ArcSoft Previews MAC OS X Version of PhotoStudio; PhotoStudio for Mac OS X Will Offer Advanced User-Friendly Interface, Increased Memory and More to Mac Users Worldwide.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 6, 2001
ArcSoft Inc., a leading digital imaging technology services and software provider to international Fortune 500 imaging companies, today announced plans to release a Mac OS X version of its award-winning, flagship photo-editing program, PhotoStudio, which is currently available on Macintosh operating systems (operating system) Macintosh Operating System - (Mac OS) Apple Computer, Inc.'s proprietary operating system for their Macintosh family of personal computers.
The part of the operating system that simulates the desktop is called "Finder. up to and including Mac OS 9.
"This upgraded version of PhotoStudio will give Mac enthusiasts the tools to perfect their digital images quickly and easily on the new platform without needing to splurge on a more expensive photo-editing product, said Michael Deng, President and Co-Founder of ArcSoft. "PhotoStudio for Mac OS X will offer all the amenities of a high-end, high-priced, photo-editing program at an affordable price. We expect to have retail availability in Summer 2001."
"Macintosh computers deliver the best digital imaging environment available, and with Mac OS X it's only going to get better, said Clent Richardson", Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. Apple is thrilled thrill
v. thrilled, thrill·ing, thrills
1. To cause to feel a sudden intense sensation; excite greatly.
2. To give great pleasure to; delight. See Synonyms at enrapture. that ArcSoft is ready to deliver an easy-to-use image editing Changing or improving graphics images. It typically refers to bitmapped images rather than vector graphics drawings. Using an image editor, images can be modified by an artist using pen, brush, airbrush and other "painting" tools. solution on Mac OS X.
ArcSoft strives to provide Mac users with innovative products that support Apple's tradition of supplying a cutting edge user experience combined with performance, quality and consumer friendliness, said Todd Todd , Sir Alexander Robertus 1907-1997.
British chemist. He won a 1957 Nobel Prize for his study of nucleic acids and nucleotide structures. Rumaner, ArcSoft's vice president of marketing and business development. PhotoStudio for Mac OS X provides users with technically advanced applications and significantly increased memory, packaged in a pleasing, graphically interesting and easy-to-use format.
About PhotoStudio for Mac OS X
The Mac OS X version of PhotoStudio will take advantage Mac OS X's Aqua user interface to provide users with a complete set of easy-to-use editing and retouching tools packaged in a user-friendly interface. The new program will include smoother document motion and streamlined performance, enabling people to easily experiment and perfect their digital images using a comprehensive kit of imaging and editing tools. An easily accessible icon on PhotoStudio can be placed on the Mac OS X's Dock, which gives users instant access to the applications they use the most.
Unlike its predecessors, PhotoStudio for Mac OS X supports dual processors to allow people to use other programs at the same time. In the past, people were unable to simultaneously run a QuickTime movie and work in the program. Using Mac OS X, users can be working in PhotoStudio and running a QuickTime movie or other program at the same time.
Once people have created a set of fun and creative photos, they will need a place to store and manage them. PhotoStudio for Mac OS X's album manager will expand its already significant memory to offer users increased capacity to archive more and larger images. In the album manager, users will be able to sort, store and retrieve image files, place them into multimedia presentations, or upload See download.
upload - /uhp'lohd/ To transfer programs or data over a digital communications link from a smaller or peripheral "client" system to a larger or central "host" one.
Opposite: download. them to ArcSoft's online photo-sharing destination, PhotoIsland.com.
PhotoStudio for Mac OS X version offers backward compatibility See backward compatible.
(jargon) backward compatibility - Able to share data or commands with older versions of itself, or sometimes other older systems, particularly systems it intends to supplant. to previous versions of Apple operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. .
ArcSoft is an international leader in providing interactive digital imaging/video software and Internet/network solutions to businesses (B2B (Business to Business) Refers to one business communicating with or selling to another. See B2B e-commerce, B2C and B2G.
B2B - business to business ) that enhance consumer's digital photography and multimedia imaging experience. Founded in 1994 and based in Fremont, Calif., ArcSoft's customers include leading global digital camera, printer, scanner (1) See also antivirus program.
(2) An optical device that reads a printed page or transparency and converts it into a graphics image for the computer. The scanner does not recognize or differentiate in any manner the content of the material it is scanning. , photography, computer and consumer electronic manufacturers. The PhotoIsland Network System is powering some of the most intriguing in·trigue
a. A secret or underhand scheme; a plot.
b. The practice of or involvement in such schemes.
2. A clandestine love affair.
v. photo-centric networks and Internet Internet
Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the sites in the industry. Today, the company has Research and Development centers in California's Silicon Valley and Hangzou, China, as well as Sales and Support offices in Asia, Europe and the Americas. For more information visit www.arcsoft.com.
Note to Editors: ArcSoft, ArcSoft PhotoStudio and PhotoIsland are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ArcSoft, Inc.