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Briefly: Toolfarm acquires Pluginz, MacNN discount

updated 12:25 pm EST, Sat February 21, 2009

Macuarium 10 anniversary

In brief: Toolfarm a source for professional visual effects and motion graphics plug-ins has announced that it has acquired Pluginz. ToolFarm views this acquisition as a natural step in growing their site into a one-stop shop service. MacNN readers are now being offered a 30% discount on several video tutorials from Computer App Training. The latest releases include tips and tricks on working with iMovie '09 and Photoshop CS4. Separately, Macuarium, a spanish Mac news site, is celebrating its tenth anniversary and has released a special icon pack for its readers to celebrate.

Toolfarm, a leading source of content, community and commerce for professional visual effects and motion graphics plug-ins, has announced that it has acquired the online plug-in retailer Pluginz. Pluginz is a source for plug-ins and other tools for digital artists and an online resource for information about digital content creation. According to the President of Toolfarm, Jason Sharp, "The acquisition of the Pluginz online community gives us an opportunity to expand the overall offering for the Toolfarm community and better service our customers with a more diverse range of plug-ins to choose from along with the technical team to help them during their decision making process and beyond."

Computer App Training, a site that offers Mac and PC Application Video Tutorials, is now offering MacNN readers a special discount on some of its latest videos. The most recent releases are training videos for iMovie '09 and Photoshop CS4. To receive a discount on these products one can place and order and then send an e-mail containing the message "MACNN DISCOUNT" to The entire order will then receive a 30% discount which will be applied within 24 hours of contacting.

As a part of its tenth anniversary celebration Macuarium is giving away a collection of icons based on comic-strip versions of Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Jony Ive, and Phil Schiller. The icons are available in several sizes including 128x128, 48x48, 36x36 and 16x16 and have a pixel-art aesthetic.

by MacNN Staff



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