XtraLean Releases Shutterbug 2.0|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Monday, April 3, 2006 - 14:55 EDT)
Web creator adds iPhoto integration, password protection and more.
XtraLean has released version 2.0 of its $49.95 Shutterbug [M] Web site builder that creates image galleries based on style templates. Version 2 adds iPhoto integration, password protection, the ability to easily add media player files to your pages, contact forms, interface improvements and more.
New in Two
Among the highlights in this major update for version 1.2 are:
Add Xtras to your page such as Quicktime movies, flash, xtra text, images
Add HTML code such as contact forms, counters, etc.
Password Protection of pages
FTP & SFTP support (requires either CyberDuck or Transmit)
External links to Navigation
File Save As and Revert
Navigation Sub menus
Add images to navigation to create rollovers
Copy settings from one template to another
Preview in External Browser
Right to Left text handling (for Arabic and other RTL languages)
Two more font styles in Text content
Shutterbug Feature List
The program's full feature list includes:
Content editor separates the photos and text from the look, making it easy to change your style or text content without redoing everything
Built-in ImageWell editor lets you crop, rotate, add labels, thought clouds or talking balloons to images, and zoom in on photos for a creative touch
More than two dozen built-in themes, plus downloadable theme packs coming soon
Upload changes on the fly with the handy Send button.
WYSIWYG layout editor lets you change anything or everything by just dragging and dropping - no HTML required
Export to a dot Mac account, WebDAV, FTP/SFTP or to a folder on your computer
New theme library lets you add, delete, and store the themes of your choice
Use the built-in browser to preview your site, view slideshows, and test hyperlinks before uploading
Drag and Drop your pages to reorder them, choose to not show certain pages in your navigation menu, add external links to your navigation, and include submenus.
Files feature lets you add and upload external files with your site.
Password protection for private viewing on the web.
Add a RSS Feed to let others know of new additions and changes to your site
File Archiving for collabortation and backup
Customize pages using templates and add, delete, and copy templates
iPhoto integration for importing iPhoto libraries
"Easy" button for inserting links and encrypted email addresses
Mac OS X 10.3.9 or OS X 10.4.3 or better
Universal Binary support for Intel-based Mac and PPC
Internet Connection and Web host space for uploading web sites
ShutterBug support dot Mac accounts, WebDAV, FTP/SFTP (requires Transmit or CyberDuck), and export to a folder on your computer
XtraLean notes on their site, "ShutterBug is versatile and not limited to making just photo albums. We made this entire site with ShutterBug to give you an idea of the kind of power you will have at your finger tips."