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Logo courtesy of PixelGenius. http://www.pixelgenius.com PRESS RELEASE: Pixel Genius LLC announces the release of PhotoKit-EL3

PhotoKit-EL3 is a Photoshop® Elements® 3.0 Automate Plug-in that gives youall the wonders of a darkroom without the chemicals, letting you achieve thesame effects on digital images that you once could only do in a darkroom,With a retail price of $39.95, PhotoKit-EL3 offers a comprehensive toolkitfor all Elements 3.0 users on both Macintosh and Windows.

PhotoKit-EL3 is an Automate Plug-in, a new breed of plug-ins for AdobePhotoshop Elements that allows custom programming to drive Elementsautomatically call. The PhotoKit-EL3 toolkit offers accurate digitalreplications of traditional darkroom effects such as tone adjustment, colorbalance adjustment, and conversion to grayscale. But it also offers effectsthat are difficult or even impossible to achieve in a traditional darkroom,such as sharpening to improve detail and graduated tone adjustments toimprove specific areas in an image.

PhotoKit-EL3's image enhancements and adjustments are easy to use. ChoosePhotoKit-EL3 from the Automation Tools sub-menu, then a simple dialog letsyou see the PhotoKit-EL3 tool sets from which you can easily select thedesired image effect and let PhotoKit-EL3 do the work.

PhotoKit-EL3 provides the following effect modules:

* Color Corrections provides 14 warming, cooling and color correctioneffects.

* Tone Corrections offers a set of 28 different tone correction effects tofix common problems.

* Darken Gradations offers 12 localized darkening gradations to adjust yourimages.

* Lighten Gradations offers 12 localized lightening gradations to adjustyour images.

* Sharpen & Smooth offers 13 effects to enhance your image by sharpeningdetail or smoothing noise.

* Photo Effects offers a set of 28 effects to replicate common photo effectssuch as adding grain, diffusion and fog, blurring edges, hard and soft rulesand vignettes.

* Color To B&W offers 6 methods of converting your color image tomonochromatic B&W.

* B&W Toning provides 5 toning effects to replicate traditions darkroomwork such as Sepia tone, Cold tone, Selenium tone, Platinum tone and Browntone.

All PhotoKit-EL Effects create a new layer labeled with the name of theeffect, leaving the original underlying image untouched, so it's always safeto experiment. PhotoKit-EL never, ever, changes the underlying image data.By far the easiest way to learn what PhotoKit-EL Effects do is to try thedemo from the PhotoKit-EL Web Store so you can try before you buy.

For additional information about PhotoKit-EL3, please see the product pageat:

PixelGenius offers fully functional NFR versions of our products forqualified authors to test and review.

About PixelGenius; Founded in 2001, Pixel Genius, LLC. is a collaboration ofindustry leading experts dedicated to creating leading edge products andservices for the photographic and digital imaging industries. PixelGenius isheadquartered in Chicago, Illinois USA.

Company Principals: Martin Evening, Bruce Fraser, Seth Resnick, AndrewRodney, Jeff Schewe and Mike Skurski.

PixelGenius, LLC 624 West Willow Street Chicago, IL 60614 312-951-6334

(First posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 00:19 EST)

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