“Microsoft has quietly launched the beta program for its new illustration, paint and image-editing tool codenamed Acrylic. It is aimed at graphics pros working in print, web, video and interactive media,” Grace Aquino writes for PC World. “According to Microsoft, Acrylic is based on Expression 3 (formerly from Creature House). It combines both pixel-based painting with raster- and vector-graphic editing… To run the beta, you need Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed on your computer.”
“The 77MB Acrylic beta is available as a free download [Windows-only] from Microsoft’s site, and expires October 2005,” Aquino reports. “More details, including a shipping date and support for Mac OS X, were not available.”
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