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ArcSoft PhotoStudio Wins Excellence In Imaging Award

LAS VEGAS -- ArcSoft, Inc., a leading digital imaging software company and creators of (, announced today that PhotoStudio2000 has won the Excellence in Imaging Award sponsored by Popular Science Magazine at this year's Digital Focus event. A finalist in the Consumer Image Editing Software category, PhotoStudio 2000 is a full-featured, dynamic photo-editing program that gives users the ability to edit, retouch and perfect their digital images. In addition, PhotoStudio 2000 is the only photo editing software on the market that lets users upload and download their images to the Internet via Arcsoft's photo-sharing and archiving Web site.

"We are extremely honored that PhotoStudio has won this prestigious award," said Joseph Bollentini, executive vice president and chief operating officer of ArcSoft. "We're honored the industry recognizes PhotoStudio as an innovative product that offers users an extensive and impressive feature-set at an affordable price."

"ArcSoft's PhotoStudio 2000 provides a powerful range of tools that appeals to consumer photographers who really care about their images," said Chris O'Malley, Editor of DigitalFocus. "Its image management and layering features give it the feel of professional photo-imaging software, but with an easy to use desktop interface."

Feature Set

PhotoStudio 2000's feature set allows the user to work with:

Moreover, PhotoStudio includes a Studio Assistant with step-by-step instructions, Tips of The Day and detailed Help files to guide users through the program. The Studio Assistant also includes a Do It For Me Button that automatically applies the features of the topic discussed to the active image. For example, if the user calls on the Studio Assistant to go through the steps involved with the Emboss feature, the Do It For Me Button will automatically appear, and with one click the active image is embossed. Completely integrated with ArcSoft's PhotoIsland photo-sharing site, the program lets users instantly upload and download their images to the web.

About ArcSoft

Founded in 1994 and based in Fremont, Calif., ArcSoft develops and markets digital imaging and video software products designed for the creation of business graphics, consumer photo editing, multimedia, and Internet publishing. ArcSoft believes in competitively priced, high-quality software products for the retail market. Special edition versions are also included as dual platform (PC/Mac) bundles with popular PC and electronics products like digital cameras, color printers and scanners. ArcSoft's OEM customers are leading digital camera, printer, scanner and computer manufacturers.

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