Frequently Asked Questions
Because ArtRage mobile editions have capped canvas sizes, you may want to create larger images to print from. While it’s possible to export your ArtRage paintings as PNG image files, then resize them on your computer, this is not ideal as there will be some loss of quality.
Instead, you can record a script of your painting which can be played back on the full version of ArtRage for Windows or macOS. To record a script, make sure that ‘record script’ is enabled when creating a new painting file. Then, when you’re done painting, you can export the script file from your gallery, then play this file back in the desktop version at the size you prefer.
There is no set maximum limit for paintings in the desktop version of ArtRage 5. The amount of memory your desktop computer has, and the increasing demands of working at large sizes with a simulation of real paint will be the limiting factor. You can download a demo of Artrage to try it out on your computer. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
Mobile versions of ArtRage can create paintings up to 2048 x 2048 pixels in size. On the iPad Pro, you can create paintings up to 4096 x 4096 pixels in size.
Why don’t the mobile apps support canvas rotation?
The ArtRage Mobile apps (iOS, Android and Windows Touch) don’t support canvas rotation (the ability to just turn the canvas around using fingers), but we added it as an option to the iPad app in 2015.
This is because canvas rotation is memory intensive feature which isn’t absolutely necessary, as it is possible to rotate the entire device. While we may consider adding this feature in the future, we will only add it if it does not compromise app performance. Currently, most devices will struggle with this feature.
How can I rotate the canvas?
ArtRage for Android
The entire canvas and interface will rotate as you turn the device. To prevent this, you can turn on “Lock Interface Rotation” under Settings.
ArtRage for iPad
Update 2.1 added canvas rotation to the iPad app, as most current iPads can now handle the performance requirements, and the iPad Pro is too large to physically turn easily.
- Default Setting: The interface will rotate as you turn the device, but the canvas will not.
- Canvas Rotation Active: You can turn ‘Canvas Rotation’ on by going into the menu > Preferences. This will allow you to turn the canvas using two finger gestures while you work.
- 15 Degree Increments: You can ‘lock’ the rotation angles to 15 degree increments in Preferences, or allow the canvas to turn freely.
ArtRage for iPhone
Neither the interface nor the canvas will rotate when you turn the device.
ArtRage Touch (Windows 8)
The interface will rotate as you turn the device, but the canvas will not. You can also use the Canvas Positioner to rotate the canvas. The Canvas Positioner is a floating ‘compass’ that allows you to turn, scale and move the canvas, similar to the desktop versions. Find it by going to Layers > menu button in the top right > Canvas Positioner.