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March 11, 2012

GMX-PhotoPainter 2.0 – Free Update for Mac OS X and Windows

Filed under: General — enieloud @ 5:59 pm

This is the first release which upgrades both platforms, -PC and Mac- at the same time.

What’s new?

New Features for Mac

The following features are new for Mac, but already present GMX-PhotoPainter II for PC

  • Project Dialog:Before creating a new project, it will show you a sheet in which you can decide: Background color, and picture dimensions.

    See in Users Manual: Project Sheet
  • Draw Free!: Now you can use the Freehand Tool to draw brushstrokes.

    See in Users Manual: Freehand Tool
  • Pattern Editor: Create and Edit your own patterns.

    See in Users Manual: Pattern Tool
  • Preview Stop/Start: Now you can Start or Stop the process which generates the Style Preview.

    See in Users Manual: Style Preview
  • Blend Modes: It adds two aditional blending modes: “Color Only” and “Brightness Only”
    See in Users Manual: Blending Modes
  • Multicolor painting: Now, this color mode is fully operative in GMX-PhotoPainter foc Mac.

    See in Users Manual: Multi-Color Mode

New Features for Both PC and Mac

The following are new for both patforms: PC and Mac

  • Custom Color Selection
  • Custom Brushes Import:This option let you import your own brushes.
    See in Users Manual: Importing your own Brushes
  • Multiple Brushes Feature:This option let you specify more than one Brush in a given style. Each time a brushstroke is drawn, will randomly choose a different brush.

    See in Users Manual: Multiple Brushes

Upgrade Policy

The following users are entitled for the Free Upgrade:

  • Mac: All GMX-PhotoPainter for Mac Owners are entitled for this Free Upgrade
  • PC: GMX-PhotoPainter II for Windows Owners are entitled for this Free Upgrade.

    GMX-PhotoPainter 1.1 and Gertrudis Pro Owners can Ask for the 50% discount coupon by using the Contact Form


  1. Hello

    Can you let me know where I can find the latest upgrade please?
    I am using version 1 for a mac



    Comment by Brian — March 18, 2012 @ 12:03 pm

  2. Hi! Brian,
    Just download it from the download section!

    Comment by admin — March 18, 2012 @ 2:34 pm

  3. Thank you very much indeed for this upgrade!

    Photopainter is unique among art creation programs and it is so good to see that it is still being maintained and developed!

    Two features that I would really appreciate are:

    1) An eraser brush function!

    Of course I can overpaint, but if I paint in a sparse manner, letting a lot of ‘paper’ or ‘canvas’ show through, overpainting is not an option. Please!

    2) A ‘hand’ tool to navigate a large image when doing detail work!

    Many image programs use the Space key as a shortcut – very handy and a virtual standard. Please!

    Again, being on a Mac, I really appreciate this update.



    Comment by Joachim Smith — March 25, 2012 @ 2:12 am

  4. One more thing on my wishlist:

    3) For Photopainter to observe the orientation flag in the EXIF header – currently, a JPEG image taken in portrait format is displayed in landscape orientation!

    It would be good to have a simple pair of ‘turn right 90 degrees’ and ‘turn left 90 degrees’ buttons in the toolbar!



    Comment by Joachim Smith — March 28, 2012 @ 1:40 pm

  5. Delving deeper in Photopaint I found it!

    Using the Colour Palette, the colour = white and a Mix level = 0 I have, in effect ‘Erase’!

    Great! So, my request 1) above was already there.

    I wonder if I will find a Hand tool and orientation arrows if I look closer? ;-)



    Comment by Joachim Smith — March 29, 2012 @ 2:18 am

  6. Hi Joachim!
    I’m taking note of all your observations and advices.
    Thanks a lot.

    I’m creating a site for some users GMX-PP, I’ll post there ideas, betas, and it could be a good place to share with others your ideas, wishes, etc.

    Please drop me an e-mail at: enieloud{at}gertrudisgraphics{dot}com

    Comment by admin — March 30, 2012 @ 12:50 am

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