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ArcSoft's logo. Click here to visit the ArcSoft website! Click here to visit the http://www.arcsoft.com/ website! PRESS RELEASE: ArcSoft Announces A New Product: ArcSoft® PhotoStudio® Darkroom


FREMONT, CA - Sep 05, 2006 -- ArcSoft, Inc. announced today ArcSoft PhotoStudio® Darkroom, a new software application that focuses on non-destructive photo processing for RAW, JPEG and TIFF image files. The program offers professional photographers and photo hobbyists a complete set of image enhancement tools and export options inside a professional user interface.

"As the popularity of DSLR cameras and RAW image processing grows, it becomes important to offer a photo software solution that works for a wide range of users. ArcSoft PhotoStudio® Darkroom meets that need," said Mr. Michael Downs, ArcSoft Vice President of marketing and business development. "The program boasts high-speed performance and a full catalog of advanced photo processing tools inside an interface that makes it easy for everyone to get the professional results they're looking for."

ArcSoft® PhotoStudio® Darkroom supports many of today's most popular RAW image formats and provides all newly-added RAW support via free web downloads. The program features non-destructive image processing tools for adjusting white balance, exposure, de-noise, hue and saturation, brightness and contrast, curves and levels and for applying color effects such as black & white and sepia. A complete set of lens and chromatic correction tools for fixing barrel, pincushion, and perspective distortions and color fringing issues are also included.

Key Features Include:

  • Non-destructive image processing
  • Support for RAW, JPEG and TIFF
  • Lightning-fast performance and response
  • Auto and manual exposure adjustment
  • Auto and manual white balance adjustment
  • Complete set of lens correction tools
  • De-noise
  • Curves and levels
  • Crop and straighten
  • Color tone adjustment
  • High-quality image output
  • Batch image processing and export
  • Free updates for newly supported RAW formats
  • Support of the most popular color spaces
  • Support for Windows and Mac (including Mac Intel)
About ArcSoft
ArcSoft, Inc. is a leading developer of multimedia software and embedded solutions for digital cameras, PC-peripheral, mobile phone, and consumer electronics manufacturers. ArcSoft offers a full line of consumer-level desktop applications centered on digital pictures and video. Established in 1994, ArcSoft is headquartered in Fremont, California, with regional commercial and development facilities in Europe and the Far East. For further details, please visit us at our corporate Web site: www.arcsoft.com.

Note: ArcSoft, the ArcSoft logo and ArcSoft PhotoStudio are registered trademarks of ArcSoft, Inc. All other product and company named herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

ArcSoft's PhotoStudio Darkroom software. Courtesy of ArcSoft, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!


(First posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at 14:57 EDT)

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