GroupSmarts, LLC announces MemoryMiner 1.8

January 25, 2008 in Software (E)


San Francisco, CA - January 25, 2008 - GroupSmarts, LLC is proud to announce MemoryMiner 1.8, an update to their award-winning digital storytelling application for Mac OS X. A fantastic complement to the iLife suite, and winner of a Macworld 2006 Best of Show award, MemoryMiner lets anyone zero in on stories depicted in their photos by linking them to each other based on people, places and time.

Drag and drop audio, video, URL's, etc. as attachments onto photos to add depth and context. Each photo thus becomes a frame in an endless storyboard which can be browsed by periods in a person's life, where people overlap, by place, by time, or any combination.

Users may create self-contained library documents to share with other MemoryMiner users, or export beautiful interactive web sites which can be automatically uploaded to a .Mac account or other web server. MemoryMiner also works seamlessly with PulpMotion in order to create stunning video presentations suitable for web, DVD or iPod/iPhone.

"MemoryMiner 1.8 was first shown at Macworld 2008, where it was extremely well-received," said John C. Fox, founder of GroupSmarts, LLC. "Everyone has stories to tell, and so many of these are locked away in old boxes of photos, or lost in a sea of new digital photos. MemoryMiner makes quick work of annotating and linking photos by people, place and time. Every gesture is rewarded downstream as you can publish compelling interactive websites, and with PulpMotion from Aquafadas, gorgeous video suitable for web, desktop and DVD."

This update adds much requested features, usability enhancements and bug fixes.

New feature hightlights include:
* Media Browser support for Lightroom libraries (including Camera RAW files)
* Flickr upload plugin (including geotags, graphical photo notes, tags, privacy settings, image scaling)
* Support for reading ANSEL-formatted GEDCOM files (e.g. from online service )

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4 or higher
* Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) compatible
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 32.5 MB Hard Drive space

Language support:
English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Danish, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese

Pricing and Availability:
MemoryMiner is available as a full-featured 15 day trial, and is a free upgrade for 1.x users. Special pricing of $30.00 USD (normally $45) good through January 30, 2008. Higher education discounts are available.

GroupSmarts, LLC was founded in San Francisco in December 2004 with the goal of creating an integrated Digital Storytelling Platform spanning Desktop, Web and Mobile. To this end, Its flagship product, MemoryMiner for Macintosh was first released at Macworld 2006 where it won a Best of Show award. Web Services were introduced in January 2007, and a Windows version in November 2007. Copyright 2004-2008 GroupSmarts, LLC All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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