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PaintTool SAI Comments

PLEASE SUPPORT MAC COMPUTERS, PTS!!! TT-TT

Comment by Yami
about PaintTool SAI May 2016

I've been drawing on Paint Tool SAI for a very long time. This program was probably one of my first drawing programs I ever picked. When I got a new computer, Paint Tool SAI doesn't support macs. I'm really disappointed because I adore this program so much!! TT~TT Please make a version that supports macs because I don't want to use any other programs!

This program moves very smoothly. It's perfect for all artists. I definitely recommend this for any beginners who is starting out.

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Offers more (editing options) than basic software such as M ...

Comment by xxavx
about PaintTool SAI Jun 2011

Offers more (editing options) than basic software such as MSPaint or even MyPaint, while leaving out all the complexity of Photoshop's filters and tools. It makes the painting process very smooth and comfortable.

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