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|Stone Design Ships PStill 2.3|
with PDF redistillation and PDF chaining
New York City, July 16, 2002 - Stone Design today announced a new version of PStill™, its PostScript® to Portable Document Format (PDF) conversion program. New features include the ability to combine multiple PS, PDF, and graphic image files into one PDF document, and the ability to redistill PDF files to create smaller files.
PStill for Mac OS X puts an easy to use, drag and drop interface on top of the PStill Conversion Engine, developed and enhanced by Frank Siegert for over 10 years. Users can drag in a PS, EPS, PDF, or image file, and drag out the PDF result. In addition, PStill’s EPS filter lets users view EPS as antialiased PDF in any Mac OS X application that supports filter services.
Stone Design CEO Andrew Stone notes, “Frank keeps improving the PStill engine and we provide the easy interface that Mac OS X users expect. Now you can drag in multiple files to the Combine Many window, click and drag to reorder them, and then output as a single PDF file. What could be easier?”
PStill will also redistill PDF files, in many cases creating much smaller files. CEO Stone says, “OS X’s ability to print to PDF from any application is great, but sometimes the files are huge. PStill can redistill those files, often shrinking them to more manageable sizes. We typically see savings of 40-70%! Users can determine what DPI and compression they want for even smaller output file sizes, which is excellent for web distribution of documents.”
PStill now has more control over the PDF output, including the ability to add page transition effects that can be viewed in Acrobat Reader®.
PStill 2.3 is a free upgrade to current PStill and Stone Studio owners, and is available online from the Stone Store for $69. It is also included as part of Stone Studio™, Stone Design’s suite of Mac OS X graphics and productivity applications. A 30 day full-strength demo can be downloaded from Stone Design’s web site.
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® - the high end drawing and web page making package - is Mac OS X’s first Cocoa native design application. Create®, PhotoToWeb®, GIFfun™, SliceAndDice™, TimeEqualsMoney™ and PackUpAndGo™ are Stone Design trademarks. Other names are trademarked by their respective companies.