Eastman Kodak Company
New Kodak EasyShare Software v3.0 for Macintosh OS X Simplifies Digital Picture Organization and Sharing; Free Download at Kodak.com
Version 3.0 Catalogs Over 10,000 Images and Movies; Adds On-Screen Album Creation
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 -- Eastman Kodak Company today unveiled a new Macintosh version of its digital picture organization and sharing software at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2003. Designed from the ground up as a native OS X application, Kodak EasyShare software version 3.0 for Macintosh OS X (10.2 and higher) offers digital camera owners new features to make it even simpler to quickly view, organize, edit, share, and print their digital pictures, including support for 10,000 images and movies, on-screen album creation, and DVD/CD burning. The free download of the full Macintosh version is available by visiting www.kodak.com/go/EasyShareswmac. A CD will also be available for a nominal charge. "Macintosh computer owners need a better way to organize their ever-expanding collection of digital pictures, and an easier way to share them with family and friends," said William Jackson, general manager of desktop software and new services for Kodak's Digital & Applied Imaging business unit. "Kodak EasyShare Software designed with the one-touch simplicity that the world expects from Kodak makes it effortless to enjoy all the benefits of digital photography, regardless of what brand camera was used to take the pictures. In addition, features found in new Kodak EasyShare cameras, such as favorites and albums, are fully supported."
Organize Automatically and Intuitively
Once EasyShare software is loaded, it automatically locates and indexes picture and video files, enabling people to view and sort (e.g., sort by date taken, date modified, view entire collection) their digital images from one central location. A person can then create virtual on-screen photo and video albums, categorizing files much like they would when creating a traditional photo album. iPhoto software users can quickly export their pictures and associated organization information (e.g., albums) to Kodak EasyShare software.
View and Edit with Ease
Users can select from a range of picture viewing options, such as thumbnails or full-screen. Just a few editing tools are used by the vast majority of digital camera owners red-eye removal, one-touch enhancement, cropping for popular print sizes, brightness and exposure compensation, and zoom and Kodak EasyShare software v3.0 includes them all. The tools are only a mouse click away when viewing a picture, eliminating the need to hunt through endless menus and sub-menus.
Share Online, With Prints, and on DVD/CD
Kodak EasyShare software includes a built-in e-mail program, giving people a choice of sending photos at full resolution (i.e., large file sizes) or automatically resizing and compressing them for faster transmission.
Simplifying home photo printing, the software provides people a choice of common layouts for inkjet printers, as well as the new Kodak EasyShare printer dock 6000 for borderless, water-resistant, long-lasting 4 x 6-inch Kodak pictures in as little as 90 seconds.
Kodak EasyShare software's new DVD/CD burning feature enables people to back up their precious memories with a few clicks of the mouse. Using easy-to-follow directions, users with a DVD- or CD-recordable drive can quickly save selected pictures to discs, which can then be stored for archival purposes or given to family and friends.
The software is available in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Version 3.0 requires Macintosh OS 10.2 or later, a 800 x 600 color monitor (thousands or millions of colors recommended), 128 MB RAM, and 200 MB free hard drive space. A CD or DVD-recordable drive (CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW) is required to use the DVD/CD burning feature, an Internet connection is necessary for e-mailing, and an inkjet or thermal printer is needed for at-home printing. Version 3.0 for Windows systems is also available for download from www.kodak.com/go/easysharesw
The award-winning Kodak EasyShare digital photography system consisting of cameras, software, docks and printer docks, inkjet papers and accessories makes it simple for anyone to take, organize, share, and print high quality digital pictures. More information on Kodak EasyShare products is available at www.kodak.com/go/EasyShare.
Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, enhance, preserve, print and enjoy picturesfor memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and PDAs), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). Kodak harnesses its technology, market reach and a host of industry partnerships to provide innovative products and services for customers who need the information-rich content that images contain. The company, with sales last year of $12.8 billion, is organized into four major businesses: Photography, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components, delivering flat-panel displays, optics and sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services.
Kodak and EasyShare are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.