Stone Design ships iMaginator
for Mac OS X 10.4 TIGER

Image Processing made cheap and easy!


April 29, 2005 – Albuquerque, New Mexico — Stone Design, the original Mac
OS X software house with over 19 years of experience, today announced
immediate availability of iMaginator, a powerful new image processing
application. iMaginator provides an intuitive and easy to use interface for
Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)’s Core Image technology, giving both home users and
graphics professionals instant access to over 106 effects, transitions, and
filters. With iMaginator, users can layer images and text, and apply,
modify, and re-order multiple effects to achieve subtle enhancements or
astounding artistic results from any photo or image. Crop, scale, rotate,
flip, skew, change exposure and brighten images in real time, and then save
processed images as industry-standard TIFF or JPEG files, and even create
QuickTime movies showing the effects changing over time.

According to Stone Design CEO and chief software architect Andrew Stone,
“iMaginator is a revolutionary approach to intuitive image processing that
will save you time and enhance your productivity. Download it now and
you’ll see how this app truly unleashes the Tiger. Given its modest price
point, infinite expandability, and ease of use, we believe that iMaginator
should be in the toolbox of everyone who uses images in Mac OS X, whether
for print publications, websites or photo albums.”

“Innovative Tiger technologies like Core Image and Spotlight make it the
best platform for anyone working with digital images,” said Ron Okamoto,
Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “Stone Design have
done a great job with iMaginator and we’re thrilled they continue to
deliver creative applications for Mac OS X users.”

Incorporates Latest Technologies

iMaginator takes any Core Image “Image Unit” and automatically creates an
interface for accessing the unit’s options. It will load and display all of
the Image Units that are provided with Tiger, including blurs, color
adjustments, distortions, styles, compositing effects, edge sharpeners and
transitions, as well as any custom image units provided by third parties.
In addition, it comes with seven new custom plugins from Stone Design,
including Oval Mask, Crop Fade Mask, Make Transparent, Colorize, Fun
Mirror, Grayscale and Polka Dots.

iMaginator can fit into a professional workflow, with both built-in batch
processing and Applescriptability. Sequences of effects with set
parameters, known as an “Effects Chain”, can be saved and re-used with the
drag and drop Library. iMaginator incorporates Spotlight technology for
instant searching on user-supplied keywords and image and effect names.
iMaginator is a LinkBack server: iMaginator images copied and pasted into a
LinkBack client (like Stone Design’s flagship page layout and web authoring
application, Create) can be easily modified in iMaginator, with saved
changes appearing instantly in the LInkBack client document.

Inexpensive and Shipping Now!

Stone continues, “You don’t need to be a pro to make eye-popping graphics.
Download and try iMaginator at full strength for 14 days free, and you’ll
be amazed at what you can do to spice up your pictures. There are image
apps that cost over 10 times as much, but they certainly don’t have that
many more features. At only $49, with Free Upgrades For Life, it’s a
must-have piece of software!” For more information, visit

About Stone Design

Stone Design Corp, founded in 1984 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the
first developer to ship a product for NeXT hardware in 1989. With a mission
to develop low cost, 100% Macintosh OS X native applications that are a joy
to use, Stone Design has shipped over a dozen design and productivity
applications for Macintosh OS X including Stone Studio, Create, PhotoToWeb,
PStill, TimeEqualsMoney, SliceAndDice, and StampInStone.