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PRESS RELEASE: Extensis Announces Updates for Portfolio 8


Free Updates Include Added RAW Camera and MS Office Support for Digital Asset Management Needs

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 12, 2006--Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today released two free updates to Portfolio 8 -- the leading Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution for creative professionals. These updates include two file format support filters, which add support for Microsoft Office allowing users to catalog, find and view files from Microsoft Word and Excel on the Windows platform. Additionally, Extensis has added support for 22 new camera RAW formats on both Mac and Windows versions of Portfolio. Registered owners of Portfolio 8 are eligible to receive the free upgrades immediately through the Extensis website at http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.

"These free updates demonstrate Extensis' commitment to supporting the file formats that matter most to our customers," said Dan Harlacher, Extensis Portfolio product manager. "We added MS Office support and updated the Portfolio RAW Filter so that our customers can more effectively utilize Portfolio in their daily workflow from cataloging to finding to viewing the files and images that are most critical in their day-to-day business."

The Portfolio RAW Filter 3 update adds support for the following cameras, bringing the total number of supported professional digital cameras to more than 80:

Canon 5D, 1D Mark II n; Nikon D50, D70s, D200; Olympus E500, SP310, SP350, SP500UZ; Epson R-D1; Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D, A200; Pentax *ist DL, DS2; Sony DSC-R1; and  Leaf Valeo 11, 17, 22 and Aptus 17, 22, 65, 75.    

For a complete list of supported file types please visit: http://www.extensis.com/portfoliofilesupport.

The Portfolio RAW Filter is powered by technology from Bibble Labs, one of the leading developers of RAW image processing software.

"RAW support is more important than ever, and we are proud to continue our relationship with Extensis to develop and use our industry-leading RAW processing engine," said Eric Hyman, President of Bibble Labs.

Some of the more than 4,000 companies with multi-workgroup implementations of Portfolio Server include: Christian Aid, Conair Corporation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Ducati Motors, MTV Networks, REI and Young & Rubicam.

Pricing and Availability

The RAW Filter and MS Office updates for Portfolio are immediately available via download from the Extensis website and are free of charge for registered Portfolio 8 users. Portfolio 8 is available for a suggested retail price of $199.95US for full product.

French- and German-language versions of the Portfolio update are also available now for download from the Extensis website. The Japanese-language version of the Portfolio update is available from http://www.extensis.co.jp.

For information on where to purchase the Portfolio family of products visit http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.

About Portfolio

Portfolio 8 is the perfect software solution for marketing and creative workgroups -- it streamlines workflows through efficient organization, viewing, routing, archiving and distribution of creative assets. A surprisingly affordable solution, Portfolio Server 8 ensures proper use of a brand's creative assets across all internal and external teams, partners and vendors, while eliminating the guesswork involved in hunting down and tracking creative assets. Portfolio -- trusted by IT; approved by creatives.

Individual creative professionals can also power up their workflow with Portfolio 8, the surprisingly affordable, easy-to-use desktop version is a top choice of graphic designers and photographers.

About Extensis

Extensis is a software solutions company that allows creative workgroups and professionals to streamline their workflow and secure their brand by efficiently and effectively managing their creative assets and fonts. Extensis' award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Suitcase, Suitcase Fusion, and Font Reserve for font management and Portfolio for creative assets management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules:4330). For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.

About Celartem

Celartem Technology Inc. develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Inc., with headquarters in Seattle.

About Bibble Labs

Located in Austin, Texas, Bibble Labs Inc. was founded in 2000 to develop technologies and software for high-quality processing of RAW files from a wide variety of digital cameras. Bibble Labs' stand-alone products are used by thousands of photographers all over the world to quickly and accurately process their RAW photos. Bibble Labs' technologies and expertise are increasingly becoming the standard other companies turn to when they wish to embed RAW image processing technology in their products. For more information, please visit our web site at: http://www.bibblelabs.com. Licensing inquiries may be addressed to bibble@bibblelabs.com.


(First posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 16:51 EDT)

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