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    Jul. 28, 2011
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    Free to try (Some tools unavailable); $20.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


If it's time to take your sketchbook digital, check out this freehand-drawing app. ArtRage doesn't use preset shapes; instead, you can adjust the opacity, the width, and the color of each drawing tool. BMP, JPEG, or PNG files can be imported as ghosted images, allowing you to trace shapes and fill them in.

You can hide all the palettes with a right click to get more drawing area, then unhide them to switch brushes or colors. We didn't have a drawing tablet, but the speed of our mouse strokes seemed to affect how thickly the tool applied the medium. ArtRage allows you to send your masterpieces via e-mail or export them to the same BMP, JPEG, or PNG formats.

The interface isn't perfect, as the lack of tool tips made selecting a tool more a matter of guesswork than a choice. But despite this minor flaw, ArtRage provides an enjoyable drawing experience.

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5 stars

"Great program for recreational use by family."

April 30, 2013  |  By nonib17

 |  Version: ArtRage 2.6.0


It has enough tools and features to enable the novice user to express an incredible range of artistic ideas. Young children can learn the basics easily and grow their own ideas.


The learning curve for advanced features is a bit much. But if one has the time to devote to learning via tutorial videos available on the web, not an issue.


This program has enough advanced features in it to accommodate most home users aside from perhaps professionals. The basics are easy to learn, allowing the user to create stunning artwork.

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5 stars

"all in one painters toolkit"

September 11, 2011  |  By wolfschweizer

 |  Version: ArtRage 2.6.0


makes digital painting possible similar to real painting


Sometimes a little bit slow, especially on netbooks


This is a great program. For 59 Dollars at the moment you get a complete toolkit for painting. For this money you could not even buy the basic colors and pens you need for real painting, not to mention brushes and canvas. This program is the one that simulates real painting the best of all programs I know. Of course it doesn`t have all features of Corel painter, but that makes it easy to use on the other hand, and you get results very fast. After a few minutes trying around you are already able to start painting almost like in real life.The metallic paint function is great. This is a pure PAINTING program, not a picture manipulation program like Photoshop. But combined with the free GIMP you have a complete painting and picture manipulation kit for under 60 dollars. You probably will not even be able to use all the possibilities you have with these two programs.

Updated on Sep 11, 2011

I mentioned before artrage could be a little bit slow on netbooks. That was because of a bad software configuration on my netbook. After I disabled the automatic translation program "lingoes" which was running in the background (causing no problems with other programs), artrage was no more slow at all. Now it is the fastest painting program I know, and it runs fast on an acer netbook with 1 GB memory.

Updated on Sep 30, 2011

I have artrage 3.5 studio pro

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.6.0
  • Multitouch Support Implemented: ArtRage 2.6 now supports the same Multitouch functionality as ArtRage Studio and Studio Pro. Multitouch gestures can be used for moving, scaling and rotating the canvas, references and stencils. This system supports Win7 Multitouch and Wacom touch systems.
  • Extended Language Support: ArtRage 2.6 now supports a wider range of languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Turkish, Russian, Latin American Spanish, Portuguese, and Brazilian Portuguese. Manuals are available in English, French, German, Italian and Turkish.
  • DPI support has been added for all exported image types.
  • Updated preferences to include Ink Services on/off support in the preferences menu and to prompt before checking for updates for systems that had problems when auto-checking.
  • Fixed a number of internal bugs found in the 2.5 version including a crash that could occur on some machines when using the default ruler.
  • Added a variety of new stencils that were previously only available in the Plus edition.
Publisher Ambient Design
Publisher web site http://www.artrage.com/
Release Date May 28, 2010
Date Added July 28, 2011
Version 2.6.0
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements 800 x 600 screen size,800mhz processor or faster, 256 megabytes of RAM.
Download Information
File Size 46.47MB
File Name install_artrage_4_demo_windows.exe
Total Downloads 342,196
Downloads Last Week 109
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some tools unavailable
Price $20

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