Picture Play Update From Crescendo

Crescendo Software has released an update for Picture Play, bringing it to version 1.6. Picture Play is an image composting app designed for building digital collages. The update features performance enhancements including OS X support, and bug fixes. According to Crescendo Software:

Crescendo Software is pleased to announce the release of Picture Play 1.6, our new update to the premier shareware image composition tool for OS X.

Picture Play lets you combine digital photos, scanned images, or any other graphics to create rich and diverse compositions with editable text content, backgrounds, and stylish effects including translucency, transparency, rotation and more.

New In This Version :

  • Brand new file format with resource fork for better transportablity and redesigned to eliminate many nagging bugs. NOTE : Any previously created Picture Play documents will not work with this version
  • 100 levels of translucency for image objects from totally opaque to invisible
  • Transparency of any colour, not just white, for image objects. Also with tolerance for including iclosei colours
  • New tab panel on Objects Palette with Effects tab for translucency and transparency that changes to Edit Text... button when a text object is selected
  • Unlimited undo/redo for all document changes
  • Changes to the mousing system allowing for speed improvements with no performance drop off with more complex documents when dragging/resizing or moving the mouse with rulers on
  • And more..

Bug Fixes :

  • Problems with windowing code that would cause OutOfBounds exceptions have been fixed, as well as some refreshing bugs with inactive window
  • Collapse/Uncollapse menu item is now aware of state of window
  • Saved files now print correctly at full size
  • Rulers display double precision figures for inches, mm, and cm
  • Background name now saves with document
  • Non-standard text sizes now donit cause problems when editing text objects
  • Background colour shows correctly with inormali background pictures
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and cosmetic enhancements

You can find more information about the Picture Play update at the Crescendo Software Web site. Picture Play 1.6 is available for US$14.95.