Browser Enhancements and More

PIE 6.3, Printstation 3.9, PIE Studio 5.8

A clearer, more simplistic thumbnail view. Images with a check mark in Printstation and PIE Studio are now easier to see.

PIE and PIE Studio now allow to delete RAW+JPG files with a single click, even though they were imported to different folders. See context menu or press Ctrl+Del (or Shift+Ctrl+Del for permament deletion).

A custom “Open with” menu in PIE and PIE Studio for easy access to your favorite editors.

Last but not least: color management supported in all applications.

See the complete list of changes:

PTP/MTP Support

Connect any camera, iPhone and iPad

The latest releases PIE 5.8, PIE Studio 5.2 and Printstation 3.6 include support for PTP/MTP connections (Picture/Media Transfer Protocol). This allows to transfer, browse or print images directly from any camera, instead of using a card reader.

Please note
We still recommend the MSC (Mass Storage Class) protocol over PTP, because it is faster and more flexible. If your camera allows to choose between MSC or PTP, set it to MSC.

Browsing or printing images via PTP requires Windows Vista or Windows 7. Importing images via PTP requires Windows XP or higher.

PIE Studio 5.0, Printstation 3.5

New layout features

With the latest update, Printstation and PIE Studio got an improved layout module with more features and a refined user interface.

Since the last update, the operation has become even faster thanks to a better cache system. Printing of large albums with many images per page is more efficient by means of a reduction of redundant data sent to the printer.

In the flexible grid mode, there is a new option to add a page background or a logo.

See the detailed list of enhancements:

Layout Update

Zooming and panning within cells

PrintStation 3.4 and PIE Studio 4.9 allow to zoom and pan single images within the cell borders. You can now crop images or emphasize parts of it without ever changing the original files. Using this feature along with horizontal or vertical cell expansion as well as multiplication of single images will give you totally new possibilities for creating documentary or creative layouts – printed, as PDF or image file.

The new releases also include a number of fixes and faster layout operation thanks to a new caching system.

New Look

Anthracite and black color scheme

We are starting the new year with a fresh, modern look of our software. Choose between standard white, anthracite and black color for the image browser. See ‘Color Scheme’ in the View menu.

The ongoing list of changes can be found here:

The year 2009 will be exciting, as can expect many software updates and enhancements as well as new products.