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Hooray! I have finally found a Drawing Package (Vector Programme) which is easy to use and learn. I have been looking for this since MacDraw (Claris Draw/Appleworks) days. Terrific! Now if this developer could also develop a Phots***p replacement all would be great.
This software just gets better and better. I have had few problems creating an image of my Bootcamp partition. It is then a no-brainer to restore the image. I recently upgraded my Mac to include an SSD and created a Core Storage volume. Then I created a NTFS partition for Windows. Winclone rebuilt the image and I was able to boot into Windows, albeit with a generic BSD (Vista ??) I have yet to rebuild an image with Winclone 4.4. Maybe it has an updated BSD., but with 4.3 I just used Easy BSD to rebuild BSD for Windows 7. Hope this makes sense. The developer is very supportive. For some strange reason I can only give 4½ stars for Value, but I really want to give 5 stars.
Don't bother upgrading from DL2 to DL3. The new layout is annoying. I much prefer the older side by side details view. The barcode scanning has a mind of its own. The much desired extension to include other sellers apart from only Amazon has not made it to version 3. I rarely revert to an older version of software but in this case I have done.
I emailed Ed a couple of days ago with a new problem. Vuescan would cut out my Epson scanner. I could only scan from Image Capture and Epson Scan after years of faultless performance from VueScan. I had to disconnect the usb cable to get my scanner back after Vuescan timed out. Ed replied within an hour and told me it was due to an Epson software update. Later that day he released an update to Vuescan which totally fixed the problem. What a guy!!
After downloading about a dozen different Drawing appliactions I settled on Artboard. I was looking for something that would do what Microsoft Word will do in its drawing module, but without the overhead of a word processor or the complexity and price of Adobe Illustrater. What is more I have fond memories of ClarisWorks/Appleworks and its sensible drawing module. So many people (and developers it seems) confuse drawing programs (vector graphics) with "paint" programs (bit mapped). Artboard is the best of what I looked at. I particularly wanted to import an image(bit mapped) and then add text with arrows (call outs) So many of the other apps seemed incapable of just sitting the graphic on the page. Some had quite idiosyncratic work flows. Artboard just impressed because it worked out of the box, and the price is reminiscent of MacPaint.