Microsoft Expression
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Expression is a vector-based stylish drawing and illustration software that continues to re-define vector graphics. Whether you are a veteran professional illustrator working on print-quality illustrations, a Web designer building the most dazzling Web site or a budding artist eagerly experimenting with various styles and techniques, you will find Expression 3 an indispensable tool for your creative tasks. It brings you the best of both worlds â€" the richness of pixel-based painting software and the convenience and editability of vector graphics.
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PPC, Mac OS 9.0 or later, including Mac OS X.








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entger reviewed on 24 Jun 2013
When I heard about the discontinued version of Expression for Mac the first time, I was very surprised and interested in testing the application. After having downloaded it, the first problem came up - how to decompress the old .sit-file? The current version of StuffIt Expander doesn't support this format any more. Fortunately, I found the slim but powerful tool "The Unarchiver" that had no problems with decrompressing the .sit-file. The rest of the installation was nothing special - I just put the complete "Expression 3" folder into the appilcation folder - that's it. The first start: Expression 3 starts quite fast, even if it needs Rosetta. The interface is very old and crazy (there's a status bar behind the Dock!), but you find one's way fast. More than ten years ago, Expression was a sensation. And I think that it's still a quite powerful tool with its strengths. In my tests everything worked fine and the application was stable and fast. Even the export functionalities worked. I can't complain about it, you can't go wrong with this (providing that you still have a version of OS X with Rosetta) - it's for free!
[Version 3.3]


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LaloSoda commented on 09 Oct 2011
So is this program no longer supported by Lion?
I downloaded the program but it's giving me a "no" sign over the expression icon. when i try to open it it says it is no longer supported.

i loved this program back when i had my non-mac computer. was hoping to download it on here.
[Version 3.3]


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Djjc commented on 09 Dec 2010
Just downloaded Microdoft Expressions to my Mac. Extracted the file, called EX3, place it in my Applications folder and tried to Open It:

Here's the message i received:
This applicationEX# must be placed inside the application folder.

I did that and it did not work - Help1

DJJC
[Version 3.3]

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joechump replied on 19 Dec 2010
Hi, try downloading the second link on the page. The one that says download v3.3 updater. It's about 55mb and has the full application. I did that, unzipped the .sit, copied the folder and double clicked the EX 3 application from inside there. Opened up no problem. The file at the top of the page didn't work for me either. I think they may have the two files mixed up or labeled wrong. Hope this helps.
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joechump replied on 19 Dec 2010
To be specific, I downloaded the main app from:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/6/8/a687b8f6-ed78-4a59-87a7-3339441e8116/E33Mac370en.sit

Then, you can update the beta with this file:

http://web.archive.org/web/20060221065128/http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/9/d/f9d6312b-63cf-4cee-9fdb-cbd0f418dabf/E33Mac377Up.sit

The Update sit on Mac update would not open correctly for me but the above links worked well.
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Negritude tipped on 07 Jan 2010
There's another small hidden update from 3.3 Beta 370 to 3.3 Beta 377:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/9/d/f9d6312b-63cf-4cee-9fdb-cbd0f418dabf/E33Mac377Up.sit
[Version 3.3]

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Maeric replied on 14 Jul 2010
Cool! thanks for the updater.
Still use Expression for many things non-Adobe.
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dan.tinianow tipped on 13 Apr 2007
Although Microsoft has hidden it well, you can still download Expression for Mac for free!

http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/products/previous/creature-house-downloads.mspx
[Version 3.3]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 13 Apr 2007
Well, it is not hidden now, the links have all been updated on the MacUpdate product page for Expression. Thanks.
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maclover1.1 reviewed on 23 Jun 2006
WOW, sure Microsoft killed this one for the Mac but this version, which is a baragin at $0.- sits here for free on Macupdate (noit even sure you can find it at Microsoft, at least the "More info" link is dead. Well this lets you do whole bunch of things already !!! If this were a shareware everyone woulg be going WOW.. and IT IS FREE !!!!!!!!!!! As far as "ArtRage"... well NO ArtRage does not let you paint with vectors or export Flash animated buttons with ready set interactivity... sorry !!! Let us not confuse everything here people if you do not know what you are talking about then do not... talk LOL
[Version 3.3]


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jagermeister66 tipped on 14 Feb 2006
Microsoft released a new CTP (Community Technology Previw) just in January. Being quite definitive about no future Mac releases. Looks like many Mac users are upset. If you want to watch the evolution of the technology visit http://www.expressionstation.com
[Version 3.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Oct 2005
Brilliant app. Too bad it's been discontinued by Microsmurf.
[Version 3.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Oct 2005
ArtRage

Nuffsaid.
[Version 3.3]

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Anonymous commented on 25 Oct 2005
ArtRage is great, but isn't the same thing at all. Expression is a VECTOR app, so it offer more freedom.
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Sep 2005
I like to draw and design in Expression. But MS says there will be no Expression Graphic Designer for Mac, only for Windows. Expression started on the Mac platform and should remain available on the Mac.
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Maeric rated on 14 Jan 2014

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entger rated on 24 Jun 2013

[Version 3.3]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Illustration
License:Free
Date:27 Sep 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X / OS Classic
Price:Free0.00
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Expression is a vector-based stylish drawing and illustration software that continues to re-define vector graphics. Whether you are a veteran professional illustrator working on print-quality illustrations, a Web designer building the most dazzling Web site or a budding artist eagerly experimenting with various styles and techniques, you will find Expression 3 an indispensable tool for your creative tasks. It brings you the best of both worlds â€" the richness of pixel-based painting software and the convenience and editability of vector graphics.


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