Ok guys I will admit that I love Canvas 6, but there are a few things
that annoy me at regular intervals.
1. I would like to be able to save my tool palette layout.
I tend keep all the tool palettes open at all times on my second monitor
so I have one giant "super palette".
About every tenth time I open Canvas 6 only about 1/4 of the tools
palettes come up.
This is a pain since I then have to hunt them all down and arrange them
again so they all fit.
I would like this to be a saved configuration, like the toolbar.
2. Move the JPEG, and GIF import export filters out of the Colada plug-in,
and incorporate them into the main program.
I have no interest in loading Colada, but I do want JPEG and GIF options.
And if you guys are going to say something about how they aren't in the
Colada extension to begin with then please explain why they keep playing
hide and seek.
Canvas 6 seems to enjoy randomly changing tools in my Toolbar set.
About every fifth time I boot Canvas 6 it has changed the button for
Gausian blur into some other random filter.
This gets annoying after a while.
4. What is the deal with Object Info?
Once again at random intervals it chooses to vanish from my desktop and
even from any of the menus.
It is the most noticeable item in Canvas 6's game of musical tools.
Every time I boot Canvas 6 I have no way of predicting which of it's
plethora of tools will have vanished from the interface.
5.Can't you find some way of speeding up screen redraws?
I have a 266 mhz G3 card in a 7100, and 136 mb of RAM (with 78 mb of RAM
allocated to Canvas 6), and Canvas 6 sometimes slows down to a snails pace
when dealing with high rez scanned images.
6. Please take a look at Vectorworks 8 from Deihl Graphsoft ( I know you
guys can afford a copy )
Canvas 6 could really do with a few of it's tools.
Especially the views memory feature that allows you to scroll through past
views of the drawing, as well as having a button in the lower left corner
that snaps you back to the home view of the full page in one click.
7. Overall I love Canvas 6 for it's flexibilty, especially when dealing
with manipulation of scanned images.
Canvas 6 and Vectorworks 8 are the 2 apps I use the most and I wish they
shared more tools.
Vectorworks has the worst Bezier tools I have ever used, but luckily I can
cut and past bezier curves from Canvas into Vectorworks.
Vectorworks has the most wonderful snap tools for automatically snaping
the mouse pointer to various objects and datum points.
Maybe the "Smart mouse" in Canvas 6 is supposed to do this, but I have yet
to get it to work.
8. A real clipart collection.
For god's sake, where did you guys get that revolting collection of clipart?
At least Canvas 5 shipped with a complete collection of OSHA warning
labels. Canvas 6's warning label collection is about 1/10th the size.
Why not just license some professional collections of background textures
No complaints about the Fonts, I like them.
And by the way, whoever designed the Gallery tool should be shot.
I have a 19" monitor and I like to take advantage of all that real estate
when viewing iconized clipart, yet the Gallery tool restricts me to one
Why not let me make the gallery window any size I want?
Why not use a more logical naming system for clipart so it can be found easier?
Canvas 5 shipped with a much better clipart browser.
At least it could be expanded to fill your screen.
Keep up the good work.
Canvas 6 is wonderful, but I get quite peaved with this musical tools game.
Can't we have a native I/O filter for Illustrator 8 and Freehand 8 ?
Or at least Illustrator 6 and Freehand 6.
The only reason I have Illustrator and Freehand installed is to open and
convert files so I can open them in Canvas 6.
Also I would love a "Photocopy" tool for quick scan-filter-print operations.
This would allow me to preasign a set of filter operations between the
scan and print parts.
For instance on my system I routinely have to increase contrast by 50 pts
and reduce brightness by 50 pts to get a good greyscale xerox copy.
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