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New digital photo workflow software, PhotoDirector, available in beta  
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | by Eamon Hickey
Taiwanese software developer CyberLink has posted a downloadable beta version of a new digital photography workflow application for Windows called PhotoDirector 2011.

PhotoDirector offers features for managing, editing, and sharing images and is clearly intended to serve a purpose similar to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or Apple Aperture. It differs from those programs in that it uses the official Software Development Kits (SDKs) from Canon and Nikon to develop RAW files from those companies' cameras, meaning it should provide the same color and other image qualities offered by the camera maker software. It appears that RAW files from other brands are not supported.

Users of the beta will be eligible to receive the full release version for free in exchange for providing feedback on the software by June 20, 2011. A license will apparently cost US$99.95 when the software becomes commercially available in June. PhotoDirector 2011 is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or higher.

More information is in the press release below.

Press Release

CyberLink Introduces PhotoDirector 2011 Beta – Innovative Photo Workflow Software for the Photography Enthusiast
 
Taipei, Taiwan— May 31 , 2011—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) is excited to introduce PhotoDirector 2011 Betaby presenting a limited time opportunity to receive the official release version for free. PhotoDirector 2011 Betaallows users to experiment with a vast array of photo workflow, editing and management tools before the official release version is launched in June, 2011.  Any user who downloads the beta version and provides valid feedback of their experience by June 20th will receive the official release version for free.

PhotoDirector 2011 transforms your photography by smoothing the flow from the time an image is imported to your PC to its final output. PhotoDirector features a vast array of cutting edge editing tools, including amazing Adjustment Brushes, White Balance, Noise Reduction and many more. Save your favorite enhancements as adjustment presets and upload to DirectorZone.com directly from PhotoDirector 2011 to share them with other users, and download an unlimited number of presets created by other users. Native rendering of RAW files from Canon and Nikon cameras allows the user to experience stunningly authentic color when decoding RAW file formats. With a vast array of dynamic features, PhotoDirector is engineered to bring out the absolute best of your photography.

“PhotoDirector 2011 is the perfect solution for anyone who is passionate about photography,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “We greatly value our customers’ feedback and input and through the PhotoDirector 2011 Beta Program we have an excellent opportunity to work closely with the end user and introduce them to new photo editing software that will transform their photography.”

CyberLink will be introducing PhotoDirector 2011 at Computex 2011 in Suites 1047 and 1048 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei and invites all visitors to join CyberLink for an exciting showcase of its innovative photo software.

For more information regarding CyberLink and the PhotoDirector 2011 Beta Program please visitwww.cyberlink.com.                                                                                                                   

About CyberLink
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs, CEs and mobile devices through the use of video editing software, video player software, and other multimedia solutions. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: top-5 desktop and notebook providers, optical drive manufacturers and graphic-card makers. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Disc playback and creation;digital home entertainment; and touch-enabled media solution. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is located in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink's website at www.cyberlink.com.


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