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bullZeyelogo.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Pictographics, Fong Release BullZeye Color Corrector


BullZeye High-Speed Color Corrector introduced by world-renowned photographer Gary Fong based on Pictographics' CandelaColor EditLab Technology

December 2, 2003, Burnsville, MN, USA, Pictographics International Corporation has partnered with world-renowned photographer Gary Fong to create BullZeye High-Speed Color Corrector. BullZeye is a stand-alone color correction program that inspects, selects, and corrects digital pictures in a single step. With just one simple utility, professional photographers can produce lab-accurate color images with remarkable precision. BullZeye is available for both Windows and Macintosh computers, including OS X, and includes Gary Fong's BullZeye Tutorial. BullZeye is available at Gary Fong's web site at www.garyfong.com.

Developed in collaboration with Gary Fong, BullZeye High Speed Color Corrector eliminates many tedious repetitive tasks usually found while working in Photoshop with a plug-in. With BullZeye, there is no need for Photoshop or complex calibration devices, since it performs color correction by sampling multiple areas of neutral color saturation found in the gray, white or black areas of a color image. Once it corrects the offending colorcast in the neutral areas, the rest of the image looks perfect. And, because the monitor and subjective color opinion never enters this workflow, the user will have accurate images without expensive monitor calibration devices.

"As the founder of one of the nation's largest digital photo lab operations (Pictage, Inc), as well as a busy professional photographer, I needed something that could get past the subjectivity of color balance and accurately nail down color with complete precision. Pictographics technology is the best available anywhere... their approach is brilliant", says Gary Fong. He goes on to say, "As we're now processing thousands of images per week, it was a welcome collaboration to develop BullZeye. BullZeye is an application that inspects, selects and corrects all in one viewing step, and keeps the original images safe. Whether you are a beginner or serious imaging professional, BullZeye saves you an immense amount of time and ensures optimum image quality."

BullZeye is a customized version of Pictographics' award winning iCorrect EditLab color correction and editing software and is designed specifically for the high speed color correction requirements of professional photographers. Wayne Huelskoetter, Pictographics President, said, "Gary Fong is among the first to participate in Pictographics new Technology Licensing, OEM, and Private Label Program whereby companies can quickly and easily provide their customers with very sophisticated color correction tools in a simple and easy to use form to Make the Color Right. The combination of Gary Fong's experience and knowledge of the needs of the professional photographer and Pictographics' technology has resulted in a truly remarkable color correction software product."

Pictographics Technology Licensing, OEM and Private Label Program

CandelaColor Digital Color Technology Libraries is a set of powerful color management libraries (a tool set) the Make the Color Right. These libraries and the products based on the libraries have been designed for easy integration into software and hardware products to create and maintain accurate image color throughout the digital imaging process from image capture, to display, to print. Technology licenses are available for the following libraries:

CandelaColor Correct: A color correction algorithm library that is the color engine in iCorrect and iCorrect Professional products.

CandelaColor Edit: A color correction and editing algorithm library that is the color engine in iCorrect EditLab products.

CandelaColor Suite: A suite of ICC Color Management Libraries for creating, editing and managing ICC compatible profiles for digital cameras, scanners, monitors, and RGB and CMYK printing devices.

CandelaColor Utilities: A set of image processing and data processing utility libraries used in the development of digital imaging applications.

CandelaColor Digital Color Technology Libraries are available as a library or DLL compiled for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems and are compatible with the ICC (International Color Consortium) standards. Customized OEM and private label versions of Pictographics end user products are also available. Pictographics offers a variety of flexible technology licensing and OEM alternatives ranging from per unit royalties to fully paid up licenses.

Pictographics technology licensing web site is www.pictographicsint.com. For information regarding the Pictographics Technology Licensing, OEM and Private Label Program contact Wayne Huelskoetter at licensing@pictographicsint.com.

About Gary Fong
Gary Fong is an internationally-renowned photographer who photographs and lectures around the globe. He was a founder of Pictage, Inc.?s Digital Professional Lab and founded and operates a busy internet portal website and ecommerce portal at www.digitalphotographers.net. More information on Gary Fong and BullZeye High Speed Color Corrector may be found at www.garyfong.com.

About Pictographics
Pictographics International Corporation is a leading provider of digital color technology and advanced imaging applications including the award winning iCorrect family of "point and click" color correction and editing software and the acclaimed inCamera digital camera and scanner profiling software. Through technology license partners and end user products, CandelaColor Digital Color Technology by Pictographics is used to "Make the Color Right" on digital images that are seen by hundreds of thousands of people every day as they read their newspapers, page through a catalog, see a billboard or a magazine ad, or watch an animated movie. Pictographics is located at 2216 East 117th Street, Burnsville, MN 55337, USA. TEL 952-894-6247, FAX 952-894-0784. www.pictographicsint.com, e-mail: licensing@pictographicsint.com.


(First posted on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 20:25 EST)

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