disclabel 2.0 Released -- SmileOnMyMac has updated disclabel, their slick application for creating CD and DVD labels, along with inserts for jewel cases. New in disclabel 2.0 are improved graphics capabilities such as foreground and background layers, object arranging and distributing, masking and soft focus effects, and combining multiple images into a montage. Images can be imported on a per-track basis, and you can now print inserts, covers, and booklets on plain paper as well as export to PDF, TIFF, or JPEG. disclabel 2.0 costs $30, and is a free upgrade for anyone who purchased the previous version after 01-Jan-04; otherwise upgrades cost $10. It's a 6 MB download. [ACE]
Fixing Save as Adobe PDF Crashes
There have been many reported instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF" workflow crashing regardless of application, but precious few workarounds or resolutions. In troubleshooting, I discovered that there were three instances of the "Save as Adobe PDF.action" in three different locations: /Library/Automator; ~/Library/Automator; and /System/Library/Automator. By eliminating all except the version in /System/Library/Automator, the workflow started behaving, and I was able to cut PDFs directly from the Print dialog.