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SOURCE Kodak Alaris
Latest Version of Leading Digital Print Production Software to Be Showcased at Annual Pro Lab Workshop
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kodak Alaris is unveiling powerful new tools and resources to help professional photographic labs improve workflow, heighten productivity and ultimately expand their businesses. With the release of KODAK PROFESSIONAL Digital Print Production Software (DP2) Version 17, Kodak Alaris has applied the most advanced imaging technology to enable the creation and production of a wide range of visually innovative products and services. New features include a first-of-its-kind color correction app, creative vignettes, new look profiles, customizable reporting, and improved digital press workflow for HP Indigo printers.
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DP2 v.17 will be introduced at the 2014 June Kodak Alaris Pro Lab Workshop, where a combination of business and technical educational sessions will be conducted. These sessions provide professional labs with an updated understanding of market dynamics and opportunities, technical solutions, and access to resources to develop individual strategies that address specific business needs.
"Since emerging as an independent company focused on imaging, Kodak Alaris continues to invest in image quality improvements that deliver industry leading services and support for our valued Pro Lab customers," said Christopher S. Van Zandt, Vice President & General Manager of POS for US & C, Kodak Alaris. "The release of DP2 v.17 underscores our commitment to Pro Labs and our mission of creating viable, long-term strategies to help our customers grow their businesses."
NEW DP2 FEATURES
DP2 v. 17 includes the Wheelman App for Android tablets, replacing the need for older, expensive and dedicated color correction hardware. The intuitive mobile app brings popular wheelman features onto a tablet device and includes sensory feedback. Users can control wheel size, sensitivity and sound/vibration and are able to configure the user interface to meet their individual preferences. The Wheelman App is available for free download from the KODAK Pro Lab Resource Center for DP2 licensed users.
Professional labs using DP2 now have the ability to produce more creative products using a new vignette feature that simulates popular photographic lens effects. Users can create vignettes without using masks and have the ability to center the focus of the effect at any position on an image. Six individual parameters can be controlled to design and customize using the desired effects. New Look Profiles for Color Negative paper also add to creative output options with custom color saturation and unique black and white options.
Other key updates to the DP2 software include rendering and output improvements with enhanced workflow for HP INDIGO printers, integrated HTML scripting that enables users to use real time, dynamic order data to create customizable reports and a host of other enhancements that provide improved quality and productivity for professional labs.
The new version of DP2 will be available for download on June 20, 2014 at www.kodak.com/go/dp2. For more information on KODAK PROFESSIONAL Imaging Solutions, visit www.kodak.com/go/professional or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kodakprofessional.
Attendees of the 2014 Pro Lab Workshop will also have the opportunity to interact with KODAK PROFESSIONAL Collections and Creations software – a complete front-end ordering system that was announced and previewed at last year's workshop. The software, now in Beta testing, has been developed with significant input from Pro Labs and serves as a catalyst for changing how labs and photographers prepare, present and produce professional content to maximize the opportunities to better serve consumers.
About Kodak Alaris' Personalized Imaging Business - ?This business combines a unique heritage, expertise and ongoing innovation to market high-quality imaging products and services online, in store and on mobile devices. Kodak Alaris' Personalized Imaging business consists of Retail Systems Solutions, the world leader in retail photo kiosks and dry lab systems, offering retailers a competitive advantage in the photo services market; Paper & Output Systems, offering photo specialty retailers, professional and wholesale labs, and photographers the broadest portfolio of traditional photographic paper and workflow solutions; Film Capture, offering consumers and professionals an award-winning range of still-camera film products; and Event Imaging Solutions, providing digital souvenir photography services and solutions at theme parks, iconic destinations, resorts and other markets worldwide.
About Kodak Alaris - ?On September 3, 2013, the U.K. Kodak Pension Plan (KPP) completed its acquisition of the Kodak Document Imaging and Personalized Imaging businesses from Eastman Kodak Company and created a new company known as Kodak Alaris. The new company and its name preserve the heritage and legacy of the Kodak brand, while embodying greater speed and agility to meet market needs and changes. Kodak Alaris, which is licensed to use the Kodak brand, will focus on strategic, ongoing investments for these businesses to ensure long-term growth and success.
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