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Giveaway of the day — PD Artist

Digital Painting for Everyone.
$29.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 593 120 comments

PD Artist was available as a giveaway on October 9, 2008!

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PD Artist is an entry-level digital drawing and paint software program for PC running Windows. It's a great companion to your existing other, popular paint shop or photo editing tools and image editors, free image viewers, and of course also for 3D tools.

While PD Artist isn't as full-featured as PD Pro, it still has a tremendous number of features and tools. The interface is fully customizeable. There's also a little bit of animation capability, but the main focus is on digital painting and making it fun and as fast as realtime. But you can certainly combine the two uses: matte painting on image sequences, for example.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/2000/XP; At least 128 MB RAM available (256 MB recommended); 20 MB free disk space; video card set to 1024x768 or higher resolution, and 24-bit or better (truecolor) depth. No 3D acceleration needed; MMX-enabled Intel Pentium 2/3/4 type or AMD equivalent, 1 GHz speed recommended

Publisher:

Project Dogwaffle

Homepage:

http://thebest3d.com/pda/index.html

File Size:

9.10 MB

Price:

$29.00

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#120

Update coming - PD Particles 1.1 is underway.

check http://www.thebest3d.com/pdp in a week or two. Prolly around Halloween. Scary huh :-)

If you have PD Artist, you might want to add the spooky clock - see the Halloween giveaways at http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/freebies - should work with PD Artist too if I recall. The activeX is the same name in Dogwaffle 2, PD Artist and PD Pro. Unless a filter/plugin uses something specific to PD Pro, a filter for PD Pro will also work on PD Artist.

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#119

Almost free... with other people's money

If you missed the download from GAOTD, you can still get PD Artist for free by trying something else too. That other product developers may be interested in paying for your PD ARtist copy.

Don't believe it fairy tales? Check out TrialPay. It's a new approach to marketing.... instead of Pay per click, it's pay per prospect. If you find interest in one of their other products, try it, and they'll cover the cost of PD Artist for you.

http://www.thebest3d.com/pda/sales.html has a link to TrialPay

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#118

i like this application ...
not to complicated to get started - u dont have to start with wading thru the manual ... just start doodling ...
if u got creative mind ... am sure it will grow on you
Now i starting to read the manual .. and create some beautiful images as on website :-)

there maybe better application out there ... but u cant complain if this is going free!

have fun
mrwheels

Reply   |   Comment by mrwheels  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#117

Hi there GOTD, I downloaded and installed PD Artist yesterday and I'm extremely glad that I did. So it's one toe in the water and nine to go. :-) Thanks a million for offering us something unusual and creative rather than the usual converter-of-the-day.

Reply   |   Comment by Steph  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

:(((

Damn, I was very happy when Dan announced that PD Artist will be on GOTD as far as I am student now and buying such a software is a bit complicated task but yesterday I had problems with my Internet connection. Bad luck for me I guess... Please, please rerun it in the near future! :)

Yavo

Reply   |   Comment by yavo  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

To be quite honest, Photoshop and anything from Adobe is overpriced. Why the heck would anyone pay to create a PDF? That's why people find alternate methods. I personally use GIMP and PDFCreator and they work great for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt B  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

Also, the PD artist help, explaining the Nuts and Bolts is fine. You need tutorials and examples so you can visuals what all the explanation of the tools can really do for you.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

Well, for those few, like me, waiting to the last minute: Had downloaded PD Particles when it was offered, liked it, but realized it was limited and specialized on purpose. It mainly gave presets of grasses and the like for landscape art. So I downloaded the grandaddy of the series, the free version (1.2) of Project Dogwaffle, with the idea that I could import/export stuff back and forth and increase what I could get done. Tried it out and could see it had potential for someone who wanted to learn digital painting, especially landscapes. That fits right in with my ambitions.

The issues:
1. As to the changing of Visual Basic libraries, I agree with the suggestion of someone who has posted before, Mike. Download ERUNT at this address: http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
You can use it to take a snapshot of your register, install the software, then reinstall the register to restore the original settings. You can do the same with restore points, but this is more straightforward. I appreciate Fubar reviews on this issue.

2. Most, if not all, painting programs allow you to alter images, but that's an extra. Comparing this with Photoshop or Gimp is really apples and oranges. If you want to alter images, get them. If you want to paint, get something like this.

3. Other software. Haven't used them, but checked out the suggestions. As mentioned above, Artweaver can exchange images with this. Pixia's website doesn't have much detail, some example links are long dead, and the tutorial link is also dead. Seems to be a paint program, but hard to say exactly what the features are. Seems like it would be a little lighter on resources. ArtRage has a free version which looks very promising. It has a simpler layout and it's biggest advantage is a tracing mode, allowing you to practice strokes from harder photos.

4. Layers. This compensates for lacking multi-layers somewhat by having a buffer system: swappable canvases which allow you to try out ideas and then incorporate them into the masterpiece if you like them. More than one buffer it seems so you can even keep earlier copies in case you feel you started to get far away from your original creation. Though, if you use a lossless format, you could just keep older copies with out the problem of image degradation. You could also use the buffers to take the images in multiple radical directions to see which way you want to go.

5. The website needs cleaned up. There's good info. here and multiple tutorials, but stuff isn't all organized in one place and you have to dig around and sometimes end up back where you started before you find what you need. There's more than one place you can find the different tutorials. Worse, a fair amount of dead links, which leads me into...

6. The Vista question. From these comments and my experience it will work for most people on Vista. You don't need to turn your UAC off, just install with Run as Administator from the right click menu. The confusing language on Vista is just the same kind of sloppiness they use on the website.

Bottom line: if you have any interest in digital painting, get ArtRage or this or both (maybe even Artweaver). 7/10 - 8/10 if they'd clean up the website. The prices are inline with ArtRage. Their latest version is $25. Be aware ArtRage uses a fader system on their website to change pages, some of which take just short of forever (unless that was server congestion when I was on it).

Thanks, GOTD. Stuff like this and InPaint makes the Screensavers easy to tolerate.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#112

I installed this on Vista and on XP and did not see there were any problems at all so far on Vista. It is a fun software I love it. I also love photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver etc. So this is a fine software and similar to some of the ones I mentioned above. I will surely be using this software often. It took a little longer to install on my laptop than my desktop but that is probably because the desktop (Vista) is much faster of a machine. Thank you very much for this nice software.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin Jones  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

Tried several times to download and keep getting message box "checking availability" which doesn't do anything and won't close without going to "end task", also will not delete Setup file, says access denied. Just wondering if this program has put something on my computer which could be potentially harmful. I really wanted to try the program, "thumbs down".

Reply   |   Comment by April  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

Damn, too much good stuff lately! Wish some of it would be able to run from an external drive or USB stick, coz my hard drive is running out of space!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

#22 - you know, there also IS a PDF version of the help files. Donated by another Dogwaffler user. download it, print it.

Heck, even the HTML version is available as a single zip for downloading and offline browsing. You don't have to stay online to paint or learn to. There's also tons of free video tutorials you can doewnload and view offline. Plus a few more paind ones.


http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/help

http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/tuts





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you wrote:
> Not being much of an artist and looking at this program
> (or any other paint program) as a stand alone, made it
> difficult to justify giving up space on my hard drive
> for something with seeming so little practical value.
> Until I realized that I could open any image file be i
> t a JPEG, PNG, etc, and paint on them. The pictures I
> had where I wished the sunset would have come out
> with more vibrancy. That stark landscape that might
> have looked better if there were a few more trees around,
> or if the grass was greener, could now be had. The
> developer has made available a decent amount of online
> support and tutorials to help flatten out the learning
> curve. Although if your working offline or don’t have
> 24/7 internet access and need to reference something in
> the help file, your out of luck (that’s not a good thing).
>

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

#12 - you're correct. If you're not comfortable with UAC disabled, then don't use PD Artist.

Try to install it as Administrator and if necessary run it also as administrator the first time, so it can create the subfolder(s), like Temp inside Program Files\PD Artist. If that still doesn't work and it only works with UAC disabled, then you should be indeed aware that UAC disabled means less protection.

Of course you should have a decent level of anti-this and anti-that to begin with, and if it's decent it will block backdoors and trojans. Be safe though, know what you do. If you don't know UAC and its implications, or if you tend to click on any link presented to you by email and on websites, better keep UAC enabled.

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

PD Artist is NOT a PS alternative. It's just another tool liek so many others - find the one you like, the one that 'clicks', the one that makes you smile when exploring your artsy side.... and you'll be where you want to be.

It does other things well. If you don't do those things, oh well. It's a big planet, there's room for a bunch of ways. Many roads lead to Rome, many tools can lead to a happy pixel.

If you use a tablet, even better. WACOM has a bunch of great tablets. They also have a website for software developers, and they show 2 applications and how to program for the tablet, essentially programing resources,... and Dogwaffle is amongst that short list. I guess we did something right to impress their developers. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

#78 - of course you can uninstall it. Like anything else:

it's Windows,.... Control panel > Add/Remove programs

Does Photoshop have animated multi-frame brushes? Can it paint video on video?

ok, maybe CS4 does. How much did that cost ya?

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

#73: I've seen this problem once with my own printer driver, a Canon. Turfns out it's not our installer's fault. You fall into a category of 5% of users who have installed some other software (such as audio device, digital camera, printer, scanner or other multimedia device) which appears to have a driver installer named setup.exe like everybody else, but they had decided to mess with your PC's PATH variable and put their installer folder in front of the path list. As a result of that, our installer falls prey to your misconfigured PATH variable and triggers re-execution of your old setup.exe from Epson.

You can work around it, but ultimately you'll want to fix your system.

The workaround is described in the FAQ. It involves simply going to the Temp folder and running our own setup.exe explicitly before you Cancel the Epson dislog. If you cancel too early it might remove our files from Temp and then it's too late to run our setup.

Give it a try, ask questions. Either here, or directly to me or the user forum at yahoogroups.

I hope this helps. Another solution would be to temporarily or permanently remove or rename the setup.exe file from your Epson installtion path. It's probably right in C:\EPSON




#

>
> Well this is the second time I have downloaded software
> supplied by this software house and it’s the only installer
> I have ever come across that unpacks and then tries to start
> my Epson scanner? So again I’m unable to use this software
> either. I’m not giving thumbs down because of the quality
> of the software itself, I don’t know because I’m unable to
> install it. I’m giving thumbs down to the installer used.
> Bad bug in my eyes, quite a few people use Epson scanners,
> various models of various ages. Mine is a 2480 Photo which
> is approximately 2 years old. Not sure if anyone else is getting
> this very unusual and unfortunate bug?
>

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

#87:

Please understand this:

This is not a trial, it is a $29 product that continues to sell at that price. And there are very very few reported problems with installation. I have not had a single return so far (knock on wood).

In the rare few cases with issues it's usually because there's tons of garbage from hundreds of other installations in the Temp folder.

You can and should occasionally clear the Temp folder, the Temporary Internet files too, and a bunch of other things. You could easily recover hundreds of MB or more of wasted disk space. Do yourself a favor and do a disk cleanup. Right-click the C: drive, select properties, click disk cleanup. Microsoft put that button there for a reason. If you don't want to do yourself the favor, do it for your poor old and suffocating PC. It deserves better you know.

Now that's not ALWAYS going to fix what's wrong on your system. But in many cases it will help. Might as well do a disk check, and other system maintenance if it's been AeONS since last time.

It really does and should simply install.




> The one from the other day would not install, they said
> to empty my temp file I did, I did the scan it said to
> and even joined the YAHOO group, that would never install
> and neither will this.
> VERY DISAPPOINTED I’m not going to BUY software that I
> can’t even install the trials of. It can’t be just me,
> I saw many others with the SAME problem.
>

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

Gorilla #76 and Fubar #83 - thanks for the information. The terminology is familiar, I just need to get something and play with it. I do in fact have Virtual CloneDrive which I've not used. Will check around and see what works easily for what should be an easy task.

Reply   |   Comment by Kathy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

Eldad, I apologize for the impatience that was directed your way. You are correct in your understanding of what would constitute demo software. In the case of GAOTD, however, a full working version of the software is offered for free within a 24 hour period (limited time) and if for some reason you don't get to download it during that window, you can purchase it from the publisher for the price listed. Hope this helps and I didn't make it more confusing. :)

Reply   |   Comment by ChancesZar  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

#7: WINDOWS 98 should not be a problem. As long as you have SR2. And a decent amount of RAM. And the latest VB runtimes for w98.
Please let usknow how it works on your win98 system. What speed is your processor? Intel? AMD K6, K7?



> I doubt this will work (flawlessly) on Windows98.
> But I’ll try it on WindowsME and report my results (later on).

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

Absolutely love it! I was lucky enough to get PDParticles t'other day and now this. Brilliant programme for us amateur artists! I'm one of them that doesn't really understand all the size and system requirements or invaders etc.. from a programme such as this (or any other!) but I can tell u that I loved particles so much that I also put it on my laptop, and yes , this one too, I had no problem dowloading onto a brand new vista home premium and I haven't had to switch off anything I don't understand! Though I appreciate the publisher advising against this if they cannot guarantee these systems have what the programme needs, perhaps. On your head be it..vista users! But definately worth trying. They both run great, were incredibly easy to download without the regular copy and paste code.
I agree with those that mentioned the need for offline help as I took my comp to work to sit and get to grips with it-help files were pretty much helpless.
The only other feature I miss is the layers but someone mentioned using artrage and particles together somehow to solve this, I've yet to try though am hopeful. I believe layers and unlimited undos are availabe in Pro version-which you can buy.

I visited their website last time where they had free plugins available, big thankyou for those too. Will be visiting again, no doubt.
Thankyou GOTD and to the publishers, you know I want to buy PDPro!

Reply   |   Comment by Lizzie  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

#87 dont be so stupid, honestly, clean up your pc, optimize it (that is if you have the programs, and you very well should, else the complaints that wahhhhh, this wont install are stupid to say the least it installed here fine on both my wife's AMD 1.4GHZ 1GB RAM Windows XP Home SP3 system and my Alienware 7500 2.6GHZ Intel Core 2 DUO 680i SLI MOBO 2GB Ram Vista system... Have a good day

P.S. this is free, well so is Project Dogwaffle also, much the same...

Reply   |   Comment by StanP.  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

Wow!

GREAT software! It's loaded with painting tools, filters, and can do animation to boot!

I can see where some compare this to PD Particles, and there are similarities, but this has more to it and I think both programs are worth the money.

My System:
Windows 2000 SP4

Reply   |   Comment by Lisa  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

#38: if you install it within the 24hour window of GAOTD, it will install. If you install it successfully, it will run forever. It's not a demo.

They may have put a wrapper on the installer to make it extract and install only during that one day.

If you receive the installer from a different source, it may work, but then again are you sure it's not been compromised?

Always use a really good virus scanner on downloaded files before opening anything. I mean really anything at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

has anyone tried the animation feature, as I would like to do stop motion animation? Someone in the forum said another app just takes a series of pix and makes a timeline from that which sounds interesting. It would obviously take quite a while to do a few sec test....has anyone had the time to try it? BTW I agree that if you need a photoeditor, go with PhotoShop or ASee DSee or another, but this has features that are not covered or without having to open and run PS for red-eye. It is like using a jack hammer to dig garden holes-Overkill. Thanks GOATD, as I haven't tried it out I wont thumb up or down it, and if there is timee after testing I will post my results. Thanks, as always GOATD-KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by pc mike  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

This is great GAOTD... thanks a bunch. Love to tinker with this stuff, even after using Photoshop and other graphics programs professionally for years. Very nice offer.

Reply   |   Comment by moo  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

#59 you're way off. PD Artist is very different from PD Particles. It has tons of filters. Better alpha tools. Swap buffer, and other things, and above all, custom brushes. Load your own image into the brush, or pick a portion of the current painting into the brush to paint ith it. Use the brush manager to store and manage it and other custom brushes. Use the MediaPedia (aka media manager) to save and later regain access to your custom brushes. In PD Pro 3.5 and up it got way more powerful too, with animated brushes that can paint over other animations. PD Particles is totally unable of that. On the other side, PD Particles has better particles.

If you like the best of both worlds, get PD Pro 3 or 4.

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

I keep reading comments about how they can't install this program and others when there is nothing truely wrong with the program at all. Yes some are poorly written and can give problems. Most however will work just fine if your system is in good order. Most of the problems are from your own computers and not from the pjrogram. Most of the problems are from your own computer and not from the program offered. Many are running pirate programs and that does cause problems.

Use a good download manager and it will save you a lot of headaches. There are many out there but only a very few good ones. I use FDM or FREE DOWNLOAD MANAGER and have for several years and it does a very good job.

Reply   |   Comment by Kelly  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

I ran the install as admin and it worked fine on 64-bit Vista. I am surprised anyone's having install/uninstall problems, because my OS is the finickiest there is with installations. PD Artist runs and looks good. I loved PD Particle from this author as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

#74: Vista Business? never heard, but... how is it different from the other Vista versions, where we have found it installs fine, in some cases just as is, in other cases with the heklp of Administrator login or UAC disable.

Vista users, check http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/faq/vista.html

and http://www.thebest3d.com/pda/VistaHomePremiumSP1-PDArtist.jpg

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

Regarding the question: why bother with PD Artist when you already got PD Particles?

Because PD Artist also supports custom image based brushes, including animated brushes (with the free addon of the Brush Manager plugin available at www.thebest3d.com/pda/addons )

In PD Particles, brushes contain small images, up to 32x32 pixels, and they're built-in. Can't load your own image into the brush, let along a sequence of images (tubes, hoses,...) PD ARtist has that. And it also supports animation. Most importantly, it has the Swap buffer, essentially the ack side of your drawing canvas.

PD Artist was built at the time when PD Pro 3.2 was around by removing a few features. Since them, PD Pro as evolved further, and I mean a lot. You can see what's new at http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/whatsnew

If you look inside of PD Artist, it too has particle brushes like PD Particles does, but they're not as advanced. No shrinking line style, no lines+alpha. The code from PD Particles is faster, more recent (pre-4.0 based).

Happy painting.

PS: there are a number of printers, scanners and other media driver installers that mess up our installer. They do so by leaving setup.exe files in places that are seen first because they also tamper with the system's PATH variable. If our installer fails, blame it on the others or on outdated VB installer code indeed. It was written in an era when coders knew what they were doing and had respect for other coders, and particularly for the end user's prized possession, the PC.

That said, we are certainly aware of the shortcomings of the installer we've used, and are working on improving things.

If you have trouble installing, check for help in the F.A.Q.'s at www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/faq

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

The Pirate Bay website itself is not illegal, the individual people seeding illegal stuff is what's illegal. It's like saying goggle is an illegal site just because you can use it to find illegal stuff

Reply   |   Comment by Furry  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

Lilyme, #54, some of us have pretty darn good luck with these "older" computers.

I, myself, am on Windows ME, & it has outlasted my XP, that went belly-up a few years ago, & I bought them both new, when those versions first came out.

These "older" computers sometimes work better than the "newer" ones, depending on how you have them setup, & what you have added to them.

Old School is not such a bad way to be, you know.

Reply   |   Comment by Old School - Old Timer  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

#70, can you use CS3 to create the animation of PD Pro with the turbulent air in desert heat seen at www.thebest3d.com ?

Note I didn't ask if PS CS3 can do it, I asked if you could.

Regardless of which crack or torrent you're sitting on. PS, CS3, PD, PSP, ... they're all tools in their own merit and if there's something you can do better/faster/with more fun in yet another tool, ask yourself if you're better off with a dentist who only uses a single tool, say a scalpel.

We've seen kids with down syndrome pick up PD Particles, because the interface was easy enough whereas PSP and PS was out of their reach. Dito with Autistic kids, and some have an insane hunger for artistic expression.

Reply   |   Comment by Philip Staiger  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

Fubar mentioned the flaws in the installer. I wonder if they can be avoided if this program is installed on a portable usb drive?

Reply   |   Comment by dr sarkar  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

The one from the other day would not install, they said to empty my temp file I did, I did the scan it said to and even joined the YAHOO group, that would never install and neither will this.
VERY DISAPPOINTED I'm not going to BUY software that I can't even install the trials of. It can't be just me, I saw many others with the SAME problem.

Reply   |   Comment by donnalb  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

during setup, I got an error that said it could not install due to some files on my system were not up-to-date and did I want the setup program to update the files for me. There was no information on what files were considered out of date. Well, I'm running XP with SP3 and have no pending windows updates. Soooooo - I'm leary of continuing with this app. So this will be thumbs down for me tho it sounds like a nifty program.

Reply   |   Comment by brenda  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Friday's games have been posted over in the forums:

Super Mario Blue Twilight DX

Blip and Blop – Balls of Steel
Zelda Forever: Tower of Evil

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/4015#post-43216

Reply   |   Comment by Gorilla Adams  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

I am looking for the downloadand I can't seem to find it. I have been hunting off and on for a couple of hours and its now almost 6pm eastern time.
Please let me know wher the download is. Thanks so much.

Reply   |   Comment by SD  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

For the people who say that PD Artist installs other software, incompatible software, etc., no, it doesn't. The problem is that the installer is very poorly written. You need to find the temporary folder that it's using, and delete the conflicting read-only files which other badly-written installers have dumped there (and if they were really bad, they might have marked them as hidden system). Ask a geek friend to help, if you need to (I realize the 24-hour installation limit is a problem).

#64, Kathy, an alternative to DVD-rippers, which frequently install multimedia components and change registry entries which make a mess out of your DirectX installation, is to use virtual CD/DVD drives. That's a topic which you should take up in the forums. Some people just use them to steal, like #70, claymore, but I used to legitimately use them for my own games so that I wouldn't have to insert the CD/DVD just to play the game. I used to like Virtual CD, many people like Alcohol 120%. There are freeware drive emulators, but at the time, they weren't any good. Alcohol 52% is available as freeware if you install a toolbar. Use trial downloads to see which play protected DVDs. Uninstall one before installing another; virtual drives generally don't work well together, and some software won't work with some virtual drives. You can also use software which removes the copy protection from DVDs.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

I'm having a problem d/l-ing this file. I've just d/l-ed a number of files from another site without any problems. This one hangs and then times out.

Anybody else having this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by My2Cents  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

Good program, I used it to make some of my websites images.

Reply   |   Comment by The Science Dictionary  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

PD Artist as well as PD Particles are nice programs, but in my opinion the install and uninstall is rubbish. It's very easy to mess up the Visual Basic files or the Control files (for example COMDLG32.OCX).

Reply   |   Comment by xunrage  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

#70 Claymore:

Stolen and free do not mean the same thing. Look 'em up.

Being a thief is bad enough: Being proud of it is worse than criminal.

Thanks to people like you, there may not be a Photoshop CS4!

Reply   |   Comment by The Law  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Doesn't have anything photoshop and my other programs can't give me and I can't uninstall it, which is really pissing me off. Has anyone figured out how to uninstall this damn thing?

Reply   |   Comment by Karanna  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

To Claymore (#70):
The Pirate Bay is an illegal site offering products illegally and you should not be encouraging people to go there or get anything from that site or any other site like it.

I don't understand how the moderator let that comment get posted. I would like to believe that GotD would never endorse or let anyone else endorse illegal behavior on the Net. Whoever moderated must have been half asleep or just didn't pay attention to what it contained.

Reply   |   Comment by BrianZachary  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Kathy comment #64, go over to the forums and ask there. You’re more likely to get help from the regular community who are always very helpful. your question is most likely going to get buried in the comments section.

Of course it’s possible using such programs as Zilisoft video converter. You can just copy the DVD directly to your hard drive then use the converter to convert it to a common format such as DivX. We also got ZX Video converter, Plato Video converter; though my favorite is Extra Video converter. You may need to use one of the many DVD rippers we’ve been given first, but it’s not absolutely necessary.

Try googling the question.

You may get help on the following forum, though it’s not specific to what yu’re asking:

http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/home-entertainment-equipment/14380-convert-dvd.html
Comment by Gorilla Adams — October 9th, 2008 at 1:38 pm
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Gorilla...thanks, I appreciate the information. I check the downloads daily, but rather new to the site compared to most. I should say I'll even pay for such a program if it's not too expensive. I did Google and will go over to CNET again. Thanks for your input.

Reply   |   Comment by Kathy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#73

As a big fan of Paint.Net, I wondered what this could possibly have to offer that I don't have. I was pleasantly surprised.

Here's the distinction as I see it: Paint.Net (like plenty of similar programs) is a program for image editing. In contrast, this is a program for painting. As such, it has quite a different emphasis. For example, this program has lots of choices for brush characteristics, as well as paper characteristics.

This program is well-suited for an artist, which I unfortunately am not. Still, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the functionality of this program did not overlap too much with the rest of my stable of image editing programs. It's a keeper.

And BTW, for those who got PD Particles recently, both programs have their places. It's like the difference between spray paint and a paintbrush.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Vista Users, don't bother downloading it. It does not work properly on Vista Business.

Reply   |   Comment by Junaid  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Well this is the second time I have downloaded software supplied by this software house and it's the only installer I have ever come across that unpacks and then tries to start my Epson scanner? So again I'm unable to use this software either. I'm not giving thumbs down because of the quality of the software itself, I don't know because I'm unable to install it. I'm giving thumbs down to the installer used. Bad bug in my eyes, quite a few people use Epson scanners, various models of various ages. Mine is a 2480 Photo which is approximately 2 years old. Not sure if anyone else is getting this very unusual and unfortunate bug?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Snowden  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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