Posted by: macintoshsisters | June 27, 2008

invers Software releases iCalamus 1.13 for Mac OS X

Loeningen, Germany – invers Software has announced iCalamus 1.13, their multi-lingual, frame-oriented desktop publishing solution for Mac OS X. iCalamus offers an easy approach to DTP, and an excellent choice for creating simple posters, to complex magazines, scientific works and book publishing. Among the many new improvements and bug fixes, version 1.13 can now import iPhoto documents as calendars, as well as printing Photographerbook documents externally.

Developed exclusively in Objective C with intensive usage of Apple’s Cocoa library, iCalamus takes full advantage of the OS X operating system, offering Unicode support and a Smart PDF import for creating mockups. And since iCalamus is modular, invers Software will be creating its new Open Development Area (ODA) allowing third-party developers to leverage the plug-in interface.

Working with precise measurement units is a breeze. Out of the box, iCalamus offers flexible masking options with many predefined, dynamically changeable frame shapes. Users may build virtual copies for multiple document elements and change them afterwards with just a few mouse clicks.

iCalamus can import all image and text formats which are supported by Mac OS X. Easily grab text content from large PDF documents for further text processing. Images from digital cameras, scanners or iPhoto libraries can be imported, as well as complete web pages. Print output supports all printers, and iCalamus can optionally output documents in various PDF formats (e.g. PDF-X, encrypted PDF, PDF Fax).

Feature highlights include:
* Easy Frame Editing
* Virtual Copies
* Easy Vector Text Editing
* Update web pages in your document
* Live Masking
* Transparencies
* Create Text Wrap Paths With Tracer
* Edit Frames, Objects, Vector Points at the same time
* Transform Shadows
* Mirrorizing Text Shadows
* Ingenious Inspectors
* Blend Modes for Frames
* ICC Profile Support
* LinkBack Support

Language Support:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Latvian

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.4.5 Tiger or later
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard or later
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 200 MB Hard Drive space
* Minimum 512 MB RAM
* 1024 x 768, TrueColor

Pricing and Availability:
A single user license for iCalamus is only 129 Euro ($198.00 USD). A full-featured demo is available.

Located in beautiful Loeningen, Germany, invers Software is a privately funded company founded in 2002 by Ulf Dunkel. Leveraging his longtime experience from the desktop publishing and services field, Ulf’s goal is developing best-of-breed publishing tools for the Mac platform, complemented by first-class support. Copyright 2002-2008 invers Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.


Ulf Dunkel


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