Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:52 PM
I find that Expression Design is a great tool for producing vector artwork for use in RGB color spaces - as originally intended. It's easy to use, the learning curve was short and not very steep and it's not a resource hog.
I also do a lot of work for commercial printing and I would really like to have the ability to work in and export directly to PDF within the CMYK and Pantone color spaces similar to Publisher. I know that is not ED's intended use but I think MS is missing out on additional functionality (and sales) by not having that capability. Converting to CMYK or Pantone after designing and exporting will always result in a color shift that may or may not be acceptable - by then, you're pretty far down the work stream. It really isn't practical to use different software to work in different color spaces which gives your competitors a very distinct advantage.
If anyone else agrees and would like to see this capability, post your comment to this thread.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 1:58 PM
The place for feature requests is:
fwiw, I agree.
Take care, Mike
Friday, November 16, 2012 10:40 AM
I'll definitely post my suggestion there, also. ED really is an easy tool to draw graphics for web or desktop use. I think it's just not fully conceptualized. I am curious as to how many others would like to see its capabilities expanded. Many voices are louder than one...