Extensis Launches pxl SmartScale for Precise Scaling of Photographic Images
|Portland, Ore. — July 10, 2003 — Extensis Inc., today announced the launch of pxl SmartScale, a new Photoshop plug-in for increasing the resolution of digital images without compromising quality. Powered by Celartem, Inc.’s advanced scaling technology, PixelLive™, SmartScale offers easy, intuitive image scaling up to 1600% with no discernable loss in printed quality.
From digital photographers to graphic designers, creative professionals who manipulate digital images using Adobe ? Photoshop? will benefit from SmartScale’s easy-to-use scaling interface. While seeing results in a real-time preview, users can scale and crop images, adjust sharpness, edge detail and edge contrast settings without ever leaving the Photoshop environment.
“SmartScale is a breakthrough in scaling technology,” said Lisa McCormack, SmartScale product manager for Extensis. “Until now, creative professionals needed to rescan original negatives or use cumbersome software in order to create satisfactory images. Now with SmartScale users have an intuitive, easy-to-use software that delivers best-in-class results.”
Using Celartem’s patent-pending PixelLive™ technology, SmartScale increases image resolution while preserving the original color brightness and edge geometry. This information is then applied to the scaling process creating highest quality press-ready results.
About pxl SmartScale
Pricing and Availability
French, German and Japanese versions will be available in Q3 of 2003.
SmartScale will also support Microsoft Windows 98, 2000 and XP, Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1 or higher, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 or higher, and requires a Pentium III, 4 or faster processor with 128 MB of system RAM (256 suggested).
|About Extensis, Inc.
Extensis Inc., a Celartem company, is the world’s 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: Suitcase and Font Reserve for font management, Portfolio for asset management, and plug-in enhancements for Photoshop and QuarkXPress. 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., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, please visit our website at http://cde.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.
503.274.2020 ext. 129