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Lightbox 2.0 Empowers Creative Professionals To Find Their Files Faster Than Ever Before

24 December 2002. Conceiva (http://www.conceiva.com), a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals, has launched the new version of Lightbox.

Lightbox 2.0 marks the new generation of file management and browsing tools targeted at creative consumers and creative professionals. With its new features, new file support and enhanced performance, graphic designers and web designers are able to find and view their files faster than ever before.

“We are very excited about Lightbox 2.0," stated Paul Schumann, CEO of Conceiva. “We have listened to the feedback from our users and have added more timesaving features to Lightbox to make it the most productive professional file browser on the market today.”

New features of Lightbox 2.0 include:

  • Instant Viewer has been added to enable fast viewing of full sized images of files. You can zoom in and out, rotate the image, view transparency, playback animated GIF and AVI files, get color information, view detailed properties and more.
  • Color picker has been added to allow you to capture colors (RGB, CMYK and Web formats) in full sized images. Full support for ICM RGB and CMYK color profiles is included to match your favorite image editing application (such as Adobe Photoshop). Color snapshots can be taken to store important colors. Color snapshots can be copied and pasted into other applications.
  • Macromedia Flash (SWF) support has been added to enable animated, multi-page thumbnails of SWF files to be viewed. detailed properties are also available.
  • True Type Font (TTF) support has been added to allow viewing of TTF fonts. Detailed properties are also available.
  • Desktop, Favorites and History tree view panes have been added for quicker navigation.
  • Favorites are now localized to your application like all other settings.
  • File type overlays can be displayed on thumbnails to better understand the file type.
  • Small images can be stretched to fit the thumbnail size. The amount zoomed is displayed as an overlay on the thumbnail.
  • Web files (HTML, ASP, etc.) are thumbnailed faster and better quality.
  • More useful details are displayed in Properties dialog, such as transparent color and alpha channel.

Lightbox runs on Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98SE.

A fully functional 15-day Trial version of Lightbox 2.0 can be downloaded from http://www.conceiva.com/products/lightbox/download.asp.

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 

 

New Version of Web Authoring Software in Japan Continues Momentum With New Innovative Features

23 December 2002. Conceiva (http://www.conceiva.com), a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals, has completed development of the new version of HomePage Seisaku-oh, one of Japan’s leading web authoring products.

In partnership with IXLA Japan (http://www.ixla.co.jp), Conceiva has developed HomePage Seisaku-oh 5.0 with many new features, including dynamic content support, better link management, improved user interface, new photo browser, improved publishing support, over 100 professionally designed web site templates, and over 100 dynamic objects.

“HomePage Seisaku-oh is a leading web authoring product in Japan,” stated Paul Schumann, CEO of Conceiva. “Its focus on design rather than coding has set it apart in the market. We are delighted by its success. Version 5.0 provides existing users and new customers with an extensive set of tools and features to create world class web sites.”

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 

 

Conceiva Launches New Web Site

19 September 2002. Conceiva (http://www.conceiva.com), a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals, has launched its new web site (http://www.conceiva.com).

“Our new web site provides a great platform for taking our products and services to the world,” stated Paul Schumann, CEO of Conceiva. “Conceiva is a team of creative professionals and software specialists. We build products and services with a goal to be the most creative and productive on the market. Our web site extends this vision.”

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 

 

Lightbox Targets Creative Professionals

5 September 2002. Conceiva (http://www.conceiva.com), a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals, has launched Lightbox.

Lightbox marks the new generation of asset management and browsing tools targeted at creative consumers and creative professionals.

Traditionally, creative professionals use standalone image browsers or file browsers to locate the image files on their computer. Building a web site, designing a brochure, or just organizing digital media files can result in 1000’s of files in multiple folders on a computer. The task of locating particular files and importing them into creative software applications such as Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash and Microsoft FrontPage, is often a time consuming and frustrating task.

Lightbox overcomes these problems with a revolutionary new technique for file browsing. Rather than being a standalone image browser, Lightbox is a fully featured digital media file browser that attaches itself to creative software applications. A single click provides access to the digital media files on a computer without leaving the creative software application.

Lightbox displays more information about files than any other competitor standalone image or file browser, making file selection much more precise. A new innovation included is its ability to create animated thumbnails. Rather than create static, single page thumbnails for digital media files, Lightbox creates multi-page thumbnails for digital media files that contain more than one frame – for example, animated GIF files, AVI files, multi-page TIFF files, and more. This gives creative professionals the ability to see more of the file than ever before – not just the first frame.

“Lightbox provides a significant productivity edge over its competitors,” stated Paul Schumann, CEO of Conceiva. “It has been purpose-built for creative professionals to provide fast access to digital media files. I am confident that it will increase productivity for all users of creative software applications.”

Key features of Lightbox include:

  • Support for over 150 file formats used by today’s creative professionals, including over 60 image file formats (PSD, JPG, TIFF, EPS, BMP, GIF, PNG, etc.), web file formats (HTML, ASP, CSS, etc.), video file formats (AVI, MPEG, WMV, etc.), audio file formats (WAV, MP3, RMI, etc.) and document file formats (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, RTF, PDF, etc.).
  • Auto generation of thumbnail for supported files.
  • View thumbnails in multiple, user defined sizes.
  • Animated thumbnails enable better viewing of multi-page images (e.g. TIF), animated images (e.g. animated GIF) and streaming media files (e.g. AVI).
  • Attach Lightbox to your preferred creative software application to provide fast, one-click access to files.
  • Drag and drop files into attached software applications.
  • Fast navigation between folders using Favorites, History, full mouse support and keyboard support.
  • Fully compatible with all creative professional tools, such as Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia DreamWeaver, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Director, Microsoft FrontPage, Adobe InDesign, Corel Draw and more.

Lightbox runs on Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98SE.

A fully functional 15-day Trial version of Lightbox can be downloaded from http://www.conceiva.com/products/lightbox/download.asp.

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 

 

Conceiva Completes New Version of Leading Web Authoring Software in Japan

3 June 2002. Conceiva (http://www.conceiva.com), a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals, has completed development of the new version of HomePage Seisaku-oh, one of Japan’s leading web authoring products.

Working closely in conjunction with its Japanese partner, IXLA Japan (http://www.ixla.co.jp), Conceiva has enhanced HomePage Seisaku-oh 4.0 with new features, including streaming media support, rich text support, one click web hosting, auto import of existing HTML web sites and over 100 professionally designed web site templates.

“We are excited by the new version of HomePage Seisaku-oh,” stated Paul Schumann, CEO of Conceiva. “Our development team has worked on this product for the past 6 months. HomePage Seisaku-oh is currently the number 2 selling web authoring product in Japan. This new version will help make it the clear leader in web authoring products.”

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 

 

Conceiva Completes Technology Handover For IXLA Limited

19 March 2002. Conceiva (http://www.conceiva.com), a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals, has completed the technology handover of the products, services and intellectual property of IXLA Limited's software division to its new owner, V Communications, Inc.

With its intimate knowledge of IXLA's software products and technology base, Conceiva was chosen by IXLA (http://www.ixla.com) to transfer IXLA's web authoring and digital asset management products to V Communications, Inc. (http://www.v-com.com).

“The transfer of IXLA's products, services and technology is now complete," stated Paul Schumann, CEO of Conceiva. “The handover included documenting the technology base, re-branding the products to the V Communication brand, migrating IXLA's web site, and training V Communication sales, marketing and technical staff on the new product lineup."

"We wish V Communications every success with their new product line up."

Contact Paul Schumann at paul.schumann@conceiva.com for further information.

 



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