Karelia Updates Free iMedia Browser to Version 1.2.1 for 10.6 Support

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[prMac.com] Alameda, California - Karelia Software today released version 1.2.1 of the Karelia iMedia Browser, a free utility that adds the familiar "media browser" experience to just about any Mac application. The new 1.2.1 version provides full compatibility for Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" by fixing a number of issues that were a result of changes to the new operating system. Most notably, the update solves a problem with display of the "back of the window" where licensing information and display settings are found.

Version 1.2.1 also adds two new localizations: Brazilian Portuguese, contributed by Paulo Neto, and Russian, contributed by Alexandr Slavyshensky. Rounding out the update are enhancements to the display of icons to match the updated look of iTunes version 9, enhancements to the Aperture library parser, and several fixes that will increase stability.

A stand-alone utility, the Karelia iMedia Browser lets users quickly and easily browse and drag photos, music, movies, and bookmarks into most applications. The browser loads in the contents of one's Pictures, Music, and Movies folders and the libraries of applications including iPhoto, Aperture, Adobe Lightroom, iTunes, GarageBand, and Safari.

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 FotoMagico from Boinx Software, MarsEdit from Red Sweater Software, Posterino from Zykloid, HoudahGeo from Houdah Software, and Skitch from Plasq. (Developers who are interested in integrating iMedia into their applications are encouraged to visit the iMedia Google Code Page.)

Version 1.2.1 can be downloaded from Karelia's website. It is a Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel architectures, and requires Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger", 10.5 "Leopard," or 10.6 "Snow 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.