Microsoft offers beta of Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator rival

rh71

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wow, i'm surprised it took them this long to upgrade from MS Paint. The one thing MS usually has going for them is ease of use.
 

imported_Phil

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Erm, where's the FTP server gone?

[Edit] Found it, but it's dog-slow.

I have the file, who's got some bandwidth free?

[Edit2] Uploading anyway, but it's soooo slow...
 

NFS4

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Although the software has only been available for a short time, some testers have already complained via Acrylic's public forums about what they see as the poor quality of the release.

"This preview just shows me an unpolished, poorly laid out graphics editor that acts more like a glorified (Microsoft) Paint, rather than any type of competition to Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro," wrote one user.
 

imported_Phil

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I'm going to leave it uploading while I have a bath - it's uploading under the filename "AcrylicBeta2.zip" (because I forgot that you can't overwrite on the server), size is 81,406,295 bytes.
 

akubi

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Originally posted by: neutralizer
well so how is it? if its fairly nice and loads fast, i might go d/l a copy.


it's not for production use (maybe not even beta status)

The company listed some known issues with the beta software, saying performance was slow. "Optimization work is currently in progress, and drastically improved performance will be delivered in the final release," according to Microsoft.
 

GTaudiophile

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Originally posted by: Phil
I'm going to leave it uploading while I have a bath - it's uploading under the filename "AcrylicBeta2.zip" (because I forgot that you can't overwrite on the server), size is 81,406,295 bytes.

On the ATOT FTP server?
 

Dubb

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Originally posted by: NFS4
Although the software has only been available for a short time, some testers have already complained via Acrylic's public forums about what they see as the poor quality of the release.

"This preview just shows me an unpolished, poorly laid out graphics editor that acts more like a glorified (Microsoft) Paint, rather than any type of competition to Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro," wrote one user.

that's pretty much what it looks like to me

couple ideas that aren't bad, but combining pixel and vector editing into one program is just going to confuse those who don't know the difference
 

Mo0o

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There's a 3rd party paint program called paint.net that has quite a bit of features and loads much quicker than photoshop. Might be a good program for quick touch ups, crops, resizes without loading everything in PS.