Quandir Solutions announces the release of Daydreamer 2.1, a new version of the company’s web cam capture utility software that enables web cam users to take pictures of current conditions at specific locations and then post them to the web at regular intervals.
“Daydreamer 2.1 expands on the picture-saving feature introduced in Daydreamer 2.0 by allowing users to save all downloaded pictures, not only the latest,” says Don Carlile, founder and president of Quandir Solutions, pointing out that while someone can use a web browser to view pictures, it’s a nuisance to keep refreshing them. “Version 2.1 also fixes several bugs, avoiding corrupted movies and improving handling of URLs that have non-standard characters.”
The Daydreamer software program is perfect for anyone that likes to keep track of the weather or freeway conditions, or enjoys satellite pictures. “Daydreamer can display the many web cam pictures to which URLs point and update them as often as need be, and Daydreamer can even handle several pictures at once,” explains Carlile. Additionally, Daydreamer can make time-lapse movies of the URL picture, adding a new frame to a movie each time the picture is refreshed and Daydreamer documents can be set to save each picture as it is downloaded, which lets users have a changing desktop or screensaver that reflects the current state of a web cam.
Daydreamer is AppleScriptable, which adds to its versatility. With sample scripts provided with the distribution, users can view slide shows of picture folders on their computer, make those slide shows into QuickTime movies, or receive an alert email when a picture changes. Daydreamer 2.1 requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later, and retails for $20 US. The upgrade is free for previously registered versions.
More details about Daydreamer 2.1 are available at http://www.quandir.com/Daydreamer.html