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Stone Design Ships
Stone Create & Super 7 Suite
for Mac OS X

San Francisco, January 9, 2001 - Veteran Macintosh Cocoa developers,
Stone Design, today announced availability of the Stone Super 7 Suite - seven applications built for Apple Computer, Inc's powerful new Mac OS X operating system. The suite features Stone Create and Stone PhotoToWeb.

According to Stone Design's CEO, Andrew Stone, these applications come with free licenses valid through February 3rd. "We've made our applications freely accessible to Mac OS X early adopters. Download them today and give them a trial, and you'll experience the 100% pure OS X and Stoneware advantage! If you like the apps, you can buy them online at the Stone store at our low introductory prices".

The Super 7 Suite includes applications to do graphic design with page layout and web publishing features, manage digital photos, track time and bill clients, and produce PDF from PostScript files. The following applications are included:

Create 10.0 for Mac OS X is a draw and layout application built on the notion that everything is an object. Patterns, blends, effects, art, and pages can be dragged and dropped to create multipage documents. Features include web page authoring, instant graphic conversion, autotracing, animation, multiple document master pages, patterns, neon, and special graphics and text effects. Press Release

PhotoToWeb 1.2.3 manages digital photographs and produces websites from albums of images. It can produce thumbnails, do slide shows, and annotate, crop, rotate and scale images to produce configurable web sites. Users can set the background and navigation bars and can save album styles for future use. Press Release

Slice & Dice 2.3.3 lets the user easily create navigation bars, Javascript rollovers, image maps, and complicated mosaic tilings from any image. It features full control over image production and produces easy to read and modify HTML. By dragging Slice & Dice files into Create, the user can create complex web pages with image maps and rollovers. Press Release

PStill 1.6 converts EPS/PS and other conforming PostScript to the Portable Document Format (PDF). Its EPS filter allows viewing EPS and PS directly on Mac OS X, and printing directly to PDF on Mac OS X Server. Press Release

Pack Up & Go 1.2.3 creates compressed archive files (.tar.gz) from dragged in files and folders. With many user preferences, this application puts a graphical user interface on some Unix commands, making it easy for the user to create compressed backups or prepare folders for mailing. Press Release

TimeCard 1.3.2 tracks time spent for clients, and produces invoices and reports automatically. TimeCard allows you to associate files with each work session. Press Release

GIFfun 2.2 creates web animations quickly and easily, using drag and drop technology. The source code to GIFfun is also available online.

CEO Stone notes, "The true power of OS X shows when you use the apps together. Use Create to make images, drag them into Slice & Dice, create a Javascript rollover, drag it back into Create, and generate a web page complete with rollover graphics. Use GIFfun to create animated graphics that can be placed in Create documents. Even TimeCard can use dragged in images from Create to add a logo to your invoices."

The entire suite is available via  
downloading now. The Stone Super 7 Suite lists for $1295, but is available for $499 through March 1st, 2001.

    Stone Design Corporation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was incorporated 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/Mac OS X Server marketplace. Create(TM) - the high end drawing and web page making package - is Mac OS X's first Cocoa native design application. Create(TM), PhotoToWeb(TM), GIFfun(TM), Slice&Dice(TM), TimeCard(TM) and PackUpAndGo(TM) are Stone Design trademarks. Other names are trademarked by their respective companies.

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