17.661 Virtual Lightbox 2.0 released

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Date: Sun Feb 22 2004 - 05:11:52 EST

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 661.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

         Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 10:06:32 +0000
         From: Matt Kirschenbaum <mk235@umail.umd.edu>
         Subject: Virtual Lightbox 2.0 released

We are pleased to announce the release of the Virtual Lightbox 2.0.

Written in Java, the Lightbox is an inline browser applet for image
comparison and manipulation. Users can import images into the applet's
display area, arrange them in any configuration simply by clicking and
dragging, magnify them, and apply basic image processing. The Lightbox
will be of potential interest to anyone presenting images on the Web in
a context where active comparison--what John Unsworth calls a "scholarly
primitive"--is desirable:


New features in version 2.0 include: compatability with Macintosh OS X;
the ability to save and re-open the contents of the applet in any state;
the ability to add images from a local file system to the applet's
current display; mouseover captions for the images; improved behaviors
for image movement; and numerous other small fixes and enhancements.

The Virtual Lightbox is both free and open source, available under the
terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License. It has been
developed with the ongoing support of the Maryland Institute for
Technology in the Humanities (MITH). Feedback and comments welcome:

Matthew Kirschenbaum and Amit Kumar

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