Gertrudis Graphics

August 2, 2010

GMX-PhotoPainter 1.0 Released!

Filed under: General — enieloud @ 9:25 pm

The last year and a half has been very interesting and intense. I learned a lot of new things(*). And here is the result: GMX-PhotoPainter for Mac!.
This is by no means the end, this is just the beginning. There will be a lot of enhancements. Furthermore, because the kernel of GMX-PhotoPainter was rewritten from scratch in C++, I have a portable code which will let me start publishing beta versions for PC very soon based on the new Kernel. In fact I have versions running on PC, but they are not ready to be used even as a beta.

I would like to give special thanks to the following people (in no particular order):

- Martin Düerr: He has been helping me just from the beggining of Gertrudis Project.
- Jean-Jacques Boutaud: He gave me a lot of wise comments and tips to make GMX-PhotoPainter better.
- Anthony Bouttell: He has been helping me with GMX-PhotoPainter for several years now. Both for PC and Mac.

Also I’d like to thank to the people in the cppba group for sharing their expertise. They share their knowledge for nothing in return.

(*) What I’ve learned?:

  • Enhanced my C++
  • Cocoa Framework
  • Objective C
  • Mac OS X
  • QT from Trolltech
  • WordPress


  1. Hi,

    As I just wrote in the (sparsely visited so far…) forum, I just discovered Photo Paint for the Mac and, frankly, it’s amazing! I haven’t had so much fun since – well…

    Since the forum doesn’t seem very crowded yet, I’d like to pose a question here, if that’s ok:

    How can I go about erasing parts of the painting/sketch/drawing that I’m not satisfied with?

    I’ve looked for something like an eraser or a white paint brush, but haven’t found anything so far.

    Hope for a hint!

    Don’t worry, I’ll buy a license the moment my demo times out. ;-D



    Comment by spitfire31 — August 24, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

  2. Hi!
    The eraser tool will be the following update.
    I greatly appreciate your comments.

    Comment by admin — August 30, 2010 @ 2:31 am

  3. RE: Eraser Tool

    Enrique – When will the eraser tool be available in GMX-PhotoPainter? Until then, is there a ‘work around’?


    Jerry Jones

    Comment by Jerry Jones — August 31, 2010 @ 11:27 pm

  4. I was going to purchase GMX PhotoPainter today. I discovered and tried the program as a Portable. GMX brush strokes ‘follow’ much better any paint program I have used, including Corel Painter X. I would now like to buy GMX PhotoPainter because I believe in supporting small, dedicated, graphics companies. Gertrudis Graphics deserves to be paid for writing the program. I hesitated to buy it today because I use Windows. Now that the Mac version has been written with a new C++ kernal. Does that make the Windows version obsolete? What are your update policies? Will I be able to receive the future updated kernal version of GMX without added expense? I also use several computers. My laptop is a Pentium 4 32 bit system and my HP desktop computer is an AMD Phenom 11-4 core 64 bit macnine. Can I install GMX PhotoPainter on both machines with a single registration number? I am sure many other artists have the same questions, wondering if they should purchase GMX now or wait for the new version to be released. Will the new Windows version be the same price? Thank you in advance for your help.

    Comment by Randcarlo — September 15, 2010 @ 3:38 pm

  5. Very soon.
    No more than two months I guess.

    Comment by admin — September 18, 2010 @ 11:58 am

  6. The new kernel will replace the windows version.
    I think this will happen in about three or four months.
    There will be 50% discount to the current users.

    This is the roadmap:
    1. Release a Windows Version which is equivalent to the current mac. This version will be released as a beta during some time.
    2. Add the eraser tool to both versions (windows beta/mac stable)
    3. Add the multiresolution to both versions (windows beta/mac stable)
    4. At this point the new windows “beta” will have more capabilities than the current one.
    5. Release the windows version. (No more beta!)

    Please contact me so I can give you a license for both machines.

    Comment by admin — September 18, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

  7. Hello? Anybody home? Ahem… the last comment here was eight (8!) months ago.

    And the Blog hasn’t been updated for a long time, either…

    How is it going? It would be nice to have the Eraser function soon.

    Please give us enthusiasts a sign that development is at least ongoing!



    Comment by spitfire31 — May 30, 2011 @ 8:26 am

  8. Hi!
    Yes. It will work on 64bit windows 7. About installing on the laptop using the same licence: Well, you shouldn’t, but you can. yes.

    Comment by admin — March 30, 2012 @ 12:44 am

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