Painter 2023 - Version Comparison - Windows & Mac

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PAINTER 2023
 Version Comparison - Windows & MAC
Feature Painter® 2023 Painter® 2022 Painter® 2021 Painter® 2020
What's New
NEW! Fluid : Build and Sculpt  brushes X      
NEW! Fluid : Paint and Blend brushes X      
NEW! Paint Opacity controls in property bar X      
NEW! Fluid Papers X      
NEW! Color Selection control for Selection brushes X      
NEW! Color Selection brushes X      
NEW! Overlay mode for selections X      
NEW! Overlay presets X      
NEW! Selection panel X      
NEW! Selection Opacity Threshold for Marquee and Overlay X      
Improved! Feather Selection upto 2000px X      
Improved! Cursors for Polygon and Lasso select tools X      
Brush types All previous brush libraries available free via welcome book      
Acrylics X X X X
Airbrushes X X X X
Blenders X X X X
Calligraphy X X X X
Chalks X X X X
Charcoal X X X X
Cloners X X X X
Clone Tinting X X X  
Conte X X X X
Erasers X X X X
F-X X X X X
Gouache X X X X
Glazing X X X X
Image Hose X X X X
Graphic X X X X
Impasto X X X X
Inks X X X X
Liquify X X X X
Markers X X X X
Oils X X X X
Oils : Bravura X    
Pastels X X X X
Palette Knives X X X X
Particles X X X X
Pattern Pens X X X X
Pens X X X X
Pencils X X X X
Sargent X X X X
Selection brushes X X X X
Smart Strokes X X X X
Stamps X X X X
Sponges X X X X
Sumi-e X X X X
Sumi-e : Watercolor X    
Texture Brushes X X X X
Thick Paint X X X X
Thick Paint Compatible X    
Watercolors X X X X
Color Tools
Color harmonies X X X X
Color ramps in sliders X X X X
Color mixer X X X X
Color wheel X X X X
Color sets X X X X
Color picker X X X X
Gradients X X X X
Photo Art Tools        
Artificial Intelligence Styles X X X  
AI Presets X X X  
Clone Tinting X X X  
Quick Clone X X
Cloning with image, texture or pattern X X X X
Multiple clone sources X X X X
Resize clone sources X X X X
Transparency Cloning Support X X X X
Smart Stroke auto painting X X X X
Tracing Paper X X
Photo Restoration X X
User Interface
Brush filters X X    
Brush favorites X X    
Brush size library X X    
Photo art quick palette X X X  
Thick Paint layer controls X X X  
Watercolor layer controls X X X  
Layer compatibility icons X X X  
Full View and Narrow brush selector panels X X X X
Inline dab and stroke previews X X X X
Advanced brush controls X X X X
Dark user interface X X X X
650+ redesigned application icons X X X X
Brush hints X X X X
Customizable palettes X X X X
Artist layouts X X X X
Context sensitive property bars X X X X
Visual tooltips X X X X
Command Bar X X X X
Customizable Workspaces & Layouts X X X X
Customizable keyboard shortcuts X X X X
Reference Image X X X X
Image Navigator X X X X
Clone Source Palette X X X X
Layers
Lock, Move and Convert multiple layers X X    
Color Dodge blend mode X X    
Color Burn blend mode X X    
Spotlight Layer    
 Clear layer content with Delete    
Layer blend modes X X X X
Group, Collapse Layers X X X X
Pick up underlying color X X X X
Preserve Transparency X X X X
Layer Opacity X X
Layer Masks X X
Convert layer to Thick Paint or Watercolor Layers X X X X
Lift Canvas to Watercolor or Thick Paint layer X X X X
Tools & Effects
NEW! Grayscale in Navigator X X    
Layer Adjuster X X X X
Drag to Zoom X X X
Fill Tool X X X
Transform X X X X
Selection Tool & Brush X X X X
Customizable Papers & Flow Maps X X X X
Flip and rotate canvas X X X X
Interactive brush editing X X X
Perspective Guides X X X X
Divine Proportion X X X X
Layout Grid X X X
Paint with Symmetry X X X
Vector Shapes X X X X
Text  X X X X
Rulers X X X X
Surface Lighting & Texture X X X X
Apply Effects X X X
Texture Synthesis X X X X
Interactive Gradient tool & Express Painting X X X X
Performance        
GPU, CPU and Neon accleration for Fluid Paint X      
Enhanced Cover methods X X    
Improved Edge Quality (circular and captured dab brushes) X X    
Enhanced Brush smoothing X X    
GPU acceleration for new and enhanced cover methods X up to 50x faster    
Enhanced Performance of erasers & other brush engines X up to 2x faster    
Enhanced Impasto brushes X up to 2.4x faster    
Brush Accelerator™ X X X X (introduced)
GPU acceleration for stamp brushes X up to 20x faster X (introduced)
Improved Drip & Liquid (Sargent) brush technologies  X X up to 4x faster  
Faster brush and tool switching X X X  
Texture brush technologies X X up to 2x faster  
Improved document manipulation X X X up to 5x faster
Improved pan, zoom and rotate speed X X X X
Support & Compatibility        
Apple Silicon with Rosetta 2 X  
Apple Sidecar support X X X  
Apple Pencil support  X X X  
Apple Touch Bar support X X X  
Apple Trackpad two-finger gesture support X X X  
Multi-Core support X X X X
Wintab and RTS Support X X X X
Windows touch support X X X X
Adobe Photoshop support (PSD) X X X X
Color Management support X X X X
RTS support X X X X
2-in-1 or dual personality X X X X
64-bit Mac and Windows X X X X
Content        
Captured dab library & workflow X X    
Patterns X X X X
Flow Maps X X X X
Gradients X X X X
Images X X X X
Looks X X X X
Nozzles X X X X
Papers X X X X
Selections X X X X
Textures X X X X
Weaves X X X X
Learning materials and Documentation        
Quick Start Guide X X X X
User Guide X X X X
Welcome Book tutorials X X X X
Help Topics X X X X
Hints X X X X
         

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