Archive for May, 2008

Fireworks CS4

May 31, 2008

It seems Adobe’s Fireworks CS4 isn’t going to be a improvement over old versions:

TUAW Review: Fireworks CS4 beta

Tools in the title bar-strange!

At least Adobe hasn’t changed too much-a bit like PhotoPro 3.5. 


BabyaTV 2009 for Windows

May 29, 2008

BabyaTV 2009 for Windows will be released in June.

This will be first version of BabyaTV that runs on Windows.


BabyaTV at VideoHelp

May 29, 2008

BabyaTV for OS X is now listed at VideoHelp:

bDesign Ultra 2-preview sites in different browsers

May 29, 2008

bDesign Ultra 2 has a new preview site feature-now you can preview sites in non-IE browsers, including Firefox (even old versions are supported).

Babya unveils the ultimate digital media suite

May 29, 2008

Babya today unveiled the ultimate digital media suite. 

bSuite ’09 is the latest version of Babya’s popular digital media and office suite. 

If you thought bSuite 2008 was a huge jump for bSuite, then bSuite ’09 will take you to new creative heights.

Offering the most complete suite of Babya applications ever put together, bSuite ’09 is the ultimate digital media & office suite. 

Our ultimate digital media suite, bSuite includes the photo & graphics design suite-Cover Flow.

Plus new versions of your favorite bSuite applications are included-like bCal, Presenter & E-Type. 

Babya’s A.A. Fussy said, “Forget the usual digital media suites-like Nero 8, Roxio EMC and iLife, they don’t even come close to bSuite’s applications-over 30 are included in ours (that includes accessory programs). Plus we’ve got the only free ultimate digital media suite.”

Alvin NovIck commented, “bSuite ’09 is the world’s only ultimate digital media suite-with over 30 Babya applications in the one suite, we are taking bSuite to new dimensions with this milestone release.”

Product Availability:
Babya bSuite 2009-the ultimate digital media suite will be available in late June or early July as a free download. 

About Babya:
Babya is an award-winning developer of digital media software for Mac and Windows, including Babya bSuite, bPicture, Cover Flow, BabyaOne Photo, Babya PhotoPro and Babya Logic.

Babya’s software has won many awards over the past several years, including 5 stars (Babya bSuite), a Softpedia Pick and 100% clean award (2006).  

PhotoPro & Photoshop CS4

May 29, 2008

Although there’s no Photoshop CS4 beta yet, I hope Adobe will add-in Babya PhotoPro like features .

If they continue to streamline the interface-as begun with CS3, Photoshop will be as easy to use as one of Babya’s image editors. 


Babya Software News-episode 26

May 27, 2008

Babya Software News episode 26 is now available on iTunes and at Odeo.

This week’s episode-A.A. and Alvin discuss the release of
BabyaOne Photo and Virtual Application, plus talks about what’s new in bSuite ’09 & Babya System ’09.

Suscribe to the Podcast at:
Subscribe to My Odeo Podcast

Cover Flow is now at VersionTracker

May 25, 2008

 Cover Flow is now  available to download from VersionTracker:


bSuite & Babya System 2009 to be announced soon

May 25, 2008

bSuite & Babya System 2009 will be announced early next week. 

PhotoPro 3.5

May 25, 2008

PhotoPro 3.5 is a free and major upgrade to PhotoPro 3 and for users of Cover Flow.

New features:

  • Undo Zoom mode for File operations New, Open etc,
  • Undo/Redo and Restart.
  • Added a Textures menu.
  • Limited Z-Scape to FullWxFullH to 4,000,000
  • Added diagonal cross hairs.
  • Added progress bar to Plasma
  • Increased animation steps for Wraps & Plasma (in Extras).
  • Re-arranged top buttons and widened main form.
  • In particular jump to top-left & bottom-right buttons
  • so they are useable with smallest window size.
  • Removed fixed black/white from palette and added 2 buttons
  • to set Left/Right color to Black/White.
  • Correct T-key for Thumbnail when magnifier ON.
  • Amended reduction to 256 colors for GIF (no LUT)
  • and using Floyd-SteinbergB diffusing
  • Note for gifs only GIF87a saved ie no transparency.
  • So transparent GIFs should not be editted and saved with
  • this program  if the same transparency is to be retained.
  • Adjusted default Form1 height slightly
  • Made simple, alternative Thumbnail Viewer since Vista
  • apparently wont hook into common dialog class.
  • Removed the hook code.
  • Redone image scaling for Browser
  • Some unused (so far) routines commented out.


  • Added Dialog thumbnail viewer for XP.
  • Added construction lines to 3D Shapes so the final shape
  • location can be better seen. Changed the Hexagon from 45
  • to a 60 degree shape and added another Shape.


  • Extend Shape Tools to allow 3D parallel projected (axonometric)
  • solid shapes (extra clicks)
  • 2Pt-SHAPES menu now called SHAPES.
  • Changes to Z-Scape.
  • Show transformed image on Magnifier (if ON)
  • Correction for main scrollbar position in displaying Z-Scape.
  • Z-Scape speed made +/- 8 and correct zAngle to Single.
  • Added Thumbnail tooltip to Magnifier