August 1, 2007 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] MildMannered Industries has announced the Public Beta of Iris, a Mac OS X application that allows users with an iSight to take snapshots, make movies, record timelapse movies, detect motion (with email alerts), and to use the iSight as a webcam. From Iris's built-in gallery, users can email their snapshots or movies, upload their photos to Flickr, or export their movies to view on their Video iPod, Apple TV or iPhone.
"Every new iMac, MacBook and MacBook Pro comes with a built-in iSight, but most people don't seem to use them very much. Iris makes it easy to do a lot more cool stuff with your iSight, from making timelapse movies to guarding your stuff." said Martin Redington, founder of MildMannered Industries. "Although we've packed a lot of functionality into Iris, we've kept the user interface as simple and straightforward as possible".
"We also wanted people do be able to share and export the content that they'd created. Iris's gallery lets you upload your pictures to Flickr, and iPod, Apple TV and iPhone export is also built-in. We'll be adding support for other online services and formats in future versions."
Iris requires Mac OS X 10.4 or greater, and an iSight camera (built-in or external). Other FireWire or USB Cameras are not officially supported in this version, although users are encouraged to try them.
Iris is available as a free download during the Public Beta period. For more information, or to download the current release, please visit http://www.mildmanneredindustries.com/iris/
MildMannered Industries Limited, www.mildmanneredindustries.com, is an independent software vendor and consulting firm founded in 2005, and based in London, England.