Callisto Corp. has released the first Mac version of PhotoParade Maker, a software application that enables Mac users to turn digital photos into slideshows and screensavers. Users can incorporate animation, graphics, music, narration and titling with digital photos, and can even touch up and enhance images using included editing tools.
PhotoParades can be e-mailed to other users, who can then play them back using the free PhotoParade Player, available for download from Callisto’s Web site. The software works on Mac OS and on Windows. Photoparades incorporate a built-in screen saver, as well. A wallpaper feature enables users to save their favorite photos and captions as desktop imagery.
Callisto also has created professionally designed PhotoParade themes, developed for various special occasions likes vacations, weddings, holidays, new babies and more. Each theme incorporates unique music, animation and art. (Some samples are
available for download.)
PhotoParade for the Mac can be purchased directly from the
PhotoParade Web site. The software is available in three different theme bundles — the Standard Edition, which incorporates four multi-purpose themes for $19.99, the Premium Edition, which gives you nine themes for $29.99, and the Super Edition, which includes 38 themes for $39.99.
System requirements call for a PowerPC-based Mac and Mac OS 8.6 or later.