e-Picture Pro 3.0 is the complete web graphics design application for users that want to jazz up their sites with refined graphics, animations and rollovers, including built-in text effects. With e-Picture Pro, you get a powerful still image and animation tool that can take your web graphics to the next level. Now, you can win a free copy of e-Picture Pro 3.0 (valued at $130) for Windows by entering the competition.With e-Picture Pro you get a powerful standalone graphics design application for creating everything from JPEG images to animated GIFs and interactive Flash graphics. As an added benefit, Microsoft FrontPage users also receive the e-Picture Imager. With the e-Picture Imager, you can customize your e-Picture Pro graphics and generate new ones directly from within FrontPage. Imagine taking a single animated rollover button and using it to build an entire toolbar complete with custom text and links – without leaving the comfort of FrontPage.
With e-Picture Pro your web site can now have the clean look and scalability of vector graphics and text as well as the rich quality of digital photos. Why pay hundreds of dollars and spend dozens of hours learning several new programs when e-Picture Pro has everything you need.
Create rich animations in half the time of other animation software. Improve the look of your web page with professional quality buttons, animated graphics and menus.
Leverage your e-Picture graphics in FrontPage to create entire toolbars based on a single graphic, animation or rollover. Enhance your site with text effects, natural motion and interactivity.
Keep your file size small with advanced features like image slicing and side-by-side export comparisons
e-Picture Pro is the all-in-one graphics and animation design tool for people that are serious about improving the look and feel of their web sites. If you create web graphics for personal or business use, or you just have the desire to see how easy creating animated GIF and Flash files can be, e-Picture Pro is the graphics application for you.
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>What new features would
>you like to see on e-Picture Pro?
BeOS version of it!!! 🙂
They have to do it, just for good luck. Look what happened to Gobe since they’ve moved to no-BeOS Gobe 3.
again, I would need a copy to be able to say what new things I want in it. And if I had a copy, I wouldn’t need to win one.
However at least there is a downloadable trial version here, so it makes more sense than the Xandros competition.
>I would need a copy to be able to say what new things I want in it.
The demo is free for download.
I allready said that in my post I said that at least it’s better than the xandros competition where you couldn’t even get a clue.
but, it would take more than a quick glimpse at the demo version to get an idea of what kind of improvements that are needed. and by the time I’ve figured that out, the competition would be over
it just seems a bit silly to me, not any biggie. you can always make stuff up. but it would be wise of them to actually ask for some info that might be of any value.
i remember ’em from the beos days.
they should open GPL source their beatware writer and summit.
It’s from…. Maarten Hekkelman…. IIRC….. but the realcode is not from BeatWare…. that’s for sure.
Uhm… a short query at bebits.com told me that I’m right… and the source is out there
counting my days as a BeOS only guy….. I can see an iBook is coming
>counting my days as a BeOS only guy….. I can see an iBook is coming
You? You LoCal? I can’t believe it!! You have flamed me a zillion times in the past as to how much BeOS is alive. And now you want to switch?
What new features would
you like to see on e-Picture Pro?
Eugenia is just doing this to us before she leave because she can. Teasing and taunting…
How about “less bugs”? Is that a “feature”?
Oooppss…XP? does it run on Wine? anybody know?
This sounds like a horrible product. How about a product that undo stuff like this to ‘jazz down’ sites instead? It would remove animations, rollovers, text-effects, sound/music, font-tags and all that horrible stuff (site-side of course)?
It’s a XHTML Strict validating world, baby!
BeOS, yeah right. More Linux apps, baby!
I do understand that this is OSNews and it’s for all kinds of people… but who the hell would use Frontpage or one of these “wizard programs” that produces sloppy animated gifs and doesnt do anything useful for power users? Do we really need more horrible web sites?
…it’s just redundant.
I was really pretty jazzed about e-Picture on BeOS because (if it had been debugged, a big “if!”) it would have been a better graphics program than anything else on the platform. A lot of Be users at the time were deriding it like you are, and that’s largely Beatware’s fault for insisting on promoting it for its GIF animation capabilities. It’s so much more than that–it’s an object-oriented, resolution-independent drawing program aimed at the web. At the time I saw it I didn’t think there was anything else like it.
Actually, though, on the platforms e-Picture is on now, there is. It’s called Macromedia Fireworks. Hence, “redundant.” When I used Fireworks for the first time, it was clear that Beatware had originally set out to do a BeOS equivalent.
If you don’t have Fireworks, e-Picture might be worth it, presuming it’s less buggy. But in practice there’s very little e-Picture does that Fireworks doesn’t, and many things Fireworks does that e-Picture doesn’t. (Ironically, e-Picture’s biggest advantage initially would have been the responsiveness of BeOS compared to Windows and MacOS.) Comparing the two is like comparing Paint Shop Pro to Photoshop… except that unlike the significant price jump between those two, Fireworks isn’t that much more expensive than e-Picture is.
E-Picture took life on BeOS then was portyed to macos and the to win32. I clearly remember the Beatware booth at Paris Apple Expo 2000. Version 3.0 seems to be win32 only.
Any information on where and when a macos, macosX version will be available ? (remember marc, beatware’s CEO/Founder, used to work on NeXT computer and one of beatware’s first application ever was a Interface Builder like application).
I predicted they would dump their Mac fans just like they dumped BeOS. They were one of the first to leave BeOS and it was a hard blow because they obviously incorporated the Be name in their own. It’s one thing when the big guns that never had a history like Steinberg do it-this was almost like family
it wasn’t pretty. Interestingly, none of those who dumped BeOS did too well, afterwards.I don’tmeant ot say that sticking with BeOS would have provided success, but this does show that BeOS itself wasn’t the problem. In fact, at least on BeOS there is a market that can be exploited, while on Windows and Linux there isn’t, and hasn’t been for quite a while.
Arielb: well, lesson to be learned; they left Be as one of the first and survived unlike others. They left the Mac behind and are still alive. More than you can say for other companies who started out as developing for BeOS like Gobe as an example.
LoCal: have fun with the iBook. After a year I couldn’t stand MacOS anymore.
I was never too enamored of their BeOS products. Mail-It was the first BeOS software purchase I made, and it was followed shortly by a purchase of PostMaster, if that tells you anything. Their custom UI was probably the most immediately annoying thing, it neither looked nor felt like a BeOS app.
ePicture in those days was okay, I seem to remember it’s vector-based so that’s a plus. But it failed my litmus test for image apps: the task of cropping/resizing a larger image to make a 100×100 thumbnail, then apply a stroke to give it a thin black border, then add caption text, then either stroke the text or give it a drop shadow so it’s readable over the image. Not a particularly hard task, at the time I could have done it in PhotoShop in my sleep.
Look at who’s in the board of directors for Beatware 🙂