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PhotoParade's logo. Click here to visit the Callisto PhotoParade website! Callisto to release PhotoParade Maker for Mac!
(Monday, February 26, 2001 - 19:53 EST)

New version of Callisto's PhotoParade Maker software for the Macintosh platform on the way...

Callisto Corp. will tomorrow announce a new version of its PhotoParade Maker software for the Macintosh computer platform. PhotoParade Maker, which has historically only been available to Windows users on the PC, 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. The Mac version, which requires MacOS 8.6 or later on a PowerPC-based Mac, is currently in beta testing and should ship in early April 2001.

PhotoParade Maker for Mac will cost 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 Announces PhotoParade Maker for the Macintosh

New version allows Macintosh users to create dazzling slideshows and screen savers with their digital photos

Natick, Mass., February 27, 2001 -- Callisto Corporation today announced 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 for the Macintosh is currently in Beta and is expected to ship in early April.

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.

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 scheduled for release in early April and will be available for purchase and download from the PhotoParade website (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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