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Avenza Geographic Imager Now Shipping

– Powerful software suite adds geospatial functionality to Adobe Photoshop CS2 –

Toronto, ON, November 11, 2005 – Avenza Systems Inc., producers of MAPublisher cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia FreeHand as well as MAPdataUSA andMAPdataWorld royalty-free data sets, announces that Geographic Imager, a new plug-in suite for Adobe® Photoshop® CS2 that adds geospatial functionality to this powerful image editing program is now shipping.

Geographic Imager is the next evolutionary step in bringing geospatial image editing to the masses and is the perfect companion suite for MAPublisher and Adobe Illustrator”, said Ted Florence, President of Avenza Systems. “Just imagine the power and flexibility of being able to work with your aerial and satellite photos and map scans within the Photoshop CS2 environment.” he added.

Geographic Imager enhances the already commanding Adobe Photoshop CS2 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 CS2 and its numerous native imaging functions such as cropping, transparencies, 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 and transform images, geo-reference images based on ground control points and re-export images with all spatial information intact.

“Geographic Imager is yet another example of how Adobe Photoshop CS2 functionality can be extended into new realms,” said John Nack, senior product manager at Adobe Systems. “We continue to see unique uses of Photoshop CS2 in the science, medical and engineering industries and are pleased that it speeds the workflow, allows for more flexibility and control over images and helps make the once impossible, possible. Avenza is certainly a big part of making a positive impact and contributing to future innovation within the geospatial and mapping communities and we’re glad to see Avenza’s latest contribution and its functionality within Photoshop CS2,” 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 is 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 are also available.  Full details are available at www.avenza.com.

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 www.avenza.com for more details.

For further information:
Tel: 416-487-5116
Email: info@avenza.com
Web: www.avenza.com


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