einstein’s legacy announces Monochrome 2.0.1 update

Charlotte, North Carolina – einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC, today is proud to announce the release of Monochrome 2.0.1 for OS X. Monochrome is an application for converting batches of color images to grayscale, giving you control over the conversion process and applied effects, so you can create a consistent-looking set of output images. The 2.0.1 update was re-engineered from the ground-up providing faster GPU-based image rendering, additional conversion methods, 30 New image effects, and New options for previewing, printing and sharing images.

“Monochrome has been completely re-engineered to be a faster and more efficient way for professionals and amateurs to process large batches of images,” says einstein’s legacy Chief Product Officer Douglas A. Welton. “We also added New printing, sharing and slide show features that make Monochrome a great tool for exploring image processing possibilities interactively.”

Monochrome 2.0.1 includes the following key features:

* Improved Conversion (New):
Monochrome gives you the option to convert images using either an RGB or HSL-based color mixer, simple or advanced selective color desaturation, or monotone color re-mapping. All rendering is handled by the GPU to ensure fast, effective processing.

* Batch Processing (New):
Monochrome exports converted images using a background task. This allows you to continue other activities without waiting for the image processing to finish. Use the Activity Monitor to track the progress of your exports.

* Image Previews (New):
Monochrome features six modes for viewing images: original image, the converted image, two overlay modes showing both the original and converted image in the same location, and two stacked modes showing the original and converted images side-by-side.

* Sharing (New):
Monochrome can share converted images via e-mail, using popular internet services (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.) or with local applications like iPhoto or Aperture. Also, you can drag’n’drop or cut’n’paste the preview image to other applications.

* Printing (New):
Monochrome provides three templates for printing your images: one image per page, an image grid contact sheet, or image slices. Print operations can also be saved as PDF files.

* Slide Shows (New):
Monochrome dynamically creates a slide show from the converted images in your project. Slide shows display full screen and can be navigated manually or as a timed slide show.

* Image Effects (New):
The rendering pipeline now includes thirty New effects, such as edge burning, X-rays, motion blurring and pixelation. For efficiency, these effects are rendered on the GPU.

* Single Window User Interface (New):
Monochrome operations have been consolidated into a single window, giving you an easy and effective tool for manipulating your images.

System Requirements
* OS X 10.8.5 or higher
* 2 MB disk space

Pricing and availability
Monochrome 2.0.1 is available for $19.99 from the Mac App Store (in the Photography category).

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At einstein’s legacy, our mission is to create innovative software tools that address the needs of mediagenic creative professionals. einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC was founded in 2011 and is located in Charlotte, NC. Copyright (C) 2011-2014 einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.