Press Release: StudioLine Photo 2 Optimizes Image Management Workflow for All Photographers

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J.--July 25, 2005--H&M Systems Software,
Inc. today introduced Release 2.11 of its award-winning StudioLine(R)
Photo 2 digital imaging software. Release 2.11 benefits photographers
and designers of all skill levels with ease-of-use enhancements when
loading photos and by streamlining image management. Users also
benefit from easier online album creation and improved interfacing
with desktop publishing tools.

"When it comes to making a photographer's job easier, StudioLine
Photo 2 strives to offer the highest level of convenience at a price
that attracts both pros and amateurs," says Peter Oltersdorf,
marketing director, H&M Software. "The level of flexibility and ease
of use added to StudioLine 2.11 make it the best image management
software in its price range."

New Level of Convenience

The universal StudioLine Explorer for images, folders and online
albums offers a convenient toolbar slider to freely choose thumbnail
sizes. This capability allows similar images to be assessed and
distinguished before loading.

New toolbar buttons in the image archive allow users to quickly
rate images, add them to a light box or designate them for later use
in email, online albums, printing or CD/DVD writing. One can even sort
images by their rating.

Intuitive Image Loading to Guide Novices

Other enhancements to StudioLine Explorer make image loading a
very simple task for even the newest photographers. The "Select All"
button enables users to simply load an entire folder with a single
mouse click rather than having to select each image individually.
There is also an option to include images from all subfolders.

The revised "Load Images" panel enables photographers to easily
choose a designated folder in the image archive. An option to "Match
Folder Hierarchy" creates subfolders in the image archive that match
the folder structure of the original folders.

StudioLine Explorer Adds Comfort with Windows(R) XP

Most cameras store photos in the industry standard "DCIM" (Digital
Camera Images) folder. Under Windows XP, users can connect their
camera or flash memory card reader and StudioLine Photo 2.11 will
automatically check for an existing DCIM folder, display it in the
StudioLine Explorer and launch the "Load Images" panel.

Optimized Workflow for Desktop Publishing

Meeting production requirements has gotten easier with StudioLine
Photo 2.11, whether exporting a batch of images as web graphics or for
desktop publishing. Users can define a maximum image size in pixels,
inches or centimeters. A new option takes the orientation of each
image into consideration and uses the larger specified "size" for the
longer "side" of an image, and vice versa.

A handy preview window shows the images based on all settings, in
the specified size and quality. Users can then watch the preview while
experimenting with quality settings to find the smallest possible file
size for use on the Internet. The automatic "naming" feature can
combine image names, image tags and sequence numbers to create meaning
file names or to control the order of appearance in third party

Online Albums Made Simple

StudioLine Photo 2.11 offers a more convenient web gallery wizard
for publishing attractive online albums in a few easy steps. Users
simply choose a design and the wizard will neatly organize all
available options in a window. Designers can then immediately preview
the gallery and return to the options for any adjustments.

Requirements, Availability and Pricing

StudioLine Photo 2.11 requires Windows 98, ME, 2000 or XP, and is
available at major stores, with a suggested retail price of $49.00. In
Europe, the suggested retail price is 49.00 Euros (35 Pounds
Sterling). Electronic copies of the software can be purchased at the
product web site for $44.00, or 44.00 Euros
(32 Pounds Sterling) in Europe. A free 30-day trial can be downloaded.

About StudioLine Photo 2

StudioLine Photo 2 is an economical, yet versatile tool designed
to meet the demands of professional and novice photographers, stock
houses, graphic designers, and others requiring an all-in-one solution
for editing, managing, archiving and publishing digital images.
Innovative technology protects original images against accidental
changes and generational loss in quality.

About H&M Software

H&M Software has been developing business and productivity
software since 1974. The corporate headquarters are located in Germany
with subsidiaries in the U.S. and France, and agents serving the U.K.
and Italy.

H&M and StudioLine are registered trademarks of H&M Systems
Software, Inc.

Posted: Mon - July 25, 2005 at 09:34 AM