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FotoTime FotoAlbum 5.5 Press Release


Version 5.5 Supports Vista and The Full Range of RAW Formats

Dallas, TEXAS, February 27, 2007 - FotoTime, Inc., a leading provider of digital photo and video solutions, introduces Version 5.5 of its FotoAlbum Pro software, featuring support for the new Vista operating system and RAW file formats from all leading camera manufacturers. Version 5.5 continues FotoTime’s early industry support for the latest technologies available to enhance a user’s experience and convenience in managing and sharing images.

Now FotoTime customers who purchase new computers with Vista pre loaded or are planning to upgrade existing computers to the new operating system can continue to take advantage of the rich features available in FotoTime’s FotoAlbum image management software.

In addition to support for Vista, FotoAlbum Pro Version 5.5 meets the growing desire on the part of digital photography enthusiasts and professionals for higher image quality afforded by RAW files versus the more conventional JPEG format. FotoTime Version 5.5 supports RAW formats from all major camera manufacturers, including Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, and Sony. This support includes both the latest models from these leading providers, such as the Canon D30, Canon 400D, Nikon D40, Nikon D80, Pentax K10D and Pentax K100D, as well as earlier offerings.

RAW files give photographers better control over exposure and white balance because they are captured directly from the camera’s sensor, with no processing or compression. In addition, RAW files often contain more color information than JPEG files and sometimes have up to 16 bits-per-color pixel of information compared to a JPEG’s standard 8 bits-per-color pixel.

“We pride ourselves on the early adoption of the latest technologies that are of importance to our customers’ requirements,” said Jeff Kelling, FotoTime co founder and Chief Technology Officer. “We recently announced U3 support in FotoAlbum as that technology emerged on the market. Now in addition to being Vista enabled, we are responding to the growing interest in RAW formats as photographers discover the benefits of shooting and post processing RAW images.”

FotoAlbum Pro provides the power to manage a lifetime of pictures and videos by maintaining an easily searched database that includes albums, keywords, captions, ratings, dates and EXIF/IPTC metadata. In addition to FotoAlbum's organizational capabilities, FotoAlbum also includes photo editing, batch processing, slideshows, print ordering and more. FotoAlbum's synchronization technology replicates photos and videos to portable devices as well as FotoTime’s FotoShare service for sharing images online.

Availability and Pricing

FotoAlbum 5.5 is available now. FotoTime offers the new version as a free upgrade for current customers and at $29.95 for new customers. The software can be downloaded here.

About FotoTime, Inc.

Founded in 1999, FotoTime is one of the leading innovators in digital photo and video solutions designed to handle the entire digital image lifecycle. FotoTime's integrated solution set includes FotoAlbum Pro for organizing and managing photos on your computer, FotoShare for sharing photos online with friends and family, FotoStudio for setting up an online photography storefront, and a digital lab for print and gift order processing. FotoTime delivers products to customers in more than 80 countries through an Internet distribution. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.