The rainy season is almost over, hopefully. And a long summer will probably start in a week or so. July is the month when we close our accounting book and do taxes. Before we close our book, we have one more software title to introduce. We submitted a new Mac software title to Mac App Store several hours ago. This new software submission is called justRound. It should be the 7th software release of the month.
justRound is a desktop application that lets you create good-looking annotation images with rounded corners and a color border. There are many ways by which you can make an annotation image appealing. You can cast shadow around the background layer and the text layer seperately. You can choose seperate colors for text layer, background layer, border layer, underlines and strikethrough lines. If a background layer with a single color is not appealing enough, open the gradation editor to create a color gradation map, which supports as many as 50 color stops.
- Set up a shared folder so that you can save annotation images without letting the application prompt you to name each file.
- Use a solid color or a color gradation map to paint the background layer.
- Import to this application color gradation presets made by other applications that are developed by us. Similarly, export color gradation presets to a disk so that you can share them with other applications that are developed by us.
- Add fonts that you most frequently use to the favorite font list.
- Add background sizes that you most frequently use to the dimensions set list.
- Cast shadow around the background layer and the text layer with separate colors.
- Adjust space between letters. Adjust space between text lines.
- Trim the corners of the background layer.
- Border the background layer with a color of your selection.
- Save progress as a project file. Double-click on a project file to reproduce previous progress.
- Change the background pattern behind the display area. Choose one of nine patterns (8 solid colors + a checkerboard).
- Send the current annotation image to the printing screen. Save the current text image as a PDF file.
- Show center lines to visually position the text layer relative to the background layer.
- Change the view rate to see the entire annotation image at 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80%, 90%, 100%, 150, 200% or 300%. Press Command plus +/- to increase or reduce the view rate.
- The application comes with an introductory window with a 6-page quick tour.
- The application supports the fullscreen.
- The application supports the Retina display.
- Language: English and Japanese only.
- Application file size: 10.3 MB
- The application comes with a complete user’s guide written in English. (Choose Help > User’s Guide.)
- Mac OS X 10.8 (tested), 10.9 (tested with 10.9.5), 10.10 (tested with 10.10.2)
- 64-bit system
- Supported export formats are BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF plus PDF.
- Each color gradation map can contain as many as 50 color stops.
1.1.9 (Released on April 15, 2015)
- The application could fail to work properly with an European localization package where the comma is used to denote a decimal number.
- Mac OS X 10.7 is cut off, and the development target is set to OS X 10.8.
- The application will write the final image to the disk with resolutions of 144 dpi x 144 dpi for JPEG, PNG, TIFF is they have a Retina display.
- The lower layer on the main application window is redesigned so that the Select button will be visible under Mac OS X Yosemite.
- Other minor changes and fixes are done.
1.1.5 (Released on August 25, 2014)
- The export button is replaced by a better-looking one.
- Code-fix: A deprecated method (compositeToPoint) is replace.
- The navigation buttons on the introduction window are replaced by better ones.
- Fix: The user was not able to change line colors.
- Fix: When the user exported gradation presets, the application could mingle one set of color gradation colors with others.
- Other minor changes and fixes are done.
1.1.0 (Released on July 3, 2014)
- A couple of toolbar buttons are replaced with new ones.
- A few short cut keys are removed, and new ones are added.
- The introduction window is redesigned to some extent.
- A new toolbar button is available for opening the gradation editor window.
- Japanese localization is now available.
- The user can now turn on the Bold checkbox to make text bold. Also, they can turn on the I checkbox to make text italic.
- A few other minor changes and fixes are done.
1.0.1 (Released on June 29, 2014)
- A couple of quick tour images over the introduction window are replaced by new ones.
Application user’s guide is available (only in English). Click here to access it online.
Click here to download a trial version. It’s fully functional till July 2nd, 2014. Rewind the system clock to continue to use it after expiration.
A video tutorial with text commentary is available in the form of a QuickTime movie. Click here. The data size is 172.9 MB, and the movie duration is 15 minutes and 43 seconds. The video dimensions are 1,440 x 900 pts.
justRound is a product of MacHouse.
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