Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Jupiter Research Analyst Weblogs: Microsoft Expression painting the way to Longhorn?

Jupiter Research Analyst Weblogs: Microsoft Expression painting the way to Longhorn?: "I missed this when it happened but it looks like Microsoft acquired Expression from Creature House. What is Expression? Probably the most innovative natural media vector based drawing tool ever created. It lived for a while over at MetaCreations before they went out of business and I hadn't heard about this product in a while. The cool thing is that Microsoft is offering the full version for free. Download it here. Makes you wonder why they bought the company if they're giving it away. Perhaps it has something to do with that vector based, scalable graphics model that is built into Longhorn? Perhaps it's a good way to gain some expertise in that area? Perhaps both :) I can't wait to try this on a Tablet PC (like the Toshiba with a high res screen). Be interesting to see if it supports pressure sensitivity, if so, this is a killer Tablet app that MSFT should bundle with every system (as long as they're giving it away)"
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