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Briefly: Hydra HDR goes 64-bit, MagicPrefs for Magic Mouse

updated 04:15 pm EST, Thu February 11, 2010

Additional gesture support for Magic Mouse

Creaceed has released the latest version of Hydra HDR, which now includes 64-bit support, while Magic Mouse owners can add extra gesture support with MagicPrefs.

Creaceed has announced the release of an update to its Aperture HDR plug-in, Hydra. With the tool, users can combine a series of images depicting the same scene, into one high dynamic range image. The v2.1.4 update has added support for the 64-bit architecture introduced in the latest version of Aperture. With the inclusion of this support the plug-in can be used with Aperture 2.x, or Aperture 3.x. The update is free for all registered users or a new licence can be purchased for $80.

One of the common concerns with Apple's Magic Mouse is a lack of gesture support as found on the multi-touch trackpads. MagicPrefs is a free tool looks to fill that gap by adding support for additional multi-touch clicks, taps, and swipes. Users are able to customize functionality for each gesture included within the software, and can also further adjust the tracking speed and touch sensitivity of the mouse. The software also includes a small plug-in called MagicMenu, which allows users to trigger different functions through a gesture based contextual menu.

by MacNN Staff



  1. EbE404

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MagicPrefs vs. BetterTouchTool

    After trying both, I have found that I much prefer BetterTouchTool as an add-on for my Magic Mouse. It is more customizeable, and was more stable in my experience. Both are free, so I recommend trying both to determine your personal preferences, but for my use BTT absolutely stole it.

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