Adobe releases PhotoShop Album
Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource
(Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 20:50 EST)
A press release today announces that Adobe Systems Inc. is now shipping PhotoShop Album, its solution to organising your digital images.
Costing US$49.99 / CDN$79, previews of the software are available on
. As well as the ability to categorise, search and view your photos, there is also basic image editing (cropping and a selection of "one-click fixes"), plus the ability to make slideshows, print or email photos, order prints online, create PDF files containing your images, and even burn CDs or DVDs without the need for extra software.
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Original Source Press Release:
Adobe Photoshop Album Now Available
New Software for Active Picture Takers Delivers an Easy Way to Find, Fix, Share and Preserve a Lifetime of Memories
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Feb. 18, 2003 (NASDAQ: ADBE) - Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Album, new Windows®-based software that extends the legendary Photoshop product line to millions of digital camera users who need an easy way to find, fix, share and preserve their lifetime of photos. Consumers can now purchase Photoshop Album for US$49.99 on Adobe.com as well as at major retail outlets, including Amazon.com, Best Buy, Buy.com, Circuit City, CompUSA, Datavision, Fry's Electronics, J&R Music and Computer World, Micro Center, Office Depot, Sam's Club, and Staples.
Recognized by TechTV as the best new photography and imaging product at last month's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Photoshop Album software gathers thousands of digital photos for viewing in one convenient place - the photo well - and automatically organizes them by date. No matter where pictures are stored on a computer, it's simple to find any photo using the timeline view, which displays photos taken over a period of time, or the detailed calendar view, which shows the exact day and month when each moment was captured. Photoshop Album is the only consumer digital photography product to take full advantage of the ubiquity of Adobe Acrobat® Reader® and the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), creating a universally accessible way to share digital photos with friends and family. Most importantly, Photoshop Album is equipped with one-click photo backup to CD and DVD to ensure that memories can be preserved for future generations.
An easy-to-follow wizard helps users create slide shows, printed cards, calendars, and photo albums. Direct links to online partners, Shutterfly and MyPublisher.com, allow users to order high-quality prints and linen-covered hardbound photo books. Online services may vary worldwide.
"Photoshop Album takes digital photography far beyond film. It makes it easier and more fun to do what users want to do today with pictures," said Alexis Gerard, president of Future Image Inc. "Since the product thinks the way picture takers do, users will appreciate unprecedented control and access to their entire lifetime of photos, along with sharing options that enable visual communication with loved ones around the world."
Photoshop Album is the newest addition to the Photoshop family of digital imaging products from Adobe. Adobe meets the imaging needs of everyone involved in digital photography: Photoshop Album for active picture takers, Photoshop Elements for photo enthusiasts, and for image-editing professionals, Adobe Photoshop. Information concerning international availability, pricing and support policies is available at www.adobe.com.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated (www.adobe.com), the leader in network publishing, offers a comprehensive line of software for enterprise and creative professional customers. Its products enable customers to create, manage and deliver visually rich, compelling and reliable content. Based in San Jose, Calif., Adobe is one of the world's largest software companies.