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Softmatic PhotoStamp now a Mac App Store Exclusive – Slashes Price

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Softmatic has announced the availability of PhotoStamp V3.0 in the Mac App Store. With Softmatic PhotoStamp it’s a fast and easy 5-step process to batch-stamp and watermark digital images. PhotoStamp stamps text, copyright signs and notices, images, Exif data, dates and more. The app reads virtually any image format (including raw formats CR2 and NEF) and outputs watermarked images as JPEG, TIFF, PNG and so forth.

The "Assistant"-style concept of PhotoStamp makes it very easy to use. Source images are simply dragged over the drop target in the first pane of the main window. These can be individual files or complete folders.

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In the second step any of the predefined watermark designs can be applied to the images. Text watermarks can contain static text but also dynamic data, like the current date or meta data like Exif information stored in the photo. Image watermarks can be company logos and the like. All watermarks can be easily rotated, centered on the image or snapped to one of the edges. In addition to the predefined marks, users can define their own watermarks. The number of watermarks per image is unlimited.

Output options like target folder, image format, jpeg quality are set in the third step. PhotoStamp can scale the images if so required to fit into given dimensions. And a great time saver: PhotoStamp can automatically create thumbnails in addition to the watermarked images.

Finally, a test run with a single photo applies all settings to the first image of the batch. If the user is happy with the result, the whole set of images can be processed. PhotoStamp is fully multithreaded, stays responsive even with megapixel sized images and the watermarking process can be stopped anytime.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 1.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
The price for an individual license has been slashed from $29.95 to only $9.99. Effective Feb. 20, 2011, PhotoStamp V3.0 is only $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Photography category.

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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