Camedia Master 2 lets you download images directly from the camera over USB or Serial, has better printing support, support for slide shows, wide-screen panoramas, 360 degree panoramas and QuickTime VR and emailing support directly for Microsoft Outlook, Netscape Mail and Eurdora. It'll be shipped with the C-3030Z and C-3000Z, upgrades can be purchased for $19.95.

Press Release:

Olympus Announces New Creative Photo Software for Digital Cameras

New Camedia Master 2.0 Features Include QuickTime Movie, Slide Show, Panorama, and More Printing Features

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus America Inc., Digital & Imaging Systems Group, the world leader in film and filmless photography, today announced Olympus Camedia Master 2.0 software for Olympus digital cameras.

Camedia Master 2.0 provides several new creative features for Olympus digital cameras, including a variety of templates for greeting cards and borders; slide shows with a choice of transitions and personalized recordings; wallpaper styles; wide-screen panoramas and 360 degree panoramas with QuickTime VR support and two-dimensional navigation; image editing features, including brighten, sharpen, contrast, distort and text editing; QuickTime movie support to play, pause, forward, and reverse movies, as well as capture frames and create movies from still images; and direct emailing with support for Microsoft Outlook, Netscape Mail and Eudora.

Camedia Master lets the user download images directly from the camera quickly with a fast-speed USB as well as serial cable support. It offers improved printing capabilities including large print preview (portrait and landscape) and single or multiple image print on Olympus multiple-cut photo paper or stickers. Dates can be imprinted on the photo along with headers, footers and text. The margins and size of the image can also be easily adjusted. Photos can also be organized and indexed in easy-to-read page layout format.

Camedia Master 2.0 will begin shipping at no cost with all new Olympus digital cameras starting with the C-3030 ZOOM and C-3000 ZOOM. Customers wishing to upgrade from Camedia Master v. 1.X may purchase v. 2.0 for $19.95 directly from Olympus at 800-622-6372 or at the Olympus Web Site: http://www.olympusamerica.com/digital. For more information, contact Olympus America, Digital & Imaging Systems Group, Two Corporate Center Dr., Melville, NY 11747-3157, ph: 516-844-5000 or 800-622-6372.