Hey, I'm not complaining about the bugs, it's just that the non-beta version does not work any better on my computer. In addition to being slow, it had weird quirks like saving the image in inverted colors. Anyone reading this should definitely TRY Krita because, if it works on your machine, it's a perfect professional program with probably everything a digital artist could want in an art program and it's completely open source and free. I just want SAI because the line art is simple and the program is light weight...just a little nervous because their website is so unprofessional looking. I'm a little worried I'll pay for the product and just not hear anything, especially if their site frequently goes down.
Thank you...I just downloaded their latest beta version and I'm afraid it still slowed down my computer so much that videos stopped playing and lines dragged behind the pen while drawing. Then I opened up the trial of sai and it worked fine. I am running windows and MAYBE that is the problem. I have the impression Krita was designed for linux more so than Windows. I hope they get the bugs out one day because the features it has rivals Photoshop and Painter! In the meantime, for crisp comic-book-like line art and basic coloring, I think Sai is the better choice for me(at least for my slowpoke windows laptop anyway.)
Hey! I forgot about Krita!! I remember LOVE LOVE LOVING Krita, but it always crashed on my computer and got glitchy My download was from about a year ago though..maybe they fixed the glitches. I'll try a new download and see if it works any better. What I mostly love about Sai is the line-art tool by the way. I even have Photoshop and it does not come close.
The website doesn't seem to reveal the amount until you get into the final phase of ordering, but I think I saw the price somewhere and it was about $40.00 (maybe 43..something like that). Firealpaca, in case you hadn't heard of them, looks similar and is free, but it looks like the line-art features aren't quite as good.