Intaglio App Reviews

By Purgatory Design

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Intaglio app review

Intaglio App Info

  • 15 Ratings
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Graphics & Design
  • Updated: Mar 10 2020
  • Version: 3.9.5
  • Size: 8.45 MB
  • Seller: Purgatory Design
  • © Purgatory Design

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Customer Reviews of the Intaglio App

Great intermediate drawing app!

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Igoncat's Review of Intaglio

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:53 PM

Intaglio is a nice intermediate-level vector draw app that is very useful despite showing its age. I used to use it where I worked & I liked it a lot. It is quite easy to learn and use. It does all the drawing basics & has many fairly advanced features like Booean Operations. But it suffers from a few limitations that impede efficient workflow. For example, it still relies on the extremely inefficient Apple Font Selector, which works OK but is a pain to use. A font preview menu would be a welcome upgrade! The GUI is simple & well-designed but today is somewhat in need of a facelift. I downloaded the free version & it seems to work flawlwssly on Yosemite. The free version's Save & Save As (export) function doesn’t save to its native format, only bitmap formats like PNG, JPG, etc., so I can’t speak for its SVG capability. But nevertheless, it is an EXTREMELY useful draw app for quick work and would be a good app for anyone learning to use a vector drawing progrem. The free/trial version is a great tool & the purchase price of only $45 is a real deal, considering what it can do.

I’ve been looking for this app!

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stephenfleming's Review of Intaglio

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:53 PM

I have written and published enormously complex user guides in MacDraw, back in the day. Like everyone else, I moved to Adobe Illustrator when MacDraw died, but I haven't felt comfortable using Adobe products in decades… they’re so obviously designed on Windows and ported grudgingly to the Mac. Doing anything in Illustrator is like drawing with bricks strapped to my hands. For the last few years, I’ve used Keynote as my first stop for drawing vector graphics, but that’s a blunt instrument, poorly suited to the job. Intaglio is a Mac app. It looks like a Mac app, it feels like a Mac app, and it works like a Mac app. If that’s important to you, buy this app. You won’t regret it. If you don’t care, there are probably cheaper tools out there which someone will try to convince you are “just as good.” I think those people are nuts, but it takes all kinds to make a world. As far as I’m concerned, I’m thrilled to send these folks my money, since they obviously think the same way I do. There’s a free demo on their website if you want to try before you buy.

A modern drawing program with a hand to the past

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estebanha's Review of Intaglio

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:53 PM

I have used all sorts of drawing programs on the mac since 1987 (I was young and eager then!) My first was MacDraw, and I have tried almost anything out there since. I could say that the capacity to explain ideas on a drawing, to organize projects, to draw plans for space organization, etc, etc, gave me an advantage that helped me professionally to raise to-and-through management levels over my career in the Publishing industry. Later in my life, on my own guesthouse business I have used drawing programs to plan space use, construction and renovation floorplans, forms, and all sorts of organizational drawings. Intaglio has all the features that a modern drawing program should have. It may not have all the bells and whistles that other expensive or bloated programs boast, but it has everything necessary for an intermediate drawing program, and then some… And it has a feature that for me is very important: I have hundreds of drawing files from the past, when I used MacDraw II/Pro, ClarisDraw and AppleWorks (that were killed heartlessly and without compunction or compassion by Apple) that Intaglio can open without a sweat. That for me is almost a miracle! Give it a try, you’ll find it visually clean, solid, easy to master; a drawing program to the core...

Depends On What You Need

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petermarozzi's Review of Intaglio

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:53 PM

I do freelance design and this fits nicely in with my current workflow. However, it's definitely not as full featured as some other software out there. It really needs an update to make it look and feel more like a mac program. The price is also too high for what you are getting. Some great features for importing and manipulating PDF files. Overall good, bring the price down to something comparable with the competition (Acorn, VectorDesigner) and it would be even better.

Broken Version - Preflight file not approved by Apple

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Swillk's Review of Intaglio

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:53 PM

Simple. It won’t update, and it won’t re-install.

Must make in-app purchase to save or use

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Somps's Review of Intaglio

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:53 PM

kepp in mind, the download is free, but to use the vector ability and/or save, you must make an in-app purchase

No longer works with Mountain Lion

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Kaleberg's Review of Intaglio

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:53 PM

I tried to do an update using the App Store, but now my existing version no longer works and I cannot load a new version.

Exports broken vector art

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347728232's Review of Intaglio

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:53 PM

SVG images doesn’t match the drawing. Not even close. Also, SVG files contain Intaglio tags. So, programs that use the SVG complain and don’t render correctly. Images don’t display properly in WordPress. The software is disorganized - lots of menus and options scattered all over the place. How do I get a refund?

Why hide the price?

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Mike D K's Review of Intaglio

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:53 PM

It’s probably a great app for what it does. However, the simple fact is, you’re really just downloading a very limited demo for free. The app costs money to use it for anything it was designed for. Stop being misleading just to get people to download your app first. If it’s really all that decent, then just post your price like everyone else! So annoying when you really are just looking for a free app to do some simple vector graphic and waste your time on this misleading tactic.

Will not install.

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Toltepeceno's Review of Intaglio

Reviewed on 3/10/20 1:53 PM

It will not install, not usable.