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ScenicSoft Releases Color Central 4.0 w/ Support for JPEG Images & CopyDot Files

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Seattle, Washington, August 17, 2001- ScenicSoft has just released Color Central 4.0, the latest version of the industry-leading OPI and print management solution. This latest version supports JPEG image file formats and CopyDot files for both composite and pre-separated workflows. In addition, ScenicSoft has made it easy for third parties to add support for other file formats by introducing a new plug-in architecture. The new Color Central Sampler can create both TIFF and EPS low-resolution files for placement in your favorite desktop publishing application. Emily Pramhus, QA Manager for Color Central, stated that "Our extensive group of Color Central 4.0 beta testers confirmed that the elaborate support for CopyDot and DCS files and the new ability to create TIFF sample files have greatly enhanced their workflow options." Numerous other new features and enhancements were added to this release, such as strongly enhanced support for a wide variety of different image file format compression schemes, advanced handling of clipping paths for JPEG, EPS, and TIFF files, support for QuarkXPress ® colorized grayscale TIFF duotones, and the ability to maintain OPI- and font-processed files in a server hold queue. "With this compelling set of new features in Color Central 4.0, we have addressed the entire list of top enhancements our users asked us to provide. ScenicSoft remains committed to offering the most reliable and flexible OPI server available. With four relevant new releases in a 20-month time span, we have proven that we have a great team and a substantial level of commitment behind this claim," said Tove Hoyer, ScenicSoft's Senior Marketing Manager. Both Windows NT® /Windows® 2000 and Macintosh® versions of Color Central 4.0 are localized for the European market, with the software available at no additional cost in English, French, German, and Spanish on a single CD. The "one hardware key fits all" iKey(tm) USB(tm) solution, available since Color Central 3.6.1, enables users who work on both platforms to operate interchangeably with the same hardware key and license. Color Central 4.0 upgrades from version 3.5 and higher sell for $500; however, users who purchased Color Central 3.7 can download a free update from