Friday, October 8, 2004


Free copy of Microsoft Creature House Expression™ 3.3

Microsoft released the free Microsoft Creature House Expression™ 3 download a few months ago. I guess I'm not the only one that missed the announcement of the Expressions 3.3 preview.

From the Expression product page:

Creature House Expression™ 3 is an innovative vector-based illustration and graphics tool that provides exciting creative capabilities for designers working in print, web, video, and interactive mediums

Microsoft acquired the Creature House technology and development team in 2003.  As a service to the many loyal users of Expression, a free download version is available to existing users of the product for either Microsoft Windows or Mac OS.

I'm no graphics expert so I leave the judgement to the Expression 3 review on Critical Depth

I found Expression 3 to be a great program and fun to use. After using this product steadily over the past three months, I believe it could give the industry “standards” a run for their money -- for a lot less money. The program is stable, and only crashed a couple of times. One nice feature: Expression has an auto save feature on crashes to keep your loss to a minimum. The system I used to test this product is running Windows XP with 512MB of RAM.

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  1. Oh Yeah, very cool! Microsoft needs to Open Source that application. It would be amazing! They would benifiet from the rabid testing and enhancements for free and they'd have access to the source code to modify and make an even deeper robust version for sale under a different licence. I'm enjoying learning it. If I had the money, I'd buy this application. But, I don't and I would probably use the money to eat anyways.

  2. i have fractal design expression i want to know changes