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MacCalligraphy

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MacCalligraphy2.0.sit (1.33 MB)
For System 1 - 5 - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MacCalligraphyManual.pdf
Emulation
This app works with: Mini vMac

MacCalligraphy is a Japanese graphics application that allows you to draw, sketch and paint using a variety of brushes, in black and white. Thickness of strokes varies by the speed of your mouse movement while the mouse button is pressed. Booting from the application disk presents a unique Japanese-styled desktop, but you can also run the app from the included disk images while already booted into another compatible Mac OS. Disk images work perfectly with Mini vMac too. The main downside to MacCalligraphy is that you cannot save/export your drawings into a file format that is compatible with modern computers. However, you can always take a screenshot of your work and use another graphics program like Deneba Canvas 3.5 to save out to GIF or other modern formats of your choice.

This is version 2.0 of the app, which implies there must have been earlier versions, but I could not find details if those were ever released to the public. This version appears to have been released in 1987, and the labels on the original disks are marked 1986. Flyers included in the package are dated 1988.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

Runs in black-and-white on Macs from a 512k (with 64k ROMS) up through an SE/30 (and possibly beyond). I tested the app with Macintosh Systems 6.0.8 and lower, as well as System 7.1 and 7.5.5 using an SE/30, and using Mini vMac on a 2015 15" MacBook Pro with MacOS Sierra.