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Kai's Photo Soap

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (467.46 MB)
MD5: d89b34798ef7c8f929bffd81a6f9f835
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
This app works with: SheepShaver, QEMU

Welcome to Kai's Photo Soap

Kai's Photo Soap is photo manipulation software for the home user. Kai's Photo Soap offers an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that allows a novice to perform sophisticated image editing functions on family snapshots. Colorful controls and animated tools of Kai's Photo Soap allow for instant cropping, touch up and color correction.

Kai's Photo Soap follows Kai's Power GOO, the best-selling and award-winning funware graphics product, as the second consumer product launched by MetaTools. Known for their simple, easy-to-understand user interfaces, MetaTools' products combine sophisticated mathematics, one-step image editing and realtime rendering to give powerful computer software tools to the novice and professional user.

Tools of the Trade

Kai's Photo Soap comes with a comprehensive set of life-like animated tools, such as pens, pencils, brushes and erasers, which can be stored in virtual desk drawers. The user picks the easiest, most logical tool for the job and runs it quickly over the photo, smoothing shadows or coloring the grass green. Uniquely, the tools take on real-life characteristics. For instance, the paint brushes "bend" just like a real brush pushed against a hard surface and pencils flip over in order to use the eraser. Some tools offer special one-step uses, such as the red-eye removal brush.

Unlike other existing software, the Kai's Photo Soap desktop mimics how people actually work in real life. After finishing with a tool, just drop it anywhere on the desktop. For example, a left-handed person may leave more frequently used brushes and pens scattered on the left side of the desktop. Messy users may have brushes dropped right where they last used them, while another user may line up the brushes neatly according to size and color. An auto-save function saves the desktop just as it looked last, or an auto clean function sweeps the tools back in the virtual drawers.

Soap Washes Away Wrinkles and Other Imperfections

Kai's Photo Soap makes it easy to embark on the shoeboxes of photos in everyone's closet. In just a couple of minutes, mom can change the color of her son's red eyes in a little league photo or "heal" the scar seen on her daughter's class picture. Scratches and tears on antique family photos now repair in a matter of seconds.

Soap's many "clean up" uses include:

Input and Creative Output

Kai's Photo Soap works with many file types and users can scan photos, pull pictures from the Web, take photographs with a digital camera or have snapshots digitized at nearly any photo finishing store. Supplied backgrounds and photo-realistic clip art give an amateur the polish of a professional. Finished projects can be displayed as calendars, greeting cards, screen savers, on Web pages, printed to color printers or output at Kinko's or other print shops.

DL #1: MetaTools Kai's Photo Soap installation CD (Hybrid Mac/Win), v1.0, in a zipped ".iso" image. Originally sourced from Web Archive.

Other Photo Soap software versions: Kai's Photo Soap SE, Kai's Photo Soap 2, Kai's Photo Soap 2 SE

Architecture: PPC x86 (Windows)


For Mac OS's 7.5 to 9.2.2

If installing this software onto a classic Mac OS system, this CD image will mount OK onto the Mac desktop if you use the Virtual CD/DVD Utility. Otherwise, Toast should burn (and mount) this image file OK.