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PRESS RELEASE: New KODAK EASYSHARE Software Version 5.0 Makes Organizing, Editing, Sharing and Printing Digital Pictures Simpler Than Ever
Compatible with all Popular Digital Camera Brands; Download Full Version for Free at http://www.kodak.com/go/easysharesw/
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 9 -- Eastman Kodak Company today introduced KODAK EASYSHARE Software Version 5.0 - free, simple-to-use software that helps people effortlessly organize, edit, share and print their digital pictures. Packed with innovative new features, version 5.0 makes it even easier for people of all skill levels to do more with their pictures. The English-language WINDOWS OS version is immediately available for free download at www.kodak.com/go/easysharesw. Other languages and the MACINTOSH OS version will be available this summer.
The software is compatible with all popular brands of digital cameras, as well as the most widely used digital picture/video file formats.
"KODAK EASYSHARE Software is the most popular, no-cost digital picture software title in the world, with more than 22 million highly-satisfied users since its initial launch in 2001," said Craig McGowan, digital systems manager at Kodak. "Version 5.0 gives people even more ways to organize, print and share their pictures, while retaining Kodak's hallmark ease-of-use."
With new video editing tools, KODAK EASYSHARE Software v5.0 gives people the ability to trim, splice, rotate and add music to digital videos made with their cameras. Improved picture editing options make it easy to automatically reduce red eye and enhance images at the touch of a button.
A new 'Scene Effects' tool can even change the mood of pictures, providing greater control over each image's appearance. For those who want to exercise even more creativity, the 'Express Upload' feature makes one-click simple to send an album to the KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery (formerly Ofoto) for designing photo books, custom prints, calendars, greeting cards and more.
Effortless, intuitive organization tools help users quickly find and view their pictures. A new slider control saves time by allowing people to dynamically scale thumbnails and digital albums so that more pictures can be viewed at once. The 'Smart Transfer' feature with duplicate picture detection prevents inadvertently storing multiple copies of the same image, saving hard drive space and eliminating confusion.
Sharing options have also been increased in version 5.0. Owners of recent KODAK EASYSHARE digital cameras can synchronize their favorite pictures between the camera's memory and EASYSHARE Software, turning cameras into portable picture galleries for on-the-go sharing. All users can now more efficiently share pictures with the people they e-mail most often by creating custom e-mail groups in the integrated address book. Improved CD and DVD burning capabilities help people share and store more pictures.
In addition, EASYSHARE Software is leading the way into wireless digital photography through its' support of the forthcoming KODAK EASYSHARE-ONE digital camera and printer dock, both of which are Wi-Fi compatible.
The award-winning KODAK EASYSHARE digital photography system - consisting of cameras, printer docks and camera docks, online services, software, photo papers, and accessories - makes taking, organizing, sharing, and printing high quality digital pictures effortless. Further information on KODAK EASYSHARE products is available at www.kodak.com/go/EasyShare.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images - for memories, for information, for business, and for entertainment. With sales of $13.5 billion in 2004, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on four businesses: Digital & Film Imaging Systems - providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Health - supplying the medical and dental professions with traditional and digital imaging and information systems, IT solutions and services; Graphic Communications - providing customers with a range of solutions for prepress, traditional and digital printing, and document scanning and multi-vendor IT services; and Display & Components - supplying original equipment manufacturers with imaging sensors as well as intellectual property and materials for the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and LCD display industries. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.
Kodak, EasyShare and EasyShare-One are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.
(First posted on Friday, June 10, 2005 at 13:00 EDT)