Picture Arena
Picture Arena
1.3.5

4.0

Picture Arena free download for Mac

Picture Arena1.3.5

07 November 2005

Manage your digital photos.

Overview

Picture Arena is the new center of your imaging world. Browse your directories, rework your photos on the fly, manage them in albums, reuse your existing iPhoto™ albums, make a speech-driven presentation, work independent of any network and put your digital treasures to use in many new ways. Full of innovations and super fast, Picture Arena lets you create stunning Web galleries with eCards and interactive databases without any expert knowledge and just a few clicks, burns up to 9200 pictures on a single CD for convenient viewing on a DVD player, prints contact sheets, letter paper, greeting cards and much more. Taking full advantage of the advanced processor power of the Mac®, you can combine more than 20 amazing effects and operations to dive your photos into vibrant colors, correct skew horizons, add fun effects or create a picture mosaic with your photos being rebuilt by thousands of others. Effects are generally non-destructive and are performed without modifying your original files. Powerful batch operations for renaming (with undo!), reworking, exporting, file format conversion, a compact, thoughtfully designed interface and a great number of smart tools round up this unique and incredibly useful software package that no real graphician should live without. Get your copy today!

What's new in Picture Arena

Version 1.3.5:
  • New: Translation of the interface and other parts into French by Patrick Thoennessen, Frédéric Verges and André Siegel.
  • New: Albums can now be grouped in folders and subfolders.
  • New: Picture Arena can now create directories and supports file operations like moving and copying of files via drag & drop.
  • New: Multi-screen support for slideshows, improved efficiency and behaviour of the controls.
  • New: If the location of files managed by Picture Arena was changed manually, any broken paths inside Picture Arena can now be "repaired" by choosing the new location.
  • New: Vastly improved data security through regular background backups and a safe "backup exploration" mode in case of crashes.
  • New: Support for Entourage, Eudora and Mailsmith in addition to Mail for sending photos.
  • Enhancement: Support for CMYK JPEGs, including those saved with Adobe¨ Photoshop.
  • Enhancement: The greeting card script now supports international characters via UTF-8, can store cards on the server (which is auto-detected) and allows to send plain text emails.
  • Enhancement: The greeting card and database scripts are now also localized in Spanish thanks to the work of Michael Paus.
  • Enhancement: Screensavers and system sleep are now automatically disabled during a playing slideshow.
  • Enhancement: Zoom + / - now works the default way on OS X via "Apple +" and "Apple -".
  • Enhancement: When browsing through images in view mode, the image viewed last will also be scrolled to in the browse mode on return.
  • Enhancement: When an image is displayed in "size-to-fit" magnification, you can now scroll through your images with the mouse-wheel.
  • Fix: The slideshow transition rendered too fast to be visible on Tiger. Fixed.
  • Fix: Added a workaround for a problem where thumbnails would be displayed upside-down when Quartz 2D Extreme was enabled.
  • Fix: Crash on pressing an Apple-key and the right mousebutton in empty albums.
  • Fix: Conditions that could lead to a crash with Core Image filters are now handled correctly.
  • Fix: The interpretation of EXIF dates was corrected so it now reflects the local time of the shoot, not GMT.
  • Fix: Clicking on "Page setup" inside the printing dialog could render the current Picture Arena project window unusable.

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9 Reviews of Picture Arena

Anonymous
30 March 2005
Version: 1.0

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I have not downloaded this app, but given so many freely available products that provide what appears to be essentially the same functionality, what would compel somebody to pay for this? Maybe I'm missing something i.e. a simple search on macupdate: http://www.macupdate.com/search.php?keywords=gallery&os=all
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Angelos
05 March 2007
Version: 1.3.5
The last update is from Nov. 2005. Very frustrating that I paid for an app which has no use for me anymore in times where much better apps than PA rule the market and and ist seems the developer doesn't work on PA anymore...
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Anonymous
06 May 2005
Version: 1.3.1
V1.3.1 is crashing frequently on 10.4. Like the new iphoto folders though. looking forward for built-in support.
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Anonymous
22 April 2005
Version: 1.2
I'm the guy below but one and tried the new download. It is still insanely unusable, why does it have to reload the thumbnails every time, it makes it unusable guys, it makes me not want to buy it why haven't you fixed this problem? If you load any other photo app including iphoto all the thumbs pop up. I would accept that your app needs to load the thumbs up once but not every single time I click on the library folder. Try it for your selves. Load up a library of say 6000 images, then navicate to the desktop with the app, then back into that library of 6000 images. Another 5 mins whilst the load up again. Pointless
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4.75
Anonymous
10 April 2005
Version: 1.1
good software. but -would be nice: possibility to share some picture arena albums on the web, like myphoto or iphotowebshare for iphoto, with password access. =>access your photo albums that are on your computer from everywhere you are. (easyer than html export) -french localisation -cocoa programming
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3.5
Anonymous
04 April 2005
Version: 1.1
The software initially showed promise. But alas trying to look in large folders of data is boarding on insanely slow. I looked in one of my iphoto albums and it popped straight up, then I looked in the iphoto library with around 5000 images and it takes about 5 minutes to load. If you then goto another album and back to the library it has to reload the thumbnails, this in effect makes it totally unusable which is a shame because it looks good otherwise. I would import the iphoto folder into the application but no mention is made as to if the programme will import everything including the thumbnails from iphoto. Also once the main library thumbs have finally loaded only about 20 are displayed in the main window, I can't find mention of the limitations of the software in demo mode, but its either a bug or should be made clearer. I'm a bit gutted, I thought this was going to be an iphoto killer, but unfortunately its equally as slow if not slower than iphoto, so will only be of limited use to me.
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4.75
Angelos
01 April 2005
Version: 1.0
The file-/folderstructure is excellent, navigation is as easy as it can be. The effects are sufficient for basic image editing. Lacks are the missing EPS-support and the better integration of other media-types, but as the developer told me, EPS will be integrated soon. In my opinion it is a very good replacement for iView (Media Pro) if you don't have to build up huge catalogues with indices, keywords etc. PA is much better than any other (freeware) solution in that category.
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Anonymous
30 March 2005
Version: 1.0
Picture Arena is definitely not "yet another viewer"! It's more like a future version of iPhoto... Creating web galleries (including eCards), printing, unique effects and especially navigating by speech are awesome features! Very very nice application; innovative and solid german work..
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Anonymous
30 March 2005
Version: 1.0
While I bought this app mostly for its excellent (yet presently limited) web creation tool, I feel it will provide many other clever tools for my photo workflow. I applaud the developers for their fine product and look forward to its future development.
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Anonymous
30 March 2005
Version: 1.0
I have not downloaded this app, but given so many freely available products that provide what appears to be essentially the same functionality, what would compel somebody to pay for this? Maybe I'm missing something i.e. a simple search on macupdate: http://www.macupdate.com/search.php?keywords=gallery&os=all
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