on Tuesday announced the release of SplashPhoto v4.0 for Mac. It’s an image viewer that enables Palm OS PDA users to manage and synchronize their image libraries on the Mac.
SplashPhoto features desktop cataloging with two-way synchronization. You can organize your photos into categories, then synchronize to your PDA. SplashPhoto also allows users to crop images on the desktop, format and compress them for optimal viewing on the handheld’s screen. SplashPhoto also sports a “pan and zoom” feature to allow users to zoom in or out or pan across high-res images on their handheld.
SplashData President John Chaffee compares SplashPhoto’s interface to iPhoto. He added that his company knows that Mac users have “a high level of expectation when working with digital graphics and photos.”
All images are stored as JPEG files, and can be transferred using Bluetooth synchronization, Infrared transfer or e-mail between different devices like handhelds, smartphones and more. The software is optimized for newer Palm PDAs that use Palm OS v5 and newer ARM-based processors, as well.
SplashPhoto v4.0 is available for online purchase for US$29.95. Users of previous versions can upgrade for $9.95. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.2 or later and a PDA running Palm OS v3.5 or later, operating with a 16-bit capable display.