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RealWorld Paint is a freeware image/photo/animation editor. It can be used to create or edit computer images or animations, convert images to animations and back. RealWorld Paint can also be used for photo retouching.

Note: other RealWorld applications are capable of editing image just like RW Paint. All information available in this section is directly applicable to RealWorld Icon Editor, RealWorld Cursor Editor and RealWorld Photos.

Getting started

If you have installed RealWorld Paint on your computer, you can start it by double-clicking the RealWorld Paint icon on your desktop or from the Windows start menu. If you are using the portable version, double-click the RWPaint(.exe) file after you have unzipped the archive.

Creating new images and animations

Clicking on the File->New menu command or switching to the Create tab in an empty window displays a list of available wizards:

  • New raster image - activate this icon to create a new empty image. Width, height and background color of the create image can be specified in the right column.
  • Image from clipboard - creates image from content of clipboard. If you find an image on the web, right-click on it in Firefox and select "Copy image", then use the "Image from clipboard" wizard.
  • Capture desktop - the application window hides for a moment and the desktop without the Paint.COM window is captured and opened in the editor.

Opening files

RealWorld Paint is by default able to open (and save) images and animations in the following formats:

  • .bmp - Windows bitmap.
  • .jpg - JPEG photograph.
  • .png - PNG image.
  • .gif - GIF image or animation
  • .webp - WebP photograph.
  • .jp2/.jpc - JPEG2000 image.
  • .psd - Photoshop image with layers are some layer styles.
  • .xcf - GIMP image with layers
  • .pdn - Paint.net image with layers.
  • .rli - RealWorld image or animation with layers and styles. This is the native format of RealWorld applications. RLI specification.

Additional formats may be available if plug-ins are installed.

To open an image, click on the Open tab in an empty window or click on the Open command in the File menu. Alternatively, drag and drop an image from a file manage on the RealWorld Paint window. If you frequently open image with RealWorld Paint, consider associating selected file types with RealWorld Paint and open image by simply double-clicking them in Windows Explorer.

Using drawing tools

Paint offers several drawing tools and fill styles. Drawing tools may use the active color or fill style to fill interior of shapes.

Tutorials

Core concepts

Reading the following sections will help you understand how things work inside the RealWorld Designer framework. It is recommended for users wanting to customize the look and functionality of the application and for plug-in developers.

  • Window Layout - this corner-stone of the application controls the content of the entire window and the main menu.
  • View State - communication medium between individual parts of the application. A need-to-know topic for people wanting to customize the user interface and functionality.
  • Localized Strings - how use text in multiple languages in items configurable by the end users.
  • Scripting - introduction to creation of scripted filters or other operations.
  • Plug-ins - technical information for plug-in developers.
  • Stateless GUI - RealWorld application use strictly stateless user interface methods. Learn why and what are the consequences.

Getting more help

The crucial pieces of information are available directly in RWPaint's user interface:

  • Read the tooltips and/or descriptions in application status bar (the line at the bottom of each window) to learn about individual menu commands or dialog controls.
  • Click the lightbulb toolbar button or the "What now?" menu command to display list of frequently used actions.
  • Search this web using the search box in the upper right corner.
  • Ask a question on a public discussion board

Recent comments

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user icon Anonymous on February 15th

I want to try removing object a per the tiger lesson.
also is it possible get the video lesson large so I can see it better.

Boko

user icon gianfranca registered user on March 1st

i primi passi per fare un foto montaggio ?? :-(

user icon Anonymous on March 4th

im interested in making my cursor a specific image that performs an animation when i click certain buttons say for instance i click my mouse. how would i do this? i know its possible as ive seen cursors like this before. and it would be pretty neat if i could create one.

user icon Vlasta site administrator on March 4th

not possible with standard windows cursor - search the forum for more info

user icon Anonymous on March 18th

I cannot find the 'Print' option. can someone help please.

Paul.

user icon Vlasta site administrator on March 18th

you need to install the plugin first - check the Online tab when you start the application

user icon Anonymous on March 29th

Why does RWP start minimized? :-(
Win7/64bit
This occurred today when I tried to open a .png file.
Should I re-install RWP?
Thanks.

Screen: http://prntscr.com/3544rp

user icon Vlasta site administrator on March 29th

That looks more like your computer was low on memory or some other shared resource. Re-installing probably won't help. I would try to restart the computer, check it for viruses and eventually reset configuration of RWP.

user icon Anonymous on March 30th

Reset helped a lot! :-D
Thanks!

user icon Anonymous on April 9th

How do I move a copied picture after I pasted and click after.

user icon Anonymous
What about ICL files?
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