Stone Design has launched a 30-day trial version of Stone Studio.

There are new versions of all seven applications in Stone Studio, its flagship suite of apps for Mac OS X.

"Full strength" trial licenses are available. Upgrading to the latest version is free for existing customers, and downloads are available from Stone Design's Web site and Apple's iDisk.

Apps include Create 10.5, a drawing, page-layout and Web-authoring application; PhotoToWeb 1.4, which manages digital photographs and produces Web sites from albums of images; SliceAndDice 2.5, a tool for creating navigation bars, JavaScript rollovers, image maps and complicated mosaic tilings from any image; and PackUpAndGo 2.1.6, meanwhile, creates compressed archive files.

Stone Design Studio' introductory pricing of $299 has been extended to February 14.