Camedia Master Pro 4.0 software is now available from Olympus. It’s a photo suite that instantly downloads images, creates albums and HTML pages, edits and stitches, adds sounds and slideshows, and print photos, calendars and postcards, company spokesperson Karen Thomas told MacCentral.
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Camedia Master Pro isn’t included with Olympus digital cameras. It’s a separate download and costs US$39.95. The software uses one main screen for all the tools necessary for photo manipulation and printing.
Camedia Master Pro is compatible with most standard storage devices and drives allowing easy downloading of images to the computer. The images instantly appear on the screen as thumbnails, which can then be enlarged for easier viewing, while retaining the other thumbnails on the side of the screen. Images can be downloaded from Olympus digital cameras, media readers, drives and other external devices. Camedia Master Pro also backs up images, albums and calendars onto any form of media or drives.
Images can be catalogued and sorted by album type or by date. Camedia Master Pro can record and attach 60-second sound (WAV) files to any image for slideshows and commentary. QuickTime movies can also be previewed right on the screen. Images can be e-mailed, prepared for an HTML page, made into wallpaper or slideshows. Advanced stitching features, such as sphere, perspective, 2D Matrix, and 360 VR are included, as well as basic image editing tools, such as red-eye correction, contrast and special effects.
Camedia Master Pro lets you design, layout and print 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 or 9 images on one sheet of any type of printer paper by dragging and dropping onto the included templates. Index or contact sheets of up to 144 images can also be printed. Single or multiple images can be printed on different sizes of paper. Camedia Master Pro is “optimized” for use with the Olympus P-400, P-200 and P-330N printers, but it also works great with most other photo printers.
The standard version, Camedia 4.0, will be included in all new Olympus cameras as part of the base kit starting in late spring or available for purchase at US$19.95. All Camedia Master 4.0 users will be able to upgrade to Camedia Master Pro for $19.95 and it will be available for purchase by any digital imaging consumer for $39.95. Camedia 4.0 and Pro are both fully compatible with Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X. It supports all Olympus Auto-Connect USB, standard USB and serial cameras as well as all major file formats: Exif-JPEG, JFIF-JPEG, BMP, TIFF and PICT.
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