Save is really simple in Mutapic. When you click on the Save button the picture is automatically saved on your hard drive.

That's it, no browser. The picture path and a unique name are generated by Mutapic.
When you install Mutapic Pro on your computer you get an empty folder named "Picture_Export" and all pictures are saved in this folder by default. Why? Well, I don't like browsers. I always feel like I am spending way too much time in them. Opening browsers, navigating in the disks hierarchy and typing unique names is tedious when you save regularly. In Mutapic you can produce art very fast. Opening and using a browser every 30 seconds is annoying and breaks the creative workflow.

Saving with Mutapic is a two click operation (save & ok). At the end of a working session, or at any time, you can use your favorite browser to check the content of the Picture_Export folder, review your work, rename and move the interesting art.

Picture Quality
Mutapic saves what you see on the screen. This is WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), with a big screen you get a lot of detail, with a small screen you get less.
The Mutapic user interface and picture libraries are all vector based. This means it is resolution independent and in theory a humongous screen should create enormous resolution and details. In practice there are no advantages in using screens with a resolution higher than 1920x1200 pixels. In Mutapic all the vector data is rasterized before display. The rasterization is not resolution independant, it is done at a fixed resolution of 1024x1024 pixels. The 1024x1024 pixels picture is then resampled to fit the screen.

Screen Resolution
Here is the list of supported screen resolutions:

WQXGA 2560x1600
WUXGA 1920x1200
WSXGA+ 1680x1050
UXGA 1600x1200
WXGA 1440x900
SXGA 1280x1024
WXGA 1280x960
WXGA 1280x800
WXGA 1280x768
XGA+ 1152x864
XGA 1024x768
SVGA 800x600
VGA 640x480

This covers 99% of the existing screens. If you are working with a different screen resolution you will not be able to save pictures. Dual monitor setup should be fine if the main screen uses a supported resolution.

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