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FlashFoto Inc.'s logo. Click here to visit the FlashFoto website! PRESS RELEASE: FlashFoto, Inc. Releases Smart Design 1.1 – Updated version enables intelligent auto-flow of customer images across multiple frames for photo books and greeting cards.


Oakland, CA, April 5th 2010 — FlashFoto, Inc today announced the immediate availability of the Smart Design 1.1 software library. Smart Design is the ultimate library for placing images of people into complex frame shapes or for determining the cropping location for images that have to be printed at new or multiple aspect ratios.

Smart Design 1.1 introduces a new feature, complementary value scoring. With this new scoring system, Smart Design can process numerous images and various aperture shapes and sizes in a photo book or greeting card and determine which image will best fit into which aperture shape. This allows the library to automatically sort through multiple images and find the best fit with a greeting card or to intelligently flow images into a photo book. Version 1.1 also introduces a new person detection system that is even more accurate while rarely reporting “false positives”. Smart Design is now multi-threaded to take full advantage of modern dual core processor architecture as well as multiple processors in a computer or server, delivering faster results.

“The next generation of photo gift applications will need to be more approachable by a wider audience and make the creation process quick and easy,” said Stephen Giordano, Jr., president of Lucidiom Inc. “Smart Design delivers this new, easy to use experience.”

Smart Design is a library built to detect people in an image and determine either the best location to crop an image for any aspect ratio or to determine the best fit for an image into a greeting card or photo book aperture. The library can be implemented into a computer application like a kiosk or can be used as a web service. Smart Design is perfect for automating the placement of images for photo gifts, making these applications and web sites an easy and simple experience for end-users.

For additional information, contact: dan.prochazka@flashfotoinc.com

About FlashFoto, Inc.
FlashFoto Inc., started in 2007, develops products using patent-pending technology that detects people in images, separates the subject from the background and enables the creating of new photo products in real time.

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(First posted on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 15:38 EDT)

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