Graphics software and printer/plotter driver developer
today put the word out that they’re looking to establish partnerships with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for their Mac OS 9 and OS X-compatible products.
Microspot said the applications are suitable for inclusion with scanners, cameras and printers. In the past the OS 9-compatible incarnations of these applications have been bundled with certain products from Canon, Epson, Hewlett-Packard and Ricoh.
Updated for Mac OS X, these applications take advantage of Mac OS X’s advanced features including the Aqua interface. The company is also willing to customize software to suit specific OEM’s requirements, such as name changes, file format modifications and so forth.
PrintmiX enables you to arrange and print multiple images in different sizes on one sheet of paper. You select a layout template and drag and drop images into the different panes; you can also zoom in to enlarge the view of the image and reposition it within the pane. Microspot said that PrintmiX is a good companion application for Apple’s own iPhoto software.
PhotoXtra provides users with the ability to collect, store, organize and share digital images produced from cameras and scanners. Pictures can be placed into albums, sorted or manually reordered. Keywords and comments can be applied to photos, too. A slide show can be made using the images, sound files can be added and slideshows can be exported as QuickTime movies. Microspot calls PhotoXtra “the next step up” for iPhoto users looking for added functionality.
PhotoFix provides photo retouching capabilities for scanned or digital camera images. Cloning, feathering and masking features are included, as are more than a dozen integrated special effects filters like Ad Noise, Distort 3D and posterize.
Microspot will be offering attendees of May’s Worldwide Developers Conference a look at the applications, so if you’re going to next month’s WWDC, make sure to stop by their booth.