• e frontier releases Manga Studio 3.0

    e frontier has released Manga Studio 3.0, a manga and comic book creation software program designed for aspiring and professional artists. Manga Studio contains everything needed to create high-quality, manga-style comics without the use of other graphic software says the company.

  • Microsoft offers Web design tool betas

    Microsoft Tuesday released public beta versions of two of the three applications comprising its upcoming Expression suite of Web and content design software.

  • Microsoft targets Web designers

    With a new conference slated for March, Microsoft will attempt to woo a developer segment that's traditionally been a hard sell – creative types who build and design multimedia Web applications.

  • New Adobe software turns 3D images to PDFs

    Adobe is releasing software that will allow designers and engineers to save 3D images as PDF (portal document format) files and share those files with anyone who has the free Adobe Acrobat reader, the company said.

  • Apple: Aperture not a Photoshop competitor

    Apple on Wednesday entered into a new market segment with the announcement of its first professional-level photography application: Aperture. Once the sole domain of Adobe Systems' Photoshop, Aperture appeals to photographers by simplifying the workflow issues many professionals have encountered over the years.

  • EU Parliament rejects patent law proposal

    Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to reject proposed legislation that critics argued would have allowed the widespread patenting of software in Europe.

  • Interview: Adobe talks Photoshop

    With the release of their flagship product Photoshop in late April, Adobe went back to the drawing board to develop an application that appealed to a wider audience, while maintaining the high-end functionality expected from its customers. In doing this the Adobe team took a hard look at the markets it serves, specifically digital versus print.

  • AutoCAD turns 20.0

    With a history of shaping the designs of objects as varied as wine bottles and the oversized Hummer, software veteran Autodesk is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a public company by releasing the 20th version of its flagship software.

  • Allume bundles Creative Essentials

    Allume Systems -- formerly known as Aladdin Systems -- has released Creative Essentials, a collection of previously released creative and design tools costing £75 plus VAT.

  • Alias splits from SGI in buy-out

    In April, Maya maker Alias first noted plans to break away from owner Silicon Graphics (SGI) and go independent. Alias has announced the completion of that plan in a deal worth $57.5 million (around £31.6 million)

  • Intaglio 2.0 sketch tool released

    Purgatory Design has updated their Mac-only drawing and illustration application Intaglio to version 2.0. The new edition adds several features, including conversion of PDF images to native Intaglio graphics for editing, the ability to associate graphics with word processor-like styles for document-wide changes, image effects such as 3D lighting and more.

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