SPINAKER DEBUTS PFS:POWERALBUM; NEW WINDOWS PROGRAM IS THE QUICKEST AND EASIEST WAY TO ORGANIZE, PREVIEW AND ACCESS COMPUTER CLIP ART
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Spinnaker Software has eliminated "hide-and-seek" graphics-retrieval with PFS:PowerAlbum for Windows, which provides users with a simple and practical way to organize, preview and access disparate clip art, scans, images and drawings. In addition to the image organizer, PFS:PowerAlbum for Windows also includes 1,000 color clip art images which can augment a user's existing image library or provide a new user with a ready-made clip art solution. "Remembering which directory a clip art image or scan resides in is often compounded by what name the file is stored under," said David Chang, Spinnaker product manager. "So often, you know you want a particular image but can't find it, or you can't remember whether the MAN.BMP file is an old man or a young man. PFS:PowerAlbum's thumbnail image representation let you know which image it is immediately. PFS:PowerAlbum is a simple and practical solution for keeping track of every image." As clip art and scanned image collection expands, files are typically scattered across numerous directories, drive partitions and network drives. DOS's eight character file name limitation restricts descriptive file names making it difficult to determine image contents. PFS:PowerAlbum for Windows provides image browsing and keyword indexing so that finding the 'right' image is quick and easy. Image "searches" are reduced from several minutes to a few seconds To catalog images, PFS:PowerAlbum for Windows generates a "thumbnail" representation and stores it in an "album," file while leaving the original image in its original directory location and file format which maintains image integrity. The album file can be further organized in categories.
PFS:PowerAlbum Features PFS:PowerAlbum for Windows provides a variety of features for ease-of- use:
-- Flexible Image Organization: Allows an unlimited number of user- nameable categories. Images can be catalogued in one or more categories and freely moved within and between categories. Users can merge or delete categories as well as merge individual album files. -- Automatic Addition of Images: Users can select an entire directory or sub-directory of files to be catalogued in an album, eliminating the need to add images individually. -- Keyword Search for Images: To find images quickly, PFS:PowerAlbum will search the image database by keywords and can gather found images into a "found" category for side-by-side review. The keywords for 1,000 PFS:PowerAlbum images are built into the program's database. -- Print Catalog of Images: Users can generate a printed PFS:PowerAlbum for easy reference. PFS:PowerAlbum will print 48 thumbnails per page with the image's filenames. Albums can be printed in either draft or final mode. -- Color Clip Art Images: PFS:PowerAlbum comes with 1,000 full- color .WMF images in 15 different categories. -- Popular File Format Support: PFS:PowerAlbum organizes popular image file formats including TIF, PCX, BMP, WMF, CGM and DRW.
Pricing and Availability
PFS:PowerAlbum for Windows is available immediately and carries a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $59.95. It can be ordered by calling 1-800-826-0706 or 1-800-851-2917.
PFS:PowerAlbum for Windows runs on IBM/compatible 486/386/286 desktops, portables and laptop computers. Minimum hardware requirements include 4MB RAM memory using DOS 3.3 and Windows 3.1 or above, a hard disk, one 3.5" or 5-1/4" floppy drive, VGA/SVGA-compatible video adapter/monitor and a mouse. About Spinnaker Spinnaker Software Corporation (NASDAQ: SPKR) is a leading supplier of personal productivity software solutions for individuals, home offices and small business. Spinnaker publishes several leading
Windows and DOS titles for these users include PFS:WindowWorks, PFS:First Choice, PFS:Publisher, Express Publisher and Calendar Creator Plus.
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