Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:15 PM
August? No, I made no posts about this in August. At least not in 2012 year.
The plan is to draw and write in something like MS Paint using a graphical digitizing tablet. No plans for photo editing. MS Paint will work, so far as I find. I have tried Sumopaint and Pixlr online applications but learning is complicated, and I am still confused about Layers. Unclear is, do I need to know how to use or deal with Layers - maybe I wouldn't need them.
I have not yet tried Paint.net but would like to try. What stops me is knowing that it will force me to download and install some other Microsoft files, .NET Framework. I yet may try Paint.net on my newer computer which already has .NET Framework, but currently I'm using an older computer which has only 17 MB free space but no .NET Framework. This older computer is an older and slower one.
When drawing or writing onto MS Paint, the stylus pressure either sets or not sets a pixel in the image field; this might be an advantage, but I'm not sure yet. A program which allows for varying stylus pressure for thickness control might be better, so this is one reason why MS Paint might be more limited than what I would like - maybe. The desire for background and foreground color settings being changeable options is for convenience, so I do not need to make those changes each time I open the program. Default colors other than black & white can be more pleasant and for some people, more comfortable to view. For example, I might always want the alternative Paint program to open with background = black, and foreground = bright green. When I close, and later reopen the program, I want those same colors without making the two clicks to set them.
Hopefully this is now explained better. There are still two known programs to try: Artweaver, and the ask suggested, Artrage Starter. Other suggestions are still worth investigating -anyone?