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PRESS RELEASE: StudioLine Photo 2 Raises Bar of Digital Image Management With Convenient Online Services for Pros and Amateurs
H&M Systems Software, Inc.'s Alliances With SmileShot.Com, EveryoneSmile.Com, and SimplePhoto Offer eCommerce Integration
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- H&M Systems Software, Inc. today announced alliances that integrate its award-winning StudioLine Photo 2 digital imaging software with SmileShot.com, EveryoneSmile.com and SimplePhoto. The integration raises the bar on imaging software by enabling StudioLine Photo 2 to be first in its class to conveniently package the entire imaging workflow -- from camera or scanner download to printing, posting and selling photos. Photographers benefit by using a single, intuitive software tool to streamline their daily imaging tasks, leaving more time for lucrative picture shooting.
The integration with SmileShot.com and SimplePhoto enables professional photographers to quickly edit and archive their images in StudioLine Photo 2, then handily display and sell them online using either firm's web services. Amateur and pro photographers can also enjoy the ease of having their image archives managed in StudioLine Photo 2, then instantly uploaded to EveryoneSmile.com for ordering prints or gift items. As with prior StudioLine Photo 2 upgrades, these features are free to users and are included in the product's economical $44.00 purchase price.
"StudioLine Photo 2 now brings new meaning to image management by closing the workflow convenience gap," said Peter Oltersdorf, marketing director, H&M Systems Software, Inc. "Through our new alliances, H&M Systems Software, Inc., broadens its appeal to professional photographers who not only use StudioLine Photo 2 to manage their images, but also to help manage their business. From creating to posting, printing and selling, StudioLine Photo 2 brings great benefits to photographers on all levels at no additional costs."
SmileShot.com and SimplePhoto Enable eCommerce for Pro Photographers
SimplePhoto and SmileShot.com's integration with StudioLine Photo 2 provides photographers with an eCommerce web site where their clients can view and order prints and related products. The required StudioLine Photo 2 plug-ins can be downloaded for free from the StudioLine web site (http://www.studioline.biz/EN/partners/associates), or the web site of SimplePhoto (http://www.simplephoto.com/website/studioline.htm).
SmileShot.com and SimplePhoto offer a variety of convenient services such as seamless integration with a photographer's own website, photo hosting, hit tracking, e-mail collection, real-time sales reporting, printing, integration with popular third-party workflow systems and eCommerce through a variety of payment methods.
"My free SmileShot.com custom photo-selling website has helped me to earn greater profits because I can now reach more potential customers and spend my time taking photos rather than filling orders," said Kelly Pattridge, a professional photographer and SmileShot customer. "Now with the integration, I'll have a full end-to-end solution that starts with StudioLine Photo 2 as my image editing software and ends with SmileShot as my custom website, my digital fulfillment lab and my payment processor. The time savings and convenience for busy photo pros is a great benefit."
"We are excited to provide photographers with the ability to combine SimplePhoto's posting and sales services with the image management software provided by H&M Systems Software, Inc.'s StudioLine Photo 2," said Eric Ellis, SimplePhoto's president. "The integration of comprehensive image management software and online image gallery software is unique to the photographic industry. I anticipate this as the new standard for streamlining the photographer's workflow."
EveryoneSmile.com - Prints and Photo Gifts From the Convenience of Home
Version 2.8 of StudioLine Photo 2 enables camera users to edit, select and upload images to EveryoneSmile.com, where they can order prints ranging from wallet-size to 4 x 4 feet with a few simple mouse-clicks. In addition to prints, the EveryoneSmile.com photo lab also offers a variety of photo gifts, including mugs, mouse pads, puzzles, magnets, aprons, t-shirts, sports balls, playing cards, coasters, cookies, chocolate bars, lollipops, and much more.
"Our integration with StudioLine Photo 2 makes getting prints easy," said Adam Riemer, chairman, EveryoneSmile.com. "StudioLine Photo 2 opens the digital photo processing cycle with its image editing and archiving software, while we close it by providing users with great quality prints and gifts. The natural harmony of these two products is a win-win for photographers."
Requirements, Availability and Pricing
StudioLine Photo 2 requires Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP, and is available at major stores, with a suggested retail price of $49.00. In Europe, the suggested retail price is 49.00 Euros (35 Pounds Sterling). Electronic copies of the software can be purchased at the product web site http://www.StudioLine.biz for $44.00, or 44.00 Euros (32 Pounds Sterling) in Europe. A free 30-day trial can be downloaded.
About StudioLine Photo 2
StudioLine Photo 2 is an economical, yet versatile tool designed to meet the demands of professional and novice photographers, stock houses, graphic designers, and others requiring an all-in-one solution for editing, managing, arching and publishing digital images. Innovative technology protects original images against accidental changes and generational loss in quality.
SmileShot.com is the ideal way for photographers to sell photos online. SmileShot.com provides professional photographers with their own free customized photo website. SmileShot.com manages the website, receives and prints the order in its 5-star lab, processes the credit card payment, drop-ships the prints to the customer, and sends a check directly to the photographer.
EveryoneSmile.com is the easiest way to get great prints from digital photos. With EveryoneSmile.com, photographers can view and share their photos online, buy prints and choose from over 50 photo-imprinted gifts.
About H&M Systems Software, Inc.
H&M Systems Software, Inc. has been developing business and productivity software since 1974. The corporate headquarters are located in Germany with subsidiaries in the U.S. and France, and agents serving the U.K. and Italy. H&M and StudioLine are registered trademarks of H&M Systems Software, Inc.
(First posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 18:13 EDT)