|I had to create bunch of GIFs for a project that involve Traditional Chinese characters. PhotoShop or ImageReady are my favorite tools,
yet I do not have localized versions of them and constrained to plain English ones. And Adobe is working on Unicode, but it's not there yet,
in other words I could get my work done, but I was looking for more optimal way. I decided to try Microsoft PhotoDraw that comes with Office 2000.
I saw a demo on Seybold Seminars and it was not that bad, besides it's seems to be fully Unicode enabled.
It's a good product if you need to use it ones a month and do not want to learn difference between vector and bitmap graphics.
Probably it is even somewhat intuitive to someone who never did any image editing on a computer.
PhotoDraw is a strong competitor to Adobe PhotoDeluxe. After all it's just version 1.0.
The problem with this product is that many things are implemented in such an inconvenient way that I want to avoid using it.
It's fun to play with it, but if you need to get work done it's a wrong app, I guess they will try to make it better.