Extensis today announced the immediate availability of the Pro Photo Raw Image
Filter for Portfolio 6. The new filter a free upgrade for registered
owners of the companys award-winning Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution
allows photographers to preview, sort, and archive camera-native images
without having to first convert them into another format.
With the Pro Photo Raw Image Filter, Portfolio can generate high-quality thumbnails
and previews from the unprocessed raw image files created by higher-end digital
cameras from Nikon, Olympus, Kodak, Canon and Fuji. Portfolio can also extract
EXIF metadata from the raw files and generate slideshows of the images.
Adding support for these raw formats makes Portfolio an ideal tool for
professional photographers, said Joseph Schorr, senior product manager,
Extensis. Photographers can now go directly from camera to Portfolio,
where they can preview, keyword, organize and sort thousands of images without
getting bogged down in a lengthy conversion process.
Many pro-level photographers produce digital photos in raw format because this
format preserves 100 percent of the color and tonal range data captured by the
cameras light- sensitive computer chip in an uncompressed, lossless form.
Raw files can serve as digital negatives or master images that can
later be converted into more standard formats (such as TIFF or JPEG) with a
variety of tools that give the photographer control over how the original data
is ultimately rendered.
The Pro Photo Raw Image filter for Portfolio is powered by technology from
Bibble Labs, one of the leading developers of raw image processing software.
Combining the power of Bibble Labs raw image processing technology
with the photo-management tools already in Portfolio is a powerful combination,
said Eric Hyman CEO of Bibble Labs. This is something that pro photographers
really need and were pleased to help Extensis build a premier tool for
the pro photo market.
Registered owners of Portfolio 6 are eligible to receive the Pro Photo Raw
Image filter by updating their current version of Portfolio to version 6.1.2
for Mac OS X and 6.0.3 for Windows through the Extensis website at http://www.extensis.com/updates
About Portfolio 6
Portfolio is the fastest way for photographers and creative professionals to
share, organize, retrieve and distribute the digital files they create and use
every day. It takes the grunt work out of organizing files and removes the chaos
for creative workgroups and enterprises alike by providing instant visual access
to digital photos, scans, other media files. Visit http://www.extensis.com/portfolio
for more information on this product.
The Pro Photo Raw Image Filter works with Portfolio 6.01 for Mac OS 9, Portfolio
6.1.2 for Mac OS X10.2, and Portfolio 6.0.3 for Windows 98, ME, XP and 2000.
The following cameras and file formats are supported: Nikon D1/X/H/100, Fuji
S2Pro, Olympus E10/20, Kodak 14N, 760C, 760M, 720X, Pro Back, Pro Back 654C,
Pro Back 654M and Canon D30, D60, 10D, G1, G2, G3, G5, S30, S40, S45, S50, Pro901S.
Additional support for camera formats will be added in the future.