FotoTime Announces FotoAlbum Version 6.0
Version 6.0 adds GeoTagging and support for XMP Metadata
DALLAS, TX - May 14, 2008 - FotoTime, Inc., a leading provider of digital photo and video solutions, introduces Version 6 of its FotoAlbum software. Major enhancements to FotoAlbum 6 include GeoTagging, XMP, and an integrated SQLite database. FotoAlbum builds on the success of FotoAlbum 5 by allowing users to better annotate and search large photo and video collections.
FotoAlbum integrates Google mapping into the tagging of photos. Unlike other photo applications that simply allow for the entry of GPS coordinates, FotoAlbum allows users to navigate online maps to both enter and view photo locations. Mapping also includes a location editor that allows users to search for and save common locations for their photos so that new photos can be quickly mapped.
In addition to GeoTagging, FotoAlbum 6 adds support for the XMP metadata format. Developed and used by Adobe in Photoshop, XMP is also the native format used by Vista to store photo information and tags. FotoTime's support for XMP ensures that tags entered in FotoAlbum are compatible with the widest range of applications, while still supporting EXIF and IPTC for legacy applications.
FotoAlbum uses a SQL database to store metadata. The introduction of SQLite not only integrates an industry standard database for the storage of library information, but also improves FotoAlbum's performance when cataloging very large image libraries, and allows users to share their image libraries across computers on their home network.
"We think that FotoAlbum 6 is the perfect tool for users wanting to organize their growing photo and video library," said Jeff Kelling, FotoTime co founder and Chief Technology Officer. "As hard drive sizes continue to grow, and cameras commonly exceed 10 megapixels, we see FotoAlbum's move to an integrated relational database not only important for performance, but also key to assuring that user's data is stored safely, and can easily be used by other applications."
FotoAlbum provides the power to manage a lifetime of images by maintaining an easily searched database that includes albums, keywords, captions, ratings, dates, GPS locations, and other information stored in EXIF, IPTC, and XMP 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 6 is available now. FotoTime offers $19.95 upgrade pricing for customers upgrading from FotoAlbum Pro 5, and $39.95 for new customers. The software can be downloaded at http://fotoalbum.fototime.com.
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 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. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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