About PaintTool SAI

PaintTool SAI is a high-quality graphics editor and painting solution that allows users to compose anti-aliased paintings and edit digital images with precision. SAI's intuitive interface and robust tools make the digital art creation and editing process more enjoyable and comfortable.

SAI provides various raster drawing tools such as airbrush, watercolor, pen, and marker, as well as selection-based tools including the lasso and magic wand, which can be configured for anti-aliasing. SAI also includes a full set of transformation tools, linework layers, lineart tools, and more. Any image can be exported via PSD, BMP, or in the native SAI format.


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Overall rating

4,3 /5
(9)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,1/5
Ease of Use
4,2/5
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3,5/5

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Sukesha
Sukesha
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great option for graphic design

Reviewed on 2022/12/09

Overall it has been a good experience using PaintTool SAI

Overall it has been a good experience using PaintTool SAI

Pros

The feature i like best on paint tool SAI is the user friendly interface, it is very easy to edit images using this software, it is much better than the microsoft paint that comes preinstalled on windows.

Cons

The only feature they can improve on is giving more editing options for images, other than that i did not find any issues using the software.

Gal
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 5 001–10 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Benefits and struggles of Paintool SAI

Reviewed on 2022/01/25

Pros

Great variety of tools and modifiers to each allows you to customize your brushes, erasers, etc to your liking.
Paintool SAI has a more lightweight feel compared to other painting softwares, allowing you to have a more fluid workflow

Cons

Lacks the variety of tools other softwares in the industry have.
Its interface looks a little outdated, despite its tools being a good match against other softwares.

Travis
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

An Introductory Software

Reviewed on 2022/06/07

I learned so much using this program, and it worked well with multiple drawing peripherals. But at...

I learned so much using this program, and it worked well with multiple drawing peripherals. But at it's current price point, I cannot recommend it over other options.

Pros

The basic tools in SAI are intuitive and easy to use out of the box. It is a great way to learn the basics of digital art.

Cons

The software has some clever tools and features, but isn't as robust as a program like Clip Studio Paint. Anymore, I'd recommend GIMP as an introductory software. GIMP's open source model really broadens the capabilities and versatility of an ever changing art scape.

Souleymane
Souleymane
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  • Industry: Mining & Metals
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

The drawing software for digital artists.

Reviewed on 2023/08/19

PaintTool SAI is indeed a wonderful drawing software that assists its users in various ways, such...

PaintTool SAI is indeed a wonderful drawing software that assists its users in various ways, such as the line stabilizer feature, which allows for smooth drawing by reducing hand tremors.

Pros

PaintTool SAI offers a variety of drawing tools that are highly favorable for illustrators and manga artists. It also supports layers, allowing users to combine or overlay elements without complexity.

Cons

What I like least is perhaps the coloring tool, which, in my opinion, doesn't assist me much with my fillings or flat colors.

Alexa
Alexa
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Good whay to start

Reviewed on 2023/02/07

Pros

This is a good software, easy to learnd and is the perfect tool to those that are starting on the digital art

Cons

I think they could put a dark mode on it.

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PaintTool SAI offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$50,81/one-time
  • Free Trial: Not Available

PaintTool SAI is priced at 5500 JPY (Japanese Yen) per 1 software license. Pricing in other currencies depends on current exchange rates.

PaintTool SAI has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50

PaintTool SAI supports the following languages:

English, Japanese

PaintTool SAI supports the following devices:

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PaintTool SAI offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum

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