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September 2004 edition. Copyright © 2004 Stick Software.
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So I was on the road the whole summer; but I've been busy since I got back! We've got a bunch of things for you this newsletter. Probably the one I'm most excited about is an update for Aquatint; but I've also updated PhotoReviewer and Jiggler, and if you make it to the bottom, there's a little survey I'd love to hear back from you about.
Aquatint 1.1: Make your own Aqua-style images
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Price: $15/$50 (Kagi) (PayPal $15 $50)
Aquatint assists you in creating images that fit in with Apple's Aqua user interface appearance. The glossy, liquid appearance of Aqua looks great, but it places a burden on users and software developers who are not trained artists, since images like that are not easy to make. With Aquatint, you'll be cranking out your own custom Aqua icons and images effortlessly.
Aquatint is shareware, with a price of $15 for non-commercial use, $50 for commercial use (defined as using it to produce art for any commercial or for-profit purpose).
New in 1.1:
Please note that Aquatint 1.1 requires OS X 10.3 to run.
PhotoReviewer 1.3: View & organize your photos quickly
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Price: $10 (Kagi) (PayPal)
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.
PhotoReviewer is shareware, with a price of $10.
New in 1.3:
Jiggler 1.1: No-Doz for your Mac
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(No payment links — Jiggler is freeware)
Jiggler is a little freeware app with one purpose: to keep your Mac awake. When you have some lengthy task for your computer to do, it's annoying to have to turn off your screensaver and turn off the sleep timer, only to have to turn it all back on again when you're done. (The "never sleep" corner will keep your screensaver from kicking in, but still won't prevent your machine from falling asleep.) What you really want is a little helper who will bump your mouse every once in a while to keep your machine alert. That's Jiggler.
Jiggler is freeware (which means use it freely with no charge). If you like it, please check out our shareware products, and pay for the shareware you use. Thanks!
New in 1.1:
We have a survey about a screensaver idea that we'd appreciate it if you responded to. We would like to hear from users who are not interested in screensavers as well as those who are; please respond if you have the time. Thanks!
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Thus Endeth The Newsletter
We hope this newsletter has found you well. Things are good over here; I've been enjoying work a lot lately (vacation can be revitalizing, I guess!), and it is a huge load off my mind to have finally updated Aquatint to be the app that it ought to have been for its 1.0 release. Ah, hindsight.
If you've got ideas, comments, bug reports, or anything else you'd like us to see, send a note to our support email address.
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