Nifty: Layers

Layers is a new utility that can capture your entire desktop—including every application window, menubar item, and desktop icon—in a Photoshop file or a variety of other formats that are ripe for hacking and compositing. It’s a screen capture tool on steroids for those who cannot live by Mac OS X’s Grab app alone.

Layers is a Universal Binary that requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and licenses have a “launch promotion” price of $15. There is no word on how much that price will increase or when.

How much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability?

How much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? Ecofont have a solution that uses up to 20% less ink. It works reasonably well so long as your expectations are kept within reasonable boundaries. Ecofont is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, and works just fine in OpenOffice, AppleWorks, and MS Office 2007.

The holes are not visible to the naked eye when you use it at the normal point size e.g. 10 or 12. Here is an example of it at size 12.

So, it’s not perfect and similar results may be obtainable by tweaking your printers settings… Ecofont is probably designed with ink gain in mind. Those tiny holes will fill up once the ink soaks into the paper. Question is, how will it act on coated stock, or when dry toner is used instead of ink?

Free to download, free to use.

So go get it and help save a tree. Or two.