ArcSoft Inc., announced Tuesday its plans to release a Mac OS X version of its photo-editing program,
PhotoStudio, which is currently available for Mac OS 9 and older.
“PhotoStudio for Mac OS X will offer all the amenities of a high-end, high-priced, photo-editing program at an affordable price,” said Michael Deng, President and Co-Founder of ArcSoft. “We expect to have retail availability in Summer 2001.”
PhotoStudio is a digital image-editing application that provides a complete assortment of editing and retouching tools, plus a wide selection of special effects and enhancement option. Some of its features include layering, multiple Undo/Redo, image management capability, re-editable text, and multiple file format support.
The Mac OS X version will take advantage Mac OS X’s Aqua user interface and will include “smoother document motion and streamlined performance,” the Fremont, Calif.-based company said.
PhotoStudio for Mac OS X will support dual processors unlike in the past when users were unable to simultaneously run a QuickTime movie and work in the program.
PhotoStudio for Mac OS X’s album manager will expand its memory capacity to store more and larger images. In the album manager, users will be able to sort, store and retrieve image files, place them into multimedia presentations, or upload them to ArcSoft’s online photo-sharing destination, PhotoIsland.com.