Stone Design Ships Stone Studio(tm) for Mac OS X
San Francisco, March 21, 2001 – Stone Design today announced availability
of Stone Studio(tm) – seven applications built to support Mac OS X, Apple’s
next generation operating system. The suite features Create(r) and
According to Stone Design’s CEO, Andrew Stone, these applications come with
free licenses valid through May 15th, 2001. “These last few months have
allowed us to really polish our applications with the Aqua look and feel.
We’ve lowered our prices and our applications are 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 attractively low
“With state-of-the-art technology throughout, including a new Quartz 2D
graphics engine and open GL for spectacular 3D graphics, Mac OS X is an
ideal platform for the creative community,” said Clent Richardson, Apple’s
vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “Stone Studio is a
complete set of tools that creative professionals will appreciate, and we
are thrilled to see Stone Design’s continued commitment to Mac OS X.”
Stone Studio 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
Create 10.1 for Mac OS X is a draw and layout application built on the idea
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
PhotoToWeb 1.2.4 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
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 SliceAndDice files into Create, the user can
create complex web pages with image maps and rollovers.
PStill 1.7 converts EPS/PS and other conforming PostScript to the Portable
Document Format (PDF). Its EPS filter allows viewing EPS directly on Mac OS
X in any application as antialiased PDF. The user has complete control over
many conversion options, such as embedding partial fonts.
PackUpAndGo 2.0 creates compressed archive files (.tar.gz & .tar.Z) 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.
Version 2.0 introduces automatic unpacking of compressed files and folders.
TimeEqualsMoney 1.3.3 tracks time spent for clients, and produces invoices
and reports automatically. It lets users document their work by associating
files with each work session. TimeEqualsMoney was formerly known as
GIFfun 3.0 creates web animations quickly and easily, using drag and drop
technology. The source code to GIFfun is also available online. V. 3.0 uses
the latest version of whirlgif and adds more conversion options.
All applications come with fully searchable online help documents.
CEO Stone notes, “The true power of OS X shows when you use the apps
together. Use Create to make images, drag them into SliceAndDice, create a
complete with rollover graphics. Use GIFfun to create animated graphics
that can be placed in Create documents. Even TimeEqualsMoney can use
dragged in images from Create to add a logo to your invoices.” Stone adds,
“With OS X, our apps can work with other applications. Drag images from
your web browser into Create. Drag images from Create into Mail. It’s all
The entire suite is available via CD or easily installed downloadable image
files now. Stone Studio, which contains over $1200 worth of software, is
available now for $299 through May 31, 2001, at the Stone Store at
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(r) – the high end drawing and web page making package –
is Mac OS X’s first Cocoa native design application.