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PR: Automating Photo Editing for Power-Users on Mac and PC since 2005

Bits&Coffee is celebrating 10 years since it has released BatchPhoto in December 2005! With this occasion the company is releasing BatchPhoto v. 4.1.

BatchPhoto is a powerful all-in-one photo manipulation program for Mac OS X and Windows that lets photographers, web designers, business people, and families enhance photos quickly and efficiently. A user can simply select a group of photographs, and with a single operation annotate, transform, touch-up, apply special effects, convert to different image types, and rename every image in the group.

New features in version 4.1 include full support for Windows 10 and Mac OS X El Capitan, a greatly improved Date graphical filter with lots of options for formatting and drawing the date/time stamp, support for High DPI in Windows and improved support for Retina on Mac, the option to pause the photo processing, and more.

With BatchPhoto the user can easily annotate images in batches. The Date filter can stamp photos with the date and time of capture (as retrieved from the photo’s metadata), the Watermark filters can visually watermark images with text & logos, and the Comment filter can add paragraphs of text to dozens of pictures with ease. For more information, visit http://www.batchphoto.com/features.html.

The software can automatically resize, crop, rotate and replace colors for thousands of photos in one session. For example the Auto Rotate filter knows the right orientation for all digital photos based on the information embedded in the photo’s metadata by the digital camera, and the Auto Crop filter can automatically crop an image to a predefined aspect ratio like 16:9.

With BatchPhoto it’s simple to touch up groups of photos by automatically changing the contrast, brightness, sharpness, noise level, and color balance, among others. It also includes a full library of artistic effects, like sepia, black & white, custom borders, charcoal drawing or a simulated oil painting.

The program can read and write more than 170 image file formats, including: JPEG, TIFF, PDF, PNG, GIF, BMP, EPS, TGA, and PSD. It can also read RAW image formats from DSLR digital cameras like Canon, Sony, Nikon, Olympus, Fuji, and more.

Price and Availability

Bits&Coffee BatchPhoto v. 4.1 runs on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11/10/9/8/7 as well as Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. It comes in three editions: Home, Pro, and Enterprise priced at $29.95(US), $49.95(US), respectively $129.95(US) and may be purchased securely online from http://www.batchphoto.com/. A free trial version can be downloaded from the same web address.

About Bits&Coffee

Since 2005, Bits&Coffee has been developing and marketing image enhancement productivity software for business and home users. In addition to BatchPhoto, the company also offers Image Espresso, a free online image converter and editor; PhotoMarks, a software that lets users watermark images for PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad; PhotoVideoCollage, an app that creates video collages for Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

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PR: Easily Watermark Photos with PhotoMarks for iPhone & iPad

Bits&Coffee has released PhotoMarks 2, a universal iOS app that applies text and logo watermarks to photos and then shares them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or via Email.

The text marks (watermarks) are fully customizable with a wide selection of fonts, a great color palette, and effects like: shadow, stroke, and adjustable transparency. The text can be easily placed, scaled, or rotated with simple taps, and the rotation algorithm will snap to 90-degree increments for convenience.

The logo marks can be any image from the device (e.g. a custom logo) and can be customized with adjustable transparency and a shadow effect. As with the text marks, the logo can be easily placed, scaled and rotated with simple taps.

Working with multiple layers is an easy and visually pleasing experience in PhotoMarks, especially with the added support of undo/redo for every editing operation. Photos can be added from the device’s library and the resulting images can be saved in full resolution to Camera Roll or easily shared on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or sent via Email.

PhotoMarks v. 2.0 is a universal iOS app which costs $2.99(US) and runs on the newest devices from Apple: iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPad Pro, as well as older devices like iPhone 4 and newer. PhotoMarks has support for the latest version of iOS (version 9) as well as older versions: iOS 8 and 7.

http://photomarksapp.com/ios.html

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PR: ActivityTracker App, Tracks All-Day Activity via Apple Watch and iPhone

Bits&Coffee has released ActivityTracker, an Apple Watch and iPhone app that empowers users to quantify their daily activity without draining their smartphone’s battery and without wearing yet another fitness gadget.

Many gadgets that track the daily activity as steps taken, distance walked and so on, have appeared in the last few years. The only problem is that users need to wear those gadgets everywhere and not forget to charge them, sometimes even daily. Yet, many people already carry a multifunctional gadget, perfectly capable of quantifying their daily activity: their smartphone!

Most activity tracker apps (like Facebook’s owned Move app) use the GPS for tracking, which gives accurate results but quickly drains the already short-lived iPhone’s battery. Thanks to the new M7 and M8 motion processors available in iPhone 5s, 6, and 6+, ActivityTracker tracks all-day activity without using the GPS, and as a result without draining the battery.

ActivityTracker will keep track of steps taken, distance walked, daily active calorie burn, active time, and flights of stairs climber effortlessly, when the users have their smartphone with them. The app offers accurate measurements by taking into account the users’ gender, weight, and height.

Since no day is like the other, ActivityTracker helps the users be more active by setting a weekly target for steps taken, that will be broken into daily goals for a day-by-day overview.

The app is designed with great attention to details. In the main view, an overview of today and the current week can be seen, with a big animated wheel indicating the day’s progress. The app offers accurate statistics, from a fine grained hour-by-hour breakdown to an overview of the weekly activity.

Additionally, ActivityTracker offers an Apple Watch app for a quick glance at today’s progress, a Today extension and a badge on top of the app icon with the steps taken.

ActivityTracker is a functional free app without advertising. It also has advanced features locked under a single in-app purchase (US$2.99). This is an Apple Watch and iPhone app that runs on the latest iPhones with support for the new motion processors from Apple: iPhone 5s, 6, and 6+.

http://activitytrackerapp.com/

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PR: PhotoMarks — Powerful Photo Watermarking Solution for Mac & PC

Bits&Coffee has released PhotoMarks 2.0, a powerful photo watermarking program for Mac and PC. PhotoMarks enables photographers, web designers, business people, and families, to protect their copyrighted images quickly and efficiently on any computer.

In version 2.0, PhotoMarks adds: Drag & drop support for the Logo, Text watermark filters, and also for the Resize, Crop filters; Support for OS X Yosemite; Retina support for Macs; An improved user interface; Support for new DSLR digital cameras; Improved scripts.

With PhotoMarks, Bits&Coffee is committed to offering the best possible experience for each platform (Windows or Mac OS X). The program has an elegant wizard-like interface with previews available for every step of the process, a comprehensive Help file and contextual help in-app, making it very easy to use even for the novice users.

PhotoMarks is a fully-featured batch photo watermarking solution. The program can completely customize the appearance of text and logo marks, as well as perform additional edits like resize, rename, auto rotate, or decorate photos with beautiful graphical frames, all in the same session.

It works by editing photos in batch mode and takes advantage of multi-core processors for speeding up the process significantly. Settings can be saved as profiles to be easily reused later, and scripts can be used to automate the process through the command line.

PhotoMarks runs on Mac OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion as well as Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. One license costs $29.95(US). A free trial version is available for downloaded and the full version can be securely purchased from:

http://photomarksapp.com/

Since 2005, Bits&Coffee has been developing and marketing image enhancement productivity software for business and home users. In addition to PhotoMarks for Mac, PC, and iOS, the company also offers BatchPhoto, a complete solution for batch photo editing on Mac and PC, as well as Image Espresso, a free online image converter and editor.

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PR: PhotoVideoCollage — Free Video Collage Maker for Mac

Bits&Coffee has released PhotoVideoCollage 1.0, a new innovative Mac app that empowers users to create beautiful and engaging photo & video collages enhanced with music, and custom built for sharing on Instagram, Vine, Facebook, and YouTube.

PhotoVideoCollage brings the classic photo collage to the next level. Not only can users add photos but also videos, and mix the soundtracks with their favorite music.

The app is designed with great attention to details. The user can select a layout template from a multitude of presets. Photos and videos can then be added to the layout, and additional settings like border width, curvature, color, and texture can be set. The placement of the photos and videos inside the collage can be easily changed with drag and drop.

PhotoVideoCollage allows the user to edit each video by choosing which segment of the video to play. An MP3 or WAV audio file can also be added with the option of selecting the starting position. The audio stream can then be mixed with the soundtracks of previously imported videos.

After the photo and video collage has been completed, the user can preview the collage before saving it to disk. The resolution of the resulting video can then be selected for up to full HD.

Price and Availability

PhotoVideoCollage v. 1.0 is a completely usable free app with no advertising. Additionally, PhotoVideoCollage has premium features locked under a single in-app purchase ($9.99). This is an exclusive Mac App Store app that runs on OS X Yosemite (10.10), Mavericks (10.9) and Mountain Lion (10.8).

Links

iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id960693998
Product website: http://photovideocollage.com/

About

Since 2007, Bits&Coffee has been developing and marketing multimedia apps on iOS, Mac, and Windows. In addition to PhotoVideoCollage for Mac it also offers PhotoVideoCollage for iOS, as well as other Mac/Win apps like BatchPhoto, and iOS apps like VideoSound, VideoStory, PhotoMarks.

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PR: VideoSound — Add Music to Videos and Create Slideshows for iOS

Bits&Coffee has released VideoSound 3, an iOS app that empowers users to create beautiful and engaging photo slideshows with music, add music to their video creations, and upload to Instagram, Vine, and Facebook.

New features in version 3 include: Major interface update for iOS 8 with support for the latest iPhones (6 and 6+), the ability to create photo slideshows with music, and the option to share to Vine.

VideoSound is designed with great attention to details and is structured as an easy to use wizard. In the first step of the wizard, the user can select to either add music to a video/photo or create a slideshow with music.

The users can select one of their videos from the Camera Roll, select a song from iTunes, and even record sound from within the app. The three soundtracks can then be mixed together by adjusting the individual sound volumes, so for example the user can select to mute the original soundtrack and only keep the selected song.

With VideoSound, the users can also create photo slideshows from their photos and music. The photos can be edited and ordered inside the slideshow, iTunes music and a sound recording can be added. VideoSound will then automatically create a tailor made video slideshow for Instagram or Vine.

Finally the last step is dedicated to previewing the video and sharing to social networks like Instagram, Vine, Facebook, or sending via Email.

Price and Availability

VideoSound v. 3.0 costs just $0.99. Additionally, VideoSound has the slideshow feature locked under a single in-app purchase ($1.99). This is a universal iOS app that runs on the newest iPhones (6 and 6+) but also on all devices supporting iOS 7 & 8.

Links

iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id699671405
Product website and press-kit: http://www.bitscoffee.com/videosound/

About

Since 2007, Bits&Coffee has been developing and marketing multimedia apps on iOS, Mac, and Windows. In addition to VideoSound for iOS the company also offers VideoMix, VideoStory, Rainbow, HandyKeys, and PhotoMarks.