StudioLine Photo Classic 3 Plus: A Big Plus for Digital Photos

    ROEDERMARK, Germany, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - H&M System Software is now offering
StudioLine Photo Classic 3 Plus, a feature-rich update to its multiple award
winning image editing and archiving software StudioLine Photo Classic. The
update is available immediately at and is free for
registered users of StudioLine Photo Classic 3.
    Ambitious digital photographers and professionals win big with StudioLine
Photo Classic 3 Plus: a clear user interface, optimized workflow, convenient
loading, an ingenious security concept including nondestructive image editing,
rapid keywording and efficient search functions, high quality, flexible
printing and professional tools for image optimization.
    StudioLine Photo Classic 3 Plus costs US$59 for a download version or
US$69 for a CD version. The "Christmas Special" of US$29 or US$39 will apply
until December 31, 2007.
    Two years ago, H&M System Software introduced StudioLine Photo Classic 3.
Since then, this integrated solution for professional image management and
editing has gained many comprehensive practical enhancements, delivered as
free of charge interim updates.

    Clear User Interface and Optimized Workflow

    The user interface can be customized to accommodate a wide variety of
tasks. Settings can be saved for reuse at any time.
    For quick reference, the histogram is now found at the top of the image
editing bar. Individual image tool windows are scalable and feature optimized
sliders; all edit panes can be displayed or hidden with a single click. This
results in a maximized and neat work space for the user.
    The one of a kind "Copy" button allows easy batch editing of large
numbers of pictures. It's available for nearly all StudioLine functions.

    Rapid Keywording and Description

    The new time-saving function for assigning entire keyword groups boosts
productivity. Templates for frequently used descriptor fields can be set up by
defining them as "drop-buckets" when assigning keywords. A multiline editor
simplifies the quick creation of entire keyword lists in a single step.
    Offering speed and convenience, captions, titles and other descriptive
information can be typed and spell-checked directly below each picture.

    Efficient Search Functions

    The photo search offers new options, including a search for a time span
or file type. The image archive can be filtered according to any number of
criteria - from keywords to IPTC and Exif metadata, as well as image ratings.
Frequently used image archive filter queries can now be saved.
    The unique "Timeline Explorer" has been equipped with annual, monthly and
daily views that can be restricted to specific folders.

    RAW Support

    StudioLine Photo Classic 3 Plus supports more than 250 RAW formats of
various camera manufacturers, including the latest camera models. The
StudioLine concept of "loss-less editing" enables users to experiment with
image editing filters without worries - the original images always remain

    Professional Tools for Image Editing

    The new filters "Unsharp Mask", "Selective Blur", "Gaussian Blur" and
"RGB Mixer" supplement the comprehensive range of editing filters. "Unsharp
Mask" allows image sharpening with a fine touch, "Selective Blur" is suitable
for optimizing portraits and eliminating graininess, and the "RGB Mixer"
creates precise black and white variants of color photos.

    High Quality, Flexible Printing

    Ready-made layouts produce high quality photo prints in the standard
sizes. Special print requirements are accommodated with the "Custom Print",
which offers utmost flexibility. An integrated design center allows the
creation of photo collages and other print projects, such as album pages,
calendars, flyers and greetings cards.

    Film Strips for Rapid Export Preview

    The new film strips allow rapid navigation through the images to be
exported. Additional sharpening and the compressing rate can be set for each
picture in the individual preview.

    Add-on Module DigitalXpress for Exchanging Large Numbers of Pictures

    The add-on module StudioLine DigitalXpress, newly introduced in November,
widens the functional scope of StudioLine Photo Classic 3 Plus. With
DigitalXpress, any number of images, sound files or videos can be exchanged
quickly and easily via the DigitalXpress server or any other FTP server.
    StudioLine Photo Classic 3 Plus supports Microsoft(R) Windows(R)
Vista/XP/2000/ME and costs US$59 for a download version or US$69 for a CD
version. The "Christmas Special" of US$29 or US$39 will apply until December,
31 2007.

    About H&M System Software

    H&M System Software GmbH, headquartered in Roedermark near Frankfurt,
Germany, has been developing software for the global markets since 1974. H&M
maintains subsidiary companies in the USA and France, as well as agencies in
Great Britain and Italy.
    Further information on, E-Mail or phone +49-6074-913-0.

For further information:

For further information: Andy Schmidt, H&M Systems Software Inc., 600 E.
Crescent Ave., Suite 203, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 07458-1846, E-Mail:, Phone: (201) 934-3414, Fax: (201) 934-9206

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