|Photokina, Cologne, Germany – September 27, 2004 – Extensis Inc. today announced an update to its Pro Photo Raw Image Filter for Portfolio 7. The updated filter will be a free upgrade for registered owners of Extensis’ digital asset management (DAM) solution for organizing digital photos, illustrations, page layouts and presentations.
With the Pro Photo Raw Image Filter, Portfolio generates high-quality thumbnails and previews from the unprocessed raw image files created by professional digital cameras from Nikon, Olympus, Kodak, Canon, Fuji, Konica-Minolta, Pentax and Imacon. With the Pro Photo Raw Image Filter, Portfolio 7 can extract EXIF metadata and IPTC from the Raw files, create thumbnails for displaying the images in catalogs, and generate high-resolution JPEG previews on the fly for detailed viewing, printing, slideshows and QuickTime movies.
“There have been rapid developments in the digital camera industry since we released our first Raw camera support for Portfolio last year,” said Dan Harlacher, Extensis Portfolio product manager. “With this update, professional photographers now have the Raw camera support they demand for keeping pace with the new camera developments without losing the ability to preview, keyword, organize and sort thousands of images within Portfolio without getting bogged down in a lengthy conversion process.”
Many pro-level photographers produce digital photos in Raw format because it preserves 100 percent of the color and tonal range data captured by the camera’s light-sensitive computer chip in an uncompressed, lossless form. Raw files can serve as digital “negatives” or master images that can later be converted into more standard formats (such as TIFF or JPEG) with a variety of tools that give the photographer control over how the original data is ultimately rendered.
The Pro Photo Raw Image filter for Portfolio is powered by technology from Bibble Labs, one of the leading developers of raw image processing software.
“We are pleased to once again combine the power of Bibble Labs’ Raw image processing technology with Portfolio’s unique digital asset management solution,” said Eric Hyman CEO of Bibble Labs.
The following cameras and file formats are supported by the updated Pro Photo Raw Image Filter for Portfolio 7:
- Nikon – D1/D1x/D1h/D100, D70/D2h
- Fuji S2 Pro/S7000Z
- Olympus – E10/E20/E1/C5050/C5060
- Kodak – DCS 14n/DCS 760C/DCS 760M/720X/ Pro Back/Pro Back Plus/Pro Back 645 for Contax, Mamiva and Hasselblad H1/DCS SLR/n/DCS SLR/c
- Canon – EOS D30/ EOS D60/ EOS 10D/ EOS 1D/ EOS 1Ds/ EOS 1D Mark II/ EOS Digital Rebel/300D/Kiss/ Powershot G5/ Powershot G3/Powershot G2/ Powershot G1/ Powershot S50/ Powershot S45/ Powershot S40/ Powershot S30/ Powershot Pro90 IS
- Konica-Minolta – A1/A2
- Pentax – *ist D
- Imacon – (extracts 680X680 preview and metadata only. Extensis recommends the newest version of Flexcolor for proper metadata support) Flexframe 3020/Flexframe 4040/All iXpress Backs/ All Flextight Scanners using FFF format.
Support for additional cameras will be added in the future.
Pricing and Availability
The Pro Photo Raw Image Filter for Portfolio will be available by Q4 2004 via download from the Extensis website and is free of charge for registered Portfolio 7 users. Portfolio 7 is available for a suggested retail price of $199.95US for full product.
About Portfolio 7
The Portfolio suite of Digital Asset Management (DAM) products is designed to meet the needs of the most demanding content creation workgroups through four components: Portfolio Client, Portfolio Server, Portfolio NetPublish and Portfolio SQL Connect. Portfolio provides powerful Client/Server digital asset management for both desktops and networked workgroups, allowing collaborative teams to organize, find and share digital files quickly.
About Extensis, Inc.
Extensis Inc., a Celartem company, is a leading provider of software solutions that empower digital asset creators and users. Extensis’ award winning products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include: Portfolio for digital asset management and Suitcase and Font Reserve for font management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Celartem Technology USA Inc., a division of Celartem Technology Inc., Japan (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, please visit our website at http://cde.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.
Celartem Technology, Inc, develops and sells innovative technologies for storage, access and distribution of rich media content. Celartem has developed technology in the areas of digital image compression, scalable image viewing and secure content distribution and management. Celartem is listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules:4330. Established in 1996, Celartem is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has a wholly owned subsidiary, Celartem Technology USA INC. with headquarters in New York. Celartem also operates in the US and Europe through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Extensis, Inc. and LizardTech Inc.
About Bibble Labs
Located in Austin, Texas, Bibble Labs was founded in 2000 to develop technologies and software for high quality processing of raw files from a wide variety of digital cameras. Bibble Labs stand-alone products are used by thousands of photographers all over the world to quickly and accurately process their raw photos. It’s technologies and expertise are increasingly becoming the standard other companies turn to when they wish to embed raw image processing technology in their products. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.bibblelabs.com. Licensing inquiries may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.