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Silhouette 1.8.2 and 1.9.4

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#1
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Silhouette_1.8.2.zip (15.44 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
#2
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
Silhouette_1.9.4.zip (2.13 MB)
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
pres_silhouette_en.pdf
Emulation
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Silhouette graphics art software for Mac instantly converts black and white or colour bitmap images into vector designs ready for use. Silhouette is available as standalone application and as plugin for Adobe Illustrator.

Information from the developer's website: (link)

Silhouette graphics art software for Macintosh and Windows instantly converts black and white or colour bitmap images into vector designs ready for use.
Silhouette is available as standalone application and as plugin for Adobe Illustrator™.

Why buy Silhouette the vectorization software?
• quick and user-friendly.
• recovers perfectly logos, pictures of bad quality (scan, fax..)
• compatible with Illustrator, Indesign, FreeHand, Flash, Photoshop, Corel Draw, ...
• easier to use and better results than other solutions.
• helps you at every stage.
• frequent updates.
• professional tools for DTP, CAD, 3D, prepress, web, multimedia, screen-printing, …
• uniques correction tools.
• compatible with OS-8.5 or higher, Mac OS-X and Windows.

Available as plugin for Adobe Illustrator running on Macintosh and Windows!
Silhouette is now available as plugin for Adobe Illustrator™ 8, 9, 10, CS, CS2 & CS3.

Unique features:
• vectorizes colors and b&w images/logos.
• straightens up a logo that was badly oriented in the scanner.
• sharpens rounded or truncated corners.
• deletes useless points.
• converts flat curves into straight lines.
• aligns segments of straight lines on the same axis.
• smoothes curves.
• simplifies curves while keeping their appearance.
• converts to Illustrator, EPS, Flash or DXF file-format.
• batch vectorization.

How I have improved the quality of my documents and my productivity!
Its specific vectorized image correction tools allow you to right a logo so it is perfectly horizontal, to sharp rounded or truncated corners, to suppress unnecessary points, to convert "flat curves" into straight lines, to align segments on the same axis, to smooth tangents and to remove unnecessary points in curves whilst retaining their shape.

Features list:

Silhouette Pro Available for Macintosh only
• Vectorization of all or part of an image
• Colours and b&w vectorization
• Batch vectorization
• Automatic/manual colours extraction
• Photo masking
• Vectorization in horizontal stripes
• Pen tool
• Adds/suppresses points
• Measuring tool
• Aligns / distributes paths
• Rotates, enlarges, applies a symmetry, …
• Rights a logo that was badly oriented in the scanner
• Sharpens rounded or truncated corners
• Aligns segments of straight lines on the same axis
• Deletes useless points
• Converts flat curves into straight lines
• Smoothes curves
• Simplifies curves while keeping their appearance
• Colours palette
• Selection by colours
• Imports QuickTime, QuickDraw PICT, MacPaint, Photoshop (v 2.5 and 3.0 ), Silicon Graphics, GIF, JFIF/JPEG, QuickDraw GX, BMP, PNG, TGA, TIFF, FlashPix
• Exports Adobe Illustrator, Flash, DXF
• Prints on desktop printer

Silhouette Lite
Silhouette is also available in Lite version. It vectorizes b&w images only, no correction tools, no batch vectorization, no DXF and Flash export.

Silhouette plugin for Adobe Illustrator Available for Macintosh and Windows
• Vectorization of all or part of an image
• Colours and b&w vectorization
• Automatic/manual colours extraction
• Photo masking
• Rights up a logo that was badly oriented in the scanner
• Sharpens rounded or truncated corners
• Aligns segments of straight lines on the same axis
• Deletes useless points
• Smoothes curves
• Simplifies curves while keeping their appearance
• Interactive preview window
• Online help

The Manual link supplies the Technical Sheet.

First Download link is archive with all the files I could save from the original developer's website (download webpage, News webpage, MacUpdate website, video demonstration webpage) via Wayback Machine.
It contains all listed files but the Plug-ins for Illustrator CS3 and the PDF manuals
(missing files:
"SilhouetteBeta1.zip" (Stand-Alone version for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard),
"Silhouette_plugin-EN_CS3.zip", "Silhouette_plugin-FR_CS3.zip", "Silhouette_plugin-IT_CS3.zip", "SilhouettePlugInCS3.zip" (Plug-ins for Illustrator CS3),
"Handbook_Silhouette_EN.pdf", "Handbook_Silhouette_FR.pdf", "SilhouetteAiuto.pdf", "helpSilhouette.pdf", "SilhouetteAiuto.pdf" (PDF Manuals for Stand-Alone version and Plug-ins))

Second Download link is archive with all the newer Stand-Alone version v1.9.4 from 2005 in English and French language versions, which is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5, I could save from here.

Later on, there was produced a stand-alone version for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and later and a version of the plug-in for use in Illustrator CS4 and later link. Please upload these if you can find them!

Here is a review of the Illustrator Plug-in v1.0.1.

Compatibility
Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

Minimum system requirements for Stand-Alone version:
• Any Apple Power Macintosh
• Runs on Macintosh OS-8/9/X
• Carbon Classic version: Mac OS 8.5 - 9.2
• Mac OS X version: Mac OS X 10.0 - 10.4 (not running under Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and higher)

Minimum system requirements for Adobe Illustrator Plug-in version:
• Compatible with Adobe Illustrator 8, 9, 10, CS, CS2 & CS3
• Runs on Mac OS 8/9/X
• Runs on Windows 98/Millennium/NT/2000/XP

(source: Link)

Comments

macbrazil78's picture
by macbrazil78 - 2017, May 14 - 3:11pm

Probably is not ok to ask this here but i will do it anyway. Maybe i can find some help... Is that possible to find a valid serial number for this plugin? I tried finding more information on the official site but apparently the plugin is not available for sale anymore. Could not find any trace of it. So any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2015, January 26 - 5:44pm

I added v1.9.4 of the stand-alone application in English and French language that I have found on an old French software download website.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2015, January 23 - 4:59pm

Please check version of the stand-alone and plug-ins again, if possible. I am not sure if the version number is right because Wayback machine links jumped between the years of the archived webpage.

Did not try to run these on a emulator (check this too).

Can someone try to find the missing files that Wayback machine missed to archive (I supplied a list of the file names above !) ?