Karelia Announces Version 1.1.2 of Its Free iMedia Browser

October 29, 2008 in Multimedia (E)

[prMac.com] Alameda, California - Karelia Software has released version 1.1.2 of the Karelia iMedia Browser, a free utility that adds the familiar "media browser" experience to just about any Mac application.

Version 1.1.2 features live updating of media libraries, improved parsing of iPhoto and Lightroom libraries, and restored access to Sounds, iLife Sound Effects, and iMovie Sound Effects. Thanks to reports from users and other developers, Karelia and other contributors to the Browser's open source framework have also made many under-the-hood enhancements resulting in smoother, faster browsing.

A stand-alone utility, the Karelia iMedia Browser lets users quickly and easily browse and drag photos, music, movies, and bookmarks from their Pictures, Music, and Movies folders and from applications including iPhoto, Aperture, iTunes, GarageBand, and several leading web browsers. 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, Posterino, and Photo to Movie.

"Version 1.1.2 reflects improvements to the application and to its underlying framework, and we're delighted at how well it's been received in the year since we first unveiled it," said Dan Wood of Karelia Software. "The extensible framework allows developers to add new media types and sources, and we're glad it's been embraced by the open source community as well as by users who want more convenient access to their media."

Version 1.1.2 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" 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.