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Stone Design
Announces 5-Packs
of Stone Studio
And Extends Low Introductory Pricing

Albuquerque, June 5, 2001 - Veteran Macintosh Cocoa software house
Stone Design, today announced availability of discounted 5 packs for Stone Studio and each of the applications that are included in the suite: Create®, PhotoToWeb®, SliceAndDice™, TimeEqualsMoney™, PStill™, GIFfun™, and PackUp&Go™- seven applications built exclusively for Apple Computer, Inc's powerful new Mac OS X operating system. The Studio features Create® and PhotoToWeb®.

According to Stone Design's CEO, Andrew Stone, "In response to the high demand from Mac OS X early adopters, and interest from both corporations and education, we've expanded the Stone Store to include a 5-Pack of our apps for the price of 4 - buy 4 at our low introductory prices, and get one free! Download them today, give them a trial, and you'll experience the 100% pure OS X and Stoneware advantage! Mac OS X users can really tell the difference between applications developed strictly for OS X and other, lowest common denominator, cross-platform apps which do not take full advantage of all that OS X and Aqua have to offer. And because the Mac community has responded so warmly to our low prices, we've extended them until MacWorld Expo NYC!"

In addition to the 5-Packs, which can be incrementally added to a network, Stone Design offers aggressive site licensing and special academic prices. Please contact our sales staff for a quote.

The Stone Studio™ includes applications to do graphic design with page layout and web publishing features, manage digital photos, track time and bill clients, and produce PDF from PostScript files.

The latest version of Stone Studio™ features:

Create® 10.3.0 for Mac OS X is the first draw and layout application built on the notion that everything is an object. Patterns, blends, effects, art, and pages can be dragged and dropped to create multipage documents. Features include web page authoring, instant graphic conversion, autotracing, animation, multiple document master pages, patterns, neon, and special graphics and text effects. Press Release

PhotoToWeb® 1.2.8 manages digital photographs and produces websites from albums of images. It can produce thumbnails, do slide shows, and annotate, crop, rotate and scale images to produce configurable web sites. Users can set the background and navigation bars and can save album styles for future use. Press Release

SliceAndDice 2.3.6 lets the user easily create navigation bars, Javascript rollovers, image maps, and complicated mosaic tilings from any image. It features full control over image production and produces easy to read and modify HTML. By dragging SliceAndDice files into Create, the user can create complex web pages with image maps and rollovers.

PStill 1.7.1 converts EPS and other conforming PostScript to the Portable Document Format (PDF). Its EPS filter allows viewing EPS directly on Mac OS X, and printing directly to PDF on Mac OS X Server.

Pack Up & Go 2.0.1 creates compressed archive files (.tar.gz) from dragged in files and folders. With many user preferences, this application puts a graphical user interface on Unix archiving and compression commands, making it easy for the user to create compressed backups or prepare folders for mailing.

TimeEqualsMoney 1.3.5 tracks time spent for clients, and produces invoices and reports automatically. TimeEqualsMoney™ works in any currency.

GIFfun 3.0.1 creates web animations quickly and easily, using drag and drop technology. The source code to GIFfun is also available online.

CEO Stone notes, "The true power of OS X shows when you use the apps together. Use Create to make images, drag them into SliceAndDice, create a Javascript rollover, drag it back into Create, and generate a web page complete with rollover graphics. Use GIFfun to create animated graphics that can be placed in Create documents. Even TimeEqualsMoney™ can use dragged in images from Create to add a logo to your invoices."

The entire suite can be  
downloaded now. The Stone Studio is available for $299 through July 17, 2001.

    Stone Design Corporation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was incorporated in 1984 and was the first developer to ship a product on NeXT Hardware in 1989 with the release of TextArt. Since then, Stone Design has been a leader in innovative shrinkwrap software in the NEXTSTEP/OpenStep/Mac OS X Server marketplace. Create® - the high end drawing and web page making package - is Mac OS X's first Cocoa native design application. Create®, PhotoToWeb®, GIFfun™, SliceAndDice™, TimeEqualsMoney™ and PackUpAndGo™ are Stone Design trademarks. Other names are trademarked by their respective companies.

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