Disc Cover

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 3.0.6 | Release Date: 2011-12-16 | Download

What's new in Disc Cover v.3.0.6 since 3.0.5:

-Fixed the problem with the Internet picture search not functioning correctly.
-Fixed the crash that ocurred when attempting to burn more than one copy of a Lightscribe disc.

Version 3.0.1 | Release Date: 2011-11-26 | Download

What's new in Disc Cover v.3.0.1 since 3.0:

Fixed the bug with transparent images showing on a white background after being dragged from Image Depot.
Corrected the program's erratic behavior after using the Revert to Saved command.
Spacing between lines can now be set to a negative value.
Added a LightScribe contrast setting.
Center Horizontally and Center Vertically commands now work properly for design elements with fold lines.
Fixed the bug that caused existing linked text boxes to change size when adding a new one.
Corrected the problem with the Inspector being hidden at launch.
Fixed the problem of dotted outlines not printing on multipage booklets.
Corrected the bug that at import changed the proportions of images that have the "Replace at import" setting enabled.
Corrected the problem with the Number of Copies field setting only after pressing Return.
Fixed the problem with Disc Cover crashing on OS X 10.5 when scrolling through the clipart.
Improved the way Disc Cover works with Epson printers.
Fixed the problem with some backgrounds and their thumbnails not loading in the Gallery.
New paper layouts added: MicroApplication 5014, MicroApplication 5240, Avery/Zweckform J8676A-25.
New printers added to the list of supported: HP Photosmart C5380, Photosmart C5550, Canon iP4700, Epson Stylus Photo P50, Microboards MX, Microboards G3.
Clipart images are now grouped by type in the Source panel.

Version 3.0.4 | Release Date: 2011-06-08 | Download

What's new in Disc Cover v.3.0.4 since 3.0.3:

-OS X 10.7 Lion is now supported.
-Image search in the Internet has been fixed.

Version 3.0.3 | Release Date: 2011-02-24 | Download

Version 3.0.3 features the following enhancements:

-Drag and drop installation. All necessary resources are now contained inside the application.
-Japanese and Italian localizations added.
-9 new templates added.
-Added new paper layouts from Micro Application, Sigel, Ryman, Sanwa Supply, Neato.
-Corrected the problem with translucent objects looking differently in the document and Print Preview.
-Fixed the problem with the program crashing when attempting to print to certain direct-to-disc printers.
-Swapped the behavior of Circular Distribution buttons in the Alignment tab of the Inspector.
-Minor changes in templates and clipart.

Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2010-11-09 | Download

What's new in Disc Cover v.3.0 since 2.3.3:

General:

140 new template kits added.
30 new collage templates.
20 LightScribe templates.
15,000+ new clipart images (Retail Edition only).
Industry-standard barcodes added — Code 128, EAN 13, EAN 8, UPC-A, UPC-E, DataMatrix and QR.
Added File Data fields for merge printing information as serial numbers and so on.
Video Tutorial window added.
Added support for Multi-Touch trackpad gestures on supported computers.
Improved QuickLook performance. Disc Cover documents now open faster in QuickLook.

Multi-Page Booklets:

Added a multipage booklet element for CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray discs.
Support for Master Page layouts.
Imposition automated so that the pages of the booklet are in the correct order when folded.
Duplex printer support.

New Assistant:

New task-specific categories for thematic projects, such as Wedding, Travel, etc.
The revamped Assistant interface lets you preview multiple designs at once, and quickly browse through the designs.
Added a Search field to search the designs by name.
Added the ability to access and delete custom templates right from the Assistant.
Improved the way Assistant works with Expose.

Advanced Importing:

Video import from iTunes, iPhoto, iDVD projects or QuickTime compatible files. Frames from the video can be used in the design.
Added the ability to get lyrics for imported songs from iTunes or the Internet.
Improved iDVD import. Apart from the names of titles and chapters, the program now lets you view videos included in the project.
The improved Custom Format editor adds new fields and separators to customize the way imported texts look.
Folder sizes can now be displayed when importing data from Finder.

Design Tools:

Introduced vertical and horizontal guidelines, which can be locked/unlocked and can differ in color.
Vertical Text tool added.
Circular Text tool got a new floating panel for the editor, allowing for more control over text input.
Vertical ruler added.
Improved image cropping with the new In-place Crop mode.
Added customizable Smart Guides, which help to snap objects to their edges, centers, or both.
Text can now flow around objects, such as pictures or smart shapes.

Version 2.3.3 | Release Date: 2010-06-02 | Download

-Added Blu-Ray design elements (disc, cover, insert);
The program can now automatically check for available updates and download if necessary;
-Introduced the progress indicator for iTunes import;
-New paper layouts: Data Becker 0562, 0644 and XXL, Jewelboxing, Avery 98221, NEATO 180817 and 181505 Side A / B;
-Object dimensions on the screen are now more accurate for 100% zoom setting;
-Fixed the problem with “Show foreground objects on the background” functionality which displayed foreground objects without transparency instead of semi-transparent;
-Internet search results for images are no longer limited to the first page only;
-Other bug fixes.

Version 2.3.2 | Release Date: 2009-08-31 | Download

-Added support for Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6).

Version 2.0.5. | Release Date: 2008-04-08 | Download

First thing that everyone will notice is the redesigned interface. Implementation of Cover Flow technology provides users with innovative and convenient way to preview ready-made designs from Assistant. Clicking on small arrows on the preview will swap design elements included with the design. Many other interface changes to the main working area of the program and Inspector make various features easier to access.

Special attention was paid to the Graphic content of the program. Apart from 35 new designs, most of the existing designs were refreshed. Also, Disc Cover 2 obtained Gallery section on source panel, which offers you collection of 30 photo collages and 120 new background designs. The Gallery also offers you to store frequently used images for convenient access to them later on.

Import capabilities of the program become more robust with inclusion of Apple Aperture integration. Now you can easily access photos located in Aperture library directly from Disc Cover 2. Among other features that improved import, it is worth to mention support for events library of iPhoto and increased list of formats for tracks imported from iTunes.

Enhanced work with objects is achieved by introducing Grouping functionality that will let you group several objects and work with them as a single object. Fill options have widened, now you can apply Linear and Radial gradient fill to different objects. Radial fill will help you to achieve 3D surface effect for any object.

Embedded integration with Art Text enables you to create high quality textual graphics, headings, logos and icons.

Version 2.01 | Release Date: 2008-03-20 | Download

Disc Cover Version Changes

What's new in Disc Cover v.2.0.1 since 2.0

Version 2.0.1 features the following enhancements:

Problem with freezing during closing the program solved.
Switching the Inspector controls with Tab button fixed.
Bug with inability to work in Disc Cover, due to disabled menu options when Painter's Picker software installed fixed.

What's new in Disc Cover v.2.0 since 1.5.1

Version 2.0 features the following enhancements:

General:

Redesigned program interface.
Grouping functionality was added in the program.
Gradient Fill (linear and radial) became available for different objects.
Art Text integration allows to create high quality textual graphics, headings, logos, icons.
Documents containing user pictures got lower size thanks to automatic compression.
Content:

Collection of ready-made designs was improved and new designs were added. Now the collection consists of 130 professional designs.
Collection of 120 background designs was added, with ability to add your own backgrounds.
100 background images were added (70 in standard version).
Design-elements:

Now design-element settings (inner/outer disc diameter for example) can be altered from the Inspector. Also, you have ability to save set of parameters as a preset.
Duplicate design-element option added to the main menu and toolbar.
Size settings for design-elements added to Custom Paper Format dialog.
Import/Export:

Integration with Apple Aperture added.
Import from Apple iPhoto improved: Events library now supported.
Import from Apple iTunes improved: Total Time format added that shows total track duration.
Photo files import: Get images from Subfolders check added.
LZW compression becomes available when exporting to TIFF.
Option to choose Color Model (RGB/CMYK) when exporting to raster formats (TIFF and JPEG).
User Interface:

Hold Editing Modes via double click added for toolbar buttons (Text Box, Box, Line).
Object rotation can be performed using corner handles or keyboard (Cmd+Opt+left/right arrows, Shift increase speed), in addition to Inspector options.
Object rotation to the left/right is available from context menu.
Preview of ready made designs in Assistant has changed.
Custom format text for imported results improved.
Circle Text editing dialog can be resized now.
For accessibility purposes increase/decrease font size shortcut has changed to system standard Cmd+“+” and Cmd+“-”. Zoom shortcut has changed to Ctrl+Cmd+“=”, Ctrl+Cmd+“-”.
Shortcut to open/close source panel added (Cmd+Opt+C).
Shortcuts to navigate through Inspector Tabs added (Cmd + 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Hide Inspector shortcut added (Cmd+0).
Printing:

EasyPrint technology integrated into the program, which improves compatibility with Epson direct-on-cd printers.
Support for DYMO DiscPainter direct-on-cd printer added.

Version 1.3.3 | Release Date: 2007-02-19 | Download
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Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2006-08-11 | Download
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