Epson America Inc. today announced plans to release a new plug-in for Photoshop 6, Photoshop 7 and Photoshop Elements 1.0 as well. The new plug-in provides
Print Image Matching
capabilities for Adobe’s flagship digital image editing software.
Print Image Matching technology was first introduced by Epson a year ago. The technology is designed to make sure that digital cameras and printers work as closely and consistently as possible together to produce predictable output. Epson and its partners have incorporated the technology in 30 digital cameras, five Epson Stylus Photo ink jet printers and four software apps (including Photoshop and Photoshop Elements).
The Photoshop plug-in enables users to import JPEG files containing Print Image Matching (P.I.M.) information and retain the P.I.M. effects during the import process. The plug-in imports with an “Epson RGB 2001” ICC profile embedded, which helps to support the color space used by Print Image Mapping. The plug-in will work with the Epson Stylus Photo 780, 820, 785EPX, 890 and 1280 printers, all of which support Print Image Matching themselves.
Epson plans to release the new media profiles and plug-in in March, downloadable from the
Print Image Matching Web site. They’ll work with Adobe Photoshop 7.0, 6.0 and Photoshop Elements 1.0 for both Windows and Mac. The Print Image Matching plug-in will also be included on the Photoshop 7.0 CD, which will be released sometime in the second quarter of 2002.