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Camera Bits' logo. Click here to visit the Camera Bits website! PRESS RELEASE: Camera Bits’ Photo Mechanic Promotional Offer to Wrap on April 30, 2011


Final Chance to Purchase the Industry Standard for Fast and Powerful Photo Workflow Software for Only $60

Portland, Oregon -- Camera Bits, Inc., a pioneer in the development of software for professional digital photographers, today announced its special promotion to celebrate the company's 15th anniversary will end on April 30, 2011. Until then, Camera Bits is offering single user licenses for the latest version of its popular photo workflow software, Photo Mechanic 4.6, at a significantly discounted price of $60.

Since debuting in 1998, Photo Mechanic has earned its reputation for being the most efficient and powerful workflow software for professional photographers. The software has become a mainstay for photojournalists seeking a reliable solution to help them efficiently browse, caption and manage large batches of digital images. In fact, the Associated Press and other news organizations have standardized their workflow on Photo Mechanic. In addition to time-crunched pros, photo enthusiasts have embraced the software for its ease-of-use and features such as geo-tagging and upload templates for popular photo sharing websites.

“Camera Bits is offering this special promotion price in order to share the software, which professional photographers have long considered a must-have, with a widening audience of photo enthusiasts and smaller photography organizations,” says Dennis Walker, president and founder of Camera Bits.

“The 15th anniversary of Photo Mechanic represents a milestone, and we are proud of our ability to consistently improve upon our celebrated software.”

Version 4.6 incorporates many of Photo Mechanic’s most popular features, including Live Ingest, batch captioning, geo-tagging and upload templates to services like SmugMug and Flickr. The special offer does not include the standard one-year free upgrade period that is offered for new or upgrade licenses. Only updates for Photo Mechanic versions within the 4.6.x series (including the upcoming 4.6.7 update) will be available at no cost. Licenses for future versions of Photo Mechanic beyond the 4.6.x series will require the purchase of a standard upgrade license. Discounts for multiple licenses and for educational licenses do not apply to this offer.

System requirements for a Mac are Mac OS X 10.6.x, 10.5.8, or 10.4.11. PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel; for a PC, Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP with Service Pack 1 -- 3; Intel Pentium 3 1.2GHz, AMD Athlon 1200 or higher. For questions about using Photo Mechanic on your computer, please contact Camera Bits at support@camerabits.com.

About Camera Bits
Camera Bits is a pioneering provider of software for professional digital photographers. Technology visionary and president/CEO Dennis Walker founded the company in 1996 with a simple purpose - design powerful, intuitive software that will improve the workflow of the digital photographer. Among the first of Camera Bits' innovative developments were the unified color artifact and noise filter Quantum Mechanic, moiré pattern reducer Moiré Eraser, and "banding" noise filter Band Aide. The success of programs led to the development of the prize member of the Camera Bits' digital arsenal, Photo Mechanic, a photo browser and workflow accelerator that to-date is unmatched in its vast capabilities. To learn more about the history of Camera Bits, the technology behind its software, the man behind it all, on how to apply for educational discount, please visit www.camerabits.com or call (503) 547-2800.


(First posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 17:44 EDT)

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