Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

The new year is quickly approaching, so I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Happy New Year on behalf of George and I. We're excited about 2007 as we work hard to finish development of Curio 4. Thank you all so much for your support this year and for your wonderful feedback and encouraging comments. We hope that 2007 is very prosperous for us all!

Now go find that special someone and bring in the new year in style!

MacSanta! Save 20% on Curio!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Season's Greetings!MacSanta

In the spirit of the holidays, several independent Mac software companies have teamed up to offer 20% discounts on their software.

You can see all the goodies here on the MacSanta website.

You can get 20% off Curio, any edition, any quantity, by simply typing MACSANTA in the coupon code field on the order form. This coupon is valid with commercial and academic sales made only through our Kagi storefront.

This promotion ends on December 25, 2006 so hurry!

Happy Holidays!

Blog about Blurb

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Quick post about a nifty service called Blurb. Blurb gives you a nifty app (Java-based I believe so somewhat chunky at times) so you can put together photo albums.

They have two cool features. The first, is the resulting hardcover book has a full color dust jacket with your photos on it so it looks quite professional. The second, is their pricing is simply amazing.

In my case, I threw together a book containing somewhere near 600 pictures of Kat and Cooper. The resulting 138 page book costs me just $40 and looks great.

To get started I simply created a photo album in iPhoto with my fave pics. Then I would create page in Blurb's BookSmart app, drag-and-drop one or more photos from iPhoto into the squares and proceed to the next page.

Then the whole thing is uploaded which takes a couple of hours.

The result looks fantastic -- perhaps a tiny tad dark but still very, very good -- and it's on archival paper, can sit nicely on a bookshelf, is filled with the best photos we have, is more convenient than firing up iPhoto to check out some pictures, and is obviously much better than a box of photos in the closet.

I realize I'm too late with this tip for the holidays. But definitely check them out for future occasions.