|Turn Digital Photos Into a Slideshow of Dazzling MemoriesCreate Personalized Photo Slideshows, to Watch on TV|
FREMONT, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SCM Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMM; Neuer Markt: SMY), a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, today announced the release of its next generation Dazzle(TM) OnDVD slideshow creation software. Dazzle OnDVD 2.0 allows users to create digital photo slideshows that can be recorded to CD and viewed with family and friends on the living room television.
Creating a slideshow with Dazzle OnDVD 2.0 is quick and easy. Users simply choose which digital photos they want to display, arrange them in the order they want, then add their favorite audio tracks as background music. Photos can also be cropped and enhanced with adjustments to color and resolution using OnDVD's built-in Dazzle Photo Editor. Once the slideshow is complete, users can preview it to make sure it is exactly right, then record it onto a CD that can be played back on a home DVD player.
"Digital cameras allow you to take an unlimited number of photographs -- but viewing them one by one on a computer screen is not always that enjoyable," said Dirk Peters, Director of Marketing for SCM Microsystems' Digital Media and Video division. "Dazzle OnDVD is an easy-to-use program that turns your photos into digital entertainment that is really fun to view. It is a great way to share memories with friends and family, either in front of the TV or over the Internet."
In addition to creating a slideshow that can be viewed on a DVD player, Dazzle OnDVD creates an archive of the original, high resolution digital photos on a CD-recordable media that can be read back from a PC's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, printed on high quality photographic paper and framed.
"Archiving digital photos on CD provides a durable, compact way to organize and store precious memories, while at the same time freeing up space on your computer's hard drive," continued Peters. "These original photos act as virtual negatives and can be printed and reprinted for years to come."
Dazzle OnDVD 2 allows users to -- Import up to 200 digital photos to organize into a photo slideshow -- Edit pictures with Dazzle Photo Editor to touch up color balance, rotate photos, crop images or reduce red eye -- Insert background audio to accompany a slideshow -- Preview the project to see how the slideshow will look and sound before it is burned onto CD -- Burn the slideshow to CD disc using OnDVD's built-in CD burning engine
Dazzle OnDVD software supports Windows 98 SE, 2000, ME and XP operating systems. The stand-alone version is priced at $19.99 (MSRP) and is available immediately. The program also comes bundled with Dazzle's digital media reader product line.
About Dazzle Digital Media Products
Dazzle digital media products are designed and built to be easy to use and help both amateur and professional users capture, edit and share digital video and photos with high-quality results. The Dazzle family of innovative products includes Dazzle Digital Media Readers, Dazzle Digital Video Creator Series, Dazzle DV-Editor Series, Dazzle DV-Bridge Series and software including DVD Complete, OnDVD and MovieStar. Dazzle products are available from a nationwide network of retailers and resellers including, Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA Fry's Electronics, Micro Center, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Radio Shack, Sears and Staples. The products are also available online at www.Dazzle.com. The Dazzle brand of products is manufactured by SCM Microsystems, based in Fremont, California.
About SCM Microsystems
SCM Microsystems is a leading supplier of solutions that open the Digital World by enabling people to conveniently access digital content and services. SCM's Security business provides smart card reader technology for the PC platform and conditional access modules for the digital TV platform to OEM customers in the government, financial, enterprise and broadcasting markets worldwide. The Company's Digital Media and Video business provides hardware, software and silicon solutions for creating and sharing digital media content to the worldwide retail market under the Dazzle(TM) brand. Global headquarters are in Fremont, California, with European headquarters in Ismaning, Germany. For additional information, visit the SCM Microsystems website at www.scmmicro.com.
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SOURCE: SCM Microsystems, Inc.