Corel Painter X4 Release Date, Beta News & Rumors

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We’re on the lookout for the release of the all new Painter X4 (version 14) coming from Corel. We haven’t yet seen any talk about a beta release, so we are probably still some ways to the next version. Looking at the long release date cycles, we don’t anticipate it to be updated until May 2015 at the earliest.

Painter X4 by Corel is expected to go on sale sometime between May and July 2015.- Rumored Painter X4 Release Date

We base our release date predictions on what we hear directly from the folks who work closest with Corel software and on the release date cycles we’re seen in the past. Here is the list of the last few release dates:

  • Painter X3 – It was released in August, 2013.
  • Painter X2 – It was released in May 2011.
  • Painter X1 – It was released in March 2009.
  • Painter X – Released in February 2007.
  • Painter IX – Released in November 2004

What do we expect to see in Painter X4?

Expect to see major UI design improvements, including custom colored icons, better brush editing properties, and more realistic blending tools. We hope that the new version will bring rulers for inking like Sketchbook Pro, ArtRage Studio Pro and Manga studio.  We’ve heard that the program can be slow on some user’s machines, including those that are running 64-bit Windows 7.  If you’re on a Mac, there is still no 64-bit support. We also hope that because of the large learning curve (this program is definitely meant for professionals already using it) that Corel will come out with a better set of resources and free training manuals for new users of the software to help it be a less overwhelming program to learn.

What would you like added or improved in Painter X4? Leave your comments and suggestions below.

  1. May 24, 2014


    I would like to have a fullscreen-mode without taskbar and window/menu-bar at all like in photoshop. It also would be nice if the UI would be darker and more beautiful (maybe like in Darkroom with the mini ornaments). I also want the scan from TWAIN and the brush wizard back.

  2. July 21, 2013

    Nam Air

    I’m about to purchase Corel Painter 12 now, but maybe I will hold on a little longer for the next version, as Painter 12 does not support Retina display on my mbp

    So i really do hope that Painter 13 will support Retina screens

  3. July 16, 2013


    64bit Mac support please. Mac users have been in 64bit exile long enough and it isn’t because OSX and the hardware aren’t ready. OSX has been good for it for years now. Attention to detail fixing all the little but important everyday routine things that just don’t quite work as they should. Optimise the speed as much as possible. I would rather have everything that is currently there working brilliantly than any more features. Make what we have rock solid and then think about other possible features. Please, please.

  4. July 9, 2013


    I’d like to see the ability to use more ram if you want because most of your crashes are a result of memory

  5. June 13, 2013


    I would like to see some of the color harmonies that are included in Corel Draw. Agree this is an “overwhelming program to learn.” Some Right-Click or mouse over helps would be nice. It seems that the designers assumed that you would be using this since version 3 or 4. I would also like a more common feel from the other Corel products. I have been playing on and off for a few months and find it difficult. Not something that is straight forward.

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