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The following is an unedited press release, shown as received from the company represented. We've elected to present selected releases without editorial comment, as a way to provide our readers more information without further overtaxing our limited editorial resources. To avoid any possible confusion or conflict of interest, the Imaging Resource will always clearly distinguish between company-provided press releases and our own editorial views and content.

EPSON.GIF PRESS RELEASE: Epson Develops Imaging WorkShop Software to Dramatically Enhance Photographers' Workflow

TOKYO, Japan, May 21, 2007 -- Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson") has developed Imaging WorkShop, a workflow application software package for use with high-end printers (pigment ink printers handling A3 and A2), aimed at meeting the demands of advanced amateur and professional photographers. Imaging WorkShop is scheduled to be available for sale through NewSoft Technology Corporation ("NewSoft") from the end of this month.

Imaging WorkShop is a software package designed to greatly enhance the efficiency of the printing workflow of advanced amateur and professional photographers, who handle a tremendous volume of photographs as a result of the growing use of digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. This software provides a seamless workflow that enables the user to browse, layout, and print photos, making it possible to easily, reliably, and efficiently process a large volume of images. Moreover, Imaging WorkShop is also capable of editing or making adjustments to images, whenever the necessity arises.

Recently, there has been a particularly noticeable demand for the use of color management in image processing and printing. Because Imaging WorkShop does not require configuration of the software or the printer driver to carry out these tasks, the capabilities of Epson printers can be fully utilized without the need for any special knowledge.

Furthermore, Imaging WorkShop supports the RAW formats from various DSLR cameras and employs state-of-the-art technologies, such as internal 16-bit image processing, as well as nondestructive image processing, which keeps degradation of the image quality during editing to an absolute minimum and does not alter any part of the original image.

The combination of Imaging WorkShop with an Epson printer is certain to provide advanced amateur and professional photographers with the optimal printing workflow environment.

Click here for information on system requirements and compatible printer models.

Features of Imaging WorkShop

1. A workflow software for efficiently handling multiple images

2. Simple functions exclusive to Epson printers

3. Color management without needing specialized knowledge

4. Printing with various layouts

5. Supports RAW formats from various digital cameras

6. Internal 16-bit high-quality image processing

7. Non-destructive image processing prevents deterioration of images even after repeated adjustments

8. Powerful photo selection tools

9. Powerful image editing tools

10. Movie guide -- a "how to" movie on using Imaging WorkShop

11. Integration with Photoshop(R) and other image editing applications

Click here for more details on the features of Imaging Workshop.

Sales and Support

The sale and support of Imaging WorkShop will be undertaken by NewSoft. Inquiries from customers will also be handled by NewSoft. Please note that Epson and its sales companies will not be involved in the sale or support of Imaging WorkShop.

About NewSoft

NewSoft has been selected to undertake the sale and user support of Imaging WorkShop because of its extensive experience in providing and supporting software compatible with many Epson products. Imaging WorkShop will be sold online at the NewSoft website, and NewSoft will also provide user support.

About the Imaging WorkShop website

For detailed information about Imaging WorkShop, please go to the dedicated website for Imaging WorkShop set up by NewSoft.

Sales Method and Price

Imaging WorkShop will be available for purchase as downloadable software at the NewSoft website. The downloaded product may be used on a trial basis for a specified period of time.

(First posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 at 17:36 EDT)

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