8/3/97 – ColorSafe 1.0 Available for Macintosh
There are a couple of things I need to say in this note, so I’ll get the
good news out of the way first. There is bad news to go with it this time.

** ColorSafe 1.0 Available for Macintosh
A new plug-in, ColorSafe 1.0, is available, and it’s the one plug-in no
web designer needs to be without. ColorSafe extends the 216 color web safe
palette to millions of non-dithering optical colors and patterns with an
real-time, fully interactive RGB color picker and a pattern canvas for
creating tiling patterns. It’s got a definite cool factor, and I’m not
saying that just because we wrote it.
Works with Photoshop 2.5 – 4.0, PhotoDelux 1.0, Illustrator 6.0 – 7.0,
Painter 2.0 – 5.0, xRes 2.0 – 3.0, ColorIt! 3.0 – 3.2, DeBabelizer 1.6,
and Canvas 5.0 and more.
You can download the demo from: (ftp://ftp.boxtopsoft.com/pub) or go by
the web site at (http://www.boxtopsoft.com)

** GIFmation 2.x has gone cross-platform
Last week the initial release of GIFmation 2.0 for Windows 95 went out
making it the only cross platform commercial GIF animation tool available.
It was already the best. There will be several updates in the near future
before we call it a final, so if you want to hear about them go through
the download form on our web site and leave your email address for
Our announcement list for Windows stuff is pretty short because for the
last two years we’ve just been releasing Macintosh software.

Now, the bad news. Early this morning my grandmother, Richard’s
grandmother as well since BoxTop is a business of brothers, died. I feel
it important to mention both because it will cause an absence from work
for an unknown time for myself and Richard and because of the profound
influence on Richard and myself that she had. There would be no BoxTop if
not for that influence.
Today when you download ColorSafe remember that the real credit for it
belongs to Grandma, and please take a moment to remember all the people
that have made a difference in your own life.
Business will go on as usual here, but it may be a while before I can
respond to email again.
Thank you from me and for Grandma.

— Travis Anton (travis@boxtopsoft.com)
BoxTop Software, Inc. (http://www.boxtopsoft.com)