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Try out the features of ArtRage before you buy

Download ArtRage Demos

Get started with ArtRage now by downloading one of our free or demo versions straight away!

We believe in giving users a chance to try our software out before purchasing, to allow you to try the different tools and test the performance before purchasing. Here you can find the free desktop demo for ArtRage 5, as well as information on other free or trial versions of ArtRage.

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Available Demos and Free Versions

Download ArtRage for Desktop or Android now to start creating!


Download the ArtRage 5 demo for your desktop computer:


Download the free oil painting app for Android:

Using a Kindle? Download the free Android app from Amazon instead!

Scroll down for more information about the requirements and limitations for the demo version.

Trials and Bundles:
  • ArtRage Lite: Free bundle download with selected graphics tablets (e.g. Wacom, Adesso). Demo version pre-installed on selected Lenovo devices.

  • Discontinued Editions: ArtRage 2 and 3 (Studio/Studio Pro) may still be available as free software downloads for older tablets.
  • ArtRage for Android (full): Free download for selected Samsung devices. Free with selected Lenovo devices.

  • iPad/iPhone: No free or trial versions are currently available for iOS.

Keep reading to learn more about the different free and demo versions of ArtRage.


ArtRage 5 Demo

Try the full program for Windows or Mac OS

Try the desktop demo version of ArtRage 5 for FREE, with no signup, expiry, risk or obligation.

ArtRage 5 is the full professional edition of ArtRage with all features and tools. Whether you are comparing digital painting programs, considering switching from traditional to digital natural media, or considering upgrading from a different edition of ArtRage, the free demo allows you to try all the features of ArtRage 5 for an unlimited time.

Learn more about ArtRage 5 or compare the features of our different editions.

Get help using ArtRage 5 in the online manual.


Click on the download links on the right to download the demo directly to your computer. To choose the location that it saves to, right click and choose “save as” instead.

Once you have downloaded the file, double click it and follow the instructions to install the demo. If you are installing the macOS version, make sure to drag the ArtRage program to your Applications folder to finish installing.

If you choose to purchase the full program, you will need to download it separately (the demo does not turn into the full program).


We respect your privacy and do not require an email sign up or internet connection to install or use ArtRage 5. There are no ads inside the program, and we do not track user activity.


The ArtRage 5 demo version does not allow you to save, export, or record scripts. All other features are fully functional, and any custom resources you create will be usable in the full program if you choose to purchase it. There is no time limit on the demo software, so you can take your time to explore the tools without worrying about a deadline!

Operating System Compatibility

We offer downloads for both Windows and macOS, but you need to download the correct version for your computer. Purchasing ArtRage 5 allows you to download both macOS and Windows versions whenever you need them.

Windows: ArtRage 5 is fully compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10.

macOS: ArtRage 5 is compatible with macOS 10.8 and later. It will run on 10.6 & 10.7, but we do not officially support these operating systems because we cannot guarantee future updates will be compatible. See this FAQ for details.

Hardware Requirements

You can install ArtRage 5 on any desktop, laptop, or touchscreen device that runs a supported operating system. You do not need a powerful computer or graphics card. ArtRage 5 is compatible with standard graphics tablets drivers.

Speed: ArtRage is designed to run on old and new hardware, but you will be able to reach larger canvas sizes and faster speeds with higher RAM.. ArtRage 5 is also faster and more efficient than any of our previous editions, so you will see better performance if you are upgrading. If you encounter any performance problems in the demo, please contact our support for assistance and we will try and help you get everything working smoothly before you have to decide whether to purchase or not.


ArtRage 5 is available in English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Russian.

ArtRage 5 should automatically detect the language that your computer uses when installing. If this does not happen, you can change the language inside the program by going to Help > Change Language.


While we are proud of how smoothly and reliably ArtRage runs, we know that users may encounter unexpected issues. We are always happy to help solve these, and help you get started. These are the two most common problems that demo users encounter:

Can’t Close Demo Window: The demo shows you a pop up window when you first open it, to let you know that it is a demo. If your Windows display is set to a larger magnification, then this can cause the pop up window to become too large to fit onscreen properly, and the ‘close’ button disappears off the bottom of the screen. To close the window, simply press ‘escape’ (or adjust your display while trying the demo – this is not an issue in the full version, and should be fixed in the next update to the demo).

Graphics Tablet Problems: If you are having problems with pressure sensitivity, or your graphics tablet is not being recognised, this is usually a tablet drivers problem. See this page for help adjusting the settings.

If you experience any other technical issues, we are happy to help troubleshoot before you purchase.

Thank you for trying Ambient Design software and we hope that you enjoy using ArtRage!

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ArtRage 5 demo for Windows

Requires: Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10.

Instructions: Download the installer using the button above. Once you have downloaded the file, double click it and follow the instructions to install the demo.

ArtRage 5 demo for macOS

Requires: Mac OS X 10.6 or later, Intel Processor.

Instructions: Download the disk image using the button above. Once you have downloaded the file, double click it and drag the ArtRage 5 Demo icon to the Applications folder icon.

More Information

Discover ArtRage 5

Discover ArtRage 5

ArtRage is a powerful, intuitive painting package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your Computer, iPad and iPhone.


ArtRage 5 Features

ArtRage 5 contains natural painting tools like oils and watercolor, sketching tools like pencils and ink pens, and utilities to make painting easier.

Artwork Screenshots

See It In Action…

Take a look at a gallery of interface and feature screenshots, along with samples of work produced by users of ArtRage.

ArtRage Lite

artrage lite 5 splash screenArtRage Lite does not have a free public trial available at the moment (we recommend using the ArtRage 5 demo to test compatibility and features), but the full program is included as free software with third party hardware, for example, the Wacom Intuos Draw graphics tablet, or Adesso Cybertablets.

An exclusive ArtRage Lite Trial is included with the Lenovo Yoga Book. The trial does not expire, but offers limited save and export options (maximum size 1280×1024 pixels, PTG or JPEG only) and some minor limitations on custom resources.

Download the ArtRage 5 Demo


Free ArtRage Android Apps

ArtRage for Android: Oil Painter Free

ArtRage Oil Painter Free is an Android app that lets you paint in digital oils. It’s a very simple, easy to use, app that lets you jump right in and start having fun with paint! It is aimed at people who just want to check out our oil brush, or fingerpaint without worrying about a ‘real’ art app. It’s also a good way to check the performance of the program on your tablet, phone, or Kindle before paying for the full app.

You can download this paint app from the Play Store and the Amazon App Store.

ArtRage Oil Painter Free offers:

  • Four oil brush presets
  • JPEG Export and saves PTG files compatible with other editions of ArtRage
  • One layer with ArtRage’s default textured canvas
  • Included manual
  • ArtRage’s unique live paint simulation and color mixing

System Requirements: Android 4.0+, 320 density pixel screens (tablet devices and medium to large phones).

Languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Vietnamese, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional).

roses painted in artrage oil painter freeGet ArtRage Oil Painter Free on Google Play
Download ArtRage Oil Painter Free from the Amazon App Store

Learn more about Oil Painter Free.

ArtRage for Android (Full App)

ArtRage for Android on the Google Play Store The full ArtRage for Android app is normally $4.99 from the Android app stores, but it comes free with selected devices. The free version is the full Android app and exactly the same as the paid versions. The only restriction is that the app download is linked to the device, not your app store account, and cannot be downloaded to multiple devices. Distribution is decided by the hardware company, so we have no control over whether it is available for your device and ArtRage may be available for devices not listed below.

Lenovo Yoga Book

The full Android app comes preinstalled on the Lenovo Yoga Book.

Samsung Galaxy Phones and Tablets

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 includes ArtRage for Android as a free download

ArtRage for Android is available as a free download from Galaxy Gifts on certain Samsung devices. ArtRage is not preinstalled, so you will need to search for it and download it from Samsung. It should be available for most phones and tablets in Galaxy Note range (see below for the full list).

To download the app: Open Galaxy Apps and look along the top of the homepage for the ‘For Galaxy’ tab. Galaxy Gifts will be listed on that page, then you just browse until you find ArtRage.

Available on the following devices in the Samsung Galaxy range through the Galaxy Gifts/Galaxy Essentials premium app bundles:

  • Galaxy Tab S2
  • Galaxy Tab A 9.7″ with S-Pen
  • Galaxy Tab A 9.7″
  • Galaxy Tab A 8″
  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy Note 4
  • Galaxy Note Edge

Learn more about ArtRage for Android.


Getting Started

Here you can find an online manual with instructions on how to install, activate, and use your copy of ArtRage. This is for the full version, but can still apply to the demo (you don’t need to activate).

Technical Support

If you require any support when using or attempting to install ArtRage, or technical questions relating to the product and its features.

Art Tutorials

Interested in making the most of ArtRage and exploring it’s many features? Try your hand at some ArtRage tutorials.

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