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ArtRage gets a whopping 4 megapixel canvas option, meanwhile SketchBook Pro hits 3

Recent updates to both ArtRage and SketchBook Pro have finally pushed through the multi megapixel canvas barrier. SketchBook Pro struck first on May 13 with an optional high resolution canvas of 2048 x 1536, but then ArtRage hit back on May 27 with an unprecedented 2048 x 2048 canvas. That's a whopping 4 million pixels!

Both multi megapixel canvas options are limited to iPad 2 users and both have a performance hit. We haven't done any exhaustive testing to see just how much of a performance hit is present on each app, but it might be enough to make some of you think twice.

That in our opinion would be a shame. Head back here tomorrow when we'll explain why these new multi megapixel canvas options are so important and why we think you should consider using them.

Many thanks to reader Bill Pham for the heads-up regarding the SketchBook Pro update. Much appreciated Bill.

App Store Links: ArtRage, SketchBook Pro

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Both are excellent updates and I find Artrage to be usable at last, even on the high resolution which is exciting because it is such an unique app. And with the Procreate 1.5 update with HD resolution just around the corner things are very sunny in iPad painters land..

June 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErik

They can't touch Procreate. That app uses OpenGL, and with the iPad2's graphics processor, it takes a HUGE load off the CPU. It's the only painting app that is completely lag free. ArtRage and Sketchbook have some serious catching up to do. Once the new Procreate hits, I doubt I'll ever even open up any other painting app.

June 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPixelShock

Thats the best reason I've seen to upgrade, the increased resolution is a brilliant update. Have to go shopping now, cheers guys lol

June 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShaun Mullen

You can find my work made with Artrage on www.ipad-Art.com
grtz w@Rt

June 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterw@Rt

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