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Viewpoint ZoomView Featured in Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK---April 2, 2002--Viewpoint Corporation, a world leader in innovative graphics software, and Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced that Viewpoint's ZoomView, a serverless "pixels on demand" image transmission technology, will be one of the new features offered in the upcoming release of Adobe Photoshop 7.0. With Photoshop 7.0, users can directly publish zoomable, hi-resolution digital images on the Internet in the Viewpoint ZoomView format. While traditional Web pages display low-resolution thumbnail images, Viewpoint ZoomView permits the deployment of large, print-quality images online, allowing users to zoom in, pan around, and examine the finest of details without special graphics cards or high-speed Internet access. A ZoomView image typically loads as quickly as any Web-optimized JPEG, while enabling an entirely interactive user experience. "With integrated support for Viewpoint's ZoomView technology, Photoshop 7.0 offers our customers a new way to inform, merchandise, and collaborate online using high-resolution digital images," said Kevin Connor, director of product management for Photoshop at Adobe Systems. Photoshop 7.0 users will be able to purchase a license to broadcast their Viewpoint ZoomView content through a dedicated Partner Portal Web site. Photographers, hobbyists and content developers showcasing their own portfolio work will be able to obtain a free license, while marketing, merchandising, and sales applications of the technology will require a paid subscription from Viewpoint. "Photoshop 7.0 and ZoomView are a breakthrough combination for images on the Web," commented Sree Kotay, Viewpoint's Senior Vice President of Marketing. "Nearly every marketer shoots high resolution images of their products, but until now, deploying those images effectively on the net has been nearly impossible."