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Micro Research's 3D Album Commercial Suite. Courtesy of Micro Research, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. PRESS RELEASE: Micro Research announces 3D-Album Commercial Suite

3D Presentations for Pro Photographers, Graphics Designers, Artists, & Sales Reps

Includes Commercial License for Distribution and Sale of Personal CDs or DVDs

NY, NY, November 5, 2003 - Micro Research II, the developer of the award-winning 3D-Album, announced today 3D-Album Commercial Suite for professional photographers, videographers, advertising & multimedia designers, and business professionals for use in weddings and photo shoots, portfolios, digital cataloguing, yearbooks, advertising and sales presentations.

3D-Album Commercial Suite includes a commercial license for distribution of CDs, DVDs, albums, catalogs, screensavers, and customized programs. A professional photographer may create a wedding presentation using 3D-Album and copy it to multiple CDs or DVDs for sale. Businesses can take advantage of 3D-Album's graphic power to create exciting promotional presentations and catalogs that can be copied to a CD or a DVD to be given to existing or potential customers.

The perfect tool for professionals to package their photo, art, video, music, voiceovers, and text creations through a DVD or CD multimedia presentation, 3D-Album Commercial Suite includes all the features a professional needs for their presentation, including a photo editor, photo organizer, album creator, page layout & printer feature. With 3D-Album, a photographer's portfolio will come alive with creative animated 3D presentations which captivate audiences.

3D-Album Commercial Suite's sophisticated photo organizer allows for quick sorting, grouping, searching, touching up and batching of photos. Output can be rendered to video, and video and photos can be combined in a presentation. Users have precise timing control features, professional photo editing functions, full-featured vector tools, and a contents library to help them make the ideal presentation, album, or catalog. Other pro features include special composition templates for commercial display and production and a wide selection of ready-to-use templates for catalog and album printing. Encryption and password protection are also supplied.

The original personal edition of 3D-Album, with its multiple 3D animated presentation styles, has been recognized by reviewers and consumers as an exciting alternative to software that provides only static slideshows, flipping albums, or slight animation. Customers can choose from over 100 animated presentation styles for all occasions, and add music, text and voiceover to make professional looking photo presentations that can be copied to a CD, emailed, or uploaded to a website.

3D-Album Commercial Suite is available immediately for Windows for $299 from Office Depot and other retailers and online at www.3d-album.com toll free phone: (877) 233-2528.

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3D-Album Commercial Suite Features

Album Creation:
Instantly create presentations with your images/photos, music, voiceover and text.
Choose from more than 100 presentation themes for all purposes.
Use an unlimited number of images/photos.
Make presentations in desktop application, pop-play CDs, email, web page or screensavers.
Combine multiple themes into one presentation.
Convert presentations into DVD, SVCD, VCD ready files.
Encryption and password protection support.
Content libraries that make each presentation theme more flexible.
Precision control over timing and animation.
Mixer styles for different purposes, such as commercial displays, production of videos, digital catalogs, and interactive multimedia authoring.
Option to loop or stop after the last photo is displayed. Independent sequential/random control of photos and music.
Hotspot area support. Specify a particular area of an image to be engaged to take actions such as playing sound or video, displaying information, opening another document, or linking to your web site.

Create annotations with category, place, calendar, keyword, voice, copyright, and footnote.
Automatically manages categories. Drag and drop photos to change categories. Browse photos in a category tree the same way as you browse a normal folder tree.
Provides convenient and flexible off-line stock image reference.
Group renaming with various flexible and convenient renaming rules.
Group tagging and annotation.
Drag and drop to arrange order. Unique docking feature lets you easily handle folders with a large number of photos.
Supports EXIF tags.
Defines batch processing including format conversion, auto sizing, renaming, overlays, touch-up, and cropping.

Photo Editor:
Efficient batch editing to boost productivity.
Hundreds of different brushes ranging from basic artistic paint tools to advanced image groups, particles, vectors, and plant hoses.
Touch-up brushes for basic functions such as smoothing, crisping, reducing noise, ironing wrinkles, removing red-eye and for wild effects such as impressionist and 3D distortions.
A wide range of filters and special effects.
Interactive vector gradient and mesh fill tool.
Artistic text creator including vector and 3D texts.

Page Layout & Printing:
Select from a huge number of page templates to create page layout quickly.
Interactive photo arrangement tools that let you quickly switch, align, distribute, reposition, resize, and rotate photos.
Select from a huge number of decorative frames and paper textures.
Hypertext overlay and editor.
Vector overlay and editor.
Text automation for page header, footer and photo text.

Video Features:
Convert albums into DVD, SVCD and VCD ready files.
Produce video in AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, Windows Media and RealVideo formats.

(First posted on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 16:55 EST)

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