February 4, 2009 in Image Editing (E)
[prMac.com] Vienna, Austria - Eternal Storms Software today proudly presents the second public beta of flickery, their newest software product. flickery is a Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" desktop client for Flickr, providing a gorgeous, simple, out-of-the-way interface for working with photos on Flickr. Manage your photos, favorites and photosets, view photos in gorgeous detail or search for a particular shot in the entire flickr database - it's all at your fingertips. Still, with all this power, flickery lets you concentrate on what's important using Flickr - the photos!
With an easy to use, yet powerful upload feature, users can share their photos in no time. Adding them to an existing photosets or creating a new one, it's up to the user. You can take snapshots with your iSight or screenshots of your running applications right in flickery, or add photos from your photo library. With a built-in editor, you don't need to switch to another application to crop or resize your photo before uploading it.
flickery offers you three ways of viewing photos: The miniature view, where you can browse through the entire selected library. Secondly, the full-window view, which lets you quickly view images in greater detail. flickery offers you yet another way to view photos - fullscreen, in full detail: the user can enjoy his and photos of others even more this way.
For full disclosure, a first public beta of flickery was released before, in May 2008. However, it was kind of ill-fated - soon after its release, Flickr pulled the plug on it, because it was using the API Flickr so kindly provides rather thoughtlessly. This is one of the main changes in this second public beta. We did everything we could to optimize and lower the calls made to the API and make the software more performant overall. The guys of Flickr were very helpful in this process. Our thanks goes out to them and of course to all the people who had the chance to use the first public beta and send us their feedback!
flickery requires Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" and an internet connection to work. A Flickr account (free or pro) is highly recommended (for full functionality with flickery), but not necessary.
Pricing and Availability:
This second public beta of flickery is free and will run until the 15th of March, 2009. By then, having collected valuable feedback from the public beta users (which is encouraged and very much appreciated), we will be able to ship a solid first shareware version of flickery. It will be priced at Euro 9.90 ($12.70) as an introductory price.
Eternal Storms Software is a one-man software company located in Vienna, Austria, Europe. Their focus is currently on making quality freeware applications - in the past, they've released GimmeSomeTune, an allround iTunes-controller with artwork- and lyrics-fetching abilities and HierarchicalDock, which brings back hierarchical menus for folders in Leopard's Dock - amongst many others. "For your computer, all that matters is good software." flickery uses the Flickr API, but is not endorsed or certified by Yahoo! Inc. Copyright 2009 Eternal Storms Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Flickr, and the Flickr logo are registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc.