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ArcSoft Announces PhotoStudio 5.0 Availability
By Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 18:16 EST)

ArcSoft has announced the availability of PhotoStudio 5.0, a significantly upgraded version of its flagship image-editing program. "Today's consumers and photo enthusiasts are looking for software that helps them to quickly and easily maximize their digital imaging devices," said Chris Bethell, ArcSoft director of marketing. "PhotoStudio enables manufacturers to address this need by providing a one-stop solution that allows people to retouch, manage, print and share photos from one easy-to-use, affordable program."

In addition to the project-oriented approach and intuitive interface that has defined PhotoStudio, enhanced features include:

  • 48-bit image support
  • Multi-photo scanning and auto-cropping
  • File importation and saving from/to removable media, including batch file conversion and naming
  • The a new "Magic Cut" tool, which makes creating, copying and pasting transparent images easier than ever.

Source: Arcsoft

Original Source Press Release:

ArcSoft Announces PhotoStudio 5.0 Availability

Program Enables Manufacturers to Offer High Quality Image Editing at an Affordable Price

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 the availability of PhotoStudio(R) 5.0, a significantly upgraded version of its flagship image-editing program. PhotoStudio 5.0 enables computer system, digital camera, scanner, printer and consumables vendors to offer their customers a powerful, easy-to-use solution for developing high-impact images at an affordable price.

"Today's consumers and photo enthusiasts are looking for software that helps them to quickly and easily maximize their digital imaging devices," said Chris Bethell, ArcSoft director of marketing. "PhotoStudio enables manufacturers to address this need by providing a one-stop solution that allows people to retouch, manage, print and share photos from one easy-to-use, affordable program."

In addition to the project-oriented approach and intuitive interface that has defined PhotoStudio, enhanced features include 48-bit image support; multi-photo scanning and auto-cropping; file importation and saving from/to removable media, including batch file conversion and naming; and the a new "Magic Cut" tool, which makes creating, copying and pasting transparent images easier than ever.

The program encourages experimentation with tools like Clone, Red-eye Removal, Stitch and Gradient Fill. Users can work with transparent backgrounds, multiple layers, editable text, multiple undo/redo and a variety of other editing and retouching tools. With the Macro feature, PhotoStudio users can create and save a series of effects and enhancements as a single command, enabling the application of a batch process on hundreds of images with a single click. Various special effects are also included, allowing users to twist, smudge, emboss and ripple images. PhotoStudio's customizable desktop makes the workspace adjustable to user preferences, optimizing the learning curve by allowing more complex features and palettes to be hidden or minimized until users are ready to access them.
System Requirements

Windows: Macintosh:
-- Windows 98/ME/2000/XP -- Macintosh OS 8.6/9/X -- Pentium II-based PC -- Power PC or equivalent -- 50 MB free hard disk space -- 50 MB free hard disk space

-- 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended) -- 64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)

-- 16-bit or higher color display -- 16-bit or higher color display

-- CD-ROM drive -- CD-ROM drive

-- Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher

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Pricing and Availability

PhotoStudio 5.0 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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