March 15, 2009 in Utility (AF)
[prMac.com] Vienna, Austria. Dare to be Creative Ltd. has announced the release of ResizeMe 2, a batch image and photo editor for Mac OS X Leopard. The new version extends ResizeMe's image operations to drop shadows, reflections, text watermarks and image format conversions. The new version also offers a completely new user interface featuring a live preview window for users to see all edits before they commit them.
Drop Shadows and Reflections:
With ResizeMe 2, web designers and graphic artists can easily polish thousands of images at once with the popular drop shadow and reflection effects. For drop shadows, users can customize the shadow color, rotation, offset, blur and opacity. For reflections, users can choose the opacity and height of the reflection.
Watermarking images and photos is a common task, for example to add a copyright notice to a series of photos, or to stamp a set of images with a "DRAFT" banner. With ResizeMe 2 users can add text watermarks to many images and photos in one scoop, and can control the look of the watermark by setting the position, font, color, rotation and opacity of the text.
Convert Image Formats:
Another popular image operation new in ResizeMe 2 is the conversion between image formats. ResizeMe supports the most common image and photo formats on Mac OS X, including JPEG, PNG, TIFF and PDF. For JPEG images and photos users can set the output quality to reduce image file size.
ResizeMe 2 also offers a completely overhauled user interface, with the most important new feature being a live preview window. This allows users to see all edits and fine-tune them if necessary before committing them.
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 or higher
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
Pricing and Availability:
ResizeMe is $30 (USD), and available as a free download from the ResizeMe website. It runs initially in a 15-day trial mode with all features active. This update is free to all registered users of ResizeMe 1.
Located in Vienna, Austria, Dare to be Creative Ltd. is a software company founded in 2006 by a group of Mac enthusiasts. The Dare to be Creative team focuses exclusively on developing utility applications for Mac OS X designed to save valuable time while being enjoyable and easy to use. The current portfolio includes a) iArchiver, an archiving and file compression utility, b) Yum, a recipe manager, c) iCombiner, an image merge tool, d) Renamer4Mac, a batch file renamer, e) ResizeMe, a batch image editor that resizes, scales, rotates and flips images, f) Dragoman, a batch file converter, g) Sponge, a system clean and optimize tool, and h) SlidePad, a quick and unobtrusive note-taking application. All Material and Software (C) 2006-2009 Dare to be Creative Ltd. / All Rights Reserved.