Tuesday, October 16, 2018

MediBang Paint Pro Portable, draw anywhere, anytime! FREE!!!
"MediBang Paint Pro markets itself as "the world’s best free comic creation tool", which is a big claim, and—if you're not interested in comics—might put you off trying it at all. Look past the headlines, though, and you’ll find a very capable free digital painting and illustration app." —Mike Williams, betanews.com (2015)
"Formerly known as CloudAlpaca, the program allows registered users access to its Cloud service, thus enabling one to disseminate the cartoons quickly." —Mircea Saveanu, Softpedia.com
"The free cloud storage and Windows/ Mac/ iPad/ Android versions mean you really can run the program anywhere. There's also strong support for collaborating with others, forming groups with other users, working on the same files, and sharing custom tones, brushes and more." —Mike Williams, Macworld.co.uk (29 Sep 2016)
MediBang Paint Pro is a free cross-platform paint and drawing tool (a rewrite of FireAlpaca), aimed at manga artists but usable by anyone.
   Even though it's free it comes loaded with features. MediBang Paint includes everything you need to illustrate or make comics.

Size: 110 MB (115,445,760 bytes) Packed Size: 29.3 MB (30,744,576 bytes)
MD5: BB342E69A98FAB7C047ACD58954EC21D

Size: 236 MB (248,193,024 bytes) Packed Size: 61.8 MB (64,831,488 bytes)

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Our Takes

  • As easy as Paint.NET (or Paint.NET for XP build) but could be as advanced as Krita when it comes to features.
  • Cloud access requires free account sign up. (You can buy or sell your works in their free cloud community!)

DIY/Do It Yourself: Upgrade to the Latest Release

Requirements 7-Zip, Bulk Rename Utility Portable, NPP/Notepad++ or other text editor, PortableApps.com Launcher Generator/PAL, PortableApps.com Installer/PAI.

  1. We'll use the 32/64 bit edition as example, you can infer from this example to upgrade the 32 bit only edition.
  2. Get the latest portable app. template, and extract the content with 7-Zip.
  3. Get the latest MediBang Paint Pro for Desktop release.
  4. Put it in the same folder as the extracted template, in our example C:\0TEST, then extract the installers by following this guide.
  5. Open BRU/Bulk Rename Utility and browse to the 32 bit extracted folder C:\0TEST\MediBangPaintProSetup-14.0-32bit\{app} → type "*,1.*" in the Filters (12) box → check the "Subfolders" option → click the refresh button next to it, Filter files
    type ",2" in the Chars field of Remove (5) box → then select all (Ctrl+A) all matching files in the result preview box, Select all found results
    click the Rename button to rename all files, Rename all files
  6. Next we'll remove the "*,1.*" files in File Explorer. Open C:\0TEST\MediBangPaintProSetup-14.0-32bit\{app} folder in File Explorer → type "*,1.*" in the search box → select all (Ctrl+A) results and delete them, Delete ,1 files
  7. Repeat step 5 and 6 for the extracted 64 bit installer in C:\0TEST\MediBangPaintProSetup-14.0-64bit\{app} folder.
  8. Move MediBangPaintProSetup-14.0-32bit\{sys} folder contents to its {app} folder. Likewise with the 64 bit ones.
  9. Delete vcredist_x86.exe and vcredist_x64.exe from {app} folders.
  10. Move the {app} folder to C:\0TEST\MediBangPaintProPortable _3264\App and rename it to MediBangPaintPro32. The same with the 64 bit {app} folder and rename it to MediBangPaintPro64, Prepare app folder
  11. Look up the complete version number from MediBang Paint Pro's Softpedia page, eg. 14.0 ver. 2.0.1.
  12. Browse to MediBangPaintProPortable _3264\App\AppInfo and open appinfo.ini file with NPP. Replace the [Version] section with the latest version number. Make sure the PackageVersion entry is in 4 place digit, eg. not just 14.0.0 nor 14.0,
     DisplayVersion=14.0 Build 2.0.1 (32/64 bit)
  13. Run PAL, paste the template folder address C:\0TEST\MediBangPaintProPortable _3264, and click Go—a new launcher will be created, Create new launcher
  14. Test the new launchers by following this guide.
  15. When all is OK, then delete the MediBangPaintProPortable _3264\Data folder and run PAI, paste the package folder address C:\0TEST\MediBangPaintProPortable _3264, and click Go—to create the installer package. Create installer
  16. Use the installer package to upgrade your portable application. Don't forget to at least backup your Data folder before any upgrade :)
  17. If you find any changes that's not handled by the launcher, consult the PAL help file to modify the launcher yourself or ask for our paid upgrade support.

Portability Notes

  • MediBang Paint Pro do not have portable mode. It stores data in Windows' data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.
  • You can help by sending request to the official developer to add "portable mode" to their future release.

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