Elpical today launches the latest version of its Claro product range. This next generation of automated image enhancement and image management solutions adds extended support of PSD files and combines ease of use and advanced workflow capabilities with uncompromising image enhancement.
Elpical products, which integrate with automation tools like Enfocus Switch, are available in North America through Tools4Media and its distribution.
Extensive Photoshop support for ultimate flexibility and time savings
Unique to the new Claro version 6 technology is the option of optimizing different layers within PSD files without losing the original layers. By processing the compatibility layer on top of the existing layers, Claro 6 allows enhancing the image without even touching the original. Enhancements can be performed on the different elements of the image, combining the best parts to create the best possible image.
Enhancing only the compatibility layer largely reduces the time spent on an individual image and limits the number of different versions of the same image in circulation. Additionally, it converts any image format to a PSD file.
This functionality is included in both Claro Single, Elpical's image optimization module that integrates into automation tools like Enfocus Switch and Claro Premedia, Elpical's complete image workflow solution.
Enhanced operator productivity
Claro Inspector, Claro Premedia's unique client application that routes the original and processed image to the operator's desktop for side-by-side comparison, has been thoroughly reviewed and new features for greater ease of use have been added. More information on the images and automatic vertical tiling of original and processed images in the window allow a better overview and selection and thus better management. The new 'cancel' button simply sends the image back to the workflow without any changes. Also, Claro Inspector now comes with full support for Photoshop CS4.
Continued commitment to quality
Other new features are all about Elpical's commitment to better quality: improved color balance, local contrast enhancement and brightness correction.
Elpical, established in 1997 by a management buy-out of the Electronic Imaging department of Victor Hasselblad AB, is a leading specialist in digital image enhancement and management.
Elpical 's key products include Claro Premedia, Claro Single, 4LeafClover, EmailManager, SlideShowEnhancer. Elpical is an ideal partner for software suppliers and integrators who want to integrate Elpical technology into their own applications, Elpical has concluded an OEM agreement with, among others, OCÉ for the enhancement of embedded images inside PDF documents. More information on http://www.elpical.com.