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Extensis Ships Portfolio 6 For Creative Professionals

Portland, OR – February 25, 2002 – Extensis today announced the immediate availability of Portfolio 6 – its award-winning Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution. Portfolio 6 includes a suite of completely new features that make it the easiest and most effective way for professionals to share, organize, retrieve and distribute the digital files they create and use on a regular basis.

“Portfolio 6 flies in the face of traditional asset management,” said Joseph Schorr, senior product manager for Extensis. “While most DAM solutions are rigidly-structured and have a steep learning curve, Portfolio 6 was rebuilt from top to bottom to make sense in a creative environment. Never before has a full-featured asset management program been so easy to learn and to integrate seamlessly into an existing workflow. The free Mac OS X upgrade will make it easy for our customers to adopt Portfolio today, and continue using it without interruption as they move all their major software tools to Mac OS X later this year.”

Coming soon: Apple? Macintosh? OS X Version
Registered owners of Portfolio 6 will be eligible to receive a free upgrade to the Mac OS X version of Portfolio, which will ship later this year. Portfolio 6 currently operates in the Mac OS X Classic environment, allowing Mac OS X users to take advantage of the program’s powerful cataloging and file management features. The free upgrade this summer will bring the full Portfolio 6 feature set to Mac OS X.

“Most of our customers are professionals whose primary platform is still Mac OS 9,” said Schorr. “But as more and more key applications become available in Mac OS X, we know there’s going to be strong interest in a full migration to Mac OS X. We plan to have Portfolio for Mac OS X ready when creative professionals are really going to need it.” “FolderSync and the new Portfolio Express palette alone make Portfolio 6 a must-have upgrade,” said Avery Raskin of The Write Words, a beta-tester for Portfolio 6. “Portfolio is the must-have asset manager for every professional and I couldn’t imagine working without it.”

New Features in Portfolio 6:
FolderSync – Provides seamless integration with the existing file system by linking Portfolio catalogs to actual folders on disk, keeping them synchronized.

Portfolio Express Palette – Floating palette brings the digital library of files directly into the creative environment, providing instant access to files from anywhere on the users system.

Create Web Pages – Using preexisting, professionally-designed templates, web pages are built based on a users catalog contents with a few simple steps.

Collect & Publish – Automatically collects images, linking them to a new catalog and generating a browser in which to view the catalog.

Instant Cataloging – Allows users to select any file, folder or disk and instantly catalog it into the Portfolio system.

Elegant New Interface – A streamlined, revamped toolbar and other refinements.

Batch Renaming and Keywording – New cataloging option can rename files, add keywords, and fill in other field values on the fly as items are catalogued.

Auto Move/Copy – New cataloging option copies or moves files into a new directory as they are cataloged.

Saved Views – Save and apply customized view attributes such as fonts, colors, and borders to any gallery.

Power Field Editor – A new window lets users add, append, replace or delete values from any field with unprecedented ease.

Custom QuickFind – Performs find function across any user-defined combination of fields from within main catalog window.

Send via E-mail – E-mail assets from within Portfolio, using the sender’s default E-mail client.

Rotate Original – Changes orientation of original JPEGs, not just the thumbnails.

EXIF Support – Imports data stored in images created with digital cameras.

Pricing and Availability
The English version of Portfolio 6 is now available for download from the Extensis web site. Portfolio 6 is available for a suggested retail price starting at $199.95US for full product, $69.95 – $129.95US for upgrades from previous versions of Portfolio; competitive upgrades at $129.95US. Portfolio Server is available starting at a suggested retail price of $2499.95US, including 5 free copies of Portfolio 6 for Macintosh. French, German and Japanese language product will be available in the first half of 2002.

System Requirements
Portfolio 6 will support Macintosh Operating System 8.6 and higher. Portfolio 6 will support Windows 98 and higher, Windows NT Service Pack 6 or 6a or Windows 2000 Service Pack 2. Portfolio Server additionally requires Pentium with min. 32 MB of RAM.

 
 
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.

 
 
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Nicole Andergard
Extensis
503.274.2020 ext. 129
press@extensis.com