invers Software has announced iCalamus 1.21, their multi-lingual, frame-oriented desktop publishing solution for Mac OS X. iCalamus offers an easy approach to DTP, and an excellent choice for creating simple posters, to complex magazines, scientific works and book publishing. Version 1.21 now supports iPhoto 08/09/11 and Aperture 3 calendar and photo book documents for printing as high-quality Photographerbook documents externally at a great price.
Developed exclusively in Objective C with intensive usage of Apple's Cocoa library, iCalamus takes full advantage of the OS X operating system, offering Unicode support and a Smart PDF import for creating mockups. And since iCalamus is modular, invers Software will be creating its new Open Development Area (ODA) allowing third-party developers to leverage the plug-in interface.
Working with precise measurement units is a breeze. Out of the box, iCalamus offers flexible masking options with many predefined, dynamically changeable frame shapes. Users may build virtual copies for multiple document elements and change them afterwards with just a few mouse clicks.
iCalamus can import all image and text formats which are supported by Mac OS X. Easily grab text content from large PDF documents for further text processing. Images from digital cameras, scanners or iPhoto libraries can be imported, as well as complete web pages. Print output supports all printers, and iCalamus can optionally output documents in various PDF formats (e.g. PDF-X, encrypted PDF, PDF Fax).
Feature highlights include:
* Easy Frame Editing
* Virtual Copies
* Easy Vector Text Editing
* Update web pages in your document
* Live Masking
* Create Text Wrap Paths With Tracer
* Edit Frames, Objects, Vector Points at the same time
* Transform Shadows
* Mirrorizing Text Shadows
* Ingenious Inspectors
* Blend Modes for Frames
* ICC Profile Support
* LinkBack Support
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Latvian, Polish and Swedish.
A full tutorial and reference manual is integrated as Apple Help Book and available as web help pages.
Pricing and Availability:
A single user license for iCalamus is only 129 Euro ($198.00 USD). The unregistered version has some restrictions but is fully functional for Photographerbook documents of all kinds (including iPhoto / Aperture calendars and photo books).
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