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iView Multimedia's logo. Click here to visit the iView Multimedia website! PRESS RELEASE: iView® Launches iView Media™

Quickest, Easiest Way to Manage, Share and Save Your Photos . . . and Your Videos, Graphics and Music -- Available Now for both Windows and Mac-based Computers

LONDON, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- iView Multimedia (iView) today announced the immediate availability of iView Media for Windows®- and Mac®-based computers. Designed for a consumer audience, iView Media is based on the company's award-winning iView MediaPro, which is widely used by photographers, graphic designers, and other media professionals. iView Media is easy to use and powerful. It allows users to manage, share and protect their whole inventory of digital media -- including photos, graphics, video and music clips.

According to InfoTrends Research Group, low end, sub-$1,000 digital cameras worldwide will reach 51 million units in 2007. In-Stat/MDR predicts that worldwide portable digital music players will grow to over 36 million. And by the end of 2003, DVDs will be in more than half of U.S. homes, according to the DVD Entertainment Group. The rapid rise of these affordable digital imaging and audio devices is creating unprecedented opportunities for consumers to capture not only their media favorites, but also the important moments in their lives.

Find it. Share it.

iView Media permits users to manage photos, music, graphic images, video and music on their computer hard disks, CDs, servers or the world wide web. Its efficient, economical design means that it takes little space on a computer's hard drive. It supports more than 70 different file types from JPEG to DV to Movies and reads metadata standards such as EXIF, QT and IPTC. Its friendly, intuitive look and feel makes managing a wide range of media easy and fun. With iView Media, you can:

  • Easily find photos, movies, sounds and other media
  • Organize by searchable tags
  • Sort by simple characteristics -- not only date, but also event or location
  • Share photos, movies, sounds and other media with friends and family
  • Create slide shows with audio soundtracks
  • Instantly play back movies, QTVR and music in any view
  • Automatically generate Web galleries of photos and movies
  • Store and protect precious photos, audio, video and other media files with back-up feature
"iView began by providing professional digital media management solutions on Macintosh computers when there were none," said Mike Vieyra, chief executive officer of iView Multimedia Ltd. "We've had many users ask us both for a Windows version of our software and for a more affordable entry-level product. With the launch of iView Media on both Windows and Macintosh we are responding to our users' demands. As we grow, we are committed to delivering a better, more affordable way of managing, sharing and storing the sounds and images of the digital lifestyle."

Pricing and Availability

iView Media for Windows and iView Media for Mac are available now at $29.95 and are available for sale on www.iview-multimedia.com. Supported operating systems include Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS 9 and OS X.

iView MediaPro for Mac is available for sale on www.iview-multimedia.com and through local distributors and retailers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Asia Pacific and Australia.

A Windows-based version of iView MediaPro is planned for later this year. Those who purchase iView Media now will be credited its value against the purchase of iView MediaPro for Windows. This offers Windows users the opportunity to try iView Media and upgrade later if they want more advanced professional features.

About iView Multimedia

iView Multimedia is a software development and publishing company based in the U.K. It publishes media asset management software that allows users to organize and catalog rich media assets such as photos, digital camera files, graphics, movies, sounds, MP3s, fonts and more. The software runs on Mac OS9, Mac OS X and Windows platforms (98/ME/2000/XP), and is used by home users, hobbyists and professionals alike.

From the very first release of the product in 1996 to the present, the company has attracted a reputation as the market-leading innovator in its field. It continues to enhance this reputation, and its products are widely recognized as best of breed. In December 2002, iView MediaPro was awarded a MacWorld Eddy for "product excellence and outstanding technological innovation." More information is available at http://www.iview-multimedia.com

Note to editors: iView, the iView logo, iView Multimedia, iView Media, and iView MediaPro are either registered trademarks or trademarks of iView Multimedia, Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

(First posted on Monday, April 28, 2003 at 13:54 EDT)

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