SpeedyPainter

A lightweight OpenGL painting application

Speedy Painter is an OpenGL based painting software for Windows. It supports Wacom digitizers to vary size and opacity of brush strokes according to pen pressure.

Intro

Features of version 3.4.9:

  • Reference view that replicates canvas movements, in order to always focus on the portion of the image we are currently working on. You can see a simple demonstration here.
  • Video export of drawing process into an avi video file: ready to upload it on YouTube, Vimeo or other web video sharing platforms. (**)
  • Multiple layers.
  • Ability to vary stroke size and/or opacity according to pen pressure (supports Wacom digitizers and tablets with Wacom technologies, like ASUS VivoTab note 8 ***)
  • Replay of drawing process.
  • Import/export of the whole drawing process.
  • Loading and saving of most common image formats (jpg, png, tif, tga, dds).
  • Canvas rotation.
  • Canvas horizontal flip.
  • Selection mask.
  • Image crop: watch demo.
  • Perspective grid overlay: watch demo.
  • Brush library: possibility to choose among different brushes, import new brushes and even to define new custom brushes: watch demo.
  • Mirror tool: to create horizontally mirrored images (useful for simmetrical shapes or drawing faces) or radial repetitions of a pattern, like in mandala paintings: watch demo.

(*) Go to the download page for the XP version.

(**) The video export dialog allows to choose among different video formats and codecs. I suggest to install the Xvid video codec in order to obtain a good compromise between video quality and the size of the resulting video file.

(***) To take advantage of pressure-sensitive features on Wacom enabled tablets, it is recommended to install the Wacom feel driver.

Let's see it in action:

mirror tool multiple slices