The Best way to Label Your CDs

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Date: Sunday, December 4th, 2005, 23:58
Category: Software

disclabel 3.0 is a major update to SmileOnMyMac’s award-winning CD labeling software. This uber-labeling application features automatic design generation, folders, a visual design element selector, and more. disclabel 3.0 (30-day free demo, $29.95) requires Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or later. The free demo allows users to create and print CD labels of albums purchased through the iTunes Music Store without purchasing disclabel.
Updates in disclabel 3.0:
- Folders for organizing your designs
- Factory function, for fast, automatic generation of label designs
- Design Elements selector, to view & select from all the elements of your design together (CD label, Jewel case, DVD cases, and many others)
- Creates and prints CD label of purchased iTunes Music Store album from demo, without requiring disclabel purchase
- Media setup, so you can customize media choices to only those you use
- Enhanced media display for ease of matching labels with designs
- Many new text templates to select for your designs
- Improved UI look and feel
- Sepia image filter
- Text outlines, baseline adjustment, superscript & subscript

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O'Reilly: Aperture on a PowerBook, Pt. 1

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Date: Sunday, December 4th, 2005, 08:34
Category: Review

O’Reilly’s Derrick Story has posted an excellent review of Aperture on a PowerBook:

I finally had a chance to spend a whole day with Apple’s new professional photo software, Aperture. As I had mentioned in an earlier post, I’m using a 17″ PowerBook for all of my photo work. This is the first in a series of posts describing my experiences with Aperture on a laptop.
Fortunately, my laptop is only about a year old. It’s a 1.5 GHz PowerPC G4 with 1.5 GB DDR SDRAM and a 80 GB hard drive. I have the ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics card with 64 MB VRAM. I have Mac OS X 10.4.3 loaded. And finally, I’m using two LaCie FireWire external drives for “vault” backups.
To be honest, I was nervous about Aperture’s performance on this computer. The recommended system, a Dual 2GHz Power Mac G5 with a ATI Radeon 9800 XT or 9800 Pro, blows the doors off my 17″ laptop. But after a day’s worth of work, everything seems just fine.

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