October 26, 2007 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Albuquerque - October 26, 2007 - Stone Design, the original Mac OS X Software house with over 19 years experience with the Mac OS X and precursor NeXTStep/OpenStep technologies, shipped the complete low cost and high performance productivity suite Stone Works on October 12. Today, Apple Inc. shipped Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and we can now reveal the new Leopard features!
Stone Works is 17 applications, a widget and a screen saver that let you design and publish to print and web, bill for your services, make movies, photo albums, watermark documents, convert fonts, complete image processing, monitor the weather, choose fonts visually, manage your preferences, PDF management and much more!
According to Stone Design founder and CEO Andrew Stone, "The latest versions of Create(R), iMaginator, Videator and the rest of the universal (PPC and INTEL) Stone Works have been optimized for Leopard Mac OS X 10.5."
Create(R) 14.0, the design, pagelayout and web publishing powerhouse, features for Leopard include:
* Photo Browser lets you add/browse/search any number of photos
* Take Snapshots with your iSight and add effects
* Share the current document with friends as a slideshow in iChat Theater
* Built-in QuickLook engine shows the contents of a Create file in Finder
* Documents sport a new cleaner look for Leopard
Read the complete Create(R) 14.0 Press Release:
SliceAndDice 4.2 which makes fancy navigation bars for Create(R), has a built-in QuickLook engine that lets you see the contents of a file visually in Finder with its QuickLook Preview.
Videator 4.2, the amazing realtime performance video machine and "PhotoShop for Video", and iMaginator 3.5, the first core image manipulation and effects application add these features:
* QuickLook and Coverflow viewing of saved documents
* 15 new Core Image effects to add to photos and video:
- Bars Swipe Transition, Box & Disc Blur, Linear Bump Distortion, Comic Effect, Spot Color,
- Hexagonal Pixelate, 4, 6, 8 & 12 fold reflected tile, 4 & 6 fold rotated tile,
- 4 fold translated tile & Glide reflected tile
* Videator lets you show your composition in iChat Theater
Also enhanced and updated for Leopard:PStill 5.6, the complete PDF processing, distilling, combining, separating, and investigating application; TimeEqualsMoney 3.3, the easy to use time and expense app; PhotoToWeb 3.3, easy photo web publishing, copyrighting and thumbnailing; FontSight 3.1, visual font menus; PackUpAndGo 3.1, cross platform archiving; StampInStone 3.4, easy PDF watermarking; TrueBlue 3.3, TrueType and OpenType to PS Type 1 Font convertor; PreferenceCommander 2.2, manages sets of preferences for any app, StarMores 1.1, XaoS 3.2.8, the fractal generator that works with Videator; GlobalWarmth 2.2, a multi-station weather monitor and Qouija 1.0 - a free application to divine the future through cosmic symbology.
Here is a complete list of all the new features:
The complete Stone Works bundle, a professional publish to web and print solution, is available now for just $399, That's a $604 value, and comparable features from other software houses would be well over $4000. Or you can buy any one of the included applications standalone. The Stone Works bundle can be downloaded now and contains 17 applications, a screen saver and a widget.
Stone Works(TM) is available online at the Stone Store. Stone Design has extended its low introductory pricing: $399 through Fall 2007. Each application can also be purchased separately at the Stone Store.
Stone Design Corporation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was incorporated in 1984 and was the first developer to ship a product on NeXT hardware in 1989 with the release of TextArt. Since then, Stone Design has been a leader in innovative shrinkwrap software in the NEXTSTEP/OpenStep/Mac OS X Server marketplace. Create(R) - the high end drawing and web page making package - is Mac OS X's first Cocoa native design application. Stone Works(TM), Stone Studio(TM), Create(R), iMaginator(TM), Videator(TM), PStill(TM), PreferenceCommander(TM), FontSight(TM), PhotoToWeb(R), GIFfun(TM), SliceAndDice(TM), TimeEqualsMoney(TM) and PackUpAndGo(TM) are Stone Design trademarks.