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PRESS RELEASE: Photodex Corporation Releases Version 6.2 of the Popular CompuPic Family of Software
September 10, 2002 - Austin, TX - Photodex Corporation a leading graphics software company, today announced the release of Version 6.2 of the popular CompuPic family of digital content managers. Version 6.2 adds dozens of new features and enhancements to the world's fastest digital image viewers and managers.
This release of CompuPic 6.2 adds powerful new technology, including support for the rapidly growing JPEG 2000 file format and new editing features, making it a fun and useful tool for digital camera users.
Version 6.2 adds support for the new industry standard JPEG 2000 image format and sets a new standard by providing the fastest JPEG 2000 encoding and decoding available. "The best compression quality combined with the fastest image decoder makes the JPEG 2000 and CompuPic combination unbeatable" says Photodex CEO, Paul Schmidt. JPEG 2000 is the new wavelet-based version of the globally popular JPEG format which uses new compression techniques to compress images into smaller files with higher image quality. JPEG 2000's superior quality and compression are helping to increase the format's support and popularity. In addition to JPEG 2000, Version 6.2 adds support for dozens of additional file types, bringing the total to over 100 file types for CompuPic and CompuPic Pro.
CompuPic Pro 6.2, the flagship of the CompuPic family, includes new image editing and enhancement features. The all new Border function lets users overlay eye-catching photo borders to their images. Over a dozen image effects, including emboss, despeckle, mosaic, twirl and more let users enhance their images. These features offer fun and fast artistic manipulation for working with digital images.
Other feature enhancements in Version 6.2 include enhanced cropping and resizing, over 25 new slide show transitions, and address book support for e-mail. making CompuPic the most comprehensive image e-mail program available.
As with all CompuPic releases, Version 6.2 is available as a free upgrade to any registered user who purchased within the last year. In addition, Photodex has reduced the price of CompuPic Pro 6.2 to $79.95, with reductions in upgrade pricing as well.
Availability and Pricing
All CompuPic 6.2 products are available today for download and purchase. Photodex offers three tiers of the popular digital content manager. The flagship of the CompuPic line, CompuPic Pro ($79.95) is the professional version offering web-design features, batch conversions, Picture CD creation and more. CompuPic ($39.95) is the mid-level version, offering fast viewing and browsing combined with commonly used features such as e-mailing and image editing. CompuPic Express ($24.95) is the entry level viewer for those wanting to view images from e-mail, CDs, digital cameras or the Internet. All versions are available from www.photodex.com as fully functional 15-day trials and can be purchased online at www.photodex.com, or via telephone at 800-37-Photo (800-377-4686).
About Photodex Corporation
Founded in 1987 and based in Austin, TX, Photodex Corporation develops innovative imaging and media applications helping computer users organize and use their digital camera images, clip art, fonts, videos, and sound files effectively and creatively. The Photodex CompuPic product line has won numerous awards and is a favorite of users working with digital media. Photodex also produces a professional line including Photodex PictureCD which allows professional photo labs and studios to produce full featured picture CDs.
(First posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 15:43 EDT)