TOKYO (MacHouse) – Last week, I released Old Talk Desktop, the desktop version of Old Talk, which is currently available for the iPhone at Apple‘s App Store. The new software release that I submitted to Mac App Store several minutes ago is an advanced version of Old Talk Desktop.
Old Talk Desktop Advanced lets you create an Internet meme with ease. I mean, it doesn’t even require a picture of your own. Old Talk Desktop Advanced accesses the iCloud server with a pool of movie screenshots from old movies that have expired and then that are placed in the public domain. Unlike the iOS version, you can overlay as many text labels and comment boxes as you want over a movie screenshot you select. Also, the desktop version lets you submit your Internet memes to the public database hosted by the iCloud server so that other users can view them. Additionally, you can view and rate Internet memes created by other users.
Old Talk Desktop Advanced adds more features to basic functions that are available to the freeware version. They include
- Old Talk Desktop Advanced comes with 22 comment bubble styles.
- Old Talk Desktop Advanced lets you cast a shadow around each text object.
- Old Talk Desktop Advanced increases the number of movie screenshots available through the iCloud server by a few hundreds.
- Old Talk Desktop Advanced lets you use your own picture (as opposed to a movie screenshot from the iCloud server) to create an Internet meme.
- Search the public database hosted by the iCloud server for a movie screenshot they use to create an Internet meme.
- Use your own picture (as opposed to a movie screenshot from the iCloud server) to create an Internet meme.
- Overlay not just one (unlike the iOS version) but multiple text labels over a picture.
- Select a font family of your choice in writing a comment.
- Select a typeface for the selected font family in writing a comment.
- Select a font size of your choice in writing a comment.
- Select a text color of your choice in writing a comment.
- Select text alignment (left, center, right, justified).
- Cast a shadow around the text object.
- Overlay not just one but multiple comment boxes over a picture.
- Move text labels and comment bubbles freely around the screenshot with your mouse pointer.
- Select a comment bubble style of your choice. Flip the comment bubble you select horizontally, vertically, or horizontally and vertically.
- Select the fill color of the comment bubble style you select.
- Select the stroke color of the comment bubble style you select.
- Change the size of the comment bubble you select.
- Save an Internet meme you create to the iCloud server.
- List and view all Internet memes you have created. (Go to Private Gallery.)
- Share your Internet memes with your friends through Mail or social media web sites.
- Share your Internet memes with other users.
- Rate Internet memes created by other users. (Go to Public Gallery.)
- The fullScreen mode is NOT supported.
- The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
- Languages: English only.
- Application file size: 30.9 MB.
- The application comes with User’s Guide. Click on the ‘How to Use Old Talk Desktop Advanced’ button over the home screen.
- 10.11 (tested with 10.11.6), 10.12 (tested with 10.12.2 and 10.12.5), 10.13 (tested with 10.13.1)
- 64-bit system
- Internet connection
- An iCloud account with iCloud Drive on
- In order to save an Internet meme they create to the iCloud server, the user must have an iCloud account with iCloud Drive turned on. If they don’t have an iCloud account, they can still save their Internet memes to their disk, though.
- In order to access a remote iCloud server, the user must have Internet connection.
- For now, once done, the user cannot delete an Internet meme they submitted to the public gallery.
- Whether they have a Retina or a non-Retina display, a picture they work with has image resolutions of 72 dpi x 72 dpi.
- The application does not support the fullScreen mode. Its window is not resizable, either. The window size is fixed at about 720 points x 589 points.
- When the user chooses to use their own picture, if the aspect ratio is not 1.33, it will be put in a letter box with the black background so that the picture will fit the 640 points x 480 points image box.
Version 1.2.1 (Released on November 27th, 2017)
- Fixed is an issue where the application saved wrong values in its database file when the user opened Preferences and saved changes.
There is no trial or demo version since there is a freeware version available at Mac App Store.
There is no video tutorial at this time.
Old Talk Desktop Advanced is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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