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PRESS RELEASE: SeeFile 4.5, affordable DAM software that replaces FTP, to be released at Drupa

Boston, MA – May 22, 2008 – SeeFile Software, the leading developer of affordable collaborative DAM software, is pleased to announce the next release of its digital asset management product, Seefile 4.5. Customer shipments and demo downloads are available starting June 1. The product will be demonstrated by Pro2Col, SeeFile's UK distributor, at the Drupa Innovation Parc, Hall 7.0, Creative Production Parc E.

New features in this release include:

  • Improved performance (Making use of new 10.5 Leopard technology)
  • Automatic User Expiration for temporary access
  • Share any volume or folder visible by OSX
  • Superior management of metadata fields
  • Better support for video file formats
  • Support for a wide range of camera RAW formats
SeeFile 4.5 focuses on making the user experience both on the administrative side and client side more fluid. SeeFile runs as webserver software on any OSX Mac, turning it into a "live" web server that provides a continuous view of all digital files saved on the hard disk. SeeFile replaces FTP servers with an elegant web interface, so there is no need for FTP software on the client side. SeeFile 4.5 can also be a handy Digital Asset Management solution with one location for media files, easy to back up and to organize. The solution also includes communication tools and approval features, making it a must-have for everyone from creative professionals to multinationals.

Key users of the software include:
  • Printers
  • Advertising agencies
  • Video production houses
  • Commercial photographers
  • Photo Imagers
One user of the software, Igor Perchuk, president of Image Source Productions, has been able to replace both clumsy FTP transfers and limited email attachments with Seefile. "My customers are able to review and download proofs if I allow them to, upload their own graphical files to the same folders, and communicate approvals with a click. It's a phenomenal way to handle a range of client communication issues that in the past, have really limited small graphics firms like mine. I've been looking for something like this for years."

Pricing and Availability
The software is retail priced from 499 to 5,495 Euro, depending on number of user licenses. For customers who don't have a Mac available to act as the server, SeeFile and its distributors provide bundles with Mac Mini hardware - easy to integrate to any network.

About SeeFile Software
SeeFile LLC is a software development company based in Boston. SeeFile has received rave reviews from a number of graphics and photography magazines, including Seybold Reports, Fortune Small Business, Studio Photography and Design, Shutterbug and Big Picture Magazine.

(First posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 14:30 EDT)

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