To get the most out of Awning Composer, it helps to use some additional software for various specialized purposes. We've compiled the following list of software recommendations based on our experience and customer feedback. You'll find both commercial and free options listed. Please choose the software that best suits your needs. In general, commercial software costs money but offers more functionality, technical support and training options, and has a company standing behind the product. Free software generally relies on self-guided support and volunteers, but is capable enough to handle many common needs. As a service to our customers we will provide direct download links for free software whenever possible.
Image Editing Software
Useful for converting bitmapped graphics (stored in file formats such as JPG, BMP, TIFF, and others) to transparent PNG format to use in Awning Composer with the Apply Graphic feature. Also useful for making the background transparent in logos/graphics/backdrop images, obstruction removal, file format conversion, and general photo editing. Refer to the Awning Composer documentation section "Making Sections of Graphics Transparent" for related instructions.
Vector Graphics Software
Useful for converting vector graphics (stored in file formats such as AI, SVG, PDF, PS, EPS, and others) to transparent PNG format to use in Awning Composer with the Apply Graphic feature. Refer to the advanced FAQ for instructions related to this task.
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PDF creation software (for Windows 8 and earlier)
Useful for creating PDF files using Awning Composer's Print feature. (On Windows 10, you can use the built-in "Microsoft Print to PDF" printer.) Refer to the Awning Composer documentation and beginner FAQ for instructions related to this task. Can also be used to create PDFs from any other software capable of printing.
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DISCLAIMER: All third party software mentioned on this page (software other than Awning Composer) has been created by other organizations. We cannot provide technical support for third party software or make any guarantees about it. By using third party software, you must accept full responsibility for your use of the software.