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PRESS RELEASE: ACD Systems Partners with Morpheus Software to Release New Plug-ins forACDSee
Cool graphics programs allow users to animate digital images and morph
VICTORIA, British Columbia -- October 21, 2003 -- ACD Systems
International Inc. (TSE:ASA), the digital imaging company, today
announced the distribution of Morpheus photo animator software and
Morpheus photo animator pro software. Morpheus is an award-winning
graphics program that allows users to morph or warp photos, images and
movies. Both programs were developed with ACD's Software Development Kit
(SDK) as a plug-in to ACD's award- winning digital imaging software,
Morpheus photo animator software is a fun and easy-to-use program that
enables individuals to create photo animations, presentations and
greeting cards. With the pro version, users can also morph video clips
and movies. Designed for the everyday PC user, Morpheus also appeals to
professionals such as dentists and surgeons who use morphed images to
show before and after images to patients. Both programs support
Shockwave Flash, Animated GIF, AVI, and JPEG file formats. To morph two
images together, users simply have to:
1. Load the images to be morphed.
2. Place dots on both images to define the motion of the morph.
3. Align the dots on both images.
4. Use the Preview Window to make minor adjustments to the images.
5. Render the new image into a viewable file format.
ACD Systems' SDK program allows partners to create cost effective
digital imaging solutions that extend the capabilities of ACDSee and
other ACD products. Other participants in the SDK Partner Program
include: HP, Canon, Sanyo, Kodak's Ofoto and RealView 3D. In addition,
SDK partners have access to ACD's vast network of national and
international users and over 33,000 corporate users, including Fortune
Ryan Rubley, chief technology officer for Morpheus Software, says, "ACD
Systems' innovative technological advances in the digital imaging
industry directly complement our fast and powerful software programs. We
are very excited to be able to provide consumers an exceptional value by
aligning the best morphing software program with the best digital
imaging program in today's marketplace."
"Morpheus Software is recognized as the creators of user-friendly,
award-winning graphics programs," says Mike Zelen, president and chief
executive officer of ACD Systems. "We are very pleased to have them join
our SDK partnership program and plan on distributing Morpheus through
ACD's established sales channels."
About Morpheus Software, LLC
Morpheus Software is a leading developer and marketer of digital photo
animation software. The company's popular Morpheus product has gained
worldwide recognition and is considered the premiere image morphing
software product in the marketplace. The company is privately held with
headquarters in New York. For further details, visit the company web
About ACD Systems
Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International
(TSX: ASA) is one of the world's leading developers and marketers of
digital imaging software. ACD has penetrated the global marketplace
through advanced Internet distribution and strategic partnerships with
manufacturers and developers. ACD has millions of consumer users and
over 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies.
The company has a history of solid revenue growth. For further details,
please visit us at our corporate web site: www.ACDSYSTEMS.com.
(First posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 at 20:47 EDT)