ShutterBug 1.0 for Mac OS X Offers Clean & Powerful Approach to Web Album

Merrimack, New Hampshire, USA – December 21, 2004 – From the makers of
ImageWell, XtraLean Software introduces ShutterBug, a refreshing approach to
web album creation and updating content on the fly. ShutterBug equips users
with efficient and revolutionary content creation tools including Thumbnail
Zoom, “ImageWell-Inside,” and the first of its kind, the Edit-in-Place
Browser window. ShutterBug, a compact 784 KBs download, is available
immediately from XtraLean’s website at for a special
introductory price of $29 USD. A free demo version is also available for

ShutterBug empowers users to design and publish content to the web without
any knowledge of HTML. Edit-in-Place lets users edit the layout and design
on the fly, web preview the site, and test the links all in one window,
pushing the limits of what users can do with their content. Users can crop,
rotate, add thought clouds to photos with the ImageWell editor and take
close-up shots of thumbnails with the Zoom tool. With the click of a button,
ShutterBug makes uploading and sending changes speedy and hassle-free. No
other consumer web album maker in this class can perform all of these
functions in one compact application.

“We’re redefining easy,” Co-founder, Hagen Kaye says, “If you can use a
mouse, you can design, create, and publish a photo album to the web.” Users
can drag and drop to position and resize objects on the page, float text
around objects, and customize thumbnail sizes to whatever aspect ratio they
want. Advancing the WYSIWYG concept, ShutterBug goes one step further in
providing a multi-task environment that supports a smooth and uninterrupted
workflow, paving the way to true innovation in web content publishing. What
users do and see in ShutterBug is what really appears in all browsers on all

Other standard features include drag and drop to reorder photos and pages,
drag and drop photos from iPhoto and other picture folders, text content
editing, easy hyperlink insertion, automated slideshows, slideshow editing,
fade transitions, captions, watermarks, thumbnail resizing, number of rows
and columns, add borders and frames to objects and photos, add background
images to web pages, customize a template, use one of the pre-packed
templates, or create own unique look and feel. Plus much more.

A full-featured demo version that watermarks images with ‘Demo’ can be tried
for free, downloadable from Purchase and registration of the
product will remove the watermarks and can be purchased for the special
introductory price of $29 from XtraLean’s online store. ShutterBug requires
Mac OS X 10.3.4 or higher and web host space for uploading websites to.
ShutterBug supports dot Mac accounts and WebDAV.

More useful additions are planned for ShutterBug in the near future.
XtraLean offers full customer support services for ShutterBug and welcomes
all feedback. For more information about XtraLean and future developments,
check the company’s website and support forums at

About XtraLean Software, Inc.

Founded in 2002, XtraLean Software is a new software developer for the Mac
OS X platform with over a decade of experience in developing and marketing
leading edge applications on the alternative platform. XtraLean Software is
committed to creating affordable and innovative software for Mac OS X users
by providing slim and useful alternatives that give users what they ask for.