Software: iView Multimedia has today announced iView MediaPro 2.0. Version 2.0 increases capacity to 128,000 media items per catalog while reducing catalog size, enhanced drag and drop support and image support, and more output formats including PDF, HTML and QuickTime movies.

iView(R) Releases iView MediaPro(TM) 2.0 for Professional Digital Multimedia Asset Management

Debuts iView Catalog Reader: A Free Cross-Platform Application for Unlimited Catalog Sharing

LONDON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- iView Multimedia (iView) today announced the immediate availability of iView MediaPro 2.0. Tailored for photographers, broadcast journalists, graphic designers, and other media professionals, iView MediaPro 2.0 extends robust, award-winning functionality with powerful image editing, enhanced drag & drop annotations workflow, and file system control. Version 2.0 increases capacity to 128,000 media items per catalog while reducing catalog size. Fast and easy to use, it is backward compatible with earlier versions of the application.

iView also today introduced the iView Catalog Reader, a royalty-free, cross-platform software utility that permits unrestricted sharing of iView catalogs. iView Catalog Reader displays media and slide shows in an iView catalog, regardless of which iView program was used to create it. Now, iView customers can create and share catalogs with clients, colleagues, friends and families who do not own an iView program.

"iView continues to improve and extend the performance and range of personal and professional digital media management products," said Yan Calotychos, founder of iView Multimedia Ltd. "Our inventions are guided by customers' needs. By responding to their professional challenges, we are tailoring the most useful solutions."

Cataloging pioneer

As more efficient options for creating and producing digital media proliferate, individuals and organizations increasingly need to control and manage these assets. iView pioneered a comprehensive and intuitive cataloging methodology, in a single window interface, introducing digital media management and repurposing features such as automatic web generation, slide show, IPTC and EXIF annotations, file conversion, contact sheets, voice annotation, rendering of digital camera raw file formats, and full Apple Script integration in this class of application.

iView was the first to use the "i" in its product trademarks back in 1996, before it became a popular trademark prefix.

iView MediaPro 2.0 maximizes versatility

Information Management: Drag-and-drop Organizer speeds up the process of searching, annotating and classifying across large volumes of media files. Supports industry standard IPTC, digital camera EXIF and GPS annotations, voice recordings, user fields, keywords, categories and hierarchical catalog sets. Catalog Finder permits location and preview of iView catalogs located on any storage volume.

File & Folder Management: Offers direct control over file system, including individual and batch renaming, moving and deleting of files and folders. Advanced Folder Panel allows automatic synchronization and watching between folders on disk and the contents of catalogs.

Performance Enhancements: Increased capacity to 128,000 items per catalog and reduced catalog size; long filename support; improved layout management; enhanced slide show audio playback.

PDF Maker/Layout: Supports producing customized high-resolution PDF files of any size and layout using the media in a catalog.

HTML Export using Custom Themes: Improved web generation including "theme" based professional and customizable HTML templates.

Advanced Slide Show and Movie Creation: Complete customization, including global and individual timings, grids and transitions. Ability to save Slide Show as a cross-platform QuickTime movie, with sounds, embedded movies and any media type supported by QuickTime.

Color Profile Management: Automatic use of Color profiles in all work flows and improved batch embedding of color profiles with live previews.

Enhanced Image Editing: Powerful editing tools such as preset and auto enhancement (based on Minolta Image Enhancing Technologies), red eye reduction, resize, color calibration, and much more. Each tool can be linked to iView's version management and batch processing.

New File Formats: MultiAd Creator, Kodak full range of professional cameras DCSPro4SLR, Minolta raw file format.

Pricing and Availability

iView MediaPro 2.0 for Mac OS 9 and OS X is available for $160 at and through local distributors and retailers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan and Australia. Existing iView customers and owners of competitive products are eligible for discounts. Please see for details. iView MediaPro is also available from Apple's online store and U.S. retail stores.

A Windows version of iView MediaPro 2.0 is planned for later this year.

For those seeking an entry-level cross-platform solution, iView Media offers cataloging and control of digital media assets. It is available for $30 for download. All products are available on a trial basis.

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