Author Topic: Splash screen image when opening Painter...  (Read 2741 times)

Usually the splash screen images feature some interesting art, either a scene or a cool looking model. However, I have to complain about the image chosen for 2019.2, from the simple perspective of professionalism. This version's splash screen image has two fairly NSFW aspects to it, especially when viewed only at a glance by passing co-workers:
  • Appears to be a picture of a "young anime girl", raising questions from others about what I'm looking at.
  • Said Anime Girl appears to be wearing a helmet with the number "69" on it, raising further questions about what kind of girl I'm looking at. (It actually has "169", but the "1" is wrapped around the side of the helmet, and not obvious.)

Add to this the fact that Painter's splash screen can't be minimized or hidden by another window (only the Task Manager, when set to Always On Top, can cover it), and you have a potentially embarrassing event happening every time I open this program.

I hesitate to ask "What were you thinking?" with respect to this art, but at the very least, please consider this for future splash screen art? And I'd really appreciate some way to disable the splash screen just for cases like this.

Art is all about free expression. I honestly believe this is a non-issue... Anyone at any time can find anything offensive for whatever reason.

I fail to see how this splash screen is embarrassing in the least... Heck, nudity isn't a shocker among art either...

I guess they could put in an option to not show a splash screen on start-up.
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Agree 100% with dgoyette. Adobe needs to fix this in the next version.

Yeah, now i have this childish dragon splashscreen which i presonally HATE to see everytime i open the application, and just now my maintence is over, so they leave me here with this shit and i can't even turn that off. Pathetic. I wish all the COs of the company, to live their life with that image in their livingrooms for ever to learn what kind of shit they spread.

And excuse me for the author, nothing personal, this is my opinion and the way i feel it.

Interestingly enough, I too recently have an issue dealing with the splash screen image.

Although I am not offended by the image, rather, in version 2021.1.1 (7.1.1) build 954, the splash screen image is of some type of an alien individual standing, and looking at the user.

All well and good, I suppose, however, this character is a spitting image of an individual that I have dwelt with, through my life, that I really haven't seen in some years, nor care to remember for reasons untold, and now, I am reminded of them every single time that I start the program.

Amusing scenario non the less, however I do have to agree with the ability to at least give the end user the option, as to whether to be greeted by a random unique piece of artwork upon each program start, or to simply have a non image splash screen.

A simple check mark option in Settings would do the trick.

Again, just my two cents, as this would be a very welcomed/appreciated option.