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iMaginator 2.0 ships - and new Create, PStill, PhotoToWeb
July 11, 2005

iMaginator 2.0 - the cheap and easy image editing and processing app is here now!

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in Finder, choose Go -> iDisk -> Other People's Public Folder, and enter "stone_design"

Stone Design ships PreferenceCommander
May 30, 2005

the Preference Manager for the rest of us - just $19

View, edit, update, restore, & save sets of preferences for any application


Quickly find any application by typing in the search field

Select the application to see its current preferences

Modify and update the preferences

Reset preferences to factory defaults

Double-click an application to quickly launch it

Manage sets of preferences and quickly install them

More info here...

iMaginator Contest 2005 is now on!
May 03, 2005

Stone Design Announces iMaginatorContest 2005

Poster | Winning Submissions

May 3, 2005 - Albuquerque, New Mexico – Stone Design today announced the iMaginator Contest 2005. iMaginator, a powerful new image processing application, provides an intuitive and easy to use interface for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger’s Core Image technology, giving both home users and graphics professionals instant access to over 106 effects, transitions, and filters.

According to CEO and chief software architect Andrew Stone, “Stone Design makes software that unleashes your creativity and ingenuity. We want to see what you can unleash when you use our latest creation, iMaginator, available now for Mac OS X Tiger! This contest is totally free to enter, since anyone can get a 14-day full-featured trial license. And it’s easy to enter: just apply some effects to the Tiger image included in iMaginator and send us the Effects Chain*”.

Prizes include the complete Stone Studio and iMaginator for 1st place (a $348 value), Create® and iMaginator for 2nd place (valued at $198) and iMaginator for 3rd and 4th places ($49).

All entries must be received by midnight, May 31, 2005. Entries should be emailed to Full contest details are available at

About Stone Design

Stone Design Corp, founded in 1984 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the first developer to ship a product for NeXT hardware in 1989. With a mission to develop low cost, 100% Macintosh OS X native applications that are a joy to use, Stone Design has shipped over a dozen design and productivity applications for Macintosh OS X including Stone Studio, Create®, PhotoToWeb®, PStill™, TimeEqualsMoney™, SliceAndDice™, and StampInStone™.

Save Effects Chain with File -> Save Effects... or set the Drag Well in the toolbar to “effects” and just drag the Effects Chain file from the well to an email message addressed to us by clicking here.

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Stone Design ships iMaginator 1.0 for Tiger
April 29, 2005

Stone Design ships iMaginator

for Mac OS X 10.4 TIGER

Image Processing made cheap and easy!

April 29, 2005 - Albuquerque, New Mexico – Stone Design, the original Mac OS X software house with over 19 years of experience, today announced immediate availability of iMaginator, a powerful new image processing application. iMaginator provides an intuitive and easy to use interface for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)’s Core Image technology, giving both home users and graphics professionals instant access to over 106 effects, transitions, and filters. With iMaginator, users can layer images and text, and apply, modify, and re-order multiple effects to achieve subtle enhancements or astounding artistic results from any photo or image. Crop, scale, rotate, flip, skew, change exposure and brighten images in real time, and then save processed images as industry-standard TIFF or JPEG files, and even create QuickTime movies showing the effects changing over time.

According to Stone Design CEO and chief software architect Andrew Stone, “iMaginator is a revolutionary approach to intuitive image processing that will save you time and enhance your productivity. Download it now and you’ll see how this app truly unleashes the Tiger. Given its modest price point, infinite expandability, and ease of use, we believe that iMaginator should be in the toolbox of everyone who uses images in Mac OS X, whether for print publications, websites or photo albums.”

“Innovative Tiger technologies like Core Image and Spotlight make it the best platform for anyone working with digital images,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. “Stone Design have done a great job with iMaginator and we're thrilled they continue to deliver creative applications for Mac OS X users.”

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iMaginator 1.0 to ship April 29th - Image Processing Made Easy
April 19, 2005

Stone Design Announces iMaginator™
for Mac OS X 10.4 (TIGER)
Image Processing made cheap and easy!

April 19, 2005 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – Stone Design, the original Mac OS X software house with over 19 years of experience, today announced it will ship a powerful new image processing application named “iMaginator” on April 29th, concurrent with Apple's release of Mac OS X 10.4 (aka Tiger). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, iMaginator means “One who imagines”.

Unleashes the Tiger!

iMaginator provides over 106 effects, transitions and filters to let you alter images in real time, providing an intuitive and easy to use interface for Mac OS X 10.4's Core Image technology. Layer images and text and apply any number of effects to achieve astounding artistic results. You can instantly save processed images to TIFF, JPEG or create QuickTime movies.

According to Stone Design CEO Andrew Stone, “iMaginator must be seen to be believed! When Tiger ships, just download it and you’ll see that this application truly unleashes the Tiger. Users of Stone Studio and Create will recognize the easy to use features such as the Effects/Images library and the Image Drag Well for instant saving of images and chains of effects for later reuse.”

Incorporates Latest Technologies

iMaginator is a Core Image “Image Unit” harness, and automatically loads and displays any custom image processing plug-ins you add. It comes packaged with 100 Tiger Image Units, and seven new custom plugins from Stone Design, including Crop Fade Mask, Oval Mask, Make Transparent, Colorize, Grayscale and Polka Dots. iMaginator provides interfaces for modifying the plugins which include blurs, color adjustments, distortions, styles, compositing effects, edge sharpeners and transitions. With a 200 page searchable manual covering all aspects of the program, you'll be creating masterpieces in minutes.

iMaginator incorporates SpotLight technology for instant searching and is applescriptable. iMaginator is a LinkBack server which means you can copy the resulting image and paste into a LinkBack client server, such as Stone Design’s flagship page layout and web authoring application, Create®. Then, when you want to edit the image, you simply double-click it in Create® to modify the image again in iMaginator. When you save your edits, your changes show up immediately in Create®.

Inexpensive and Shipping April 29th!

Software architect Andrew Stone continues, “We have worked very hard to provide you with a complete and stable product at the same moment that Mac OS X 10.4 becomes available. You will be able to download and try iMaginator at full strength for two weeks free, and you’ll be amazed at what you can do. At only $49, with Free Upgrades For Life, it’s a must-have piece of software!” Don't get caught in the rush, order your copy right now!

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