Glen and Midori are at Macworld/iWorld and getting the mini-booth set up. Come by the booth to see the great new product we’re adding to the Printopia product line and get a picture with that Best in Show trophy we won a few years ago.
I wanted to share this great thank you note from a Printopia customer who is now happily printing to a 16 year old LaserWriter from his iPad!
I just want to praise you for creating Printopia. I have a PowerBook G4 with Leopard, and I print to a LaserWriter 4/600 PS using an EtherMac iPrint adapter. I recently got an iPad to “keep up”, but thought I would never be able to print from it unless I finally upgraded my laser printer. I just learned about your utility, downloaded the demo, and it works great! You have just increased the life of my LaserWriter another 5 or more years! I’ve had that printer since 1996. Your utility just works so seamlessly. Thank you!
We’re happy to announce that iGlasses v3.2.1 is fully Mountain Lion compatible. It works better than ever with OS X 10.8, and shows up seamlessly in Safari, Messages, FaceTime, PhotoBooth, and all the other great Apple apps. It’s also completely compatible with video apps like Skype and also video chat websites like tinychat, stickam, chatroulette, BlogTV, Omegle, and any other website you like. Simply select iGlasses as your camera to start applying fun effects.
If you haven’t tried iGlasses yet, you should grab the free 7 day trial. You’ll immediately be able to add effects to your camera, adjust the picture, and even play a video into your chat instead of using your camera.
Another cool feature is the ability to digitally zoom your picture. If your camera is getting a wide shot, you can use iGlasses to zoom in to a nice head-and-shoulders shot. You can also use this feature when playing a video.
Wanted to share this great testimonial from a very satisfied CardRaider customer. Thanks for sharing Lenise!
CardRaider is an AWESOME product for photo recovery!! I was sick when I thought I lost over 600 photos on a memory card from a photo shoot at Disney World. I searched online for recovery software, read your great reviews and saw that over 14,000 people had downloaded your product. CardRaider was simple and recovered every photo perfectly! I highly recommend it to anyone who thinks they’ve lost their photos on a memory card!!
- Lenise Zika
We always love to hear the interesting ways our customers find to use our products. PhoneView, especially, is something of Swiss Army knife of a product, and it often saves the day in ways we could never have imagined: like helping to quickly set up 251 iPads!
My employer decided to buy 251 iPads for a project, and since I’m the IT guy here, I had to set all of them up.
PhoneView saved my life: our developers created an in-house app that would stream 3GB of content over WiFi to the each iPad for this app. Unfortunately for me, there’s so much WiFi congestion around here, that the signal is weak and always drops.
This is were PhoneView came in. With PhoneView, I was able to access the in-house.app folders and send all the data via USB. This saved me a lot of time.
Philippe Hébert - Réalisations inc., Montréal
Thanks for writing Philippe!
Yesterday we updated iGlasses to version 3.2. Along with a healthy handful of fixes, this update adds some cool new features.
Exposure Lock and Manual Focus
iGlasses now lets you take control of the focus of many webcams. For example, if you’re using a Logitech c910 or c920, take a look near the bottom of iGlasses’s Adjustments tab. You should see a checkbox for disabling Auto Focus, and a slider for adjusting the focus.
Your new Document Camera
Manual control over focus is useful if you’re using the webcam as a document camera. You now have precise control over focus, and aren’t at the mercy of the automatic focus shifting during an important presentation. For example, you can aim the camera at a piece of paper, and then use that as a digital white board, projecting the image from your Mac a screen to an audience. We’ve even created a simple helper app to show the image from your iGlasses. iGlasses Preview.app (238K)
Most webcams automatically adjust exposure and color balance in order to deal with different lighting conditions. This is usually what you want, but there are situations where you don’t want the exposure to change. For example, if you’re making a stop motion video (with something like iStopMotion or FrameByFrame), you don’t want the camera’s exposure changing between snaps. (Manual focus comes in handy here too.)
Or if you’re doing a chroma-key, you can’t have the camera’s colors adjusting when you step into the frame, or it breaks the key.
That’s where iGlasses comes in. Look at the bottom of the Adjustments tab for the “Lock Exposure” checkbox. This checkbox will show up when using a compatible camera. Compatible cameras include many UVC webcams, the built-in iSight/FaceTime cameras, and the camera inside Apple’s Cinema Display.
The coolest new feature in iGlasses 3.2 is enhanced controls for the Share Media setting. If you look on the Effects tab, on the last page of effects, you’ll see “Share Media.” This will let you play a movie in place of your camera. Now you can share a video clip or picture from within any program. For example, you could play a movie directly into Skype, FaceTime, or even Google+ Hangout.
The 3.2 update adds a play/pause button and a scrub bar that works like QuickTime Player’s controls. This lets you have complete control over playback.
There’s no way to hook the audio from the movie directly into your video chat, but if you turn on your speakers and microphone, your fellow conference partners should be able to hear the sound from the movie feeding back into the micorphone.
I hope you enjoy the new iGlasses update!