May, 31 2012

Posterino 2.6

We are happy to announce the release of Posterino 2.6 featuring the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Posterino now supports export of documents with transparent background.
  • Added support for export documents as PNG image file.
  • The built-in image browser now supports Adobe Lightroom 4.
  • Solved a performance problem that could lead to a significant large processing time (beach ball of death), if a larger number of images is dragged from the image picker to the document canvas.
  • Fixed a problem with the “Snap to Guides” feature, that could lead to wrong alignment when the feature is toggled on/off via the ALT key.
  • You can’t accidentally remove a text layer from a text object any more.
  • Improved Italian language support.
  • Hide the inspector when Posterino enters the version browser.
  • Updated online help contents and switched off remote updates.

This build is a free update recommended for all users!

Depending on where you did make your purchase, open Mac App Store to update:

Or run the built-in updater:

Enjoy!

Dec, 08 2011

Posterino 2.5 – New calendars make great gifts

Happy Holidays! We know it’s a busy time of year. We at Zykloid Software want to take a moment of your time to announce our latest feature — which just might help ease your gift shopping.

Posterino 2.5 introduces Calendars!

We listened to your feature requests and outfitted Posterino 2.5 with a very special calendar feature. Use it to design gorgeous personalized calendars to hang in your home and give out as presents. We think Posterino 2.5 will come in very handy this holiday season, especially when you need last minute gift ideas.

Get creative with easy custom calendars

We have a bunch of new templates offering calendar formats that can be customized in various ways. It’s very easy to tweak the calendar formats to suit your needs. Or you can create your own documents or templates featuring a custom calendar:



Some new templates featuring our new calendar object

Download and design away

Instantly download the demo to give it a try:



Click to download Posterino 2.5 demo

Also available in the Mac App Store:



Click to visit Posterino on Mac App Store

Please note, you need at least an Intel Mac and OS X 10.6 or later to cook up your new designs.

And don’t miss the sale!

Posterino 2.5 is a free update for all owners of a Posterino 2 license!

If you not yet own Posterino 2, you might like to know that to celebrate our new milestone, Posterino will go on sale for 19.99 USD. This special price is only available through Sunday, December 11th. Consider it our extended Cyber Monday promotion, in case you didn’t find something outstanding on Black Friday. 😉

Warm wishes to you and yours for a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

Sep, 07 2011

Posterino 2.4: Support for OS X 10.7 ‘Lion’

We are happy to announce the release of Posterino 2.4 featuring the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Added support for OS X 10.7+ Lion Auto Save, Resume, Full-Screen App mode and Versions.
  • You can now press ESC to toggle the full-screen mode.
  • A new document now opens per default in layout mode.
  • Improved the split view between image browser and document. You now can hide the image browser by using the “Hide | Show Image Browser” command from the “View” menu.
  • Updated language support for: Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
  • Ensured that pasted objects stay within the bounds of the document page.
  • The splitter between the image picker can now be grabbed with the mouse to change the position of the splitter. Also improved the mouse cursors displayed.
  • The menu item ‘Revert to Last Opened Version’ now correctly appears in the Versions menu accessible via the document window title (OS X 10.7+).
  • The progress indicator is now visible when loading and creating a document (OS X 10.6.x).
  • Polished Layout mode behavior and improved performance.
  • Layout mode popup contents is now stable along document or application switches.
  • Various small bug fixes and improvements.

This build is a free update recommended for all users!

To update to the latest version:

  • If you purchased Posterino on the Mac App Store, please fire up the Mac App Store application and go to the Updates tab to update to the latest version of Posterino:

  • In case you purchased Posterino on our site, please use the built-in software updater:

Enjoy the latest version!

May, 02 2011

How do I run the latest Posterino beta and my Mac App Store copy side by side?

Mac App Store does not allow the distribution of beta software, which is actually a good thing. However, from time to time you might like to run a beta version. For example, we just implemented a “Snap to Guides” feature and made it available as a beta several weeks before the feature actually appeared on the Mac App Store version of Posterino.

In this article I would like to talk about two things:

  1. How to run a Posterino beta version side by side with a copy of Posterino purchased through the Mac App Store.

  2. How to sign up for our beta version e-mail notification service.

Why would you like to run beta software?

Lets talk about why you would like to run beta software in the first place. The reasons are numerous:

  • The Mac App Store review process takes some time and you might like to get your hands on the most current version of Posterino as soon as possible.

  • We implemented a new feature which you (among others) requested and we like to give you the chance to be the first to play with it, like the “Snap to Guides” feature that was requested by many of you. Generally on these occasions we send out invites with a link to a beta version.

  • A beta version fixes a problem you’ve encountered, but this version of Posterino is not yet available on the Mac App Store.
  • You’d simply like to stay on top of the development.
  • You just need the pure thrill of running beta software. In this case, please also contact the local branch of the Beta Addicts Anonymous support group.

Install beta software

First, one word of caution: Some folks really like to get their hands on the latest “bleeding-edge” trunk of some kind of software. But running beta software is clearly not everybody’s business. If you feel uncomfortable with this kind of stuff, just don’t run it! No shame!

This post is made for the folks who like to get their hands dirty and run a backed up system!

To run a beta of Posterino we have to understand one thing: Technically the copy of Posterino purchased through the Mac App Store and the beta (or regular version) downloaded from our site follow two different licensing models.

This boils down to one simple fact: The copy downloaded from our site will stay in demo mode!

However, this does not pose a problem at all, you just have to make sure to use the copy of Posterino purchased through the Mac App Store to export your document without the demo watermark. It’s that simple.

Here’s a more detailed workflow:

  1. Download a beta from our site and unpack the ZIP file.

  2. While finding a place for the beta, don’t override the Mac App Store copy of Posterino in your Applications folder. You have several options here:

    • Put it on your Desktop.
    • Rename it to something like “Posterino-beta” and put it in your Applications folder.
    • Put it somewhere else. Maybe you already have some kind of “Beta Stuff” folder.
  3. To create and edit your Posterino document use the beta version (or your Mac App Store copy).

  4. To export your document switch to your Mac App Store copy of Posterino.

That’s it.

To get rid of the beta

If you are done with the beta copy of Posterino and you don’t need it any longer, just drag it into the trash. That’s it. There are no other files to consider.

In case you accidentally overrode your copy of Posterino from the Mac App Store with a beta or you removed your Mac App Store copy altogether, just install it again using Mac App Store. No big deal.

Our Beta Notification Service

If you’d like to get a short notification e-mail every time we release a new beta of Posterino into the wild, just subscribe to our Notification Service. At our current rhythm, new betas are released two times a month. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time and we don’t share your data with anyone outside Zykloid Software.

Apr, 26 2011

Posterino 2.3: ‘Snap to Guides’ and four new languages

We are happy to announce the release of Posterino 2.3 featuring the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Added alignment guides to help positioning objects on your document. You can inverse the current ‘snap to guides’ mode by holding down the Option key.
  • You can now rotate all selected objects by using the rotation handle of any selected object.
  • Added Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Japanese language support.
  • Added several new articles to the online help regarding the basic Posterino workflow and template handling.
  • Fixed several problems regarding the appearance of templates and paper sizes in the Template Chooser.
  • Solved the case where layout popup windows (HUD) are cut off at the edge of the screen and ensured that the popup controls in the Layout mode (blueprint view) stay on the page when the window gets smaller.
  • Various other bug fixes and small improvements.

This build is a free update recommended for all users!

Depending on where you did make your purchase, open Mac App Store to update:

Or use the built-in updater:

Enjoy the latest version!

Feb, 11 2011

Bienvenue sur Posterino 2.2 !

Posterino 2.2 has just been released featuring:

  • French language support.
  • Several new articles regarding text boxes and details on printing are added to the online help.
  • Additional warning messages are added to inform about the implications of destructive operations.
  • A hand full of bug fixes.

This build is a free update recommended for all users!

Visit the Posterino product page

We really appreciate your feedback.

Jan, 28 2011

Posterino 2.1

We are happy to announce the release of Posterino 2.1 featuring the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Added German language support.
  • New and revised online help.
  • Various small bug fixes and improvements.

This build is a free update recommended for all users!

For the built-in software update: Autoupdate

Or download as ZIP file: Posterino v2.1 (1642)

We really appreciate your feedback.

Dec, 08 2010

Posterino 2.0.4

We are happy to announce the release of Posterino 2.0.4 featuring the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Support for iPhoto Events in the built-in image picker.
  • Added move and size frame commands to the context menu of the document editor.
  • Fixed an issue that could lead to distorted images.
  • Solved a problem that could lead to an application crash in case a document is open holding references for images that have been moved.
  • Solved a problem that sometimes hindered a copy operation from proceeding if text object where involved.
  • Improved the staggering of graphic object on a paste operation.
  • Support for 32-bit Mac under Mac OS X 10.6+ ‘Snow Leopard’.

This build is a free update recommended for all users!

For the built-in software update: Autoupdate

Or download as ZIP file: Posterino v2.0.4 (1636)

We really appreciate your feedback.

Nov, 03 2010

Posterino 2.0.3

We are happy to announce the release of Posterino 2.0.3 featuring the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Solved an issue that could lead to missing images in a re-opened document file.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the copy and paste operations from copying graphic objects.
  • Handled a situation where the application crashed during an image filter operation.
  • Solved a problem where imported images are distorted due to a misinterpretation of the image aspect ratio.

This build is a free update recommended for all users!

For the built-in software update: Autoupdate

Or download as ZIP file: Posterino v2.0.3 (1631)

We really appreciate your feedback.

Jan, 18 2010

Posterino 1.6.3

We are happy to announce that Posterino 1.6.3 is out! Featuring the following improvements:

  • Various small user interface improvements and bug fixes

This build is a free update recommended for all users!

If you like to give it a try, use the automatic software update build into Posterino (choose “Software Update…” from the “Posterino” menu) or use the download link below:

Download Posterino v1.6.3 (1010)

We really appreciate your feedback.