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October 25, 2009

Annotate! by Nikonians® new version released

Annotate_n_78.jpgAnnotate version 1.0.5 is now available for free download. This free software enables you to make notes directly on images without having to edit the images themselves. The program is very easy to use and is designed to help you share image critiques, or for teams working jointly on images such as in publishing or architecture.

Annotate allows you to add textual annotations and "virtual crops" bound to coordinates in JPEG. The annotations are stored in a non-destructible way into the EXIF part of the JPEG file and do not change the image itself.

props-annotate-version_300.jpgIf you have already downloaded Annotate, you can check which version you have by pressing your F1 key. You will see the version near the top, and you will also see (near the bottom of the screen) a handy link for Annotate tutorials.

The new version features include:
— A new export layout allows you to draw annotation text inside annotation boxes
— You can undo an accidental delete of annotation with CTRL+Z
— The application can be minimized to your tray
— There is minimum limit on font size in the export dialog
— You can email an annotated image directly from annotate
— The software now displays a splash screen upon startup, highlighting new features for each new version.

That new export layout is a handy feature and will only take a few seconds for you to master. props-working.jpg Once you have your annotations made in the familiar manner (with the notes in a dialog box to the right of the image) all you have to do is hit the Export button and you can now drag your annotations to any position on the image screen itself. props-export_450.jpgIn this example of the airplane, we dragged the text to the lower right corner, and while we had it in place, we took advantage of the handy font increase/decrease controls to boost the size of the font for easy viewing. We went a few extra steps up on the font size until we got our desired result (shown below):props_450.jpg

For more information, don't forget to check join the discussion that has been helping to shape this software thanks to our community members who are sharing their experiences.

Update from the Developers: Important note for 64-bit users: (10/27/2009)
The 1.0.4 version of Annotate! by Nikonians® had issues with 64-bit versions of Windows operating systems. The 1.0.5 version fixed those issues.

Posted by flashdeadline at October 25, 2009 10:12 PM