PaintTool SAI

Painting software that is full of features and compatibility

  • Vote:
    6.6 (6398)
  • Category:

    Graphics Editors

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  • Works under:

    Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows 98

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version

PaintTool SAI is a paint tool that can be used on Windows PC. It is a tool that allows a user to upload photos and embellish them, as well as add different features to digital artwork to make it more aesthetically appealing.

Pros of Installing PaintTool SAI:

  • Easy-to-Use Interface: One of the biggest advantages associated with installing this tool is its easy-to-use interface. All of the most popular tools are carefully displayed with very clear images. This will ensure that even new users will be able to find the features that they need to get their artwork to look precisely the way that they imagine. The menus are fully able to be customized and will make it easy for users to organize the tools that they use the most often so that they are more convenient to access.
  • Lots of Tools to Use: PaintTool SAI has all of the tools that a digital artist needs to complete his or her artwork and edit and embellish his or her photos. These tools include paintbrushes of varying sizes, airbrushing tools of varying sizes, watercolors, colored pencils, basic graphite pencils and erasers of varying sizes. There are also options to add layers to artwork, making it a great deal easier to add additional levels of detail and increase depth. Effects can be created in the graphics with the use of layers as well.
  • Supports Several Different Formats: There are a large number of different formats that PaintTool SAI is able to accommodate. These formats include SAI, PSD, BMP, JPG, PNG and TGA.
  • High Quality Image: When an image is uploaded into PaintTool SAI, it is keeps its same quality level. There is no compression or warping that needs to be completed, so as a result, the image quality will remain as high as it was originally. This is important for the end result to be satisfactory for the user.

Cons of Installing PaintTool SAI:

  • Plain Navigational Layout: This paint tool does not have a lot of snazzy features immediately visible on its interface. Although this increases the usability of the layout in the immediate sense for new users, some users will prefer a flashier interface that offers more features. This plainness of the navigational layout also makes the program feel older, which contributes to an overall feeling of antiquity. Despite this, the program is actually very functional.
  • Advanced Features Take an Extended Period of Time to Learn: Some of the more advanced features take a longer period of time to learn. This is very common with most paint tools, since each paint tool has its own learning curve. However, the learning curve for PaintTool SAI is particularly steep, since the basic functions of the program are so easy to learn, thanks to its very basic framework.
  • No Mobile Platform Use: Many people enjoy being able to use their mobile devices to edit pictures. Unfortunately, this program can only work on full computers.

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