To-The-Point Software Releases snapHappy|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, July 5, 2002 - 13:23 EDT)
iPhoto gets some competition from this $14 photo browser, editor and manager for OS X.
To-The-Point Software released snapHappy, an OS X photo browser, editor and manager that competes directly with Apple's iPhoto.
A $14 shareware application, snapHappy 1.1 competes by offering users more flexibility than iPhoto.
- Work with any folder containing photos (no importing or creating albums needed)
- Export pictures in a variety of graphic formats (eg. tiff to jpeg)
- Create email messages from within snapHappy then drag scaled pictures directly to the message (saving of scaled pictures is not
- Drag scaled pictures to other applications
- Toggle between full screen mode and regular window mode for browsing or slide shows
- Options to hide menubar and/or cursor in full screen mode.
- Manual (keyboard control) slide show option
- Rename pictures individually
- Batch rename a folder of pictures
- Add/edit finder comments
- Search finder comments
- Manage photo folders (copy, move, or make aliases between any two folders)
- Illustrated user's guide with many helpful tips and notes
The company also listed "some things that snapHappy does better (in our humble opinion at least) than iPhoto":
- WYSIWYG scaling of images (resize the browser window)
- Faster photo loading (after the initial loading of a folder)
- Optional default photo folder (opens automatically when snapHappy is launched)
- Open pictures with their creator application
- Open pictures with a default graphic editor application
- Better slide show options (71 transition effects, set interval, set speed, set background color)
- Choose to print picture at their currently scaled size or at their original size
- "Auto landscape" printing (pictures that are wider than they are tall are automatically rotated to landscape orientation for printing)