Friday, May 18, 2007

Corel Painter Is Making Me Cry

By my count, Painter has eaten five drawings of mine so far over the past few weeks, in various stages of completion. It ate the rat-tail baby picture. It ate the lambkin picture. It ate the rug picture twice. In nearly all of these cases I, not being a particularly angry person, just made a horrible noise in my throat like a watchdog and then started over. The notable exception was when it ate my lambkin, which was a thing of unparalleled beauty, and which catastrophe caused me to uncharacteristically dissolve into tears, how ridiculous. Now it has eaten the Hart Crane picture I was drafting, which I had saved at least a dozen times. When I try to open it, it tells me "insufficient disk space," and when I mouse over the link, it tells me that it contains 0 bytes, which is hardly promising. I will try again tomorrow like a good caboose, but I kind of want to murder someone right now.

P.S. I just lost the second version of the Hart Crane picture. I think I'll be going back to Paint for a while until I figure this out.

P.P.S. I just ate an entire bag of croutons to calm myself. It totally worked!


Harry said...

Perhaps you should try Tux Paint.

Tricia said...

Perhaps I should. Outer space rubber stamp images! Ooo, and I can write in Icelandic if I want!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tricia,

I'd love to get more specifics from you to ensure you're getting the best possible experience from Painter. Please feel free to contact me directly so we can get to the bottom of what is happening. I would need to know your OS and version of Painter to kick things off. There may even be a free update available that will resolve the issue you are having. Thank you!

Kind Regards,

Rick Champagne
Product Manager, Corel Painter
Corel Corporation (replace firstname and lastname with mine!)

Tricia said...

What crazy customer service! I will dispatch an email to you post-haste, many thanks.