Paint Shop Pro

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Brainless24, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Brainless24 macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2013
    I have bought the Windows version I believe (can't remember just know its on my Dell computer) and was wondering is Pain Shop Pro compatible with Mac? Like will it go on there even though it's Windows version? If NOT why?
  2. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2010
    If you listen to a Persian radio station do you understand what they are saying? Same thing. Mac and Windows speak different languages.

    Following that analogy you can hire an interpreter. A program like Parallels or VMWare will let you run PC programs on your Mac but they aren't free.

    I don't know if Paint Shop Pro has a Mac version but the Windows will not run on the Mac without an emulator (Parallels, VMWare).
  3. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    PaintShop Pro isn't available on Mac OS, but personally it's not a bad thing rather there are some excellent option that are native to Apple where you won't need to muck around with VMWare, etc..

    Both Acorn and Pixelmator are brilliant apps for editing images and in many respect are far better than PaintShop Pro.

    With Pixelmator they generally have sales with it, I managed to get my copy of $15.99, otherwise it's around the $30 mark.

    I'd suggest visiting the Pixelmator site and giving it a 30 day trial, I do believe you will like this much more than PaintShop :cool:
  4. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
  5. eejits macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I am a Windows user using Paint Shop Pro and have been for a number of years creating my cartoon art (Check out: I'm so ingrained into my work process that it's probably the only thing stopping me from buying an iMac. (The reasoning being why spend £1500+ on a machine to have to Bootcamp and run Windows on it. I might as well stay where I am).

    I've been watching Pixelmator with interest though. One of these days I'll push myself to make the jump.....

    If you do make the transition to PixelMator I'd love to hear your thoughts and how easy it was to move from Paint Shop Pro.

    (BTW I asked Corel if there was ever going to be a Mac version of Paint Shop Pro and they said they had no plans to, and instead to run Windows on the Mac to access PSP)

  6. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2012
    B'more or Less
    George, I'm curious if you've had a chance to trial Manga Studio 5 or the equivalent Clip Studio Paint yet?

    Edit: hmmm, thought I saw a link for MS 5 trial software, only shows it on sale now. However, Clip Studio Paint is the same developer & essentially the same software, and it DOES have a free trial:
  7. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2012
    B'more or Less

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