$600? At least that what the Windows version costs. And it's up to v14. Pay at every upgrade? Will that drive the Adobe users over?
This is the great news. I've been a Canvas Mac user since 1989 and use the program everyday, which is why i still have one computer running Snow Leopard, as it's a Power PC application. I specifically use this app to create technical drawings, without having to learn AutoCAD. It's really an amazing product.
I was an enthusiastic and skilled non-professional Canvas user up until they ported it to Windows. In the process, they trashed the Mac interface and destroyed most of my user knowledge. While I hope for the best with this move, I'll be cautiously watching before I return to Canvas.
I agree - I loved Canvas 3.5 as a very intuitive but still powerful drawing program but subsequent versions were unintuitive and hard to use. I basically stopped using the versions after 3.5.
Ditto, also loved 3.5 but life took a different direction. Have used Photoshop and Illustrator since but still miss the power and versatility of Canvas. Will be keen to evaluate the new version, not least because of Adobe's idiotic move to perpetual wallet drain technology.
It's about time! I have OS 10.6 installed on an external drive so I can still use Canvas. I've tested numerous vector graphic programs and rejected them all as inferior to Canvas. ACD apparently has finally realized that it's been ignoring an important market.
Canvas for Macintosh again
Canvas 3.5.6 for Mac had the best interface ever. Then Canvas 5 ruined the interface and the rest is history...
It will rock again if they do it right now. Hopefully they will do...
I've been using Canvas since the first version desk accessory in 1987. Like some others, I have a dedicated Mac running OS 6.8 just so I can use Canvas X. I have the entire Adobe suite, but Canvas is far more versatile and far faster. I'll be ready to buy Canvas for Mac as soon as (I'll skip the 'if') ACD has it ready.
Good to see this news! Ironically, I moved over to the Adobe Creative Suite when support for Canvas X was dropped on the Mac. Honestly, I much preferred the way that Canvas worked to the Adobe products.
Some recent statements about the forthcoming Canvas for Mac, if you're interested in the topic:
"Good news on the Canvas Mac front, we've increased the number of developers working on the Mac version now that Canvas 15 for PC has been released, and while we have Canvas X functioning on Mac, we're busy making sure that all the small stuff is working correctly, and hope to begin a closed public beta in spring of 2014."http://forum.acdsee.com/forum/canvas/326-canvas-for-mac