Jamie Kahn Genet wrote:
>> David Fritzinger wrote:
>>> In article<1kt2x36.zmy5pz1sed72rN%jami...@wizardling.geek.nz>,
>>> jami...@wizardling.geek.nz (Jamie Kahn Genet) wrote:
>>>> jrl56<jr...@comcast.net> wrote:
>>>>> I am looking for the Canvas 3.5.6 Updater .sit file, if someone has it. I
>>>>> had my Canvas installation disks and the updater file backed up on an
>>>>> external hard drive. After backing them up and having no issues for years,
>>>>> I finally got rid of the original floppy disks (partly because the Power
>>>>> PC Mac G4 I use the software on didn't have a floppy drive slot, and
>>>>> because I could install from the hard drive files). That hard drive
>>>>> crashed recently and I lost my only copy of my install software. I found
>>>>> a download of Canvas 3.5.4, but can't find the 3.5.6 Updater. If someone
>>>>> has it can they send it to me?
>>>>> Jeff L
>>>>> PS - Same drive had all my Canvas graphic design work saved in a separate
>>>>> folder, so I lost all that too. Starting from scratch now. It's a great
>>>>> program, I've never felt the need to switch to any other more advanced
>>>>> graphic design software all these years.
>>>> I can't find this anywhere either. Only 3.5.4. It's a shame how
>>>> companies can't be bothered at least putting up a page of old patches.
>>>> Shows a disregard for their customers and history.
>>>> BTW - a single copy on a hard drive is not a backup. It's just a single
>>>> vulnerable copy.
>>> The company that bought up the rights to Canvas are particularly bad.
>>> Canvas started as a Mac only product that is now only available on the
>>> PC, and hasn't been supported on the Mac for 6 years or so. In addition,
>>> their file format is not compatible with most any other graphics
>>> program, meaning that if I were to switch, I would have to first convert
>>> hundreds of files to a different format in Canvas before I could edit
>>> them in another program. That is the only reason I keep an SL partition
>>> on my 2 Macs.
>> You need to download Graphic Converter which is almost as full featured
>> as Canvas. I used Canvas until it was discontinued.
> I wouldn't say GraphicConverter matches up to Canvas in it's heyday.
> Canvas was special in that it combined easy to use and powerful vector
> drawing, bitmap graphics painting, and page layout tools all in one
> excellent package. I like GraphicConverter a lot, but I couldn't imagine
> ever trying to create a newsletter with lots of text and vector and
> bitmap graphics, all laid out nicely. That would be an exercise in pain,
> Nowadays I use AppleWorks and Pages for page layout including graphics.
> But if I had a way to run Canvas 3.5 well on my Intel iMac, that also
> seamlessly shared the clipboard with OSX, I would happily do so instead.
> I've tried classic Mac emulation several times, all with more miss than
> hit results, to say the least.
> Jamie Kahn Genet