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ArcSoft has just released Photo+, a new photo viewer that promises "an unparalleled viewing and manipulating experience." Unlike other programs that require users to import photos directly into the software, Photo+ pulls directly from any folder or drive. By just dragging or selecting a single image, Photo+ automatically displays every image from the same folder without the constant closing and clicking that accompanies so many standard photo-viewing programs. ArcSoft Photo+ for Mac is compatible with 35 image file formats including a number of raw formats. The program will sell for $9.99 but is currently available from the Mac App Store for just $1.99.
Arcsoft Press Release
ArcSoft Releases Photo+, Easy to Use Photo Software for Mac Users
Easy, Quick Photo Viewer Allow Mac Users to Browse Through Any Drive or Folder Without Importing Into Software
FREMONT, Calif. – ArcSoft, Inc., the industry-leading software developer of multimedia imaging technologies and applications, announced today its release of Photo+, a new photo viewer that promises an unparalleled viewing and manipulating experience. Unlike other programs that require users to import photos directly into the software, Photo+ pulls directly from any folder or drive. By just dragging or selecting a single image, Photo+ automatically displays every image from the same folder without the constant closing and clicking that accompanies so many standard photo-viewing programs. By analyzing and correcting user frustrations with the built-in tools and the missing elements from competing products, ArcSoft developed Photo+ for Mac to create the elegant experience Mac users have come to expect from their software.
Photo+ for Mac Main Features:
Browse and display thousands of photos quickly and easily
Drag/drop any photo into Photo+, and all of the photos in the same folder will be shown automatically
Intelligently rotate portrait oriented photos when importing
Fundamental editing tools such as crop, rotate and zoom are built in
Enjoy a beautiful full screen photo slideshow with music and 10+ classic transitions
Use a track-pad with multi-touch and finger gestures, or a standard mouse
Easily pick your favorite photos and share on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr
Fully compatible with over 35 formats including RAW files and animated GIF
"Photo+ really is a response to a huge gap in the photo viewing and manipulating software," said Sean Mao, Vice President of Marketing at ArcSoft, Inc. "Today, everyone has a smartphone equipped with a great camera capable of taking great photos. Photo+ is a platform that is simple, streamlined and appeals to both the amateur and the professional photographer."
Photo+ is smart enough to rotate vertical photos automatically so users don't waste time rotating each photo. A simple swipe of the fingers moves the slideshow backward or forwards and a quick pinch allows Photo+ users zoom without having to find the individual file, open it and begin zooming. If users prefer an overview of their photos, the thumbnail view is instantly available while the slideshow option allows for customization options such as music and more than a dozen transitions.
"So many photos can be overwhelming," said Mao. "Photo+ has created a platform that makes it easy to edit the photos you don't want and share the memories you do." Sharing your photos is as simple as clicking the spacebar and selecting favorites while browsing. From there, users can instantly share individual photos or a slideshow to Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.
Photo+ is available at: http://www.arcsoft.com/photoplus/
About ArcSoft, Inc.
ArcSoft, Inc. is an industry-leading software developer of multimedia imaging technologies and applications, offering fully integrated solutions to provide a complete user experience that spans across smart phones, feature phones, tablets, PCs, smart TVs, and cameras. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, USA, ArcSoft has regional commercial and development facilities in both Europe and Asia.
With over 19 years of software developing experience for supporting the industry leaders in advanced imaging and video technologies, ArcSoft has built up a strong portfolio of system optimized software frameworks, middleware, core modules, and products for embedded, PC, and server platforms, ranging from In-Device Camera Solutions, Media Managing, Photo Editing, Video Editing, Media Codec, Video Playback, BD Playback, DTV Playback, Media Streaming, Music Solutions, MMS Composing, IMS Video Sharing, Video Trans-coding, 3D/Animated UI Engine, Home Screen Design Tools, e-Book Reader, Content DRM Manager, DLNA Remote Play & Control, and Solutions for synchronization, backup, and remote access among different types of devices and cloud computing.