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PhotoParade's logo. Click here to visit the Callisto PhotoParade website! Callisto ships PhotoParade Maker for Mac!
(Thursday, April 19, 2001 - 17:37 EDT)

New version of Callisto's PhotoParade Maker software for the Macintosh platform reaches the marketplace...

As predicted in our news item of February 26th 2001, Callisto Corp. has completed its beta of PhotoParade Maker for the Macintosh and officially released the software. PhotoParade Maker is a program for creating slideshows and screensavers using your digital images along with a range of pre-prepared 'themes' that can be purchased along with the software, and has historically only been available to Windows users on the PC.

The Mac version, which requires MacOS 8.6 or later on a PowerPC-based Mac, costs from $19.99 to $39.99 depending on which of three theme bundles are included. PhotoParade Player, which is a free program for viewing PhotoParade slideshows, is currently available for both Mac and Windows platforms.

Source: Callisto Corp.

Original Source Press Release:

Callisto Releases PhotoParade Maker® for the Macintosh

Now Macintosh users can create their own dazzling slideshows and screen savers with their digital photos

Natick, Mass., April 19, 2001 -- Callisto Corporation today released PhotoParade® Maker for the Macintosh, the first Macintosh version of their innovative software that provides consumers with an effortless way to turn their digital photos into entertaining slideshows and screen savers to share with friends and family. PhotoParade combines high-quality animation, graphics, music, narration and photo titling with a user’s digital photos. PhotoParade also includes editing tools for touching up and enhancing photos.

PhotoParade’s user-friendly features make creating and sharing PhotoParade slideshows easy and intuitive. The easy-send feature lets users share their PhotoParades with anyone by simply entering the recipient’s e-mail address and clicking send. To view PhotoParades sent to them, the recipients need only the free PhotoParade Player (available for both Windows and Macintosh).

PhotoParade has a built-in screen saver feature that automatically turns any PhotoParade into a personalized screen saver. Users can display PhotoParades they have created or PhotoParades sent to them by friends and family. The wallpaper feature allows users to decorate their desktop by turning their favorite photo and caption into their wallpaper.

Customers are excited to have a Mac version of PhotoParade Maker. “My friends with PCs had been using PhotoParade to make great slideshows, so I was excited to get my hands on the Mac version,” said Sparky Cohen, a photo enthusiast from San Jose, CA. “I’ve already found lots of uses for PhotoParade, including creating CD souvenirs for my softball league, and restaurant management training tools.”

Themes for Every Occasion
There are dozens of professionally designed PhotoParade themes perfect for showing off photos from vacations, weddings, holidays, the birth of a baby and other special occasions. Each unique theme has its own music, animation and art. The wide variety of themes lets users keep their PhotoParades fun and fresh. Samples can be downloaded from http://www.photoparade.com/downloadSamples.asp.

Pricing, Availability and System Requirements
PhotoParade for the Macintosh is available now for purchase and download directly from the PhotoParade web site, www.PhotoParade.com. PhotoParade is sold in three theme bundles: Standard Edition, which includes 4 multi-purpose themes for $19.99, Premium Edition, which includes nine themes for $29.99, and Super Edition, which comes with 38 themes including Wedding Album, New Baby and a variety of holiday themes for $39.99. PhotoParade for the Macintosh requires Mac OS 8.6 or later and a PowerPC processor-based Macintosh. PhotoParade Player is available for both Windows and Macintosh and is available as a free download.

About Callisto Corporation
Callisto is the developer of PhotoParade, the easiest way for consumers to create and share entertaining and imaginative slideshows and screen savers with their digital photos. As award-winning developers of over 40 software products, Callisto is dedicated to making it fun and effortless for consumers to share their digital photos with friends and family. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.PhotoParade.com.

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