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This review is from: Canvas 12 Full (DVD Case) (CD-ROM)Canvas software is an oddball. It'll import 3D models from the Autocad format and adjust the display of them for publishing(such as xyz axis rotation, lighting, & coloring). Canvas will also import and export most any 2D format I can think of except MNG and ORA. Canvas has separate window sets to make things like illustration, desktop publishing, and animation easier. Canvas will save animations as AVI if you'd rather use a format other than animated GIF. Canvas has digital photoediting tools, digital illustration tools, diagramming tools, among many others. The newer version of Canvas 12 even has a GIS plugin for the serious mapping types. The problem is, I don't really know where this software falls in a category, as in one program Canvas 12 does what a small Adobe Suite of Programs would do. It's not photoshop, it's not illustrator, it's not indesign, it's not adobe acrobat. On the other hand... many things I can do in each of these programs I can do in Canvas 12. It doesn't export eBooks. It did import a pdf receipt file perfectly and make it completely editable.
What kind of software is it? Well, the company calls it Technical Illustration Software. Guess I'll go with that.
OS: Windows 7 x64 Business
HW: i5, 8GB, regular HD(not SSD), ATI FirePro Mobile
Positives: Potentially replaces a small Adobe Suite; Operates noticeably faster than InDesign and Illustrator on my computer; Canvas has been around since 1987
Negatives: Windows Only