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FAQ about Paint Tool Sai

:bulletred: What is Paint Tool SAI?

:pointr: PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable.

- Fully digitizer support with pressure.
- Amazing anti-aliased drawings.
- Highly accurate composition with 16bit ARGB channels.
- Simple but powerful user interface, easy to learn.
- Fully support Intel MMX Technology.
- Data protection function to avoid abnormal termination such as bugs.

Minimum Requirements:

OS Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista
CPU Pentium 450MHz or later (require MMX support)
System Memory(RAM)
Windows 98 ... 64MB
Windows 2000 ... 128MB
Windows XP ... 256MB
Windows Vista ... 512MB
HDD 512MB free space
Graphics Card Resolution 1024x768, "32bit True Color" screen
Input Device Wintab compatible digitizer with pressure support

:bulletred: Where can I download Paint Tool SAI?

:pointr: You can download the 31 days trial version of PaintTool SAI from the official website of the developers of Paint Tool Sai.

:bulletred: Is Paint Tool SAI free?

:pointr: No, it isn't. Paint Tool SAI is not a freeware software. Which means that after your 31 trial days expire you will need to buy the license to be able to continue using the program.

:bulletred: How much does Paint Tool SAI costs?

:pointr: Be glad! Paint Tool SAI not only is one of the best painting programs, it's also one of the cheapest. The price is 5250 [JPY] (taxes included) per 1 software license. That is the approximated value equivalent to:

- 69$ [USD]
- 48€ [EUR]
- 42 [GBP]

(Just use Google if you need to convert the price into other currencies)

:bulletred: How can I buy Paint Tool SAI?

:pointr: It's simple. To buy this software all you need to do is to buy the license file available in the SYSTEMAX (Paint Tool SAI developer) website. To do that you need to follow some fast and easy procedures:

- Read and Agree to the License Agreement
- Fill out the Ordering Form with the required information
- Check out your email for the ordering confirmation and copy the "Confimation N." there provided and paste it on its rightful place in the step 3 of the purchase process.
- Finally, pay for your purchase via PAYPAL. If you don't complete payment within the next 24 hours your order will not be consider valid anymore.

:bulletred: I've bought the License. How do I install it?

:pointr: After SYSTEMAX has received payment, you will receive an email with the license file attached. You must download it into some place in your computer where you can easily find it. Then, all you need to do is to copy it and paste it inside Paint Tool SAI's main folder (which means you have to have the program installed already). It's location can vary but usually it is under "C://Programs/Paint Tool SAI". After that, you don't have to do anything else. Just close the folder and next time you open your Paint Tool SAI, you will notice that the information about the trial days is gone. You have now a full and licensed Paint Tool SAI. Enjoy ;)

:bulletred: Is Paint Tool SAI compatible with Windows 7?

:pointr: Yes. But just like with Windows Vista, you need to run it as the administrator user [just right-click on Paint Tool SAI icon, and chose "run as administrator"]

:bulletred: Is Paint Tool SAI compatible with MACs?

:pointr: Paint Tool SAI was NOT developed to be compatible with MACs. But you may be able to run it (although it's not 100% guaranteed that it will do it properly) if you also have installed in your MAC a software that allows to emulate Windows intended applications in MACs and Linux systems. The most popular one is CrossOver . Sadly this application isn't free either. But you can download the trial to test it out. Don't waste your money if you see that it doesn't pay off.

:groups: If you have any other questions regarding Paint Tool SAI, don't by shy and drop us a comment or send us a note. We will do our best to answer to your questions.

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:bulletred: Wrong Folders and more submission limitations

Hello fellow members and watchers!

It has come to our attention that a lot of our members don't understand what is a lineart and what is a tutorial or at the very least are very distracted. Some people sent their creations into these folders when they should be in on the "featured" folder currently available. Please do noticed what you are doing, otherwise we will be forced to decline your submissions.

Let's be reasonable here, it is not so difficult to understand that a lineart it's only the line of a drawing, which means, nothing is supposed to be filled in or colored; and a tutorial is the steps of a drawing or the explanation of how you got to that point of the drawing using a specific technique or tool(s).

Considering this, we decided to put an approval for these two folders "Lineart" and "Tutorial" and also the new folder "Animations". Submissions into wrong folder will be declined

On a different notice, please make sure that your submissions of artworks that do not fit into these categories are now done into "Featured 15" since all the others are now full. We will also like to warn you that we had to once again to restrict our current limits for submissions. Each member can now submit only one deviation per week (every 7 days). We are aware this might appear to be unfair. But considering the number of members this group has and how fast the folders are filling up, we have no other choice.

Thanks for understanding and please, do cooperate with us here so that the group experience can be even more enjoyable.

PS: Also make sure you check the group's FAQ section before you send us a comment or a note with a question. The answer to your doubt might be there already.
Thanks for the understanding.


:star::star: GROUP FAQ :star::star:

How to join this group ?

-Just click on the button "join our group"

What you can submit?

- All works done with this software of course but

limit the number of deviations you submit into the gallery to 1 deviation per week by members

i didn't put permissions for submit so try to not submit all your work of your gallery ^^'

thanks :)
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Silverforfun Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  New member Student Writer
I wish this worked on windows 7 :/
Silverforfun Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  New member Student Writer
I cant run this damn thing for the life of me! I wanna use the free 30 day trial, but when i try to do it, it says "You need to either run this as administrator or go on your administrator account." While i am logged into my administrator account! Argh, now all i have to draw with is MS paint...
CrystalDewDrop589 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Is it possible to upload art work from Paint Tool SAI to DeviantArt? If it is, how do I do it?
obtusity Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
Save your file as .jpg (or .png) format, then upload the .jpg/.png file.
CrystalDewDrop589 Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :happybounce: 
Sportz75 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The program's on my computer but for the LIFE of me, I can NOT find any "main folder" into which to copy and paste the certificate, so I don't know what the heck I'm supposed to do. I paid good money for that certificate and I can't get it put to use. Meanwhile the program says "Trial period expired" and it's keeps telling me to do what I've ALREADY done, and that's buy the software license.
obtusity Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Did it put an icon on your desktop or start menu?
If you right-click on that and choose Properties, it should show the path to the program, including which folder it's installed in (the "main" folder).
(I'm guessing from memory, currently posting from a PC without PT Sai)
Sportz75 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx, yeah, because I DID have it on my start menu, and from there I seem to have figured it out. Only trouble now is, it's not coming on in English, but in what I ASSUME is Japanese.
obtusity Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
I don't know how to change the language after you've installed it, although I believe some of the language packs can do that.

You could uninstall then re-install:

Firstly, are you set to English in Windows region and language settings? I think this can affect your language setup in Sai.
Make sure your installation file is from the Systemax website,
Uninstall Sai, and also delete the main Sai folder (or the contents) if there are still files in it (especially language.conf).
Re-install, making sure to choose English as the install language (I can't remember if it is the default, it may not be, so if you just keep hitting next that might end up in Japanese).
Put the license file for the computer in the Sai folder (if I recall correctly, license files are specific to the computer).

Good luck!
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IridiumBlade Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I had a question regarding the download of paint tool sai....
I think I get how to buy/download it, but how would I be able to get it in english as well? 

Thanks if you can let me know! :)

p.s. oh wait just looked at the other I can just buy it from english pg and it will give me the english version? Or is there something else I have to do? Sorry, I just need to clarify
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