For Immediate Release

Deneba Releases Canvas(tm) 8 For Mac OS X Technology Preview
Public Beta Preview Release Is Now Available For Free Download

Miami, FL – September 5, 2001 – Deneba Software today announced the
availability of a special public preview version of Canvas 8 Professional
fully optimized for Apple Computer’s new Mac OS X. This preview edition
targets illustrators, graphic artists and business professionals who are
early adopters of Mac OS X or are considering a transition to the new
operating system. Now, for the first time, the OS X user community will be
able to experience the award-winning power and features of the new Deneba
Canvas 8.

The Mac OS X version of Canvas 8 contains hundreds of enhancements and
advanced new features including: vector and raster Sequence recording,
AppleScript(tm), ColorSync(tm), and QuickTime(tm) support. The new version
also contains customizable Web Image Slicing and direct Flash export.

Deneba’s enthusiastic support for OS X should not surprise long-time Apple
watchers. Fifteen years ago, the Miami-based software developer was one of
the first companies to engineer and market products for the Macintosh
platform. OS X is widely viewed by the technology industry as a significant
improvement as it promises more stability and enhanced graphics

Rob Crawford, Senior Software Engineer is leading the Canvas 8 / OS-X
project. “Canvas 8’s user interface has been optimized for Aqua, and has
numerous new time saving features”, he stated. “Also, developing Canvas 8
in a protected memory operating system like OS X, allowed us to develop a
very robust product that can easily handle the largest graphic files.”

Canvas 8 also contains an updated PDF(tm) export filter which supports full
data stream compression, direct embedding of PostScript(R) and TrueType(tm)
fonts, hypertext links, transitions and much more.

While the public preview edition only runs under OS X, the shipping release
works equally well under OS-9 thanks to Apple Carbon technology. Deneba
expects to ship the final version of Canvas 8 for Macintosh on October 1,

The public Canvas 8 OS X Preview Edition is available as a free download
from Deneba’s web site:

Deneba Software develops and markets innovative cross-platform solutions
for Macintosh(tm) OS, and Windows(tm). Deneba Software is located at 1150
NW 72nd Avenue, Second Floor, Miami, FL 33126; Telephone: (305) 596-5644;
Fax: (305) 273-9069