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ArcSoft PhotoStudio Paint  Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — ArcSoft PhotoStudio Paint

ArcSoft PhotoStudio Paint is creative software designed for kids to paint, create and express themselves.
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 481 (53%) 435 (47%) 87 comments

ArcSoft PhotoStudio Paint was available as a giveaway on November 13, 2011!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.95
free today
A handy tool for making animated gifs from video files.

ArcSoft PhotoStudio Paint is creative software designed for kids to paint, create and express themselves.

PhotoStudio Paint provides comprehensive drawing tools including pencil, caryon, water paint brush, paint bucket and eraser with adjustable size for creating drawing.

Key features:

  • Choose from a multitude of cool and attractive content and clip art
  • Interactive templates allow for easy creation of fun paintings and drawings
  • Record and playback functions track each project from start to end
  • Touch/Multi-Touch devices are supported for finger sketching share your artwork masterpiece on the online PhotoStudio Paint Community

Meanwhile, ArcSoft provides exclusive 60% - 80% discounts of their other top-sellers to GOTD Users, only from Nov 13th to 15th. Please visit ArcSoft’s Promotion Page to learn more.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ Vista/ XP

Publisher:

ArcSoft Inc.

Homepage:

http://www.arcsoft.com/photostudio-paint/

File Size:

32.4 MB

Price:

$29.99

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#87

I was charge to, even when the disquant cuopon stand there.

Reply   |   Comment by Bardur Hansen  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

Dear GiveawayOFTheDay and Arcsoft there is a bug in this program, Locate %Program Files%\ArcSoft\PhotoStudio Paint, Remove or Rename files called PSPaint.set that's it you can run it without Register.


PS. if you think this information is hole of the program pls don't publish thnk yu.

Reply   |   Comment by anon  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#85

Update...
There is 3D pictures too that you can adjust for your project... but for what reason in a kids program like this ?

The lack of import own pictures is weird, because you can add those pictures into the folder of the default pictures.

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#84

Downloaded, installed, activated without a problem, not sure why things have to be so difficult for others?

Checked this out for about 10 minutes and I have to say this is a great program. My daughter (6 years old) loves art programs you find online and it's nice to have one on my comp that she can use (Photoshop a little too much).
This soft has quite a few extras that you don't usually find in the other online art programs, it even has connect the dots which anyone with kids know they will love.
Anyways, great piece of soft and one that is actually worth the price they are asking!
Thanks once again GAOTD, and Thanks ArcSoft for the chance at getting quality soft for free, my daughter would thank you too!

Reply   |   Comment by rodken  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#83

I tried installing this on the latest version of Vista four times, I did it as an administrator and while it goes through all the prompts, the program is nowhere to be found on my menu. Has anyone else had this same problem that could provide some advice?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Hi, I have been using various ArcSoft Programs on different PCs and never came across "DirectX" error before, untill..today!

Requirements for PhotoStudio Paint go as follow:

"Windows 7,Vista, XP
Pentium IV 2.4 GHz or equivalent AMD Athlon®
100 MB free hard drive space required for program installation
1G DDR RAM or above
16-bit color display at 1024x 768 with DirectX 3D support (Geforce 6800, ATI 9550 or above)
DirectX 9.0c or above"

My DirectX is up-to-date, my RAM 2.67GHz, so I believe the "problem" lies in Graphics Media Accelerator Driver? (my happens to be "Intel") - and since I have no problem running anything else - I'm going to give this Giveaway a miss:((

Thanks GAOTD anyway. Hope ArcSoft can cater better!

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

Totally NOT amused. Program cannot be launched,incompatible graphics card, please update your driver.

Have an NVidia 7600 GL video card with the VERY latest drivers. Aero enabled, Win 7, latest DirectX and DirectX runtime components. Only ever had this sort of problem with top of the range games that in any case need a dual core + processor and a very expensive video card.

Runs the latest Photoshop without the slightest of problems.

Can Arcsoft GET their act together as the NVidia series 7 are a VERY popular graphics card?

Perhaps an apology from Arcsoft is in order?

Reply   |   Comment by Sparkles  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

#1 #9 The Arcsoft Team was quick to respond about my issue of being charged for the software.I really appreciate that. They have assured me that the refund will be done ASAP. Thanks once again for the promptness Team Arcsoft.

Reply   |   Comment by avalok  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#79

two machines W7x64 one installed fine runs OK, other one get that pesky error message running DX-10 ??? no go..

Reply   |   Comment by bobby  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#78

the registration process is awful - I failed with mine but it still looks registered, an no amount of reinstalling will give me a second chance. If it stops working, you've created upset people who will then never be customers.

Please fix any future offers, and don't do this unpack on C: version of the install like the games - it's a royal pain!

I like the program and my 8 year old is being very creative right now - would buy it on a nice discount if I could: $12.99-$17.99 seems abouy right.

Thans ArcSoft and GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#77

I went to the welcoming page click on the one at the bottom, went to next page put my info in, and its asking for credit card info before it will continue, how do i get the activation code if its asking for credit card info?

Reply   |   Comment by bcwminpins  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#76

I remember buying my laptop and having it bundled with an ArcSoft photo printing package. I liked it better than the HP software bundled with my printer. Funny thing though, my laptop has an integrated Intel graphics chipset... so why would ArcSoft stop supporting Intel GPUs? To me, that's just cutting off a large portion of your potential market. Feels kind of boneheaded.

Easiest way to download and activate: For those who were (or were not) paying attention to comment #21. Go to www.arcsoft.com, click on shopping cart, select Photo Studio Paint, and enter the coupon code GVWYPSPFREE. Your bill will now show a ZERO dollar balance. Complete checkout, without filling in your credit card information, but most definitely with a valid e-mail account. The completed sale summary page will show you your registration key and give you a link to download an all-in-one setup program (that you can backup and reinstall if necessary).

This method is much easier than downloading, navigating and running the "burst open" InstallShield installer unpacked by giveawayoftheday's setup wrapper.

Too bad I won't be enjoying this on the kid's laptop with an Intel GPU...

Reply   |   Comment by Silliness Discovered  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#75

#56 Not pleased here either; wanted permission twice from AV/firewall
and did not install. How do I remove this junk; nothing in add/delete
control panel for XP.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#74

I got nothing from the setup, no Here or shopping cart.
I get ticked off at stuff like this and I am a lot less
likely to do business with the company.

Reply   |   Comment by peter  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

I unzipped the file now what is the file name to get to the setup.exe, i can't find it, any info would b appreciated. thanks

Reply   |   Comment by bcwminpins  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

impossible to register, even after reinstalling it twice. the directions do not correlate to the program screens. there must be a better way.

Reply   |   Comment by marc121  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Works very well on a touch screen Win8 x64 computer. Had problems on XPsp3(my hardware), but my students will thank you Mark Magill for the link. Thanks GOTD and ArcSoft. Would like to actually draw the lines in the numbered drawings using the touch screen. Would also like coloring by the numbers pictures in future versions.

Reply   |   Comment by Tex Jay  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

I was JUST about to recommend TuxPaint when Mark above brought it up!

Reply   |   Comment by Col. Panek  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Updated DirectX and reran installation several times - several failures - I give up, too bad it looked great for grandchildren -
thanks anyway GAOD

Reply   |   Comment by Skull Collector  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Wow. I occasionally load and try a GAOTD program. This is by far the shadiest registration process I've ever stopped dead in the middle of. I'm not giving Arcsoft my address or credit card info for a trial. I have some Arcsoft software and hardware that I play around with on occasion. Not anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by Toophless  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#67

No problems installing on Win7 x64, Just follow the instructions in the README.txt and NO you don't need a Credit CARD!!!! The program is very intuitive for Kids (old & new.... I'm 65 yrs young and still very much a kid at heart). While I do somewhat agree that 'real' as opposed to 'virtual' pencils, crayons and paint are good, some kids (like me!) don't have as much creativity as they might get from a program like this. This program does not do the work for them but provides excellent tools and visual/sound feedback. Great piece of software for the intended audience IMHO!

Reply   |   Comment by ebax  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#66

You have 4 free plugins for PhotoStudio Paint here:

http://www.arcsoft.com/estore/plugins.asp

Reply   |   Comment by Svend Ö  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#65

I received an ACTIVATION CODE in the e-mail I got from you. The length of the CODE is 2x the length of the space provided to enter it. My grandson would love this program, please help me get it activated.

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by J. Cohen  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

What a revolting activation process!! Surely, ArcSoft could do better than this?

Installed fine, but happened to click through the first page without entering an email address (left blank). Program started up fine, in what I can only presume is the free trial. So I uninstalled and downloaded again.

But try as I might I could not get the intial Welcome screen to come back up even with a fresh installation. There is no way to enter an activation code in the version in any case.

Either the email address is a ruse and there is no activation code needed or this thing will not work either tomorrow or on the 31st day following today.

Reply   |   Comment by Jackinga  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

#
to
44# Jose
To register, you need cookies enabled @arcsoft page.

45# swam
You do not need a credit card.

Reply   |   Comment by ants  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Photo Studio Paint

I seem to have a bug where in I cannot click on Links within programs to open up a browser page so the HERE button does nothing for me .......too bad looks like a nice application

Reply   |   Comment by Arianna Dervise  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

question for the developer representative. Is it possible to add user generated content by editing the xml files in the content folders (and of course adding image files) and can this be done without adding a soundfile? or are soundfiles madatory in the program structure?

Reply   |   Comment by NoName  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

@ #54-Grumpy! How do you figure this is a rip off, you where getting it for free. It's not a rip off! Just try reinstalling it and see what happens. Have a nice Day!

Reply   |   Comment by Darla  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#59

@30 and @54 de gotd unpacks to C: there you find a folder called PhotoStudio Paint with the setup in it. you would have known if you had your eyes open when running the gotd setup
for others with graphic card problems, like comment #13 make sure you have a videocard and not a GPU, IT IS NOT THE SAME. A GPU is an onboard graphics processing unit WITHOUT it's own memory. Developers website clearly states Geforce 6800 or ATI 9550 or above, these are starting with 512Mb memory of themself instead of shared (shared means it take memory from your ram so if you have 312 shared GPU and say 1G of ram it takes 312MB from Ram that leaving you with 688Mb of ram for your system)
For those with activation problems try following instructions in #21 if this fails also i am sure that their support will help you out (see #1) As they have done always with my support questions

finaly for those who want to see first, a demo of the software made with Wondershare Democreator. Voice over is in Dutch but i am sure yall understand what yall see right? (although seeing some of above comments maybe not yall)
http://youtu.be/gL_fNbmdozI

Reply   |   Comment by NoName  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#58

This program will not install!Why the jumping through hoops do get it to work anyway?

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

I have a Dell530 computer, Vista, 2 GB RAM, all the latest updates etc and still get this DIRECT-X 3D error everybody is talking about. So I went to the DIRECT-X Update site mentioned, it downloaded and installed a bunch of stuff, and it STILL doesn't work.

Freeware Alternative: If you want a simple, easy to use FREE program that runs on about anything (even Win9x) try TuxPaint at http://tuxpaint.org. I'm a teacher, and all of my kids from grades 1-8 love it. So if this program didn't work out for you, try Tuxpaint.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Magill  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#56

I downloaded it and went to setup but could not installed it. It is probably a rip off. They just got into my computer, that is what they wanted to do in the first place. Thanks for nothing.

Reply   |   Comment by jose  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

It claims I don't have the Flash plugin (which I do) and will not let me use half the features. Pity, because it LOOKS like this would be a lot of fun for my kids.

Reply   |   Comment by Nukkels  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#54

What does "click the second Here" mean? It's in the Readme file.

Reply   |   Comment by kray  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Hi, I'm 52 and I love this program for myself. Had no problems installing thanks to some of the other comments. Thanks GOTD and ArcSoft.Inc.

Reply   |   Comment by Darla  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#52

activation fails checked and copied correctly plaese gotd check it

Reply   |   Comment by chandrasekar  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#51

Not the easiest way of installing and registering but it eventually all fell into place. When it comes to the shopping cart page for getting the activation key, all I needed was a legit email address. I just put in rubbish for my residential address and phone number and didn't touch the credit card info at all. I received the code without a problem. Just follow the read me note that you get when unpacking the downloaded program.

Reply   |   Comment by rlbjm  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#50

What is the version number of today's app?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#49

PhotoStudio Paint is a somewhat cute kid's app [I think for kids the (full screen only) GUI colors should be brighter] that requires a 3D graphics card & has a somewhat onerous installation. I couldn't register the GOTD download, but installing the full version from the link ArcSoft provided after registration worked -- since the splash screen for registration/activation only popped up the 1st time the program was run, had to hunt around the menus & dialogs till I finally found the screen to enter the key [the button/icon looked like a sheet of paper].

PhotoStudio Paint uses an InstallShield setup, so I couldn't expand the files to see what's inside. And since the 1st thing setup does is check for a compatible graphics card, I couldn't fully monitor installation in Windows Virtual PC or VirtualBox VMs. Monitoring the registry before/after install in win7 64, Regshot2 recorded: New keys: 36, New values: 494, Changed values: 300, Total changes: 830... that includes quite a lot of entries for Tracing, vss, & keys like "rdyboost\Parameters", but the majority I *think* was for the InstallShield installer [Many TypeLib keys/values without descriptions that PhotoStudio Paint seems to run fine without]. PhotoStudio Paint itself appears to need/use just one key, though there is a service installed that's set to start with Windows -- I don't know if the service enables online, community-based features, if it's for advertising other ArcSoft products, if it's tied into DRM, or none or all of the above, but it doesn't have to be running for PhotoStudio Paint to work. Whether that service is operating or not, PhotoStudio Paint wants to phone home a couple of times when you close the app, & it does IMHO seem to have a bit of a heavy DRM feel to it, e.g. the ArcSoft registry key include a value with your Mac address. As far as files go, bearing in mind that I might have missed something since I couldn't do a full monitoring, the ArcSoft program folder in Program Files [32 bit] or Program Files (x86) [64 bit Windows] holds 1319 files, 79 folders, ~63 MB. There are also Arcsoft folders added to All Users App/Application Data, User\ Local Settings\ Application Data [XP] or User\ AppData\ Local [win7], User Application Data [XP] or User\ AppData\ Roaming [win7], & to Common Files.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#48

Installed with no problem on WinXP. Unfortunately my creations is not visible. When I draw, paint or insert a template then everything is simply white. However if I want to paint my "white" drawing then the Print-thumbnail shows my creation with right colours.

Can somebody help me solve this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by Lars Nielsen  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#47

Problem: setup is not possible, and halts before files are being copied.

As many users, I too get the following error on Windows 7 x86 Enterprise:

"Your graphic card, graphics card driver, or DirectX version does not meet the minimum requirements of this product. Please check if a hardware-accelerated Direct3D device with support of DirectX 9.0 is installed and its driver is up to date. The latest version of DirectX can be fount at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/downloads.".

I have Aero enabled... So it can't be a DirectX problem!

Also, Windows 7 has DirectX >= 9.0!

Not a Windows device driver problem. Installed hardware, like predicted by #13, is a Mobile Intel(R) 945 Chipset Family.

Quote #13, Not Good: "developers forgot to implement i945 gpu."

So, when you have this graphics adapter, you are sheer out of luck :s Check your device manager if this is a problem for you too, when installation fails..

Have fun :P

Reply   |   Comment by Chi Dog  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#46

i am a student & dont have a credit card. how do i register?????
ps: dont say use my parents'

Reply   |   Comment by swam  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#45

Registration no work, coupon no working...

Reply   |   Comment by Jose  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#44

From ArcSoft Inc. web page, this looks like a fantastic program!
Problem after install - my graphic card was not up to the job! Several solutions please give me an older version compatible to my computer, or hopely gotd will give out new computers at christmas in their tradition of giving! Kinda wish I got this program, looks cool on their web page!

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#43

Will not install on any of my kids computers. I get a directx not installed error, however directx is installed. I even manually updated direct x and it still won't work. Was hopeful becuase I have some kids that really like coloring stuff.

Reply   |   Comment by craig  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#42

It does NOT work for me, I have got a Windows 7 Vista and downloaded it and it stated it could not be installed as my directx D3d was out of date, I thought it rather odd as other programes has been working fine up to that point and those rely on this directx D3d, I did as they suggested and downloaded the latest 26mb version from Microsoft and I have the very latest version now installed, and I even re downloaded and reinstalled, and guess what ? IT DOES NOT WORK !!!
Probably the full paid version works, what do you think ?

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Vaughan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I finaly downloaded and activated the program and I took the special offer,a make up photo program ___ http://www.arcsoft.com/partners/giveawayoftheday.html ___
This offer realy is a good deal and I'm very happy.As for the painting studio program my grand children are going to be in cake city...A special thanks to arcsoft for the quick response to my email...and thanks to you guys of GAD for your superb gifts...have a good day Gisele

Reply   |   Comment by Gisele Bedard  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#40

Does it need the dreaded .NET?

Reply   |   Comment by Jenny  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#39

I was sooo looking forward to installing this on my daughter's computer b/c she loves art and I want her to learn the computer skills. Unfortunately I am very disappointed to find out my experience is the same as several of the above comments - directx isn't compatible. Updated directx and still same result - not compatible. I've tried it on both XP & 7 - no luck.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#38

On a dual core 2.5 ghz Pentium 4 I can edit film and multichannel audio at the same time but can't even INSTALL a program for five year olds despite going to the hassle of updating direct x. I don't usually vote but did today. I've owned Arcsoft products but big thumbs down today.

Reply   |   Comment by andy collins  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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