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on 25 Jul 2011
The latest version 3.0 seems more like 2.7 at best. The biggest omission still is a lack of undo. In the day and age of multiple undos, the lack of even a single undo seems very, very dated.
From their online manual dates 2006-2009:
"Revert: The revert feature lets you revert back to one of the previous Saves you made in the event you make a mistake . . . Undo will be added to a future version of ShutterBug."
I bought two copies two years ago: one for me and one for a client for self-maintenance.
It worked okay for what I needed to do at the time, but without undo, it kills any creative flow, and it constantly put me on edge fearing that I'd screw up the layout, or worse.
on 16 May 2009
I tried the demo and hoped for better results out of the gate. It had minimal effect size-wise on a 9MB file--9.07MB down to 9.02MB-- a 0.5% reduction. Invisible buttons (with Glow filter) became black objects obscuring the graphics below. Text that was converted to outlines became blobby.
Trying some settings changes, I was able to drop the 9MB file down to 4.6MB, but that seemed mostly due to sound compression. It still had the graphic anomalies above.
I can tweak sound externally for similar results.
According to their site, the $99 version is for personal use only. To use it commercially, you need to purchase the $299 version--actually worth it to me if it worked out of the box and significantly reduced my bandwidth for my larger projects and less time having to tweak my work.
I see potential, but no use for me at this time.
I started programming with 3.5k of usable memory on my VIC-20. The MU logo on this page is 4.8k. Optimization is always in my thoughts.
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