April 3
PhotoWebber Automates Photoshop Conversion
Offers interactivity and automatic HTML generation for Photoshop files

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

Media Lab Inc., Longmont., Colo., will release a new program called PhotoWebber, which is designed to automate and speed up the process of bringing Photoshop files to the Internet by converting multi-layered files into individual graphics and generating HTML code for them. The software automatically saves Photoshop files in a separate folder in JPEG, GIF and PNG format, while the original file goes untouched. Users can reedit the original file and update the output from PhotoWebber with a few clicks. The software prevents the loss of alpha channel, anti-aliasing and positioning.

For browser compatibility, the software provides an interactive warning screen that not only warns of incompatibilities but offers suggestions for fixing the problem as well. Other features include:

  • Automatically calculates layer compositing and anti-aliasing
  • Allows switching between table (HTML) and style sheet (DHTML) output
  • Supports drag-and-drop frame creation
  • Creates interactive buttons automatically
  • Automates JavaScript button rollovers and popups
  • Converts solid background layers to Web page background colors
  • Outputs text layers as either text or graphics

On a Mac, the software requires Mac OS 7.6.1 or higher, a PowerPC processor, 32 MB RAM and 30 MB free hard disk space. It will be available in the second quarter as a download for $199 or in CD-ROM format for $249. For more information, visit http://www.medialab.com or http://www.photowebber.com.

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