Agfa Has Its Eye On MAC Users, AGFAnet Print Service for the Macintosh
Press release from the issuing company
Leverkusen, September 2001 - Agfa is now offering a fully developed MAC version of its AGFAnet Print Service. This service, the PC version of which has won several tests over the last twelve months, now makes it possible for MAC users to also take advantage of this extremely easy and convenient option for obtaining digital pictures as prints on high-quality photographic paper.
In contrast to other comparable offers, customers of the AGFAnet Print Service can decide for themselves which Agfa lab partner they want to produce their prints. A list of numerous labs - from all over the world - is available for selection. Client software is required to use the AGFAnet Print Service. MAC and PC versions of this software are currently available in six different languages (English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German) for free downloading at www.agfanet.com.
The software launch was preceded by a thorough, open beta test. The test phase for the MAC client software was deliberately planned to be long term: "MAC users frequently work with digital images on a professional or semi-professional basis and are therefore extremely critical. In order to achieve a high degree of satisfaction among this attractive target group, we wanted to ensure that the client software functions without any problems whatsoever," explains Andrea Ohl, e-commerce manager at Agfa.
The downloadable MAC version totals 844 KB. The software automatically uses the settings in the Internet control panel to establish the Internet connection. It supports all operating systems from MAC OS 8.6 and higher, meaning also the new MAC OS X. The software is updated automatically with every new program start. The AGFAnet client software enables users to compile a print order offline. In this context, the customer can select the products, as well as the shipping and payment methods from among the offers of the AGFA lab partners.
More information on the AGFAnet Print Service can be found on the AGFAnet, the web site of Agfa Consumer Imaging at URL www.agfanet.com. A visit to this site can also be very rewarding on account of the wide range of interesting information offers and services from the world of photography and imaging. The site is currently published in three languages (German, English, French), and additional ones are to be added.
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