Unable to run Corel Painter at all

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  1. zarusoba macrumors 6502

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    I bought Corel Painter Essentials 4 and, after installing, found that the app would not open on my PowerBook G4 (Leopard).

    As I thought the problem might be the file, I downloaded the trial version of the software from Corel's website. No luck.

    I also tried downloading the trial version of Painter X. No luck.

    I've talked to Corel support and found them unhelpful, and I've decided I won't be able to run Painter on my system...
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Which PowerBook G4 do you have — 700 MHz or greater?
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I had a rather random problem with some corel products which was exhibit a similar result.

    The solution add a printer (doesn't even have to be a real one I just used a random IP printer) and then the program was fine. Of course if you already have a printer installed this is useless.
     
  4. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes; 1GHz
     
  5. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The first reply I got from Corel tech support was useless: instructions on how to uninstall the app on Windows PC's! (Huh?) This despite the fact that I'd given them detailed info about the system I was using.

    Subsequent tips have been similarly useless, and made me doubt they were really reading my emails. I actually began to doubt I was corresponding with humans!
     
  6. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    How old is Painter Essentials 4? (You should get Painter X, its amazing! Especially combined with the 6D art pen from Wacom :) Do you get an error when trying to open it?
     
  7. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bought Painter Essentials 4 last week.

    As I said, I've tried installing Painter X and it JUST WON'T OPEN! It shows the opening screen, then quits back to the Desktop.

    I have a new Wacom Intuos and I was planning to get a 6D art pen.
     
  8. maerose macrumors newbie

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    painter x quits on opening

    after numerous conversations with corel nothing worked and they dont reply to my emails anymore. painter x quits on opening when its stating up the opening screen - plugins etc and it gets to 'tracker settings' and then that it! it quits at the same point everytime.

    mac 1.8 dual 3g ram leopard 10.5.2
     
  9. kzg1183 macrumors newbie

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    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated

    I have read this thread, because I recently purchased a Macbook Pro, and wanted to install Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo XI, as an external editing program to Aperture that I normally use. Is there anyone out there with advise on how I can even try to do this. I have read the postings up until now, and it sounds like this may not work, but I am not very well versed in computer operating systems, and what software should be compatible with what systems. I am only running OS. Do I need to run a windows based operating system to even try this. Will installing a printer help with my situration? Any advise would be appreciated. Thank you.
     
  10. maerose macrumors newbie

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    painter quitting

    my painter x mac has never worked - exactly the same - shows opening screen and then quits, it gets to tracker setting and then quits, i also have a wacom mac 1.8 dual 10.5.5
     
  11. gothiquegirrl macrumors regular

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    Hello???

    Anyone ever find a fix for this?

    I downloaded the trial on my Intel Imac and it does tha same thing. I am running Leopard with the latest updates.
     
  12. maerose macrumors newbie

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    corel reply

    i contacted corel many times over this (over7 months ogo) that last time (about a month ago) they said they would move it up a level in the support dept and i haven't heard from them since and that was a month ago. dont expect an answer soon



     
  13. JSIT99 macrumors newbie

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    power PC dual 2,7 G5 Painter not running

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    Hi,

    I have the same problem. I tried the trial of Painter X and it quit just after welcom screen.
    Painter X is a 2006 software, they didn't care about Mac OSX evolution…
    Painter IX was working but not on last releases of leopard.

    Really not understandable, most of graphic designer were or are still 100% Mac:mad::rolleyes:

    I'm shure they're will be soon a software like painter for :apple:
     

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