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New onOne Software Releases

Introducing the new Genuine Fractals 6, PhotoTools 2 and Plug-in Suite 4.5

New York, NY (October 23, 2008) PhotoPlus Expo Booth #1055 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, today announced Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition and Genuine Fractals 6 Standard Edition. Genuine Fractals 6 adds several new features designed to help photographers get the best enlargements possible. These new features include texture presets, a new gallery wrap function, batch processing, tiling for smaller printers and support for Adobe® Photoshop® CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 2.

Available in November, Genuine Fractals 6 represents onOne Software's continuing commitment to provide photographers with the industry standard for resizing images with no loss in image quality and sharpness.

“Genuine Fractals has been the go-to application of professional photographers for high-quality image resizing for over a decade,” said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. “Due to significant improvements in digital cameras enjoyed by photographers and ready access to large format printers, it’s become more important then ever to improve the feature set and functionality of Genuine Fractals.”

“A key strength of Photoshop is that it provides users with many choices on how to complete any task, so that you can always find the best tool for the job,” said Kevin Connor, vice president of product management for professional digital imaging at Adobe. “When it comes to the common task of resizing images, Genuine Fractals further expands those choices so that customers can be assured of getting the best results.”

New Features in Genuine Fractals 6

Texture Presets – Genuine Fractals 6 now includes texture presets allowing photographers to get the most out of the patented resizing algorithm that powers Genuine Fractals. The presets are designed to give users an easy way to set the key algorithm parameters to get the highest quality enlargement based on the type of image the user is starting out with no matter the size or subject matter.

New Gallery Wrap Feature – Photographers are often faced with losing part of their subject when some of the image is wrapped around the thick frames used to create canvas gallery wrap prints. With Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition, photographers have an easy way to increase the edge areas of the image by reflecting or stretching the margins to allow for canvas wrapping without having to sacrifice important details in the image.

New Batch Processing – Photographers who need to resize multiple images can now do so in a very efficient workflow thanks to the new Batch Processing feature in Genuine Fractals 6. Based on the Batch Processing Engine developed initially for onOne Software’s PhotoTools Professional Edition, photographers can choose which files to resize, change file names, save files to a new location and file type, change and embed a specific color space to the new file and optionally add a customized watermark to help protect the photographers work.

Tiling for Smaller Printers – This new tiling feature allows photographers to resize their images to any desired size and then have Genuine Fractals 6 create the necessary documents so that the image can be printed on a smaller format printer. For example if the photographers desired output size is 24" x 30" but their printer can only print a maximum size of 8" x 10" they can use the new tiling feature to break the final 24" x 30" file into a matrix of nine 8" x 10" images that are returned as separate files in Photoshop.

Support for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Apple Aperture 2.1 – In addition to support for Adobe Photoshop CS4, Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition will also support Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Apple Aperture 2.1 putting the industry standard for image resizing inside these photography workflow applications.

Additional Enhancements – Several other features of Genuine Fractals have been improved including the document size presets which make resizing and cropping to fit much easier; an improved crop tool that allows photographers to define a crop in any direction as well as additional user experience improvements.

Availability and Pricing

Genuine Fractals 6 comes in two editions – a Professional Edition and a Standard Edition and are available for $299.95 and $159.95 respectively direct from onOne Software and select, authorized resellers in the United States and around the world. Upgrades from previous versions of Genuine Fractals are available for $99.95. Genuine Fractals 6 is also available as part of Plug-In Suite 4, an integrated suite of six plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Apple Aperture 2.1.

Genuine Fractals 6 does not support the 64-bit version of Photoshop CS4 for Windows but does support the 32-bit versions of Photoshop CS4 for both Mac OS X and Windows.

Genuine Fractals 6 may be pre-ordered immediately from onOne Software at www.ononesoftware.com and will be available through the worldwide network of authorized resellers in early December 2008. Customers who pre-order Genuine Fractals 6 will receive a copy of Genuine Fractals 5 initially and then will receive a free upgrade to Genuine Fractals 6. For a complete list of authorized resellers, please visit http://www.ononesoftware.com/resellers/.

About onOne Software

onOne Software, Inc. a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, develops time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers. onOne Software solutions have been created to help photographers spend more of their time behind the camera taking pictures instead of the computer workstation. Such solutions include a wide range of easy-to-use plug-in enhancements for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Lightroom®.

onOne Software delivers the highest quality software products to users by working with industry leaders and continuing to develop core technologies for professional photo solutions on both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Founded in 2005, onOne Software is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon. For additional information, visit www.ononesoftware.com or call 1-888-968-1468.
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New York, NY (October 23, 2008) PhotoPlus Expo Booth #1055 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, today announced the upcoming release of PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition and PhotoTools 2 Standard Edition. PhotoTools is a flexible yet powerful plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® CS4 software that utilizes the power of Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended Actions to provide a wide range of imaging tools including effects, corrections and production automation in a full-featured interface.

Available in January 2009, PhotoTools 2 features an expanded range of photographic effects and a significantly improved user experience through a new effects library and additional new features.

"The PhotoTools 2 product line builds upon the power of Photoshop to help users spend less time behind the computer enhancing their photos and more time taking pictures with their camera," said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. "Digital photographers of all skill levels rely on programs like Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® 2 software as essential tools in communicating their photographic vision in the same way photographers used to utilize a darkroom. With PhotoTools 2, photographers can now make their photographic vision a reality easier, faster and better than ever before."

"Photoshop Actions have always been and continue to be a great way to simplify workflows by automating repetitive tasks," said Kevin Connor, vice president of product management for professional digital imaging at Adobe. "PhotoTools 2 allows users to preview the effects of multiple Photoshop commands and is a clear example of how partners like onOne can extend the value of Photoshop.”

PhotoTools 2 offers an easier way to search for, access and preview over 270 included photographic effects. For demanding users including portrait and wedding photographers, PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition offers an expanded library of over 300 photographic effects from leading Photoshop Guru Jack Davis and top tier professional wedding photographer Kevin Kubota. Users of PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition will also appreciate enhancements to their workflow with support for both Lightroom 2 and Aperture 2.1.

New Features in PhotoTools 2

New Effects Library – The new Effects Library in both editions of PhotoTools 2 make it easier to choose from the collection of over 300 effects. Photographers will be given several new options for finding the perfect effect or combination of effects including:

Improved Category Mode – This mode is organized in a common photographic workflow that will be familiar to photographers. Effects are organized by categories such as Image Optimization, Portrait Enhance, Landscape Enhance, Color Tints, etc. Choosing a category reveals the available effects within.

New Keyword Mode – Using emotive keywords and descriptors, photographers narrow down the list of effects to just those that match their unique search criteria. For example, a photographer can click on a keyword like Black-and-White and then click on a mood descriptor such as Warm and Grainy. Effects that match those two search criteria will be displayed for the photographer, greatly improving the process of locating a type or style of effect.

New Preset Mode – This new mode displays a list of presets or effects “recipes” that are included with PhotoTools or any presets that a photographer has created for themselves. Additionally, any presets that a photographer has downloaded for free from the onOne Exchange (http://www.ononeexchange.com), a community site dedicated to PhotoTools users, will appear in this list as well.

New Effects Preview – Knowing what an effect will do to a photo is critical in the decision making process and PhotoTools 2 provides a new preview mode that includes dozens of new before and after previews for each effect to help photographers make the best choices for communicating their vision through enhancing their photographs.

New Photographic Effects – Designed by photographers for photographers, PhotoTools 2 includes dozens of new effects to meet the needs of today's digital photographers. PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition expands upon the Standard Edition with additional photographic effects developed by Photoshop guru Jack Davis and professional wedding photographer Kevin Kubota.

New Support for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and Apple Aperture 2.1 – To provide photographers using Lightroom 2 with a seamless, integrated workflow solution to go between Lightroom and Photoshop and back to Lightroom, all of the PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition presets are accessible from directly within Lightroom 2. When a photographer chooses a PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition preset from within Lightroom 2, the file will be handed directly to Photoshop where the PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition effect is applied and then returned to Lightroom 2 automatically. Photographers will benefit from this new integration as they will be able to send multiple photos to Photoshop in a single step and have all files returned to Lightroom 2 without having to edit each file individually.

In the same manner in which PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition supports Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2, it will also support Apple Aperture 2.1. Aperture 2.1 users who also have Photoshop CS3 or CS4 installed can employ PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition in their image editing workflow to apply any of the included 300+ photographic effects or their own custom presets

New Masking Support – New in PhotoTools 2 will be the ability to create masks on each effect. This will allow the photographer to paint an effect in or out from directly within PhotoTools. Effects can still be sent back to Photoshop with a layer mask for future editing.

Easy Access to the onOne Exchange – The onOne Exchange is a new community website managed by onOne Software that enables users of PhotoTools to download free presets (or combinations of effects) for their own use. Users of PhotoTools can also upload any presets that they have created in PhotoTools to be shared with other PhotoTools users. Access to this new site is built directly into the PhotoTools user interface.

Availability and Pricing

PhotoTools 2 comes in two editions – a Professional Edition and a Standard Edition and are available for $259.95 and $159.95 respectively direct from onOne Software and select, authorized resellers in the United States and around the world. Upgrades from PhotoTools 1 to PhotoTools 2 are available for only $99.95.

Both PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition and PhotoTools 2 Standard Edition may be pre-ordered from onOne Software today and available through the worldwide network of authorized resellers in January 2009. Customers who pre-order PhotoTools 2 will initially receive PhotoTools 1 and then receive a free upgrade to PhotoTools 2. For a complete list of authorized resellers, please visit http://www.ononesoftware.com/resellers/.

About onOne Software

onOne Software, Inc. a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, develops time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers. onOne Software solutions have been created to help photographers spend more of their time behind the camera taking pictures instead of the computer workstation. Such solutions include a wide range of easy-to-use plug-in enhancements for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Lightroom®.

onOne Software delivers the highest quality software products to users by working with industry leaders and continuing to develop core technologies for professional photo solutions on both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Founded in 2005, onOne Software is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon. For additional information, visit www.ononesoftware.com or call 1-888-968-1468.
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New York, NY (October 23, 2008) PhotoPlus Expo Booth #1055 – onOne Software, Inc., a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, today announced the upcoming release of Plug-in Suite 4.5. The latest version of onOne Software's Photoshop® plug-in collection combines the recently announced Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition, PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition and PhotoFrame 4 Professional Edition in addition to Mask Pro 4, PhotoTune 2.2, and FocalPoint 1.0.

"Our mission at onOne Software is to make photographers' lives easier by allowing them to work within the applications they are comfortable with," said Craig Keudell, president of onOne Software. "In addition to brand new versions of PhotoFrame 4, PhotoTools 2 and Genuine Fractals 6, the new Plug-In Suite 4.5 adds support for Photoshop CS4, Lightroom 2 and Aperture 2.1 so users can seamlessly integrate these valuable products into their existing workflow."

Plug-In Suite 4.5 includes full versions of the following onOne Software products:

Genuine Fractals 6 Professional Edition can resize digital images over 1000% with no loss of detail or sharpness. Version 6 now includes texture presets, a gallery wrap feature, batch processing, tiling for small format printers, and support for Lightroom 2 and Aperture 2.1.

PhotoTools 2 Professional Edition is a flexible yet powerful Photoshop plug-in that utilizes the power of Photoshop Actions to provide a complete library of effects created by Kevin Kubota and Jack Davis. These effects may be previewed, stacked and blended together just like filters over a camera lens and its built-in batch processing engine helps improve productivity. Version 2 now includes a new effects library, over 120 new effects, masking capabilities and support for Lightroom 2 and Aperture 2.1.

PhotoFrame 4 Professional Edition can be used to create stunning border and edge effects that look like they came out of the darkroom. Users can select from over a thousand edges, including authentic film and artistic mediums. Version 4 now includes a new frame library, improved library management options, new content, output options, and integration with Lightroom 2 and Aperture 2.1.

Mask Pro 4.1 easily creates high-quality masks and selections even from tough subjects like hair and glass, making it easy to place a subject in a new background.

PhotoTune 2.2 provides professional quality color correction in an easy-to-use interface. PhotoTune 2.2 includes ColorTune for general color correction and SkinTune for color correcting skin tones accurately.

FocalPoint 1.0 simulates selective focus or tilt-shift lenses, helping photographers blur and/or vignette an image to focus a viewer's attention.

Availability and Pricing

Plug-In Suite 4.5 will be available in January 2009 to new users for $499.95 - a savings of $799.75 if purchased separately. Registered users of Plug-in Suite version 4 will automatically receive a free upgrade to version 4.5 via a downloadable software update. Existing users of Plug-in Suite version 1, 2 or 3 can upgrade to Plug-In Suite 4.5 for only $199.95. Customers who own any other product from onOne Software can upgrade for $399.95. For more information on the Plug-In Suite 4.5, please visit http://www.ononesoftware.com.

About onOne Software

onOne Software, Inc. a leading developer of innovative software tools for photographers, develops time-saving software solutions for professional and advanced amateur photographers. onOne Software solutions have been created to help photographers spend more of their time behind the camera taking pictures instead of the computer workstation. Such solutions include a wide range of easy-to-use plug-in enhancements for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements and Photoshop Lightroom.

onOne Software delivers the highest quality software products to users by working with industry leaders and continuing to develop core technologies for professional photo solutions on both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Founded in 2005, onOne Software is a privately held company located in Portland, Oregon. For additional information, visit www.ononesoftware.com or call 1-888-968-1468.

 


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