are going through testing.


  • Sliders will now appear correctly.
  • Adding a nozzle to the library no longer causes the application to stop responding.
  • Adding an image to the Image Portfolio no longer causes the application to stop responding.
  • Capturing a pattern no longer causes the application to stop responding.
  • The completion of purchasing X3 from a trial will no longer cause the application to stop responding

The team will also conduct final, rigorous testing and validate the fixes across all our supported languages.

Please note, when we release the Painter X3 Service Pack 1, it will include 20 other documented issues we uncovered after the release of Painter X3. The patch will be released within one to two weeks, depending on our final set of rigorous tests. We will update you with the final release date as we progress in the coming few more days.

With regard to Painter 12 users wanting to upgrade to Mavericks (OSX 10.9)

This is something we are exploring and will get back to the community with a subsequent update. The team is very consumed with 64-bit MAC support. As you may well appreciate, patching Painter 12 for Mavericks is somewhat at odds with getting 64-bit Mac out the door in 2014.

Your constructive comments are more than welcome.


If there is more later, I will keep you posted.