Opcoders launches Toolbox photo software

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Copenhagen, Denmark - December 28, 2007 - Opcoders announces their first piece of software ever. Toolbox v0.7.6 - add effects to photos. Big effects can be made by placing a few effects layers on top of each other. To get started, Toolbox has an Examples menu that show how typical projects look like.

The included examples demonstrates how to make: webbuttons, logos and textures. Now this may seem like very different kinds of graphics and thus sound wrong to combine into one program. Never the less Toolbox can do this, but it wasn't originally intended for webbuttons.

These graphics things can be made, because of the layer system. Here everything are build with small building blocks, named Bricks. In total there are 68 bricks, such as: thumbnail, crop and mixer. These bricks can be chained together into stacks, and that is what Toolbox is in paticular good at. Changing a parameter on a brick in the middle of the stack, will propagate the changes through the entire stack so that the result can be seen almost immediately.

Stability: This is an alpha release. Because Toolbox is a very young program, it crashes for yet unknown reasons. Please remember to save your projects frequently. Things gets changed by us (since its an alpha release), and compatibility will break. Only use Toolbox for non-serious things where there is little to loose.

Requires: Mac OS X 10.5 or later. 2 GB ram. 256 MB vram. iPhoto. 20 MB hard drive space. Toolbox also run on machines as old as an PowerBook G3 400 MHz with OS X 10.3.9, however its painful.

Pricing and Availability:
Toolbox 0.7.6 is 10.00 EURO for a single user license. 30 day trial. The payment system isn't fully working yet (we need proper backup), so Toolbox 0.7.6 is for free, no trial that expires.

Opcoders is a one-man company, founded in 2006 by Simon Strandgaard. Graphics, 2d, photo, procedural, textures, iphoto, seamless, demoscene.

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