JascWebDraw

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Jasc Web Draw

The most interesting feature about Jasc Web Draw is probably that it uses SVG as its native file format and was one of the earliest applications to do so. Web Draw uses a Window in Window (WiW) interface much like its better known sibling Jasc Paint Shop Pro.

Features include:

  • SVG Animation.
  • SVG Filters (Effects)
  • Spirals
  • Live SVG Editor, with Syntax Highlighting

Web Draw was before its time and never really gained the kind of attention as Paint Shop Pro. Unfortunately Web Draw didn't borrow more features from Paint Shop Pro or integrate closely with it and it would have been good to be able to export Photoshop Documents from Webdraw or other tricks like that. It could have potentially found itself a space in the emerging market of SVG for Handheld devices, and competed against products like Ikivo.

Web Draw was priced at roughly $200 roughly half the price of Adobe Illustrator or MacromediaFreehand but still significantly more expensive than versions of CorelDraw. As the product a got older substantial discounts could be found if you looked hard enough.

Jasc was taken over by Corel and JascWebDraw was discontinued.

Jasc Web Draw was originally called Jasc Trajectory.

Karbon14 bears a slight resemblance to JascWebDraw, more so than most other programs.

Screenshots

W3 has a two very old screenshots of Webdraw which look older than Wed draw version 1.0

Screenshot of Webdraw showing a drwaing of a Butterfly. Includes the main WebDraw interface, and document tree.

Screenshot of Webdraw.

Screenshot of Webdraw showing SVG Effects dialog.

WebArchive: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2, Screenshot 3.

Links

Jasc WebDraw Official Website thanks to the Web Archive.