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March 2004 edition.  Copyright © 2004 Stick Software. 

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Hello again from Stick Software! It's time again for a little news!

We updated two products since last newsletter: PhotoReviewer and Eyeballs. The update to PhotoReviewer is a big one; it is really blossoming into a very useful and full-featured app:

PhotoReviewer 1.2:  View & organize your photos quickly

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PhotoReviewer is a photo management app that helps you to sort through your incoming photos, whether from your digital camera (including raw images!), your scanner, or your internet connection. Quickly view your photos and choose which ones are "keepers", sort them into different folders, delete duplicates, and more. PhotoReviewer belongs between your digital camera and iPhoto, weeding and sorting your photos before iPhoto gets bogged down by them.

New in 1.2:

  • Very fast display of raw images from digital cameras
  • Preloading of review images for super-fast display
  • Faster initial review folder scan; usually instantaneous!
  • New multi-tabbed prefs panel with lots of new options
  • Added a context menu for fast, easy operation
  • Configurable thumbnails of reviewed images
  • More versatile sorting folders
  • External image viewer / editor support
  • Fixed various bugs, minor UI tweaks
  • New, expanded online (downloadable) manual

Eyeballs 3.1:  Eyes that keep you company

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Eyeballs is a fun Mac OS X application that gives you a set of eyeballs in your menu bar or on your desktop. The eyes watch the cursor move around as you work. They get sleepy depending on how busy you're keeping the cursor, and they blink periodically. They are extremely configurable, in terms of the colors they use, their eyelid and pupil style, how sleepy they are, and a bunch of other things (see the configuration panel snapshot below). If those configuration options aren't enough, custom skins are also supported! Here are a few examples, including the new "Pirate Blue" skin added in 3.1:

This is a skin called "Aqua Blueberry" that shows a very simple skin design. The eyeballs are living on the desktop in this image, but they can live in your menu bar, too!

This is "Pirate Blue", a new skin by Kevin Husted of Swizcore Studio. Aargh, me matey!

New in 3.1:

  • Added a Japanese localization
  • Added a new skin, Pirate Blue

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Until next time...

We hope everybody is doing well. Things are good here; we're off to the ballet this evening, and we're about to head over to my parents' house in upstate New York (brr!) for a week of vacation and parental tech support. It's a big relief to have PhotoReviewer 1.2 done; it has been hanging over my head like a dark cloud for the past six months. Now if only my taxes would magically do themselves, too... ;->.

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