PhotoGIF 3.5 Improves Color Processing -- BoxTop Software has updated PhotoGIF to version 3.5, improving the GIF-creation utility's core color reduction algorithms and revamping its PhotoGIF Filter component. (See "Crunch GIFs Quickly with PhotoGIF" in TidBITS-479.) The update also features a rewritten manual and tighter integration between its components. PhotoGIF 3.5 is a 1.3 MB download and is free for users of PhotoGIF 3.0 and later; otherwise the utility costs $70. [JLC]
Sleep (and Lock) Your Screen
When you are walking away from your computer, it's fairly common practice to start your screen saver and lock your screen. But did you know that there is a built-in keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X to sleep the screen?
Press Control-Shift-Eject and your monitor sleeps without engaging the screen saver.
- Crunch GIFs Quickly with PhotoGIF (03 May 99)