Original Source Press Release:
Olympus: New software for SLRs, PEN series|
(Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 19:01 EDT)
Olympus has announced that it will soon launch its new Viewer 2 software globally, as a replacement for the previous Olympus Studio 2 application.
From early May 2010, Olympus Viewer 2 will be available free of charge to existing Studio 2 users, as well as for owners of Olympus' E-series digital SLRs or PEN-series single-lens direct view models.
Changes in Olympus Viewer 2 compared to Studio 2 include support for the PEN E-PL1 digital camera, as well as for Microsoft's Windows 7 and Apple's OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating systems. There's also support for Raw files shot using the PL1's Gentle Sepia art filter, as well as the P2's Diorama and Cross Process filters.
In the Japanese market, Olympus has indicated that Studio 2 will no longer be available to download after April 27, 2010. The company also recently replaced its Master 2 software with the Olympus [ib] package on the Windows platform. Olympus Master 2 remains available for Mac users shooting with Olympus compact digital cameras, as the company has stated that it does not intend to provide an [ib] equivalent for Mac OS.
Two (rather low-res) examples of Olympus' Viewer 2 application in use.
Screenshots provided by Olympus Corp.
|Olympus Viewer 2 boosts PEN software package|
Hamburg, 15 April 2010 – Olympus is to release Olympus Viewer 2, the new software for editing and selecting photos and movies, and RAW file development. The successor to Olympus Master 2 and Olympus Studio 2 also delivers Art Filter effects for RAW development as well as enhanced OS compatibility. It will be available to E-System and PEN users as a free download from Olympus websites from early May 2010.
Olympus Viewer 2 offers the full range of image processing and management tools. In addition to Olympus Studio 2 favourites such as the Light Box and e-Portrait functions for RAW development, it enables PEN camera users to process RAW development files using all the Art Filter effects incorporated in their respective camera. With its editing, selection and RAW development features, the new software perfectly complements the [ib] file management software that comes supplied with the groundbreaking E-PL1. It is also fully compatible with the latest operating systems, including Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard.