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STAFF MESSAGE - A Note about Downloading Art Programs
« on: April 11, 2017, 06:34:50 pm »
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It has come to the staff's attention that there is a lot of talk about illegally downloading different art programs, or using bootlegs of them, etc-- the one noted in particular being Paint Tool SAI.

This is probably my fault, since the other day I instigated the whole thing about programs with many layers. I have an older version of the program personally, so I'm fairly certain it's legal, but I'll definitely be looking more into it to make sure I'm doing the right thing; otherwise, I'll go and purchase it myself. Sorry about that guys!

That being said, conversations about illegal topics are not allowed on FT. This includes mentioning attempts at downloading bootlegs/unlocked versions of programs (or any file for that matter), posting links to said downloads, or advice on how to obtain downloads while avoiding fees and/or other prerequisites for owning said file.

There are plenty of FREE, SAFE programs that support many of the same features SAI does, my personal favorite being FireAlpaca. Here is the link for your convenience. If you do want a specific program that costs money, please pay for it.

I'm going to clean up posts now, but in the future please refrain from any mention of illegal activities!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask here, or you can PM me/another staff member.

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Re: STAFF MESSAGE - A Note about Downloading Art Programs
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 06:42:20 pm »
Is this about a link I posted?
If so it was a free trial that sai offers
After a few days it makes you buy it
I didnt think that was illegal since there's a thread on this site I got the link from
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Re: STAFF MESSAGE - A Note about Downloading Art Programs
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 06:46:39 pm »
Is this about a link I posted?
If so it was a free trial that sai offers
After a few days it makes you buy it
I didnt think that was illegal since there's a thread on this site I got the link from

This is about discussion of it in general. I was just stating policy.
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Re: STAFF MESSAGE - A Note about Downloading Art Programs
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 08:40:19 pm »
There's also Krita, which is completely free and opensource. Here's a link to the website: https://krita.org/en/
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Re: STAFF MESSAGE - A Note about Downloading Art Programs
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 08:42:25 pm »
If you want a good program and have a bit of money to spare, use ClipStudio. A lot of manga artists use is but it's great for anything.
Regular price is around $75 BUT they have a sale every 2 months or so where they'll discount the price to about $25.
They're having a sale right now as well.

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Re: STAFF MESSAGE - A Note about Downloading Art Programs
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 09:19:32 pm »
I highly recommend both Krita and FireAlpaca.  I currently use paint tool SAI and have used both of these programs, and they are all very comparable.
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Re: STAFF MESSAGE - A Note about Downloading Art Programs
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 09:24:09 pm »
May I recommend FireAlpaca and MediBang Paint Pro to people, both free so please no pirate!
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Re: STAFF MESSAGE - A Note about Downloading Art Programs
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2017, 02:31:20 am »
Shouldn't this be stickied?
That way, new members can see it too.
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Re: STAFF MESSAGE - A Note about Downloading Art Programs
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 08:48:31 am »
Shouldn't this be stickied?
That way, new members can see it too.
It's in the official site rules that posts mentioning illegal activities such as pirating are not allowed so there's no need to have this stickied to. This is just a reminder post ^^
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Re: STAFF MESSAGE - A Note about Downloading Art Programs
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2017, 10:03:15 am »
Shouldn't this be stickied?
That way, new members can see it too.
It's in the official site rules that posts mentioning illegal activities such as pirating are not allowed so there's no need to have this stickied to. This is just a reminder post ^^
Ah, I see! That explains itself.
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Re: STAFF MESSAGE - A Note about Downloading Art Programs
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2017, 02:55:50 pm »
If you want a good program and have a bit of money to spare, use ClipStudio. A lot of manga artists use is but it's great for anything.
Regular price is around $75 BUT they have a sale every 2 months or so where they'll discount the price to about $25.
They're having a sale right now as well.
I know kinda off topic but whaaa?! I just bought it not that long ago for full I didn't know when they had their sales and didn't want to wait :'D
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Anyway yeah no pirating, and being poor is not a good excuse either(not saying anyone here said anything, but people use that excuse a lot in general). Just save what you got for the real thing or use a free one like FireAlpaca(which is pretty good imo if you can get SAi or ClipStudio). Gimp is also another good alternative buuuut may be a bit out of date compared to others >.>''
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