Creature House Expression

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Creature House Expression
File:Expression3 in WINE.jpg
Screenshot of Creature House Expression 3.3.372
Developer(s) Creature House, now acquired by Microsoft
Stable release 3.3.372 / Nov 2003
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Type Vector graphics editor with skeletal stroke capability
License Freeware Proprietary EULA

Creature House Expression was a vector graphics editor initially developed by Creature House in tandem with Fractal Design Corporation and later MetaCreations as a companion to Painter. At the time, Creature House was an independent Hong Kong software studio. Expression tried to duplicate Painter's UI as close as possible and was available for Mac OS and Windows.

Some time after Fractal Design and MetaTools merged into MetaCreations, a public company, management decided to thin out the product portfolio and focus on a more specific audience. Expression ended up back with Creature House who released two versions of the software under their own brand name, Expression 2 and Expression 3.

Eventually, Microsoft purchased Creature House and continued development under the code name Acrylic. In 2007, the original Expression application became part of Microsoft's Expression Studio suite of applications, rebranded and rewritten in WPF as Microsoft Expression Design. Windows XP and Vista versions are available, although Mac OS X support has officially been discontinued.


Skeletal stroke

Expression uses a unique technology called skeletal stroke. There have been a few research papers on this technology, including the work of Alex S. C. Hsu and Irene H. H. Lee,[1] who are the original developers of Expression.

See also


External links

Download Creature House Expression from Microsoft


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