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Software: Ulead has today announced Ulead® PhotoImpact®
XL, an enhanced version of PhotoImpact, Uleads flagship image editing
software for the PC. PhotoImpact XL offers extensive learning materials,
striking new filters and effects, and useful basic and high-end photo
correction tools. The software is a complete image editing solution for
digital photographers, graphic designers, and Web creators at home, school
and the workplace. "As one of the original founders of Ulead Systems,
it's exciting for me to reflect on the past 15 years of our success in
developing innovative image editing software, says Lewis Liaw, president
of Ulead Systems, North America. It is available immediately from the
web site for $89.95
and in retail in November.
PhotoImpact XL Image Editing Software offers New Learning Materials, Digital Photography Filters, Effects and Photo Correction Tools
Torrance, CA - October 2, 2003 - Ulead Systems, Inc., a leading developer of video editing, image editing and Web graphics software, announces Ulead® PhotoImpact® XL, an enhanced version of PhotoImpact, Uleads flagship image editing software for the PC. Over the years PhotoImpact has garnered notable reviews and awards in a variety of publications including BusinessWeek, CNET, Entrepreneur and PCPhoto. With PhotoImpact XL, Ulead celebrates a 15-year history developing innovative image editing software, which includes being the first software company to deliver true-color image editing on the Windows platform. PhotoImpact XL offers extensive learning materials, striking new filters and effects, and useful basic and high-end photo correction tools. While PhotoImpact XL offers new enhancements for digital photography, the software maintains its extensive and potent feature-set for graphic design and Web page creation. The software is a complete image editing solution for digital photographers, graphic designers, and Web creators at home, school and the workplace.
PhotoImpact XL offers new learning materials including an in-depth 45-minute, 13-chapter video tutorial and seven hands-on project lessons. The software includes ExpressFix a step-by-step intelligent photo correction feature that suggests how to fix common photo problems including unbalanced exposure, improper color balance, and out-of-focus photos. Users can add artistic flare to photos with a variety of new digital photography effects including Sunlight, Diffraction (rainbow), and Multi-vision filters as well as a unique effect for creating realistic moons. PhotoImpact XL includes advanced photography engines such as the High Dynamic Range tool that extends the tonal range of a photo to make it closer to that perceived by the human eye.
"As one of the original founders of Ulead Systems, it's exciting for me to reflect on the past 15 years of our success in developing innovative image editing software, says Lewis Liaw, president of Ulead Systems, North America. When we started Ulead our underlying vision was to provide consumers with feature-rich, technologically-advanced image editing software that was affordable and easy-to-use. Im pleased to see that still, after all these years, we can stay true to this vision with PhotoImpact XL."
Since its founding in 1989, Ulead has developed image editing software that has evolved from simple hardware companions such as iPhoto and La Palette, to full-fledged image editing programs such as PhotoStyler and PhotoImpact. With its launch in 1991, PhotoStyler was the first true color image processing software to take full advantage of Windows 3.0. In 1994, PhotoImpact became known as the first image editing program to offer Web graphics tools for creating Internet-ready optimized images and Web animations. Now with PhotoImpact XL, Ulead is the only company to offer extensive and powerful tools for digital photography, graphic creation, and Web design in the sub $100 image editing category. Ulead continues to be a trailblazer in the image editing space as one of the first companies to offer mobile phone image editing software in Asia and Europe.
The box and electronic download of PhotoImpact XL is currently available at www.ulead.com for $89.95. The product will be available in the retail channel in November.