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Prepping Web Images with iWatermark

Looking for a tool that will put textual or graphical watermarks on your photos or other images? Check out Script Software's iWatermark, which provides useful watermarking tools along with a number of other image prep capabilities, such as resizing, thumbnail creation, and file conversion.

Sharon Zardetto No comments

Font Auto-Activation Still Broken in 10.5.3

Apple broke Leopard's font auto-activation feature in Mac OS X 10.5.2, and 10.5.3 unfortunately doesn't fix the problem. So if you've been wondering what happened, read on for what font expert Sharon Zardetto has been able to confirm experimentally.

Jeff Carlson No comments

QuickTime 7.5 Addresses Security Concerns, iMovie and iDVD Updated

Apple has released QuickTime 7.5, which fixes a number of security issues, along with iMovie 7.1.2 and iDVD 7.0.2, which provide unspecified compatibility and bug fixes.

Adam Engst No comments

Take Control News: Two New Books about GarageBand ’08

Whether you're just getting started with GarageBand '08 or are an old pro looking for advice on getting the most from the program, check out Jeff Tolbert's new "Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand '08" and "Take Control of Recording with GarageBand '08."

Adam Engst No comments

Extend the Functionality of Canon Point-and-Shoot Cameras

If you have a Canon point-and-shoot digital camera, you may be able to increase its capabilities with the Canon Hacker's Development Kit. Best of all, it doesn't alter your camera permanently, so there's no downside in trying it.

Adam Engst No comments

DealBITS Discount: Save 20% on HoudahGeo

If you didn't win a copy of HoudahGeo in last week's DealBITS drawing, don't fret, since you can still save 20 percent on the geocoding software through 18-May-08.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Lovingly Craft Your HTML

Writing HTML by hand has the same relationship to graphical Web authoring tools as a chisel has to a jackhammer.

Matt Neuburg No comments

ScreenFlow: Screencasting on Steroids

Make a movie of what's happening on your computer screen - how snazzy can that be? With ScreenFlow, it can be very snazzy indeed. This program has knocked my socks off - with my shoes on.

Adam Engst No comments

DealBITS Drawing: Win a Copy of HoudahGeo

If you've ever wanted to geocode your photos, check out this DealBITS drawing for HoudahGeo, which provides a variety of automatic and manual ways of assigning geographic coordinates to images and can help you share your photos via Flickr or Google Earth.

Glenn Fleishman No comments

Hand Coding HTML Is Still in Vogue

Graphical Web design tools are all well and good, but most sites with any substantial amount of regularly updated content still code by hand - including TidBITS and the venerable New York Times.

Charles Maurer No comments

Cataloging Photos and Storing Them on the Computer

Digital photography lets us shoot thousands of images, but keeping track of them is a growing concern. Charles Maurer looks at programs that enable you to apply keywords and other metadata to your photos so you can find them easily later.

Jeff Carlson No comments

Final Cut Now Ready to Serve

Final Cut Server is now shipping after a year's delay, giving video professionals the capability to manage video and audio assets.

Jeff Carlson No comments

64-bit Controversy Accompanies Lightroom 2 Beta

Adobe announced the Lightroom 2 beta last week, which features multiple-monitor support, the capability to apply edits to select portions of an image, and smart collections. However, news that Lightroom 2 is 64-bit capable on the Mac brought up the news that the next version of Photoshop would not be.

Jeff Carlson No comments

Adobe Adjusts Photoshop Express Terms of Service

Adobe has updated the terms of service for the online photo-editing service Photoshop Express, after users complained that the original wording gave the company overreaching ownership of shared images.

Jeff Carlson No comments

Aperture 2.1 Adds Plug-in Capability to Edit Photos

Apple has released Aperture 2.1, which features an architecture that enables developers to create plug-ins for editing images. One plug-in, Dodge & Burn, is included with the update.