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PRESS RELEASE: Phase One Release C1 Pro for OS X


New C1 PRO RAW Workflow software for Mac adds Canon 10D and 300D Rebel support, Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) compatibility and major feature enhancements

November 18, 2003, Northport, New York -- Phase One, the world leader in professional digital imaging camera backs and software, is pleased to announce the official release of their C1 PRO v 1.2 RAW Workflow software for Mac OS X .This latest version in the C1 DSLR line of RAW Workflow software supports the entire Canon EOS DSLR line of digital SLR's including the 1Ds, 1D, 10D, D30, D60 as well as the newly introduced 300D ("Digital Rebel"). The new software release includes a 30-day free trial and is available at: www.c1dslr.com and www.pictureflow.com . (US) and www.pixource.com (Asia).

Capture One DSLR software (C1) has firmly established itself as the pre-eminent workflow solution for the highest-quality conversion of RAW image files from Canon and Nikon Professional and Enthusiast DSLR cameras. With the release of the C1 Pro v 1.2 Mac, the workflow and quality advantages of the patent-pending Phase One image processing algorithms are utilized to bring out the best possible image qualities from the full range of Canon Digital SLR models. Support for popular Nikon and other DSLR cameras are slated for support in a follow-up release.

C1 PRO v 1.2 RAW Workflow software is fully-compatible with Mac OS X, including the recently released "Panther" system upgrade (OS X v10.3) and is available at no cost to all registered C1 PRO users.

Michael Tapes, Senior Product Manager for the C1 DSLR Product Group commented:

"This important new Macintosh software release confirms our commitment to our valued Mac customer base and offers them a huge range of enhanced features, a new user interface featuring the latest Mac OS X System compatibility and full support for the entire range of Canon DSLR's. We realize there are a vast number of photo pros working on the Mac platform; we are extremely pleased to provide this important enhancement to our C1 PRO Mac workflow solution."

Some key features added to the new C1 PRO release include:

Added support for Canon's EOS 10D, 300D, D30, D60 cameras

Individual noise-reduction for each image

Individual camera profile for each image

Image saturation adjustment slider

Automatic levels adjustment

"Quick Develop" allows fast conversion to TIFF or JPEG

Dual-image view to compare two images side-by-side

Unlimited amount of different output file formats per conversion

Embed copyright text in output image (watermark)

Alignment grid and guides

Dual screen monitor support with separate thumbnail browser

Full compatibility with Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)

Enhanced Preview navigation

Additional numeric entry

C1 PRO is used daily by thousands of photographic pros and enthusiasts worldwide and is recognized as the most efficient, fully color-managed RAW Workflow image-processing solution for delivering the highest possible image quality from the new generation of digital SLR cameras.


(First posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 21:19 EST)

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