Janelle Watts, (425) 649-9800, ext. 5205
Kelly Stanmore, (425) 649-9800, ext. 5118
SAY GOODBYE TO RED EYE AND OVEREXPOSED PHOTOS!
SierraHome announces a new member in the Print Artist family,
PhotoExpert, for digital imaging needs. Bellevue, Wash. (September 7, 2000) – SierraHome(tm) today announced the release of Print Artist(tm) PhotoExpert(tm), a completely integrated consumer software program for enhancing and sharing photos, and creating more than 700 photo-projects on the computer. A new addition to the popular Print Artist home publishing family, PhotoExpert even includes
a $50 coupon towards digital imaging services at Shutterfly.com, the leading online photo processing service.
Photography is one of the most popular hobbies in America, but skill levels and time are limited.
PhotoExpert lets amateur and advanced shutter-bugs alike quickly and easily import pictures, reduce red eye, crop
and resize, enhance color, add special effects or create photo-projects for friends and family to enjoy.
“We’re really now starting to see the beauty of digital photography in
helping families all over the globe stay connected. With PhotoExpert, no special hardware is required to start enhancing pictures at home; people
can have photos developed right onto disk or CD,” said senior producer Tyler McKenzie. “PhotoExpert gives people control over their pictures to
make changes or improvements, create reprints at home or email the final project to friends and family.”
With PhotoExpert’s powerful editing tools, red-eye and overexposed
photos no longer warrant a trip to the photo processor. Users will appreciate the variety of editing options, multitude of projects and abilities
to fully-customize every photo project.
* 700+ professionally designed and customizable PhotoExpert templates * 1,000+ graphics and hundreds of backgrounds, special effects, color
schemes and fonts * $50 free gift certificate for printing services at Shutterfly.com
* Includes enhancement tools for new photos, as well as restoration tools for older photos.
* Editing tools allow users to lighten or darken photos, correct minor imperfections and enhance pictures.
* A handy split-screen allows users to see the before and after affects of lightening, darkening and color enhancement features.
* Users can also rotate, flip, clone, make cutouts or apply a variety of special effects to pictures, including tunnel, prism and watercolor effects.
Includes Web Studio(tm) Express for simple drag and drop Web page creation and posting.
Designing crafts with digital photos is made easy with the PhotoExpert
templates, and extensive library of graphics, backgrounds, special effects, color schemes and fonts. Users simply drop-in any size picture to make
truly unique creations, including calendars, scrapbook pages, postcards, awards, greeting cards,
certificates, flyers, frames, holiday ornaments, and a variety of other projects. Design unique holiday and seasons
greetings cards using photos of family and friends – includes Jewish and Christian holidays, Kwanzaa, Islam’s Eid, Japanese New Year and more.
Pictures enhanced in PhotoExpert can easily be imported into Print Artist(tm) projects, Generations(r) family tree charts,
Hallmark(r) Card Studio(tm) photo greetings or any other favorite Windows(r) application.
With a free $50 certificate from Shutterfly.com, PhotoExpert users will
enjoy convenient, quality photo processing without trudging to their local photo
processor or post office. Shutterfly.com offers services for printing, sharing photos online and enhancing photos; the site recently received the
prestigious PC Magazine Editors’ Choice award for online photo services.
“Ensuring that customers receive the highest quality prints from their
digital images is our top priority,” said John Brigden, Shutterfly Vice President of Business Development. “We are delighted to deliver our
quality prints, convenient services and unique features to PhotoExpert
customers. With Shutterfly, users are able to print only the images they
like and send their prints directly to themselves, their family and friends
throughout the world with a single click of a mouse.”
More information can
be found at www.sierrahome.shutterfly.com
Price, Availability and System Requirements: PhotoExpert is available for the estimated street price of $49.95 at local
software retailers, online at www.sierrahome.com
, or by calling 800-757-7707. The program runs on Pentium(r) 133 or higher processors
with 32 MB RAM and 125 MB free hard disk space. PhotoExpert is compatible with any TWAIN device, and supports all common file formats
including JPG, GIF, TIF, FPX, PCD, PPF, and BMP.
PhotoExpert is produced by SierraHome, Sierra On-Line’s home
productivity software division. SierraHome publishes top-selling software in categories including: home publishing, family heritage, cooking,
gardening, home design, personal improvement, and digital imaging. The
Sierrahome.com Network is an interactive resource for FREE recipes, gardening tips, home improvement ideas, genealogy tools, chats, contests
and seasonal content. Visit www.PrintArtist.com for all your home publishing needs.
Sierra On-Line, Inc.
http://www.sierra.com/ is one of the original
developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive, a global
leader in interactive content, and is one of the world’s largest publishers of
education, entertainment and home productivity software. Its divisions, Blizzard Entertainment(r), Coktel, Knowledge
Adventure(r), Sierra(tm) and Flipside.com(tm ) are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award
winning titles. Havas has operations in the U.S. and in Europe and is a subsidiary of the French publishing house Havas, part of Vivendi
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