Free Vector Image Editor/Creator from M$!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hvfsl, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. hvfsl macrumors 68000

    hvfsl

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    I just found this posted over at XLR8yourMac, its a free vector image editor (like Adobe Illustrator). It is not quite as good as Illustrator, but then its free. It works on Mac OS X and 9 (there are two version of the program).

    I am using it at the moment and it seems quite good, it is meant to be able to do stuff like skeletal based animation.

    www.microsoft.com/products/expression its 55mb in size

    I was supprised that they only offer a Mac download. Well M$ is a big company, I expect they cant keep track of all their products.
     
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816

    realityisterror

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    that's surprising!
    both that it is offered for free, and that it is available for mac...
    i'm thinking about downloading it... but i already have illustrator...

    it must be crappy since it is free, and most M$ software for mac is crap...

    reality
     
  3. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

    Kingsnapped

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    I have illustrator, but if it's free, why not download it? Vectors are cool!
     
  4. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    from just messing around with it for awhile, it is very confusing and not too powerful... then it crashed so i deleted the program...

    it's a waste of your time...

    reality
     
  5. solvs macrumors 603

    solvs

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    Plus it's a Beta, not free. I suspect when it expires, you have to pay or it stops working. I thought about d/l'ing it, but I already have Illustrator too. And so far I haven't heard anything good about it.

    But it's free to try for now, so if you're into that sorta thing, go for it.
     
  6. crenz macrumors 6502a

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    Expression is actually a nice program. I have an old version for Windows and OS 9. I'm surprised Microsoft bought it -- I didn't know.
     

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