You can import images, or create a new one by going to the File menu in the Menu Bar Panel.
Every time you create or import a new picture, it's placed inside Rainbow Painter's portfolio.
Basically, that means that your work is already loaded when you start Rainbow Painter and it's also automatically saved when you quit!
You can navigate the portfolio using the controls found in the Portfolio menu in the Menu Bar Panel.
You should only keep your most current work in the portfolio, and you should also regularly export the pictures (in Rainbow Painter's own file format!) for safekeeping.
When you have completely finished a picture, we recommend that you export it (again, in Rainbow Painter's own format) and then remove it from the portfolio using 'Destroy Picture' in the File menu.
If you haven't already, please read about Rainbow Painter's portfolio (see left) before you learn how to import images.
In your documents folder, please find the folder 'RainbowPainter_Stuff'.
Inside that, there's a folder called 'Import'. Any supported image files you drop in this folder will be imported into Rainbow Painter.
Here's how to do it:
(1) Put one or more image files (use copies, since they will be deleted afterwards) in the 'Import' folder.
(2) Start Rainbow Painter (or go back to it, if it's already running in the background) and the image(s) will be imported into the internal portfolio.
If you haven't already, please read about Rainbow Painter's portfolio (see left) before you learn how to export images.
Please find 'Export' in the File menu in the Menu Bar Panel.
Any images you export can be found inside a folder named 'Export' in the 'RainbowPainter_Stuff' folder located in your documents folder.