The reviewer, Lesa Snider King, calls it Corelâ€™s friendly painting package for hobbyists. She writes, â€œCorel Painter Essentials 4 could be the most fun youâ€™ve had in front of a computer in years (though youâ€™ll want to spring for a graphics tablet). Itâ€™s affordable and the new interface makes it an absolute joy to use.â€
CPE4 ($99) is geared toward arts and craft enthusiasts, scrapbookers, and digital photography hobbyists. It has a simplified interface that is based on a research by Corel on how customers are using the software.
The new interface sports two workspace buttons: Drawing & Painting and Photo Painting. Depending on which workspace youâ€™re in, a different set of palettes appear specific to those tasks.