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Dear Xequte Software User,
Of the five programs I use the most; I can honestly say that sitting at number four is one of our own. Smart Pix Manager is always running on my computer, because even when I am not browsing the innumerable digital photos that one accumulates after one procreates, I use it to play songs at random from my huge music collection ("A non-stop radio, without ads, that only plays the music I like", was how one customer once described it).
Smart Pix is one of my favorite programs, not only do I love using it, but I also love developing and improving it, so I still get excited whenever we release a new version. If you remember our first release (take a look at www.xequte.com/smartpix/smartpix1.gif for a reminder) then you will realize how far it has come.
Some things have changed because of technology (e.g. digital camera integration and multimedia support), enhancement decisions (e.g. transition effects and batch conversion functions) but at its core the basic design has remained the same: simple browsing of photos, easy addition and searching of keywords and random slideshows.
In the years that Smart Pix has been around we have received tens of thousands of feature requests and suggestions, and from those we have selected the ones that match our vision for its development and enhance the software without overcomplicating it.
Please find further details for the v9.0 releases of Smart Pix and MegaView below.
* Smart Pix Manager and MegaView V9.0 Released
Smart Pix and MegaView allow you to manage and view your multimedia, documents and digital photo collection. V9.0 is a feature rich upgrade, particularly aimed at enhancing features for digital camera users, such as one-click retrieval of camera photos, improved batch renaming and wider digital camera field support. It also includes fun new features like motion effects for your slideshows.
(MegaView is a simplified version of Smart Pix that does not include keyword categorization and searching).
Here is a list of the top twenty changes:
* Smart Pix Manager only
Complete Change List: http://www.xequte.com/smartpix/changes.html
V9.0 is a free upgrade to everyone who has purchased a license or upgrade after 1 Feb. 2006, or who have purchased more than three upgrades in the past. If you qualify and have not received a new serial number please email email@example.com
Other users can upgrade at:
Smart Pix Manager: http://www.xequte.com/smartpix/upgrade.html
More info and download are available at:
Smart Pix Manager: http://www.xequte.com/smartpix/
* V9.0 Special Offers
To make upgrading easier we are offering a further 20% off the upgrade price for the next seven days.
To upgrade to Smart Pix Manager v9.0 for only $13.90:
To upgrade to MegaView v9.0 for only $10.80:
Note: You don't need to have an old version installed, when upgrading you are provided a full download of the new version.
Also if you are a registered user of any other Xequte product, you can purchase Smart Pix for only $27.60 (30% off the regular price):
Note: These offers are only available using the links above and expire on Sep. 22.
* New Freeware Release: Xanorama Panoramic Photo Screen Saver
There are many sites on the Internet with fantastic panoramic photos, such as the 360 degree photos of Paris at night. Xanorama displays a selection of panoramic photos whenever your computer is idle, slowly panning the entire width of the photo across your screen.
Xanorama is freeware and can be downloaded from: