Shutterbug V2 Opens the Door to Do More with Photo Albums on the Web

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"I'm very happy to have discovered ShutterBug, which is so easy to use, intuitive, creative…in one word: very Mac!" — Joel Fontaine, Architect, Belgium

ShutterBug Version 2, a major update to 1.2, equips users with even more tools, opening the door to many new possibilities for web photo albums and website creation. Built for the Mac only, ShutterBug empowers the novice, intermediate, and even advanced users to leverage their digital hubs and discover the power that exists at their fingertips. The drag and drop interface, "Easy" button, and WYSIWYG design environment, promote easy and fast web site assembly that will help users take their digital content to the next level. ShutterBug "Xtras" make it possible for even the novice to easily add media files, contact forms, thumbnail rollovers, and other HTML items. This is by far the most powerful version of ShutterBug yet. Available for immediate download from XtraLean’s website at, a demo version can be tried for free and a registration number can be purchased for only $50 USD (new users). Registered users get V2 for free.

Exclusively for Mac users only, Version 2 is packed with more than thirty new features that will help users leverage the full power of their Mac - whether they want to keep their site simple or go big, the choice is theirs. ShutterBug gives beginners the edge they need to excel at producing more advanced web content, which may have otherwise only been possible by hiring a pro web site developer. The new Theme Manager, is unlike any other competing application out there, allowing users to add, delete, share, and store only the themes they want to keep, including their own custom made themes. Page customization is a cinch, sites can be updated on the fly, and published to a .Mac account, WebDAV, or FTP host with one click of the mouse.

The powerful and fun WYSIWYG design tools compel users to customize, design, and update their sites in a snap. Users can easily add QuickTime, Flash movies, and audio files to their pages, unlimited 'Xtra' text and image boxes, contact forms, page counters, HTML snippets, thumbnail rollovers, layered graphics, and even embed other web pages into their sites. Other new features include password protection, iPhoto integration, add external files for uploading with site, archive feature for project collaboration and backup, navigation submenus, easy email encryption, create graphical buttons for navigation, copy, add and delete templates, optional vertical and horizontal text wrapping around other objects, more font settings, background image offsetting option, and so much more.

Offering users innovation and tools that make sense, users can build professional and stylish websites that have impact, and without blowing the budget. With significant changes and improvements to the user interface, plus twenty-six fresh new themes, ShutterBug is a robust and tightly designed application, yet remarkably easy to use. At only $50 and less than 3 MBs in size, ShutterBug Version 2 offers an even bigger bang for the buck.

ShutterBug V2.0 is available immediately and requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or OS X 10.4.2 or better and is a Universal Binary for both Intel-based Mac and Power PC support. ShutterBug supports .Mac accounts, WebDAV, FTP/SFTP, and Export to a Folder. A full-featured demo version of ShutterBug can be tried for free. A registration number can be purchased for $50 USD. Version 2.0 is a free update to registered users. To learn more about ShutterBug V2.0, please visit ShutterBug also comes complete with a full user manual, support forums, and fast and friendly customer support.

About XtraLean Software, Inc.

Founded in 2002, XtraLean Software is a small software developer for the Mac OS X platform with over a decade of experience in developing and marketing leading edge applications on the alternative platform. XtraLean is committed to creating affordable and innovative software for Mac OS X users by providing slim and useful alternatives that give users what they ask for.

Press Contact: Ginny Kaye, XtraLean Software, Inc. (519) 342-6609.

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information or an evaluation copy of ShutterBug, please contact Ginny Kaye or visit XtraLean's website (

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