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RealWorld Paint 2023.1

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Portable edition:
64-bit installer: RWPaint64.msi
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Design logos

Combine raster and vector layers and apply layer styles. Design your own logo, buttons or web icons like a pro.

Retouch photos

Remove blemishes, resize and crop photos for your blog. Or are you ready for some heavy photo-modding? No problem.

Animate GIFs

Draw attention to a new section of your web site with an animated GIF. Save space with automated gif optimization.

Designing with layer styles

Copy without background

Make animated smiley

Remove objects from photos

Inside the image editor

Outline and shadow layer styles.
The plain black t (in the layer palette)
was transformed to a blue t with white outline and shadow.

Use layers and styles

Save time, maintain consistent look and feel, simplify future updates. That's what appropriate use of layer styles does for you.

  • Use classic layer styles like bevel, shadow, fill, outline, or glow.
  • Design your own layer style by combining any available image filter to achieve effects like automatic symmetry or kaleidoscope drawing.
  • Save your favorite layer styles into your own personal style library (with previews). Download pre-made styles.

Design vector illustrations

RealWorld Paint remains pixel-oriented, but delivers flexibility of vectors:

  • Change colors and shapes of objects in a vector layer at any time.
  • Use a powerful Shape tool to design arbitrary shape.
  • Import vector masks from .psd as vector layers, export vector shapes to .svg.
  • Apply layer styles to vector layers.
Draw and modify vector shapes.
Design scalable logos or illustrations with vector tools.
Freely combine raster and vector layers.

Outline and shadow layer styles.
The best way from Photoshop to GIMP is through RWPaint.

Photoshop, GIMP, compatibility

You won't have to leave your old projects behind. RealWorld Paint can import and export native image files of other popular image editors. Images are imported or exported with layers.

Photoshop's .psd files are imported with selected layer styles. Compatible layer styles are converted to RWPaint's native layer styles.

RealWorld Paint also supports many standard image files like .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .webp and more.

Make animations

RealWorld Paint allows you to create simple animations like flashing buttons or animated forum avatars.

  • Add new frames by dragging and dropping images from a file manager or via clipboard.
  • Modify each frame as a normal layered image.
  • Convert animations to filmstrips and vice versa.
  • Built-in GIF optimizer without cryptic settings.
Editing animation in RealWorld Paint.
Each frame is a separate image with layers.

Retouch or modify photographs.
Increase you eye size or muscle volume with the Shape shifter tool.
Smoothen or recolor your skin.

Modify your photographs

With RealWorld Paint, you can resize, crop or cut out objects from photographs.

  • Resize pictures (with correct gamma), convert file formats, draw custom borders or frames.
  • Remove blemishes with the Clone tool.
  • Crop pictures and remove perspective with the Crop tool.
  • Change shapes with the Shapeshifter tool (Liquify in Photoshop's terms).

Lean, mean and clean

RealWorld Paint installs or requires NO additional packages on your computer. No .net Framework, no adware, no spyware. It just works and on a wide range of Windows versions.

RWPaint can use up to 4 cores of your modern multi-core processor to speed up drawing on a large canvas.

Nifty features

Sometimes it is enough, if it is just fun to use:

  • Invoke commands using mouse gestures. Undoing was never easier.
  • Draw Vista glass-like effects - using "Xxx with effect" tools.
  • Use in-place calculator when setting numerical values.
  • Draw with stylish image brushes.
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