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TidBITS#517/14-Feb-00

This week brings news of the release of Eudora 4.3, along with an exclusive interview with Steve Dorner, Eudora’s primary author. We also ask your opinion of the concept of viewing ads in exchange for getting commercially available features for free. Matt Neuburg weighs in with a review of Deneba’s graphical Swiss Army knife Canvas 7, we announce BoxTop Software’s ProJPEG Photoshop plug-in for saving optimized JPEG files, and we sum up last week’s poll.

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ProJPEG 4.0 Adds Compression Control

ProJPEG 4.0 Adds Compression Control -- BoxTop Software has released ProJPEG 4.0, a Photoshop plug-in for saving optimized JPEG images. Like BoxTop's PhotoGIF (see "Crunch GIFs Quickly with PhotoGIF" in TidBITS-479), ProJPEG's image compression outperforms Photoshop's built-in filters, creating smaller files for the Web

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Poll Preview: Ad-ing It Up

Poll Preview: Ad-ing It Up -- This week's release of Eudora 4.3 marks the first time a major program has essentially offered to let you use commercially available features for free in exchange for viewing ads

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InterviewBITS with Steve Dorner

By the time you read this article, Qualcomm will have released Eudora 4.3, which introduces a new business model for application software by adding an optional mode in which people can use all the features of the commercial version of the popular email program for free in exchange for viewing ads

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Canvas 7 – Not Quite Heaven

For the past six years, my relationship with Deneba and its combination draw/paint program Canvas has been something of a roller-coaster ride. With Canvas 3.5, I was contented: it was an excellent replacement for my old favorite SuperPaint, which was starting to show its age; and, Canvas's splendid import/export capabilities made it useful in many difficult situations