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May 20, 2015

GMX-PhotoPainter 2.8

What’s New in GMX-PhotoPainter 2.8

Introduces a new feature which will let you to create sketches. You will find a new option under View: Show/Hide Border tools:

menu border tools

Then a small panel will appear with the following options:

border tools

By clicking on: “Vectorize Borders” GMX-PhotoPainter will start to find the edges of original image, and highlight them in red:

borders in red

Border Length and Precision

  • Precision: The more Precision you set, more borders it will find.
  • Length: The more  Length you set, larger segment you will obtain.
You can experiment with different “Border Length” and “Border Precision”.

To apply the borders with the current settings you must press the button “Stroke Paths”  under the Vector Painting panel:

In order to make visible the brushstrokes, it is always convenient to choose your own color and set the color mixer to a value less than 180, otherwise the brushstrokes won’t be different from the rest of the painting. In this example we’ve choosen white, and set color mix at 50% (128):

borders in red

The following tutorial shows step by a step a complete painting, at the end of the tutorial it will apply this new feature:

How to Upgrade from Previous Versions

As always, GMX-PhotoPainter offers 1 year of free updates. So, if you purchased a year ago or less ago, you are entitled to get a free licence. Otherwise you will receive a discount coupon for 30% discount.

November 30, 2014

GMX-PhotoPainter 2.7

What’s New in GMX-PhotoPainter 2.7

The two most important features are:

  • Export your paintings to Ultra High Resolution!
  • Vectorial Painting


  • More tweaks to the User interface
  • The freehand painting has been enhanced
  • Many Bug Fixes

High Resolution

This feature let you export your paintings at a higher resolution. The result will look sharp and defined, because it will be rendered at the desired resolution.

How to Export at higher resolution

Under the Edit option there is a new option:
Export to High Resolution Option

Before Exporting the Drawing it will ask the new size in pixels and background options:
High Resolution Options

Resulting Painting:
GMX-PhotoPainter High Resolution Capabilities

Vectorial Painting

As you can see there are two new tools: The “Vector” and “Node” tools

  • The Vector Tool let you draw a curve along which the brushstroke will be drawn. The brushstroke settings will take the current style settings: width, transparency, brush shape, etc.
  • The Node Tool let you edit the shape of the curve. If you want to add a new node then SHIFT-CLICK over the place where you want to add a new node. If you want to remove it, press CONTROL-CLICK to remove it.

Vectorial Painting

Managing Vectors

  • To delete all of them without applying click “Erase paths” button in the toolbar
  • To delete current brushstroke press “Del” key in your keyboard
  • To hide the curves press “H”
  • You can add as many curves as you want
  • To effectively apply all the vector brushstrokes you’ve drawn click: “Stroke Paths” button.

Vector Tools

User Interface Changes

The classic toolbar has been replaced by a new one:
New toolbar

How to Upgrade from Previous Versions

As always, GMX-PhotoPainter offers 1 year of free updates. So, your purchase was made one year or less ago, you are entitled to get a free licence. Otherwise you will receive a discount coupon for 30% discount.

June 11, 2014

Better Zoom and Panning functions for GMX-PhotoPainter

New versions are available for download of GMX-PhotoPainter for Mac & Windows.

Zoom and Panning Functions

  • Allows Zoom greater than 100%
  • Pan by pressing space bar and dragging the cursor

New Builds

  • Mac Version: 2.6 BUILD: 9223
  • Windows Version: 2.6 BUILD: 466

How to Upgrade

May 28, 2014

GMX-PhotoPainter 2.6: Transparent Background

GMX-PhotoPainter 2.6 Introduces a new feature:

Now you can paint over transparent a background

To accomplish this, do the following:

That’s it!
This is how it looks:

You can copy the resultant image to the clipboard or you can save it as PNG. The PNG format will preserve the transparency.

Other new features in version 2.6

  • Mac OS X: Now it uses the native resolution of Retina Display.
    It looks simply great!
  • Show/Hide Tools:By pressing “T” you will Show/Hide the tools:

How to Upgrade

April 26, 2014

GMX-PhotoPainter 2.5 for Mac and Windows

After hundred hours of hard work, GMX-PhotoPainter 2.5 finally comes to light.

What’s new?
The user interface has been redesigned, this is how it looks:

On Mac OS X:

On Windows:

As you can see the toolbar at the right is not anymore.
Instead you will find all the options in the lower left corner:

User Interface Elements:

1. Quick Settings

This panel could be handy to quickly modify the width, length and transparency of the brushstrokes.

2. Brush Settings
By clicking on the Brush Icon you will access this screen. It gives full control over all the settings of how the brushstroke will look and behave:

3. Color Settings
By clicking on the Color Palette Icon you will see this screen. It let you control the color of the Brush Strokes:

Style Categories:
By clicking on the current style you will able to pick a new style category and style:

It also will give you the preview of the current style:

Color Picker:
This option is useful in combination with the freehand tool, it will let you decide by yourself the brushstroke color:

By clicking on the icon you will see:

Create and Edit Style Wizard
By clicking on the Edit or New buttons you will access a wizard which will guide thought the following wizard:

How to Upgrade

March 9, 2013

GMX-PhotoPainter 2.4 for Mac and Windows

What’s New?

  • Autosave Feature:Now GMX-PhotoPainter will automatically save your current project.
    In case of unexpected quit, your project will get automatically recovered. The autosave won’t interfere with your work because the action is done in the background.
  • Workspace Features:Now you can Save and Load your Projects. This will let you continue later an unfinished work.
  • Bug Fix: On Windows version JPG and Tiff formats saves the painting upside-down

autosave feature
workspace options

How to Upgrade

December 29, 2012

Important Bug Fix for GMX-PhotoPainter 2.3 for Windows

The NEW version is:
The OLD version is:

This release corrects a bug which prevented some users to launch GMX-PhotoPainter 2.3.
Follow these steps to correct it:

1. Uninstall GMX-PhotoPainter

  • Step 1) Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\GMX-PhotoPainter-2.3
  • Step 2) Execute the uninstaller.

Uninstall GMX-PhotoPainter

2. Download GMX-PhotoPainter

Download GMX-PhotoPainter

3. Install it Again as Before.

Execute the installer as normal. If prompted, choose Overwrite old files.

4. Make sure you are using the correct version:

To make sure you are executing the version 2351, look at the caption of application:
Check if it is GMX-PhotoPainter

I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

December 20, 2012

GMX-PhotoPainter 2.3 for Mac and Windows

What’s New in version 2.3?