unveiled on Tuesday The Print Shop for Mac 2.0 in the company’s booth at Macworld Expo Boston. The new version features a redesigned project window and the addition of many layout features requested by users.
The Print Shop now includes rulers, grid lines, guidelines and snap functionality allowing users to more easily layout their projects. All of the new functions are available as menu items and in a layout palette as single-click items.
The new Project Setup Assistant has been redesigned, grouping items into four categories: Celebrations, Stationery, News and Projects. iDVD users will appreciate the matching themes included with The Print Shop that allow you to print themes onto your DVD and cases.
The Print Shop also now allows full drag and drop from the Finder, iPhoto, Mail and other applications. Mac OS X Tiger support has been added for Spotlight search and eight photo effects, which appear only if you have Tiger installed.
Nudge printing answers a problem that some users have had in the past with projects that print off-center. This new feature will allow the user to simply “nudge” the print over to make it print properly.
The Print Shop for Mac version 2.0 can now open files created in Windows editions 6 – 20 of The Print Shop with very few exceptions such as embedded Windows-style tables, according to the company. Windows users can also open projects made with The Print Shop 2.0.
The Print Shop for Mac 2.0 continues its goal to be an easy to use application. With some powerful features included, the company said they still want the average user to feel comfortable using it.
“You should be able to open the application and start using it without a manual,” Jack Minsky, president of Software MacKiev, told MacCentral. “If that’s not the way it is, we’ve done something wrong.”
Priced at US$49.95, The Print Shop 2.0 will begin shipping the first week of August. Upgrades will be available for $29.95.