Canvas 7 Updater Available
version offers 120 new features
offering a free updater for Canvas 7. The new version, Canvas 7.0.2, offers
120 new features, according to the company. Users can update the software
through the program's autoupdate feature or from Deneba's Web site at
The update is limited to registered owners of Canvas 7.
According to Deneba, the new version includes a reengineered Camera Tool
that allows users to slice Web graphics for optimum download efficiency.
Other Web enhancements include:
- The URL Tag palette
allows for the selection of either a destination folder or a file when
browsing the directory structure. Unassigned URLs are now automatically
deleted as they become obsolete.
- Web buttons display
the precise mouseover state when dragging the cursor over multiple mouseover
- The GIF/JPEG export
engine has been updated to allow for the creation of one pixel high
Deneba has also updated the print and design functionality of Canvas,
including an optimized import filter for Microsoft PowerPoint files, enhanced
channel masking capabilities for painting and grouping objects and a redesigned
document layout palette that's been refined to enhance productivity when
working in multi-layered and multi-page documents. Other print enhancements
- The Pressure sensitivity
option in Canvas 7 is fully enabled for all Wacom tablets.
- Complete compatibility
with Adobe Illustrator version 8 files.
- An unlimited number
of object transformations in the Transform palette is now possible.
- The saving and
opening of PDF files has been updated and optimized.
- Older versions
of Canvas files can now be opened and pasted directly into a Microsoft
- When an object
which includes a channel mask is resized, the resolution of the channel
mask changes as well.
- Canvas now opens
and saves Adobe Illustrator version 8 files.
Several bug fixes and tweaks also appear in the Mac version of 7.0.2.
Canvas no longer displays faint white gridlines when printing RGB images
to Epson Stylus 800 inkjet printers, and the program no longer crashes
in CMYK preview mode or when an RGB object is placed into edit mode. Canvas
now correctly saves and opens documents with fonts whose font names contain
spaces. And guides now snap to grids in Canvas 7.0.2. Some other Mac-specific
- The list of Inks
in a document no longer displays previously deleted object Inks.
- Blending colors
in the Color tab of the Inks palette correctly handles the number of
blend steps chosen.
- Canvas no longer
displays extraneous pixels in KPT filter dialog boxes when viewed in
the small Photoshop-style thumbnail windows.
- The Sprite Effects
palette correctly displays multiple lenses that were created at the
updater CD is available for $15 and may be ordered on Deneba's Web site
or by calling 305-596-5644. The full version of Canvas 7 Professional
is $375. A competitive upgrade runs $199.95. For more information, visit
To download the updater, visit http://www.deneba.com/download/702.
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