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Painter 6

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Painter_6image.sit (303.14 MB)
MD5: 6a2e527d2abdd13d68257c3f354b92e4
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
PainterEN6_and_6.1_Inst_pl_No.sit (77.07 MB)
MD5: dd246dea7247bb231ab8f28ba4d64d3a
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (380.82 MB)
MD5: b085b5f63d15174d269b3e9f01128914
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (5.96 MB)
MD5: eb654114b895d6da029bd98e27a6885e
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (391.75 MB)
MD5: dc46badc34facb71287c865ff7b687f7
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (449.06 MB)
MD5: f6e7f90ba0d937974122e5bfda6782f1
For Mac OS 8 - 8.1 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older applications

Painter 6.0, a raster-based digital art application was the final version release created by MetaCreations. Painter was then purchased by Corel Corporation, who released Painter version 6.1 in the form of an updater patch, containing brand-name changes plus several fixes (2nd DL above).

  An art studio at your fingertips! If you've considered venturing into the world of painting, look no further, Painter 6 is here. With all the new gadgets and the new setup, anyone can learn this program and have months of fun working in it. You'll never have to buy another paint brush, just make your own. If you enjoy making greeting cards but have had problems with other software, then Painter 6 may be the solution. You'll have so much fun, your family will probably think you've gone on vacation. You don't have to go to art school now, just open up the program, go through the tutorials, read the PDF files, and experiment. Experimenting is a great learning tool, one used by many artists.
Excerpt: from review by Jacquelin Vanderwood, 1999 (Web Archive)

See Also: Painter 1.2, Painter 2, Painter 3, Painter 4, Painter 5, Painter 5.5 WE, Painter Classic, Painter 7, Painter 8, Painter IX, Painter X

Architecture: PPC x86 (Windows)

  ...I love this new Painter 6 program except for the fact that I've had to reinstall again and again and then discovered there was a patch that I had to download to fix the numerous glitches. I have come to the conclusion that Painter 6 probably works better on a Mac. Guess I'll have to get one.Jacquelin Vanderwood (Web Archive)

Note: Jacquelin's comment does seem to be fairly ominous. Fortunately, the 6.1 patch is available above too - 2nd DL above for Macintosh & 4th DL for Windows (English language).

If anyone has the German language Corel 6.1 updater, please consider adding it to this page.


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2015, October 9 - 12:23am

  ...I found's the following link:

And no followup posts to it's question Sad

Drawing nothing but blanks here too, which is a pity. Perhaps Corel was in a hurry to release Painter 7 and didn't bother with patches for other languages... I'll keep my eyes open for anything to the contrary, but it doesn't seem promising.

Thanks for looking.

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by IIGS_User - 2015, October 8 - 5:24pm

The only I found's the following link:!topic/corel.graphic_apps.painter/dFpsgx9EpVk

When is the Painter 6.1 Patch also available in german finally ?

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by MikeTomTom - 2015, October 7 - 11:55pm

@IIGS_User: "ungültig" = "invalid". Yes, thank you. I'd assumed that it was, and the serial (in screenshot 2 & included with DL 2) is for the Mac install only.

I located one in the usual places that works for the Windows install. I could add it to the page? Or just do as I did and run a search-engine request on MetaCreations "Painter 6.0".

I was then able to run the Windows Corel patch & convert Painter 6.0 German to Painter 6.1 English.

I went so far as to access Corel's German FTP pages (at least I thought I had - now I can't locate it), trying to find a German Windows version of the updater. But even that site pointed me to the English version. Based on my IP address perhaps? Anyway if you're able to locate a German update to 6.1 it would be good (if such a thing exists).

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by IIGS_User - 2015, October 6 - 5:05pm



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by MikeTomTom - 2015, October 5 - 12:08am

However, in attempting to install the Windows German version, it will not accept the provided password. It stalls with a this serial is "ungültig" message and I have to abort the install.

My guess is the PW is for Mac only. Anyone?

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by feeef - 2014, December 18 - 9:54am

Thanks! I would love to see an english version of that software!