FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which export file types support layers?

While ArtRage’s PTG format fully supports layers, the only file type that will also support layers when exported is PSD (Photoshop). All other file types will flatten the painting down to a single layer when exported.

Can I move my ArtRage iPad paintings to a new iPad?

If you purchase a new iPad device, then you may want to continue working on your existing paintings and move some or all of your ArtRage for iPad gallery to the new tablet.

All PTG files (ArtRage’s file format) can be used in any edition of ArtRage as long as the device can handle that size canvas, so your existing paintings should work just fine on another iPad.

There are a couple of ways to do this.

Use the iPad Backup Function

If you set up the iPad Air using the same Apple account as the first iPad, then you can restore the entire contents from a backup made of the first iPad. This includes the ArtRage files.

Manually Transfer With iTunes

The other way to transfer your files is through iTunes, from one iPad to the other (or to the computer, and from there to the iPad).

There are step by step instructions here: How to access iPad paintings with iTunes

Opening PTG files in a different version of ArtRage

Yes. All versions of ArtRage, including the iPad and the Demo, create PTG files and can open and edit these. So any paintings you create in one version (e.g. the Demo) can be continued with another version (e.g. the iPad or ArtRage 4).

Note: If you import an extremely large painting to the iPad, then you may run out of memory.

What image formats does ArtRage use?

ArtRage uses the custom file type “PTG”, and all paintings will be saved in this format. It’s always a good idea to keep a copy of your work in Artrage painting format (PTG), as this format supports layers, paint thickness, paint wetness and so on. However you can also import and export your work as other standard image types.

To save a painting in a non-PTG format, go to File > Export as Image (ArtRage 2) or File > Export Image File (ArtRage 3 & later), then select the format you wish to use.

To load a non-PTG file as a new painting or as a new layer in an existing painting, go to File > Import Image File or Import Image File to Layer.

Supported File Types

ArtRage supports JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF, PSD and TIF formats. PSD files can be loaded using “File > Open…” as well as “File > Import…” and ArtRage fully supports PSD layers. Importing a PTG image will instead import the fullsize PNG image that is uses for file previews. This can be used to recover images from corrupted ArtRage paintings.
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