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ArcSoft Upgrades PhotoImpression to 4.0
By Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 18:12 EST)

ArcSoft has announced significant upgrades to its popular PhotoImpression program. "ArcSoft has always been dedicated to providing an environment in which users can interact with images without needing to become a technical, photographic expert," said Chris Bethell, ArcSoft director of marketing. "PhotoImpression 4.0 is ideal for the first-time digital camera buyer, to the small-business person looking to quickly create a professional looking presentation."

Among the features in version 4.0:

  • Multiple image and page printing capabilities
  • Auto crop and rotation functionality
  • Advanced text editing
  • An "Explorer" view for image browsing and previewing
  • Wallpaper and screen saver creation capabilities


Source: Arcsoft

Original Source Press Release:

ArcSoft Upgrades PhotoImpression to 4.0

Image Editing Made Easier than Ever; Industry's Easiest-to-Use Interface Supported by Complete Photo-Editing and Enhancement Tools

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2002--ArcSoft Inc., a leading provider of software for digital media creation, enhancement, management, presentation and distribution, today announced significant upgrades to its popular PhotoImpression(TM) program. This streamlined version of the company's award-winning PhotoStudio(R) product enables computer system, digital camera, scanner, printer and consumables vendors to offer their customers the ability to edit and manage photos more easily than ever before. Version 4.0 will include multiple image and page printing capabilities; auto crop and rotation functionality; advanced text editing; an "Explorer" view for image browsing and previewing; and wallpaper and screen saver creation capabilities.

"ArcSoft has always been dedicated to providing an environment in which users can interact with images without needing to become a technical, photographic expert," said Chris Bethell, ArcSoft director of marketing. "PhotoImpression 4.0 is ideal for the first-time digital camera buyer, to the small-business person looking to quickly create a professional looking presentation."

The intuitive program includes photo-editing and retouching tools that give users the ability to easily edit and manage photos. Layering capabilities allow users to apply special effects and enhancements to each image layer without affecting other layers, making it easy to change or alter edits at any time. PhotoImpression includes a library of templates and frames to enhance edited photos. Full directory browsing and thumbnail previewing essentially turn the entire desktop into a photo album, making it easy to find and select images for manipulation or presentation construction.

After photo editing is complete, the program offers several output options ideal for presentation. These options enable image integration beyond the application and into the user desktop -- album screen savers and wallpaper can both be created and formatted within PhotoImpression. Image print modes include single, multiple and thumbnail printing. This maximizes print flexibility for creating high quality photographs, including greeting cards and calendars, or quick-reference contact sheets. PhotoImpression 4.0 can automatically resize, format and orient images for printing. Multiple pages can be previewed and printed at one time.

System Requirements

Windows: Macintosh: -- Windows 98/ME/2000/XP -- Macintosh OS 8.6/9/X -- Pentium-based PC or equivalent -- Power PC -- 175 MB free hard disk space -- 175 MB free hard disk space -- 64 MB RAM -- 64 MB RAM -- 16-bit or higher color display -- 16-bit or higher color display -- CD-ROM drive -- CD-ROM drive

Pricing and Availability

ArcSoft PhotoImpression 4.0 is available now to ArcSoft's OEM customers. Pricing varies depending upon the licensing agreement. More information is available at www.arcsoft.com.

About ArcSoft

ArcSoft is an international leader in providing interactive digital media software for the desktop, embedded systems, mobile devices, and server infrastructures. Founded in 1994 and based in Fremont, CA, ArcSoft's customers include leading global digital camera, printer, scanner, computer and consumer electronic manufacturers, as well as millions of licensed users. Today, the company has research and development centers in California's Silicon Valley and Hangzou, China, as well as sales and support offices in Asia, Europe and the Americas. For more information, visit www.arcsoft.com.

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