Software MacKiev has announced that it has updated its Mac OS X edition of
Kid Pix Deluxe 3X with an export to iPod feature. The feature helps kids make video podcasts using Kid Pix and iLife ‘06.
Kid Pix is a creative application designed for kids that enables them to create drawings and animations on the Mac. The software already features integration with iLife applications when it comes to importing photos from iPhoto or songs from iMovie.
With the new Export to iPod feature, Kid Pix users can take their presentations and export them to a format that will work on Apple’s fifth-generation video-capable iPods.
At that point the content’s ready for upload to an iPod, but podcasts can be created using iWeb. That information can then be listed on the iTunes Music Store’s podcast area. Et voila, a kid-created video podcast.
Other new features in the 1.1 release include import from Apple’s GarageBand software and export to iMovie HD. The Slide Show feature now lets you play slides in a continuous loop, changing the transition timing to advance to the next slide only when sounds or music attached to a Kid Pix document has finished playing.
Kid Pix Deluxe 3X requires Mac OS X v10.1.5 or later and 256MB RAM. It’s available as a Universal binary that runs natively on Intel and PowerPC-based Macs. Kid Pix Deluxe 3X costs $39.95.