Intaglio is a great (the greatest??) consumer-level Mac vector drawing and dimensioning program — that many people have been using for years. But it looks like the developer may be “abandoning” it — and a lot of us are concerned.
This ‘Articles’ section was last modified 8/22/2021
These articles do NOT specifically mention Intaglio
Notes: (re below articles) * These articles are listed (mostly) ALPHABETICALLY by source (except #1 Wikipedia). * Most of these articles were obtains by doing a Google search for “best macintosh vector drawing programs“. * Numbers within each article: If the web page article numbered the apps, I copied the copied the numbers. * If the web page did NOT number the apps, then the apps are listed without numbers, in the order listed on the web page. * Note I (mostly) did NOT include vector-drawing articles, that were NOT Mac-specific.
Forum: “Best Alternatives to Adobe Illustrator for iOS and Mac” by AppleInsider.com (June 2019) Comments Section: Ajcarr, June 16, 2019 9:52PM, Reply 5 of 27
“What about the venerable Intaglio? This has been around for years and remains my go-to app for vector graphics. It will even let me import and edit PDFs. There’s an amazing amount of power in a pretty tiny package, though the UI looks like it came out of Classic Mac OS (but I find nothing wrong with that): https://www.purgatorydesign.com/Intaglio/ There’s also OmniGraffle, which has also been around for a while: https://www.omnigroup.com/omnigraffle/ Omni Group have been producing software since the days of NeXTSTEP.”
“In it’s own words, Intaglio retains the feel of MacDraw while harnessing the full capabilities of Quartz and CoreImage. Old timers soon feel right at home and those new to Mac drawing pick it up quickly. It’s safe to say that this app operates differently to most modern vector drawing apps, but it provides incredible control of the vector elements, can potentially create complex, photorealistic images, and has good import and export support.”
This ‘List of Apps’ section was last modified 8/22/2021
Under Construction, ‘Google Sheets’ spreadsheet “Possible Intaglio Replacements” (This was an initial attempt to tabulate website, price, SVG import [or not], support forums, videos, and other info.)
The below list is NOT complete, and is only APPROXIMATE
Notes: (re below list of apps) * This list of apps was taken mostly from the above articles in Section B. * These apps are listed here ALPHABETICALLY. * The notation [online] indicates it is a web-based app. * If you do a Google search for “best MacIntosh CAD software“, you’ll find MORE programs, that are not included in the below list.
APP STORE: * Note the App Store contains many MORE vector apps, than the above articles and this list include. Two Ways to Look: View the category “Graphics & Design” , or search the App Store for “vector drawing“.