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Extensis Ships Mask Pro 3

Portland, Ore. — February 18, 2003 — Extensis today announced the immediate availability of Mask Pro 3, a significant upgrade to Extensis’ award winning masking and selection tool software for Adobe Photoshop.

A pioneer in the plug-in arena, Extensis has once again redefined masking and selecting capabilities in Adobe Photoshop. Key features of this latest release include new color decontamination technology and color selection tools, as well as a more robust and intuitive toolset. The foundation of this major revision is an entirely new masking engine, allowing users to flawlessly handle the most complex masking jobs.

“Masking challenges, especially those involving complex edges with semi-transparent objects like smoke, glass and hair, are limitless,” said Lisa McCormack, product manager, Extensis. “Mask Pro has been fully updated to offer an entire suite of powerful new tools to address any masking challenge and to facilitate creation of flawless, real life masks.”

Boxed Macintosh versions of Mask Pro 3 will be available in late February. A Windows version will follow mid-year 2003; international versions are slated for release shortly after their English release. All versions will be available for purchase through the Extensis website at http://cde.extensis.com/maskpro and other sales channels.

Top Features in Mask Pro 3

  • Color Decontamination for improved edge transparency — New feature. Greatly improves masking of semi-transparent objects like hair, smoke or glass without sacrificing the quality of the image.
  • Keep/Drop Highlighting — New feature. Easy-to-use highlighter tools offer users quick definition of “keep and drop” areas within an image.
  • Enhanced Touchup Tools and Controls — New feature. Blur and chisel tools provide users with powerful global and local control of mask edges.
  • Most advanced color-matching technology available — Improved color-matching technology creates masks based on keep/drop color areas generating the most accurate and color-correct masks.
  • Real-time preview — Unlike any other masking product on the market, Mask Pro 3 allows users to view results on the fly.
  • OS X compatibility.

About Mask Pro
Extensis Mask Pro is productivity plug-in for Adobe Photoshop that uses advanced color matching and decontamination technology, giving users the ability to create flawless, real-life masks from any image, regardless of complexity. The improved feature set in Mask Pro 3 offers better control over edge transparency and background color spill. Mask Pro 3 also boasts the most robust and intuitive toolset on the market. For more information on Mask Pro please visit: http://cde.extensis.com/maskpro.

Pricing and Availability
The English version of Mask Pro 3 will be available for download from the Extensis web site in February 2003, and is available for a suggested retail price starting at $199.95US for full product and $99.95US for upgrades from previous versions of Mask Pro. In addition, a competitive upgrade to Mask Pro 3 is available for a suggested retail price starting at $169.95.

French, German and Japanese versions of Mask Pro 3 for Macintosh will be available in April 2003.

A Windows version of Mask Pro 3 will be available in mid-year 2003, followed by French, German and Japanese Windows versions in Q3 2003.

System Requirements
Mask Pro 3 for Mac supports OS X (v 10.1.5 or higher) as well as OS 9.2.2, Adobe Photoshop 6.0.1 and Photoshop 7.01 and higher, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 and requires a Macintosh PowerPC G3, G4, or G4 dual processor with 128 MB of system RAM.

About Extensis, Inc.
Extensis is a leading publisher of software and tools that extend the capabilities of creative professionals. Extensis’ award winning and industry standard products include: Suitcase for font management, Portfolio for asset management, PrintReady for preflight and file delivery, plug-in enhancements for Photoshop (Mask Pro, Intellihance, PhotoTools, PhotoFrame), and productivity enhancements for QuarkXPress (QX-Tools, QX-Effects, BeyondPress) Extensis was founded in 1993, by creative professionals for creative professionals, 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.comor call 1-800-796-9798.

About Celartem
Celartem Technology Inc. was established in 1996 to conduct research and development into storage and distribution technologies for digital images. It has developed, and sells VFZ technology, which allows digital images to be stored and distributed without any loss in resolution, and the Protected Archive Image Distribution System that allows digital images to be distributed over networks in a secure manner at original resolution. On December 11, 2001, Celartem was listed on the Osaka Securities Exchange, Hercules Market (Hercules: 4330). Please visit http://www.celartem.com for more information.

Wendy Abeel
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