Enable Preview

Adds a thumbnail preview of your image to the Settings screen, which updates as you select styles or change parameters. Tapping the thumbnail will Painteresque your image with the current settings. Beware that enabling this setting can use more memory.

Preview Size

Adjust the size of the preview image. The larger it is, the slower it will update.

Max Output Size

Scales your input image down to no larger than this width or height. This can make it run considerably faster, but with a smaller resulting image. If you are getting Out of Memory messages, then Painteresque is having to scale your images down anyway, so setting this to the largest size that doesn't get Out of Memory errors makes sense.

Enable Remote Images

Includes remote images (such as your Picassa and Google+ images, if you have any) in the selection gallery. Note that if your network connection is slow or unreliable, attempting to Painteresque remote images may be slow or unreliable.

Quick Launch

This causes Painteresque to go straight to the image selection gallery when you first launch Painteresque, or when you exit the Settings screen with no image selected. Otherwise it will start at the "Ready" screen where you can choose New Image or Settings.

Auto-sort Styles

If you enable this option, Painteresque will keep track of how often you use certain Styles and will reorder your favorites towards the top of the Styles list. It takes a little time for Painteresque to assess which styles are your favorites, so be patient as it learns and sorts for you.

Enable Fine Tuning

Opens a Pandora's box of new settings to tweak and play with. Painteresque's nine preset Styles are just saved configurations of these settings. If you find a configuration you like, you can save your own Style or override any of Painteresque's default Styles.

Slider Precision

Adjusts the calibration of slider bars in the Settings fields. Higher precision requires more delicate finger sliding. The main reason to avoid the high precision mode is that it can be very hard to hit 0. (Painteresque generally has to do something when a parameter is set to anything other than 0, so for many parameters a setting of 1 or 2 will have little effect other than to make it slower to process.)

Create Style

Saves your current settings as a named Style which will show up in the Style menu henceforth. If you name it the same as one of Painteresque's built-in styles, yours will override the built-in version. If you name it the same as one of your own previously saved Styles, it will replace it. Styles are saved by their name in Android/data/org.sifter.painteresque/files/settings/ so you can use any file browser to backup your custom Styles or share them with others.

Delete Style

Deletes one of your custom styles. Aim carefully as there is no "are you sure" dialogue if you should hit the wrong one. If you delete a custom style by the same name as one of Painteresque's built-in styles, it will restore Painteresque's built-in version.