Stories by Ben Long

Deneba Canvas 7.0

Every time Deneba Systems Inc. releases a new version of Canvas, the same thing happens -- the company stuffs gobs and gobs of features into the already jam-packed program, and the user is left to sort them all out. Canvas 7.0 is no different. Deneba has made a huge number of changes in the latest version of its integrated page-layout, illustration, presentation, and Web-design package, and the company has introduced SpriteEffects, an excellent filtering technology that even Adobe Photoshop users will envy. The problem is, Canvas is trying to be so many things to so many users that it's starting to lose its focus.