What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing SpotEasy

Windows software SpotEasy






TOKYO (MacHouse) – We’ve just released the third software title of the month. This new Windows application is called SpotEasy.





Windows software SpotEasy   Windows software SpotEasy






SpotEasy is a Windows desktop application that lets you shed a light on an important spot of the selected picture by placing a darker layer on the picture. The initial release comes with six spotlight shapes. Select one under the Shape tab of the Properties window. You can resize and reposition the spotlight shape with your mouse pointer. If you are all set, simply click on the Export button at the bottom-left corner of the Canvas window.






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SpotEasy is a product of MacHouse.
Windows is a product of Microsoft Corporation.

What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing Vid2Pics

Windows software Vid2Pics






TOKYO (MacHouse) – When we switched to Windows OS for software development at the end of last October (2011), we knew what we wanted to make. The initial goal was develop something similar to an existing Mac software title called Movie2Shot, which is currently available at Mac App Store. We always wanted to develop a Windows application that 1) would allow the user to drag and drop a video file onto a drop box, 2) take as many screenshots as they want with just a click on a button. Well… The road was long, and we encountered quite a lot of difficulty.

A major problem in developing video players is the result of Microsoft‘s reluctance or inability in updating resources required to support multimedia files. DirectX SDK is something that we could use except that it’s more than two years old. And it doesn’t even support the 64-bit system.





Windows software Vid2Pics   Windows software Vid2Pics






Whew… Finally, a long journey is over. We are happy to announce a new software title called Vid2Pics. It’s a Windows desktop application that is equivalent to Movie2Shot. So Vid2Pics lets you load a video clip by dragging and dropping a file onto a drop box. Then just click on the Shot button at the right frame to take a movie screenshot. Vid2Pics also offers two approaches by which you can take multiple movie screenshots. It supports about a dozen video container formats including AVI, MKV, M4V, MOV, MPEG, WMV. Of course, your system must have right media decoders to let Vid2Pics read your video files.






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Vid2Pics is a product of MacHouse.
Windows is a product of Microsoft Corporation.
The video clips that are used for this application’s User’s Guide come from the Internet Archive

What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing Rollerscript

Windows software Rollerscript






TOKYO (MacHouse) – I’m not really good at improvising a speech. So I could use a reading aid like a teleprompter (a visual device that prompts the person reading a script with speech text) that would run a script if I had to audio-record a speech.





Windows software Rollerscript   Windows software Rollerscript






In fact, Rollerscript is a Windows desktop application that will let you use your computer as a virtual teleprompter. You can use four different colors to create an environment where the user will will feel comfortable in reading a script. You can import an existing text file (.rtf, .txt) or just write up a reading script from scratch. The script field supports styled text (rich text format). So what you write in styled text is what you will see and read at full screen. You can underline important phrases, putting them in bold, italic, applying a color to them. Rollerscript is not a conventional teleprompter, don’t you think? Rollerscript it can be a great helper for those who record an audio commentary in making video tutorials.






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Rollerscript is a product of MacHouse.
Windows is a product of Microsoft Corporation.
Source of news: Yahoo.com/Associate Press

What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing xLosslessAudio for Windows

Windows software xLosslessAudio






TOKYO (MacHouse) – FLAC and Monkey’s Audio have gained a lot of popularity over the past several years. FLAC is especially popular when it comes to classical music. But what can we really do with those audio files if you can’t use them with Microsoft‘s Windows Media Player or Apple‘s iTunes.





Windows software xLosslessAudio   Windows software xLosslessAudio






We initially developed xLosslessAudio for Mac users so that they could convert two popular lossless audio formats into more iTunes-friendly ones. Now, xLosslessAudio is available for Windows users. xLosslessAudio takes an entire folder containing audio files that are compressed with FLAC (.flac) or Monkey’s Audio (.ape). Then it will let you convert those audio files into one that is compatible with Windows Media Player and iTunes. The supported export formats include AAC (.m4a), Apple Lossless Audio, MP3, WMA and WAV.






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xLosslessAudio is a product of MacHouse.
Windows is a product of Microsoft Corporation.

What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing QuickCrop

Windows software QuickCrop






TOKYO (MacHouse) – Whether you are creating a Kindle cover or not, wouldn’t it be nice if you could just click on a button and the application would automatically crop some part of a picture at a specific size like 800 x 600 and 900 x 600 pixels? If that’s your wish, try QuickCrop.





Windows software QuickCrop   Windows software QuickCrop






QuickCrop is quite an amazing small desktop application for Windows that will let you crop a rectangular portion of an image with just a click on a button. If you deal with different sets of image dimensions, you can create presets. Then just choose one from a drop-down menu that will suit your current requirements.






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QuickCrop is a product of MacHouse.
Windows is a product of Microsoft Corporation.