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PRESS RELEASE: LumaPix® Releases Version 4.2 of FotoFusion Photo Editing Software

Montreal, Quebec – February 26, 2008 – LumaPix, publisher of the acclaimed FotoFusion photo editing software, is very pleased to announce the release of LumaPix::FotoFusion Version 4.2. This version responds to user feedback and further refines the easy-to-use image layout editing tools in this affordably priced photo software. This upgrade is free to v4.0 and v4.1 users and available at a discount to v3 users at www.LumaPix.com.

What is FotoFusion?
LumaPix::FotoFusion is a stand-alone PC-based professional photography studio software package used to create wedding albums, class composites, senior portraits, scrapbooks, and other complex image layouts. It includes power tools to automatically arrange images into multi-page albums, to non-destructively edit those layouts and the images they contain, and to output the results at any resolution – from email up to larger formats. David Ziser, a Kodak mentor and internationally-renowned photographer and
lecturer, notes:

"The most important tool for any digital photographer is his/her digital camera. The second most important tool is the LumaPix::FotoFusion layout software; it is the keystone software in our digital production workflow. It's unbelievable the ease, speed, simplicity, and time savings that FotoFusion brings to your digital designs! It is the only album design tool you will ever need."

New Features in FotoFusion Version 4.1
LumaPix introduced FotoFusion v4.1 recently with new features that included:

  • An easier, more intuitive interface
  • Enhanced tool functions
  • Powerful text editing features
  • Expanded language support
  • Redesigned data management
  • Improved sheets, albums, and templates in the dotscrap library
Louis Cipollini of Artistic Imagery comments:

“I watched a demo of LumaPix::FotoFusion at PMA and was amazed at the capabilities that FotoFusion has to offer. Still skeptical, I downloaded the trial version and within 20 minutes I was creating great looking pages - and I am not a designer. I showed my staff how FotoFusion worked and their first question was “when can we start using it”. We now own several licenses and will be adding more soon. This is the best album design tool I have ever seen.”

What’s New in v4.2?
LumaPix::FotoFusion Version 4.2 has built on and advanced many of the photo software features that made v4.1 so successful. New features in v4.2 include:

Export/Print Improvements
  • Export cropping options expanded to: canvas only, canvas + bleed, canvas +bleed + overhang
  • User-defined image information overlay now available as output option
  • Zoom-to-fit preview of exported images
  • Album preview theme added to Email and Web options
Data Management
  • Buckets can now be renamed
  • Bucket icon indicates number of contained images
  • Bucket icon indicates most-recently-dropped image
  • Images imported from USB devices offer 'copy or refer' option
  • "Go to page where image is used" option on image thumbnails
dotScrap Marketplace
  • List of free content now available in large clickable list
Other Improvements
  • User-defined canvas size presets
  • Control-click on color chip sets it to black/white
  • Single page layouts (cameos) excluded from page numbering
  • Snap image upright added to right-mouse list
  • Exif tag list sorted by name, with frequently-used at top
  • Frame number not drawn over empty frames
Availability and Pricing
New licenses of LumaPix::FotoFusion v4.2 are available immediately for Windows 2000, XP and Vista for $39.95 to $299.95, depending on features selected. Visit www.LumaPix.com for a free software download.

LumaPix::FotoFusion v4.2 is a free upgrade to existing LumaPix customers who purchased FotoFusion on or after September 1, 2006. Earlier users are invited to upgrade at a discount at the LumaPix website.



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About LumaPix
LumaPix is a private corporation based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Our mission is to provide powerful, easy-to-use media tools that enable professionals to create results that amaze and delight their customers. FotoFusion is an exceptionally powerful, easy to use photo layout software package that enables both consumer and professional users to produce, share, and publish images with uncompromising quality. For more information about LumaPix and FotoFusion, visit www.LumaPix.com.

David Ziser’s blog www.DigitalProTalk.com is a wonderful inspiration and resource for photographers of all experience levels. You can see exactly how David Ziser uses LumaPix::FotoFusion® in his Digital WakeUp Call Tour 2-DVD Extended edition set, available at www.digitalwakeupcall.com.

Artistic Imagery, Inc. is one of Philadelphia areas fastest growing photography studios. Visit www.artisticimagery.com or look for them in a city near you; send them an email if you are interested in joining their team.

©2008 LumaPix. All rights reserved. Product specifications and availability are subject to change without notice. LumaPix and FotoFusion are trademarks of LumaPix. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.


(First posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 13:41 EST)

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