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Agfa Image Processing Software, IntelliTune 2.0 Wins Customers, Kudos

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Orlando, FL (NEXPO Booth #1901) – June 22, 2002 – IntelliTune 2.0, Agfa’s image data analysis software solution for newspapers, has more than 20 new users creating exceptional color images since the most recent version was released last year. Agfa's exclusive Multi-Dimensional Processing (MDP) technology automatically analyzes tonal, color and spatial characteristics in every image, then calculates and applies the necessary corrections for the best reproduction possible. Based on input from IntelliTune users, Agfa integrated new features -- such as an intuitive icon-driven user interface -- to make the software easier to learn and more productive to use. Users from newspapers across the country all say the appearance of their paper is greatly improved with IntelliTune. "With IntelliTune in place, the appearances of real estate and car ads are significantly improved," said Howard Lawrence, Production Director, Poughkeepsie Journal. "IntelliTune has sped up our prepress work. We have taken upwards of thirty images and IntelliTune tones them all in the time it used to take to tone three or four images by hand. This gives us more time to work in other areas of prepress. In other words, production is faster and smoother with the help of IntelliTune," Lawrence added. "Overall, the paper looks the best it has in at least a year," said John T. McKinney, Quality Coordinator, The Oregonian. "IntelliTune has given our operators consistency and made them more productive," said Bruce Hawkins of The Tennessean. "It has given us an edge in the Gannett Optimum Quality Program," he added. Other IntelliTune benefits: - AutoTone: adds contrast to highlights without altering overall tonal and color balance - Skin that looks like Skin: a variable Skin Target lets users adjust skin tone to any preference. Advanced sharpening compensates for previously applied sharpening and maintains integrity of tones - Improved noise removal corrects artifacts typical in negative film originals About Autologic, an Agfa Company Autologic, an Agfa Company, is a leading provider of prepress hardware, software systems and consumables for the newspaper publishing industry. Autologic designs, produces, sells and maintains computer-based workflow, imagesetter and CtP systems that automate the steps in the prepress production process. In December 2001, Autologic became a wholly owned subsidiary of Agfa Corporation, leading supplier of CtP systems and consumables to the newspaper publishing industry and the U.S. subsidiary of the Agfa Group, which ranks among the world's foremost imaging companies. Headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium, Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analog and digital systems, intended mainly for the graphics industry, healthcare, non-destructive testing, micrographics, motion picture and photography markets. For more information about Agfa and Autologic products and services, go to www.agfa.com or www.autologic.com.

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