LONDON, May 30, 2007 - Digital asset cataloging pioneer iView Multimedia Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp., today announced a powerful validation and upload tool that gives Corbis shooters a simplified solution for transferring their image files from an iView MediaPro catalog directly to Corbis.
The iView MediaPro Submission Utility for Corbis is available now as a free plug-in for iView MediaPro, the cross-platform digital asset management tool used by the world's leading photographers to catalog and present large volumes and varieties of digital images.
Available at: http://www.iview-multimedia.com/corbis, the utility automates the image transfer process by first validating photographers' images against specific Corbis submission criteria.
"MediaPro has been saving me time for years," said Amyn Nasser, whose outstanding work is represented by Corbis. "Validating and automating the upload process to Corbis directly from my MediaPro catalog means even more time saved."
"Corbis is committed to improving the ways in which we work with our creative community," said Stafford Squire, Director of Photographer Services. "iView MediaPro is a great desktop media asset management system, and now it is even a more powerful professional tool. Working with iView Multimedia, we have reduced the complexity and cost, easing and expediting the process of submitting great pictures to Corbis."
"Digital image distribution is a key step in digital asset management," said Kostas Mallios, senior director of the Rich Media Group at Microsoft. "MediaPro technology was built to be flexible; streamlining the submission process is helping save valuable time for both photographers and their clients."
Digital asset management pioneer iView Multimedia Ltd. developed iView MediaPro to help creative professionals quickly and easily locate, capture, organize, annotate, search, retrieve and present their digital content. Widely used today by professional photographers, iView MediaPro integrates seamlessly into a professional's established workflow, permitting them to streamline their processes, shortening time to market, and eliminating costs from the production cycle.
Microsoft Corp. acquired iView Multimedia Ltd. in June 2006 and is continuing to develop this powerful cross- platform cataloging tool into a next-generation product named Microsoft Expression Media, scheduled for release in the second quarter of 2007. For more information please see: www.iview- multimedia.com