Armorial Gold

 
Mark Olivo
 
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22 November 2010 03:10
 

So I finally acquired Armorial Gold, and thought it would be wise ask more experienced users about it.

Does anyone have any design tips, or other advice for a novice?

What graphic editing software would you recommend that can open and manipulate WMF files?

 

Thanks..

 
Kenneth Mansfield
 
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22 November 2010 09:51
 

Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw are the commercial standards for vector art. Although I’ve never used it, I’ve heard good things about Inkscape, an open source graphics program (read free).

 
 
Mark Olivo
 
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22 November 2010 16:12
 

I’m trying out Inkscape, and it seem to be just the ticket.  Thanks for the tip!

 
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22 November 2010 20:18
 

I use Inkscape and have done very well with it.  I’d say it’s the poor man’s route to go.  The one problem it has is because it’s open source, it’s not 100% bug free.  The only main thing I’ve noticed is that it will randomly crash.  Just learn to save frequently and you’ll be fine.

 
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06 December 2010 22:46
 

For several years I have been using Paint.net which is graphic freeware. I have never had a problem with this software and to date, it has done all I could ask. I would assume it will work well with Armorial Gold. If you give this a try, please advise as to your assessment.

Larry L. Snyder

 
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07 December 2010 11:18
 

Paint.NET is a free photo editing program similar to Adobe PhotoShop, or Corel’s Paint Shop Pro. These are raster-based programs. To get the full benefit of Armorial Gold, however, one needs vector capabilities like with Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. The most popular freeware in that genre is Inkscape, which is why I recommended giving that a try.

 
 
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07 December 2010 18:18
 

AILD;80407 wrote:

The one problem it has is because it’s open source, it’s not 100% bug free.

Huh? Open source has nothing to do with bugs.

You show me any code that’s 100% bug free and I’ll show you bigfoot riding a unicorn

 
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07 December 2010 20:37
 

Kimon wrote, "You show me any code that’s 100% bug free and I’ll show you bigfoot riding a unicorn"

Oh Lord—are you thinking of changing your arms?  smile

(Would be an interesting design…)

 
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08 December 2010 13:37
 

Michael F. McCartney;80502 wrote:

Kimon wrote, "You show me any code that’s 100% bug free and I’ll show you bigfoot riding a unicorn"

Oh Lord—are you thinking of changing your arms?  :D

 

I think we’re just come up with a design for Captain Awesome!

 
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08 December 2010 18:19
 

kimon;80501 wrote:

Huh? Open source has nothing to do with bugs.

You show me any code that’s 100% bug free and I’ll show you bigfoot riding a unicorn

Amen.  Quite the opposite: "Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow."

I’ve used Inkscape for years and never had it crash, or give me any sign that it wasn’t every bit as good as "perfect" commercial software.  I’d say the same for Gimp.

 
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17 December 2010 19:41
 

Are you running it on Windows 7?

What’s interesting is Inkscape will crash every once in awhile for no apparent reason on my desktop (And I’ve heard others complain of the same problem) but it doesn’t crash on my laptop.