Top positive review
Super Art Rendition - Windows upgrade please !
on 28 April 2014
With persistence, by loading as a Windows XP SP3 compatible program on my Windows 8 HP laptop, I managed to get Painter Essentials 4 to work, albeit when booting up it is necessary to leave the PC waiting for ten minutes. Just when you think nothing will happen, it loads successfully. I now avoid the delayed boot up by minimising the program when not in use. In spite of multiple attempts I have been unable to load the program on my Mesh PC (Windows 7) and Acer laptop (Windows 7). I have yet to use all the paint options but the jpg to art conversions (watercolour, oil, etc) are superb and make excellent framed artworks when enlarged. The program will get 5.5 stars when Corel bring out a Windows 7 and 8 version.