Epson America Inc. has released a PRINT Image Matching II (P.I.M. II) plug-in for Adobe Photoshop 7.0, 6.0, and Photoshop Elements 1.0 and 2.0 for Mac and Windows systems.
The new plug-in allows Photoshop/Elements users who own a P.I.M. II-enabled digital camera and P.I.M. II-enabled Epson photo printer to take advantage of the print matching and benefits offered by PRINT Image Matching technology, according to Fabia Ochoa, product manager, photo imaging, Epson.
With the plug-in, you can import with P.I.M. II or import Exif 2.2 images with Exif Print technology, a new standard for digital cameras published by the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA). The interface lets you import an image with color expansion information only while disregarding other image enhancements.
P.I.M. II automatically optimizes digital photos from P.I.M. II-enabled digital cameras. It offers 14 image control parameters (two more than the original P.I.M. technology) including “noise reduction” control and “custom scene” settings. P.I.M. II can also be used with TIFF images, as well as the more common JPEG capture file formats. Products that incorporate the new P.I.M. II technology are backward compatible with devices that utilize original P.I.M. technology.
The P.I.M. II plug-in is available to customers as a free download from the Epson Web site. More info on P.I.M. technology and a complete list of current P.I.M.-compatible products is available online.