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Microsoft Expression Studio brings design and development together in one virtual playground. Design elements like video, 3D models, and vector art are combined with full support for the latest Microsoft development tools and platforms. Art fueled by science-all in one box.
The Microsoft Expression suite of professional design tools and innovative technologies will take your creative possibilities to a new level. Whether you are designing standards-based Web sites, rich user experiences on the desktop, or managing digital assets and content, Microsoft Expression applications will help. Microsoft Expression Studio includes the following products: Expression Web, Expression Blend, Expression Design, and Expression Media.
Expression Web: Superior Quality for the Web Expression Web is a professional design tool to create modern, standards-based sites that deliver superior quality on the Web. It helps you reduce complexity and ease data integration by offering a set of powerful design tools and task panes to quickly incorporate XML data. Expression Web lets you seamlessly integrate Web design and development teams with Expression Web and Visual Studio's superior support for XML, ASP.NET and XHTML. Sophisticated CSS design features help you unleash your creative ideas and bring your Web sites to life with, while built-in support for today's modern Web standards makes it easy to optimize your sites for accessibility and cross-browser compatibility.
Expression Blend: Engaging Web Experiences for Windows
Expression Blend is the professional design tool that lets you create engaging, Web-connected, user experiences for Windows. With hit you can quickly get involved with the new wave of next-generation applications that blend the best of the Web and the desktop. Think of Expression Blend as your virtual playground. Mix and match design elements such as video, vector art, high quality text, animation, pixel images, and 3D content with a full toolbox of advanced controls and containers to create engaging, cinematic user interfaces. With Expression Blend, "better" will quickly become your operative word: better performance, better usability, better experiences. Expressions Blend will help your designs break out of the browser to leverage the full power of the desktop, and once that happens, there will be no limits to your design capabilities.
Expression Design is a professional illustration and graphic design tool that lets you build compelling elements for both Web and desktop application user interfaces. This application helps you to expand your portfolio and collaborate with others who are defining the next generation of software applications. Expression Design is the perfect companion to Expression Blend, letting you quickly build sophisticated vector assets and then seamlessly transfer -- by way of XAML -- your graphics to your Expression Blend projects. You'll quickly be able to unleash your creativity with innovative vector drawing tools and non-destructive effects that you can apply to either vector or imported bitmapped images, and apply both hard-edged and organic strokes while maintaining the flexibility of vector paths. Expression Design has been built from the ground up for designers by designers. In other words, you can work with the assurance that once you hand off your projects to the developers, they won't lose any design features. What you create is what your users will see and experience.
Expression Media Expression Media is a professional asset management tool to visually catalog and organize all your digital assets for effortless retrieval and presentation. Imagine how much more you'd get done if you could just find what you're looking for. Expression Media makes digital asset management easy -- just drag and drop to import more than 100 different media formats, including digital RAW files. Even when your originals are offline, Expression Media's visual catalogs allow you to browse, search, and annotate your assets. You can handle lots of files, and fast. Do you have hundreds of files to rename, convert, or tag? No problem. Expression Media includes a sophisticated batch processor that will do it for you. But better yet, Expression Media also helps you to deliver your assets to you client in the exact format your client needs them, whether you're delivering slide shows, videos, or Web galleries.
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Operating System: Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista
Processor: 1.0 Ghz with MMX or equivalent
Hard Drive Space: 1.5 GB
RAM: 1 GB
Optical Drive: DVD-ROM
Graphics:Microsoft DirectX 9-capable, DirectX 9.0-capable video card with 256 MB or more memory
Display: 1024 x 768 monitor resolution with 24-bit color
Other: QuickTime 7.1.3
Operating Systems: Mac OS X version 10.4
Processor: PowerPC or Intel Core
Hard Drive Space: 20 MB
Optical Drive: DVD-ROM
Other: QuickTime 7.1.3 ,
Monitor set to Millions of Colors
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One feature of the entire Microsoft Expression Studio bundle that could prove attractive to a lot of Windows users is its price. Getting all these tools for the price is pretty hard to beat, and if you need at least two of them, it's a fair bargain. If history is any guide, though, Microsoft will have a finger in the wind for how the suite can be made more of a suite, and make the next version of Expression Studio a truly remarkable piece of work. PC World: http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/review/software_and_services/microsoft/expression_studio/221031