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Avenza Announces Geographic Imager

Powerful software suite adds geospatial functionality to Adobe Photoshop

Toronto, ON, July 25, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand as well as MAPdataUSA and MAPdataWorld royalty-free data sets, announces Geographic Imager, a new plug-in suite for Adobe Photoshop that adds geospatial functionality to this powerful image editing program.

Geographic Imager enhances the already commanding Adobe Photoshop imaging environment by adding all the tools and technology necessary to support the import, edit, manipulation and export of geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery.  In addition to allowing the use of Photoshop’s numerous native imaging functions such as transparencies, cropping, individual pixel editing and brightness/contrast control, Geographic Imager adds the ability to import and recognize geotiffs and other referenced raster formats, automatically mosaic images spatially, reproject images, transform and geo-reference images based on ground control points and re-export images with all spatial information intact.

“We have answered the call of spatial imagery users worldwide by extending the dominant image editing environment of Adobe Photoshop to the GIS realm,” said Ted Florence, President of Avenza, “Geographic Imager is the next evolutionary step in bringing geospatial image editing to the masses and is the perfect companion suite for MAPublisher.” he added.

Features and Benefits of Geographic Imager

  • Allows the use of Adobe Photoshop native functionality without destroying the spatial properties of the image
  • Import geotiffs and other spatial raster formats along with all georeferencing
  • Export geotiffs and other spatial raster formats
  • Georeference non-referenced imagery
  • Ground Control Point (GCP) transformation
  • Reprojection of spatial imagery
  • Automatic mosaicking of spatial imagery
  • Adobe Photoshop CS2 compatible
  • Mac and Windows versions available
  • Floating licensing option availability

More about Geographic Imager

Geographic Imager is powerful software for working with spatial imagery in Adobe Photoshop that leverages the superior image editing capabilities of this raster-based image-editing software.  Geographic Imager will begin shipping in the fall of 2005 and will be priced at US$599 for a single-user fixed commercial license. MAPublisher maintenance program members will enjoy a US$100 time-limited discount. Educational and floating licenses as well as discounted MAPublisher/ Geographic Imager bundles will also be available.  Full details are available at

More about MAPublisher

MAPublisher is powerful map production software for creating cartographic-quality maps from GIS data. Developed as a suite of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand, MAPublisher leverages the superior graphics capabilities of these design packages.

More about Avenza Systems Inc.

Avenza Systems Inc. is an award winning corporation that provides cartographers and GIS professionals with powerful software tools for making better maps.  In addition to software offerings for Mac and Windows users, the Company offers value-added data sets, product training and consulting services.   Visit for more details.

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