Sum Software releases Becasso 2.3. As usual, it is available at BeBits. This version sports
a better color selector by using a new HSV conversion algorithm, remembers
your filter settings, allows setting and querying filter parameters through
standard BeOS scripting, and even allows applying filters via scripting (people
are using this to do automatic bulk de-interlacing of DV frames, for example).
Of course, this uses the new De-Interlace add-on (with interpolation and
masking). Also new is a "recent sizes" pop-up in the Create New Canvas dialog
(which Becasso remembers across restarts). Also new is preliminary Wacom
Intuos support in the included TabletDriver. A few more new features and
bug fixes makes this a must-have update!
Becasso 2.2 is out! It is available at BeBits. Becasso 2.2 fixes a problem in the undo mechanism introduced in 2.1 and includes Russian
Becasso 2.1 is out! It is available at BeBits. Becasso 2.1
fixes a few bugs in Becasso 2.0 and offers new functionality as well.
Becasso 2.0 is out! It is available at BeBits. Since BeBits.com have
closed down their e-store, we have moved online registration handling to
We have decided to make Becasso 2.0 a free upgrade for all existing Becasso 1.x users; for the rest of you,
Becasso can be registered for only 29 US dollars.
The PowerPC version is still free!
The PowerPC version of Becasso 1.5 is now available. And it's free! If you're running BeOS on a PowerMac (or clone)
or an original BeBox, you do not need to buy a Keyfile. Check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
for more details.
Becasso 1.5 is out! It is now for sale at BeBits for 29 US dollars.
The x86 version is available right now; the PowerPC version is expected to ship shortly.
The San Francisco Zeum has upgraded their hands-on multimedia production lab
to version 2.0, incorporating newer versions of the custom Adamation software, and Becasso 1.5.
Sum Software have made a port of Aladdin Ghostscript 6.01 to BeOS R5 x86, continuing the work
of Jake Hamby who did the port of Ghostscript 5.5. Ghostscript is a Postscript renderer allowing you
to print PS files on a non-PS printer, but the EPS Translator bundled with Becasso also uses it to allow
opening (E)PS images in any application in the BeOS - including Becasso, so you can pixel-edit (E)PS files
on the BeOS.
It is available here.
Summon is now at version 0.8 and is still available
for both PPC and x86 architectures.
Sum Software released Eve today, a collection of two add-ons for Adamation's
discontinued email package Adam. Eve contains an attachment viewer (showing images directly in the email window) annex
sound file player (including MIDI files), and an HTML email reader add-on. Eve is freeware and is available
The Wacom tablet driver included with Becasso has been extended to include Graphire
support, and has been made available as a separate free download from BeBits.
The driver now supports serial tablets from the PenPartner, UltraPad, and Graphire series.
Today, Sum Software released MenuKey, a Tracker add-on which opens a Terminal
in the selected folder. MenuKey is public domain and is available from BeBits.
There is another add-on based on MenuKey available here.
Today, Sum Software released Becasso 1.4. Apart from bug fixes, new features,
new add-ons, and user interface improvements, there now are French and German interfaces as well as
default English. Becasso 1.4 continues to be priced at $39, including further 1.x
Today, Sum Software released Summon 0.1. Summon
is a simple Tracker add-on that opens a Terminal with its current directory set to the directory
displayed in the Tracker window it was called from. Summon is
freeware and can be downloaded from this web site.
Today, Sum Software released Surgeon 0.9. Surgeon
now has a field for ICQ numbers, and comes with
mkpeople, a small command line
utility for generating Person files from a list of name/email address pairs.
Today, Sum Software released Becasso 1.3. Apart from new features and
greatly improved speed (with MMXTM enhancements),
Becasso has been updated for BeOS R4.
The San Francisco Zeum uses a custom version of Becasso 1.2
with special scripting support in their hands-on multimedia production lab.
The lab is a great success and in these first few days after the opening, already
3000 kids have used the custom hardware/software combo (software by
Adamation) to create and
webcast multimedia presentations.
The English PC Magazine PC Plus reviews Becasso 1.1 .
They give it 7/10 (read the full review),
but please note that there are some errors in the article. Most notably, of course it is possible to apply
add-ons to only a selected part of a layer, and Becasso certainly does not lack a "Magic Wand"
tool. It is simply the Fill Tool in selection mode.
Becasso 1.1 recieves a very positive review in the October issue of the Japanese
Sum Software has released Becasso 1.1! Becasso is the first paint
application available for the BeOS on Intel.
Today, Sum Software has released a new version of Surgeon. Upon request, Surgeon
has been ported over to the Intel Architecture, as well as receiving
some updates in its feature set. Maybe not a huge improvement over
People application included with the BeOS, but it's
free, so why don't you check it out?
Apologies for the lack of updates, but we have been working very hard
on getting Becasso 1.1 done. So, to put an end to all the
rumours: Becasso 1.1 runs on Intel. This is not the only
addition over 1.0 though, as there are many new features (including
channel operations, smart selecting, several new add-ons, etc.)
Watch this space for an announcement soon.
Adamation and Sum Software
a publishing deal at the March Be Developers Conference.
As a preview of the future integration between our products, the
Adamation demo at the BeDC keynotes featured a seamless integration of
libsupermedia/mplay, grabbing a frame from a QuickTime movie and
putting it on the clipboard, ImageElements detecting that, feeding the
image through a network which ended in a 'Becasso Output' element that
launched Becasso and sent it the image.
Becasso was reviewed in the French "alternative computing"
magazine Dream, and received quatre
"Il demeure rapide, convivial et... abordable.
Un futur Photoshop? Sans aucun doute." -
Launched redesigned web site, featuring information about the upcoming
Becasso 1.1 release, and a few tutorials.