XtraLean Software on Friday announced the release of its 2.0 beta version of ShutterBug, a Mac OS X software tool for publishing Web content. The free public beta is
available for download
and is due for release on March 24, 2006, when it will cost $50. People who register before then can get it for $34.
ShutterBug is a WYSIWYG Web page publishing tool for Mac OS X. It enables you to easily publish photo albums on the Web using 45 different built-in themes, to create custom Web pages featuring galleries of your photos without having to learn HTML. Although it’s thoroughly optimized for photos, it’s not limited to that — in fact, XtraLean’s Web site was created using the software.
New to the 2.0 release is support for “Xtras,” so you can now add Flash content, QuickTime movies, MP3 audio files, thumbnail rollovers, contact forms, HTML snipped and counters.
The user interface has been improved. A new Theme Manager has been added, password protection is available, and ShutterBug now integrates with iPhoto. FTP and SFTP file transfer support has been added, as well.
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later. ShutterBug is a Universal Binary that runs natively on Intel and PowerPC-based Macs.