MacFamilyTree 5.6 released: Media Management, Virtual Tree, Performance

July 10, 2009 in Software (E)

[] Mainz, Germany - Synium Software today releases MacFamilyTree 5.6. This update introduces a completely overhauled Virtual Tree allowing the user to navigate through the three-dimensional representation of one's family data and dive into the family history. One year ago, we revolutionized the way you approach all the branches of your family tree. Now, with version 5.6, this unique feature has been rebuilt, incorporating several customer requests. Loading times and alignment, especially with larger or complex trees, have been greatly improved. A new palette called "Person Scope" gives you quick access to a person's close relatives.

What else? The extended media management. Select persons on your family pictures and assign them to entries in your database: persons, families, events or sources. This feature comes in handy when you start identifying your family members on those old group shots. Draw a rectangle on the photo and tell MacFamilyTree who that person is. This cut-out is automatically added to that person's profile. The selected area can even be displayed in the virtual tree instead of a generic symbol.

Bookmarks have been enhanced, allowing the user to directly access entries in his Media Library. Editing images within the Media Pane (crop, change hue, brightness, sharpness and reduce noise) is possible as well.

New features in MacFamilyTree 5.6
* Rewritten Virtual Tree. Much improved performance
* Overhauled Media Management. Tag and edit photos
* Globe with higher resolution
* Unified theme in all dialog windows
* Several performance enhancements and improvements

System Requirements:
MacFamilyTree 5 requires a Mac with Mac OS X 10.4.11 or any version of Mac OS X 10.5, ATI Radeon 7500 or Intel GMA 950 or NVidia GeForce 4 MX graphics chipset or better. MacFamilyTree 5 is a Universal Binary running on Intel and PowerPC based Macs. Safari 3.0 or newer, which is available for free at Apple's 'Downloads' section, must be installed for MacFamilyTree 5.6 to work.

Pricing and Availability:
Version 5.6 is a free update for registered customers of MacFamilyTree 5. The full version of MacFamilyTree 5 can be purchased for $49.00 (USD), upgrades from Versions prior to 5.0 are $25.00 USD. A demo is also available for download.

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