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2.0 out of 5 stars Consider Carefully: Do you want a toy or a powerful tool?, September 27, 2009
This review is from: Manga Studio Debut 4 (Win/Mac) (Software)
If you want a toy, then get this version, but if you'd like a really great tool for drawing manga, then get the EX version. The EX version may be much more expensive, but if you're a serious artist, then you might as well throw away your money if you're going to buy this version. To give you an example of how many features that this version is missing: it doesn't have vectoring, an eyedropper tool, or even a gradiation tool! Check the website's manual for a list of features it doesn't have.

Skip this version, buy the EX version.
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Initial post: Nov 9, 2009 9:12:44 AM PST
Harmonybee says:
I disagree this tool is good if you are a professional artist and money is tight.
However I agree that the professional version is better. Not to mention if you bought Debut you could get a discount from Smithmicro too.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009 4:00:12 PM PST
DF says:
Thanks for the information, and to the other commenter to this post. Unfortunately, I already bought the program, only to find it won't load on a Windows 7 system. I was told it would. Hopefully I'm not out the money for this program.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2009 6:31:47 AM PST
Calista Laws says:
Thank you all so much for this information! thankfuly i havent bought neither and am looking.
i am a teen, so i want something to simply make my art and manga look great and fresh, but what age range would you recommend this too?
if the Pro version is a bit more frustrating to understand than this version, then i think i should try this one first... please someone reply?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2010 12:58:34 PM PST
Harmonybee says:
I'm sorry DF I didn't know Windows 7 isn't compatible with Manga Studio Debut 4. I don't own a Windows based computer and I didn't have any problems with the trial version of Manga Studio Debut 4. I think Debut is good for me and the price is reasonable too. I would love to get the pro version however the Pro version is too expensive.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2010 12:06:59 PM PST
Fujiarmu says:
I think you can download a trial version of the program from their website.

Posted on Jun 27, 2010 9:18:01 PM PDT
southpawami says:
I disagree with the idea that a serious artist can't use Manga Studio 4 Debut effectively and productively. I do own the 3 EX version and the 4 Debut version. Anyone new to being a serious digital artist often doesn't realize that the largest factor is not whether you have Manga Studio 4 or EX, it's what tablet you have. For example, on Manga Studio 4 Debut pencil tool, there's four controls that are from your tablet alone. Size, Opacity, Thickness, and Direction. As the majority of tablets only have Size and Opacity controls, I think having these four controls accessible seems more important to me than having Manga Studio 4 EX. That said... If you already have an Intuos 3 with a 6D art pen, I suppose changing software would be the next thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2010 9:50:25 PM PDT
update to add for other shoppers.....I have just bought debut 4, and it is running without any issues on windows 7 and a bamboo.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2010 11:24:27 AM PDT
Thats great because i also have windows 7 and a bamboo and i was planning on getting debut 4, i almost didnt because there was a chance it wouldnt work with windows 7 but because of your comment i now think i will, so thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2010 12:27:37 AM PDT
Anh Vu says:
might be a bit late, but for anyone out there, practically any program will run on windows 7 if it can run in xp, just run it in compatibility mode with admin.

Posted on Mar 3, 2011 7:24:26 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 5, 2011 3:39:46 PM PST
Wayfinder says:
IF you can afford the EX version, get it. If not, Debut does a respectable job. I know a professional Manga artist who uses this very package and raves about it. So it's not like Debut is useless... especially at Amazon prices. Of course if you can afford the more powerful package, get it. Either one costs far less than you'll pay for a copy of Adobe CS4 or other professional paint programs. But even Debut does a pretty decent job and is well worth the 27 bucks I spent on it here at Amazon. ;D <-- manga smile
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