Smith Micro hands control of CLIP STUDIO PAINT back to developer
Staff Writer By: SchelleFire
Smith Micro announced Wednesday morning, Oct. 25, a new chapter in the life of CLIP STUDIO PAINT/Manga Studio 5.
"Several years ago, we took on a challenge with a company called CELSYS. Our challenge was simple yet exciting: get CLIP STUDIO PAINT / Manga Studio 5 into the hands of American comic and manga artists. In this time, we helped build CLIP STUDIO PAINT into the world's leading comic and manga creation software. Now, we are ready to embark on the next journey of putting our world-class technical and business skills to work towards creating the next global brand," Smith Micro's blog post said.
CLIP STUDIO PAINT was developed in 2001 by the Japanese graphics software company CELSYS for the digital creation of comics and manga. In 2007, Smith Micro took over distribution and technical support of the software outside of Japan.
Starting Oct. 28, CELSYS will take over completely, handling download licenses and technical support, in addition to continuing as CLIP STUDIO PAINT's software developer.
According to Smith Micro's post, users will be able to continue receiving support without any gap.
"Although CELSYS is a Japanese corporation, their capable English support staff will be more than happy to provide stable user support," the post said.
The new CELSYS support system is as follows:
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