(notes on using the GPU and controlling the TDR (Timeout Detection and Recovery)
Looking for more online Help
file? (PD Help).
(any feature related to animation/video is meant
for the Howler
, with a few exceptions. For
example, even the Artist edition
supports animated brushes, made of short video
clips or image sequences, sprite sheets and
With the release of 8.2d (Howler edition) it is no
longer necessary to run the program as
Administrator. Sure, in some rare cases it might
still be needed, but in general it's ok without.
The installation doesn't need to be run as
Administrator either, usually: the installer
elevates itself to Administrator level. Again,
this is the normal case. In rare occasions, it may
fail to do so, and you may just need to run as
Administrator at least once.
If you see an error message upon launch like this
one: "Unexpected error - quitting",
and the program does quit thereafter when you
click OK, then you may need to run it once as
Administrator. Simply right-click the icon or menu
where you try to launch it from, and select Run As
On very rare cases, you may need to run it as
Administrator each time. In that case it's
probably recommended to set the property to do so
in the file's Properties/Compatibility area.
Also, if you still have earlier versions
installed, they may display the warning/error
message too. Run them as Administrator again.
After that, it may be necessary to run the newest
version as Administrator again too, at least once.
It's all about permissions and access to temp
folders for the work done in the program.
Missing the Batch Browser?
(PD Pro 7.2 users)
using PD Pro 7.2 there's a chance that you may not
have the necessary file for using the batch
browser. If you upgraded from 7.0 or 7.1 you're
probably fine. If you bought 7.2 as your first
version in the 7.x series, chances are you're not
able to use the batch browser.
Here's a link to a .zip (Zip archive) file which
contains the executable:
......... 49.4 KB (50,629 bytes)
After you download the zip file, be sure to
extract the executable from it. The executable's
filename contains a space, and its exact size is
253,952 bytes (about 248 KB).
Executable's Filename: Batch Browser.exe
Place a copy of the executable file (.exe version)
into the folder where you have your PD Pro 7.2
installation. You can then start using Batch
Browser from the File menu:
File > Batch
(Note: this is different from the Batch
process option further down in the same menu.
The Batch process uses ImageMagick, the Batch
browser does not.)