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PRESS RELEASE: Bluebox GmbH Releases Image Info Toolkit 1.5
Add Copyright Information to Your Digital Images
Bluebox GmbH has released Image Info Toolkit v. 1.5, a powerful Windows and Macintosh application that makes it easy to include text information within JPEG and TIFF image files. Photographers, journalists, publishers, and archivists can easily add caption, copyright, date, and many other fields to images.
Image Info Toolkit adds text to pictures without having to re-compress the images, ensuring that there is no loss of quality in the operation. By adding source and copyright information, photographers can protect the ownership of their images.
The program follows the IPTC/NAA standards created by the International Press Telecommunications Council and the Newspaper Association of America, ensuring that the images can be read by all popular image cataloging and database software. The information that can be stored includes the headline, credit, source, date created, category, postal address, caption, author by-line, multiple keywords, and many other fields.
To make it simple to catalog a large collection of images, you can define keywords that you will use to retrieve the images. The catalog that you create is a hierarchical tree structure, with as many branches and as many synonyms per keyword as you need. With multiple synonyms, you're able to find images of people, for example, by their proper names as well as by their nicknames or titles. You can drag and drop keywords to instantly associate images with various subsets of keywords. You can even save the image information as a template, and copy it automatically to a new batch of images.
Image Info Toolkit offers two different ways to input text. You can use pull-down menus to access a set of five separate data-entry windows. Alternatively, you can show all image information fields in a single data-collection window.
Whether you're a photographer who wants to protect your intellectual property rights by including ownership information in all of your images, a publisher or archivist who wants to ensure accuracy in cataloging photographs, or a home computer user who wants to be able to quickly retrieve family and vacation pictures using intuitive keywords, Image Info Toolkit makes the job easy.
Image Info Toolkit v. 1.5 runs under Windows 98/Me/NT4/2000/XP, MacOS 9.2 and MacOS X, costs $56(US), and may be purchased securely online at http://www.image-info-toolkit.com/. Apple QuickTime 6.0 or higher is required. Multi-user discounts are available. You can download a free trial copy of Image Info Toolkit from the same web address.
For more information, contact Bluebox GmbH, Waitzstr. 25, 22607 Hamburg, Germany. Phone: +49-(0)40-881 67 661 Fax: +49-(0)40-881 67 665
English language site: http://www.picturefinder.com
German language site: http://www.pictures.de
French language site: http://www.picturescout.com
(First posted on Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 13:40 EST)