Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Kodak 09/27/2004 Press Release
Press Releases - September 27, 2004
Kodak Delivers Software, Firmware Upgrades for its Digital SLR Cameras that Enhance Performance, Workflow, Via Faster Processes
Pro Photographers Will Get Upgraded Software in October; New Firmware Available Now
The upgraded versions of DCS Photo Desk software v4.3 and DCS Camera Manager software as well as a new version of the ERI File Format Module will be posted to Kodak’s website in October. New DCS Camera firmware already is available online. The cameras’ processing architecture enables substantial updates and new feature enhancements without replacing hardware. This pleases photographers who aren’t always eager to trade in their current cameras and relearn on new ones.
New KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Photo Desk Software version 4.3
The new software adds a variety of enrichments to the DCS Pro SLR cameras that make processes faster to improve performance and workflow. The new enhancements include:
New KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Camera Manager Software
Version 4.2 of the manager software also includes enhancements that speed processes substantially. They include:
New ERI File Format Module
Version 2.0 offers (PHOTOSHOP plug-in):
New batch-processing support for DCS ERI-JPEG images sent to ADOBE PHOTOSHOP. Multiple images now can be batch processed, improving the workflow significantly. The ERI File Format Module (ERI-FFM) now supports all KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Custom Looks Software loaded on the system.
DCS Firmware Versions
The firmware – version 5.1.5 available since August 13 and version 5.2.1 available since Sept. 20 – provide the following enhancements:
New Version 5.2.1:
Kodak said new SDK releases for third-party developers also are being completed to provide bug fixes and performance improvements. The new firmware and software updates are available free and can be downloaded easily from the Kodak Web site. Please visit www.kodak.com/go/DCSsoftware for access to DCS Firmware and DCS host software and visit www.kodak.com/go/kpdp for access to SDK releases.
About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging
Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images—for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). With sales of .3 billion in 2003, the company comprises several businesses: Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture and output products and services; Commercial Printing, offering on-demand color printing and networking publishing systems; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Display & Components, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials, and delivers optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Digital & Film Imaging Systems, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services.
Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.
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