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Stone Design Ships GIFfun(TM)
for Making Web Animations
First Freeware For Yellow Box

San Jose California - May 11th, 1998 - Longtime OpenStep and now Rhapsody developers,
Stone Design Corp, announced their new application, GIFfun today. GIFfun is a drag and drop GIF frame editor and creation tool for Animated GIFS for use in Web pages. The application, source code and instructional web tutorial are available totally free. GIFfun runs on Rhapsody, Yellow Box for Windows and OpenStep for MACH on all supported architectures, and is included in the latest distribution of Create Version 5.

GIFfun is easy to use. Simply drag a folder of images onto GIFfun's main window, and GIFfun will automatically create an animated GIF, and display it in your web browser to show you the default animation. You can change the order of the frames, add and delete image frames, alter the time delay between slides in your animation, and set the number of times the animation plays. An Options panel lets you select disposal method of previous frames as well as the index of the color to be made transparent.

Users can automatically create the GIF frames in Stone Design's Create(V5) by using the Animation tool's new Save As GIFs option, or by using the Create's unique "Image Well" to drag images directly into GIFfun.

GIFfun remembers the user's preferences, and also publishes itself as a Service for instant GIF animation directly from Create.

GIFfun is free and the source code is available. Visit the
Stone Design web site to download your copy of GIFfun for Rhapsody, YellowBox for Windows and OpenStep for Mach:

Stone Design Corp. in Albuquerque, New Mexico was formed in 1984 and was the first developer to ship a product on NeXT Hardware in 1989 with the release of TextArt. Since then, Stone Design has been a leader in innovative shrinkwrap software in the NEXTSTEP/OpenStep/Rhapsody marketplace. Create(TM) - the high end drawing studio and web page making package - is Rhapsody and Apple Yellowbox's first application. All other names are trademarked by their respective companies.

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