Karelia Announces Update to Its Free iMedia Browser

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[prMac.com] Beverly Hills, CA - Karelia Software announced the release of version 1.1 of the Karelia iMedia Browser, a free utility that adds the familiar "media browser" experience to just about any Mac application.

A stand-alone utility, the Karelia iMedia Browser lets users easily browse and drag content from their entire collection of photos, music, movies, and bookmarks, including their Pictures, Music, and Movies folders as well as applications such as iPhoto, Aperture, iTunes, GarageBand, and several leading web browsers. The Karelia iMedia Browser can be activated either from the dock or from a small icon in the menu bar.

Version 1.1 adds Adobe Lightroom support and vastly improved movie thumbnail generation. The new release also includes a useful online Help feature.

"After the enthusiastic response to the release of the Karelia iMedia Browser in October 2007, we've continued to make improvements," said Dan Wood of Karelia Software. "We're grateful to the open source community for embracing the iMedia Browser Framework and for sharing their contributions with us. Version 1.1 reflects that productive collaboration."

In addition to being used in Sandvox, Karelia's award-winning website development application, the iMedia framework is used by developers around the world in a number of third-party applications, including Skitch, MemoryMiner, Ubercaster, iStar Composer, Norkross Movie, and Posterino. The iMedia framework is extensible, allowing developers to add new media types or sources of media.

Version 1.1 is now available for downloading from Karelia's website. It is a Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel architectures, and requires Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" or 10.5 "Leopard."

Karelia Software is the California-based company that originally brought you Watson, the ground-breaking Macintosh Web utility, winner of the MacWorld "Eddy" and the Apple Design Award for "Most Innovative Application." Karelia is headed by Dan Wood and Terrence Talbot. We joined forces to create Sandvox when we realized that even for the technically inclined, it was just too painful to get words and pictures on the Web.

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