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PRESS RELEASE: Reindeer Graphics Releases Free Select Edges Plug-in
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Reindeer Graphics, Inc., developers of Optipix and FoveaPro and the number one Google site for free Photoshop plug-ins on the web, have released a new free plug-in, Select Edges, for Photoshop 5.x through CS on Mac OS9.2, X 10.1+ and Windows 9x/NT/2K/XP. This plug-in includes a PDF file documenting installation and usage and can be downloaded from the Reindeer Graphics site.
Select Edges is designed to easily make a selection using one of five different edge finding algorithms. These selections can then be used to smooth or sharpen images, a powerful Photoshop technique. The big advantages of Select Edges are that it works in one step, it offers multiple types of edge detection, and it functions in Grayscale, RGB, Lab, and CMYK color spaces, both for 8 and 16 bit images.
Optipix, a suite of PhotoshopOptipix website compatible plug-ins for Macintosh and Windows, includes tools for correcting common problems in digital images. The Optipix package works on both 8 and 16 bit images and includes tools for automatically improving contrast, removing blur, image averaging, blending bracketed exposures, enlarging images, and color-safe sharpening.
Version 3.0 of Optipix introduced Interactive Interpolation, the most sophisticated tool now available for enlarging digital images with an interactive preview. Optipix's new Refocus tool is a powerful blur remover suitable for correcting focus problems and blurring due to processing. Also added are JPEG Cleaner, Grain Maker, and many improvements to the plug-ins from earlier versions. Visit the Optipix website to find out more.
In addition to the software, the Optipix 3 CD contains the Digital Fine Print Workflow, written by renowned photographer George DeWolfe. This document is a lavishly illustrated guide for the professional and hobbyist photographer, explaining tips and techniques for managing a fully 16-bit workflow from the shot to the final print. The Digital Fine Print Workflow is also available separately from George DeWolfe's website.
Optipix 3.0 is available immediately from the Reindeer Graphics online store . The retail price of Optipix is US$149.95. For a limited time, we are offering $15.00 off the retail price for Optipix 3 purchases made directly through Reindeer Graphics store. Users with a valid Optipix 2 serial number can upgrade to Optipix 3 for US$75.00. Users who purchased Optipix 2 after June 10, 2004, will receive Optipix 3.0 as a free update. More information about Optipix 3 can be found at the Reindeer Graphics site.
Reindeer Graphics, Inc. is the leading provider of custom image processing and quantitative image analysis solutions. Their flagship package, Fovea Pro, turns Adobe Photoshop into a world-class quantitative image analysis tool.
(First posted on Friday, August 20, 2004 at 11:34 EDT)