One of the most widely used tools in the web development and graphic design is the Canvas. The basic function of a Canvas is to provide a backing surface for images. In computer-aided design (CAD) applications, the user can manipulate the image like in painting or drawing. The canvas in an image editing or design software, refers to the rectangular window where the image is either created or modified. Besides, it is also the virtual equivalent of the cloth-based canvas used by artists. The advantage of using Canvas is that one can work directly on it unlike Photoshop or Illustrator which require the use of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator which are not designed to be used directly on the screen.
There are many types of Canvas and they vary in terms of their usage. In addition to the traditional rectangular shape, there exist also various shapes such as the oval, the square, the circular and the polygonal. The file formats of different types of Canvas allow users to make the file sizes of the image files as large as possible. The latest technology based systems of Canvas, such as Photoshop, have integrated tools that allow users to manipulate the images with ease. There are several software systems that allow the users to manipulate the image quickly and easily.
Canvas is available as both Windows and Mac OS X versions. It provides great value for money as it is available at an affordable price and is very easy to use. The high level of functionality offered by Adobe Acrobat Professional version 8 that includes support for the most common file formats for Canvas such as gif, png, wmf and up. The software system that runs on Apple Mac OS X operating systems also supports Canvas file formats that are similar to those supported by Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software systems.