Software: ACD Systems has released FotoCanvas 3.0, the latest version of its photo editing software program. ACD FotoCanvas is an affordable and easy-to-use program with all of the essential tools needed to enable users to make edits to their digital photos and create simple web graphics. New workflow enhancement features in ACD FotoCanvas 3.0 include the Dodge and Burn tool, the ability to add Bubble Talk to images, an easy step-by-step Photo Correction Wizard and a Professional Color Management system. ACD FotoCanvas 3.0 in English is available for $39.99 (USD) or as part of ACDSee 6.0 PowerPack for $79.99 (USD).

ACD Systems Releases Latest Version of its Photo Editing Software – ACD FotoCanvas 3.0

Easy step-by-step Photo Correction Wizard guides users through common editing tasks

VICTORIA, British Columbia – October 27, 2003 - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX: ASA), the digital imaging company and makers of ACDSee™ and Canvas™, today released ACD FotoCanvas 3.0, the newest version of its photo editing software program. ACD FotoCanvas is an affordable and easy-to-use program with all of the essential tools needed to enable users to make edits to their digital photos and create simple web graphics. New workflow enhancement features in ACD FotoCanvas 3.0 include the Dodge and Burn tool, the ability to add Bubble Talk to images, an easy step-by-step Photo Correction Wizard and a Professional Color Management system.

ACD FotoCanvas 3.0 quickly fixes digital photo lighting errors, such as lightening a person’s face or darkening an outdoor image, with its Dodge and Burn tool. The new Bubble Talk and Thought Text features allow users to personalize their images with quotes or comic-strip effects. The easy step-by-step Photo Correction Wizard quickly guides users through a series of common photo editing and photo enhancing tasks. These include rotate, crop, sharpen, adjust color levels, red-eye reduction and fix color cast for removing unwanted hue from images.

Some of the additional new features of ACD FotoCanvas 3.0 include:

  • Crop and Print to Standard Sizes - Crop to standard screen and print sizes such as 800 x 600 or 4 x 6. Print standard sizes or create custom print sizes and contact sheets.
  • Save Preset Settings - Automatically apply the same settings used from previous sessions, such as resize and rotate, using FotoCanvas’ preset feature.
  • Image Thumbnail Browser - Open, edit, view and print several images at once from the new dockable image browser.
  • Survey Window - Can be used as a marker and provides a survey overview that indicates where a user is in a zoomed-in image.
  • Batch Image Enhancement - Apply the same modifications and effects to several pictures at once, such as overexposed or sideways images, by tagging them in the image browser. Quickly preview changes and save each picture separately.
  • Professional Color Management - Ensure accurate color with ICM 2.0 and ICC color profiles.
  • Edit Task Panel - Edit faster using the handy, dockable Edit Tasks panel to perform common corrections and enhancements. The auto-hiding and “roll-up” control allows users to move tools out of the way but still keeps them readily accessible.

ACD FotoCanvas 3.0 is available as a separate product or as part of ACD Systems’ complete digital image and photo software package - ACDSee 6.0 PowerPack. ACDSee 6.0 PowerPack also includes ACDSee 6.0, award-winning digital imaging management software, and ACD FotoSlate 3.0, advanced photo printing software.

Price and Availability

ACD FotoCanvas 3.0 in English is available for $39.99 (USD) or as part of ACDSee 6.0 PowerPack for $79.99 (USD). Upgrade pricing is also available. For more information visit our website at www.FOTOCANVAS.com.

ACD Systems will be demonstrating ACD FotoCanvas 3.0 at the PhotoPlus East Expo on October 30 to November 1, 2003 in booth #965.

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