Open Intaglio Files

On Dec 6, 2020, at 2:24 PM, Ian Hayward email@hidden wrote:

Alan,

Can you send me instruction or a link on how to create an external MacOS bootable drive?
I want to get into Intaglio and export all my files as PDF so that I can switch to editing them with Affinity Designer.
I’m afraid that I might arse up my Big Sur install…

Boot holding Shift-Option-Command-R to boot into Recovery mode over the internet.

Tell it you want to install on the external drive. It will probably want to reformat the bare drive, maybe not. But this gets you in the right place.

You might be able to install an older OS for better Intaglio compatibility.


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Okeydoke. If you just want a safety backup of your machine (rather than adopting the whole virtualisation process) you could certainly do as DK suggests. An alternative (and one we use as a matter of course when tweaking machines) is to clone your drive using Carbon Copy Cloner – which is initially free. It’ll dupe your drive to an external volume. Follow the prompts and you can’t go wrong…

And this method obviates reinstalling systems and apps.

Good luck…

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Damn. I just realised you need a previous OS. Stick with DK’s idea but I’d suggest a CCC run first, just in case – you seem like a belt-and-braces kinda guy… sorry for confusion.

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Mixed progress. I now have a High Sierra drive I can boot from. But I cannot access my normal boot drive from it, because that is APFS, so cannot get to Intaglio.

I do not have my registration key for Intaglio, so cannot download a demo version and upgrade it.

I have tried copying Intaglio from my Big Sur drive to the High Sierra one, but it crashes on opening.

Any suggestions?

PS Thanks for all the help so far!


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Ian

If you’d like to contact me here: email@hidden I’m sure we can work something out. Are you in the uk?

best

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mojave understands apfs just fine, and will run intaglio still.

You can make a bootable USB drive for mojave following apple’s own
instructions here: How to create a bootable installer for macOS - Apple Support

Follow the instructions for mojave.

On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 12:58 PM Ian Hayward email@hidden wrote:

Mixed progress. I now have a High Sierra drive I can boot from. But I
cannot access my normal boot drive from it, because that is APFS, so cannot
get to Intaglio.

I do not have my registration key for Intaglio, so cannot download a demo
version and upgrade it.

I have tried copying Intaglio from my Big Sur drive to the High Sierra
one, but it crashes on opening.

Any suggestions?

PS Thanks for all the help so far!


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Great. This board strips email addresses.

Do this booted from your Big Sur volume:

  1. copy all your Intaglio files to a suitable USB stick or online file store.
  2. boot Intaglio (it boots even though you can’t open files) and find your registration details under the Intaglio menu.
  3. quit, unmount usb, shut down.

Then do this booted from your High Sierra volume:

  1. install Intaglio and personalise with data retrieved above.
  2. boot Intaglio, confirm functionality.
  3. copy required files to boot volume
  4. process files in Intaglio as required

If you can’t find an installer I’m bound to have one if you can’t get one anywhere else. If you can get me your contact data somehow I can get it to you.

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Sorted!
A bootable Mojave external drive solved the problems.
I booted in Mojave and opened the files in Intaglio and either:

  • for the simple files with few layers - saved as PDF
  • for the complicated files - copied and pasted layer by layer into Affinity Designer

After many hours work they are now all converted (over 300 files). I’m exhausted.

Thanks to all of you for your help.

Ian


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remove me from mailing list…. its annoying

On Dec 10, 2020, at 08:45, Ian H email@hidden wrote:

Sorted!
A bootable Mojave external drive solved the problems.
I booted in Mojave and opened the files in Intaglio and either:

  • for the simple files with few layers - saved as PDF
  • for the complicated files - copied and pasted layer by layer into Affinity Designer

After many hours work they are now all converted (over 300 files). I’m exhausted.

Thanks to all of you for your help.

Ian


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Stephen,
I don’t think an admin is monitoring the email you replied to.
I think you will need to unsubscribe yourself from the list, by logging into https://freewaytalk.softpress.com
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Ian-

How did you get the application itself into the new drive? Did you simply drag it from the old Application folder to the new App folder on the external drive?

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On Dec 10, 2020, at 11:46 AM, Ian H email@hidden wrote:

Sorted!
A bootable Mojave external drive solved the problems.
I booted in Mojave and opened the files in Intaglio and either:

  • for the simple files with few layers - saved as PDF
  • for the complicated files - copied and pasted layer by layer into Affinity Designer

After many hours work they are now all converted (over 300 files). I’m exhausted.

Thanks to all of you for your help.

Ian


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stephen died

On Dec 10, 2020, at 08:52, Ian H email@hidden wrote:

Stephen,
I don’t think an admin is monitoring the email you replied to.
I think you will need to unsubscribe yourself from the list, by logging into https://freewaytalk.softpress.com
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“How did you get the application itself into the new drive?”

If I remember correctly I just located the app in my Big Sur Apps folder and opened it.

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I am very sorry to hear about your loss of Stephen.
This is, I think, what you need to do.
1 Go to https://freewaytalk.softpress.com/
2 Click on the Lost your password? button at the bottom
3 Enter your email address
4 Use the email you receive to reset your password and log in to the site again
5 Go to My Account
6 Untick any of the tick boxes in the Forum Memberships.
7 Click UPDATE MEMBERSHIPS

Sadly I cannot see any way to just delete an account.
Best wishes,
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On 1 Nov 2020, 2:15 pm, Scott Cardais wrote:

Like many others on this forum. I loved Intaglio and I’m sorry to see that it’s no longer being supported.

I have a lot of Intaglio files that I can no longer open in Mac OS Big Sur. Is there any way to open these files in another program or convert them to another format?

Can’t answer the question since you’re in Big Sur. But in Catalina I exported all my Intaglio documents as SVG and was able to open all of them using EazyDraw. Layers and all. I was a light user of Intaglio but mainly did dimensioned or scaled drawings and EazyDraw does that. Not cheap (but how much did I spend on Intaglio over the years?), but much more capable than Intaglio. I posted already about EazyDraw for purchase instructions.

I liked Intaglio and it was good enough for me and didn’t want to learn a new program.

The world moves on. Surprised that this site is still up in spite of the fact that the developer doesn’t participate. Domain is registered at GoDaddy and was originally registered 1994-11-14


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On 1 Nov 2020, 5:28 pm, Greg wrote:

I imagine that many apps will open SVGs

Replying to self. Just searched macos svg editors and found many. Wished I looked earlier. And several open source choices.

PS Looks like I messed up quoting my post above, my first paragraph ended up as part of the quote.


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Sorry Ian, but I’m a bit confused. So you run the existing app in Big Sur but access the files from the external hard drive?

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On Dec 10, 2020, at 12:07 PM, Ian H <email@hidden mailto:email@hidden> wrote:

“How did you get the application itself into the new drive?”

If I remember correctly I just located the app in my Big Sur Apps folder and opened it.

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EazyDraw has made recent progress opening Intaglio drawing files. A public beta version: EazyDraw 10.3.0 build Beta 4026 has the recent additions. https://www.eazydraw.com/betaDownload.htm

EazyDraw opens Intaglio drawings seamlessly. Our test work flow: export with Intaglio version 3.9.5 on macOS 10.13 and import on Big Sur. To date EazyDraw recovers the drawings rather well. We have tested with Intaglio user supplied projects, some quite elaborate.

EazyDraw recovers and translates drawing scale and grid settings.

EazyDraw App pList has Intaglio icons and file bundle information for convenience identifying the drawing bundle when Intaglio is not installed on the system.

EazyDraw has been trained to identify and correct graphic constructs for rounded rectangles, polygons, rectangles, and other quirks of the Intaglio export. Translation of Intaglio arrows will be complete soon.

This is all recent - January 2021. At present only the Beta version has the above additions. Full support for Intaglio drawings in the EazyDraw main release is expected by March 2021.


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