In a glittering and exclusive event at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, Macworld US magazine named the winners of its 15th annual editors’ choice awards (The ‘Eddy’s’). The awards were split into 26 categories, with two runners-up in each category.
Apple, Adobe and Macromedia all won more than one Eddy each; Adobe, for Publishing Software (InDesign) and Digital Video Software (Adobe After Effects 4.1), Apple, for Display (21-inch Studio) and Internet Server Software (QuickTime streaming server) and Macromedia, for Web Graphics Software (Fireworks 2) and Web Authoring Software (Dreamweaver 2). Macromedia also won Software Product of the Year (Dreamweaver 2).
Other highlights included a MetaCreations win in the Graphics Server category, for Painter 6. MetaCreations was also runner-up for its 3D graphics software (Canoma 1.0 and Poser 4), but was pipped in the category by Amorphium’s Play. Nikon scooped the best Digital Camera award, with its Coolpix 950. Runners-were being Kodak and Olympus.
Other notable winners included XLR8 for its XLR8 CarrierZIF in the best Acceleration Hardware category. Hewlett-Packard pipped runners-up Brother and Canon to the Best Printer/imaging Device category with the HP DeskJet 970Cxi. Microsoft won the best Internet Client Software award for its Outlook Express 5 for the Mac, and Bungie took best Game for Myth II: Soulblighter.
For all the news from Macworld Expo 2000, San Francisco, go to Macworld’s round-up pages.