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Conduits Technologies, Inc. Releases Pocket Artist 2.5 for Pocket PC and Handheld PC 2000

TAMPA, FLORIDA, December 2, 2002 -- Conduits Technologies, Inc. announced today the release of Pocket Artist 2.5 for Pocket PC, Pocket PC 2002, and Handheld PC 2000. Pocket Artist is a drawing and image manipulation program for the Windows powered mobile devices.

Pocket Artist 2.5 provides 24-bit color graphics editing on Windows CE devices. The user interface is optimized for small screens while retaining a full set of features, including expanded support for digital camera users. Pocket Artist supports opening graphics in a variety of formats (PSD, JPG, GIF, and BMP), and work can be saved into PSD, JPG, or BMP formats.

Version 2.5 builds upon the strong core drawing functionality of Pocket Artist by incorporating new image manipulation features. New tools are introduced to manipulate sections of the image by way of drawing onscreen, and new commands are added for manipulating whole sections of the image at once.

The new Cleaning Brush tool selectively patches certain areas of a picture that contain specks and other noise that needs cleaning. The "cleaning radius" of the brush is variable. Pocket Artist 2.5 also introduces a new Red-Eye brush tool -- when used on an afflicted image, the red-eye caused by the light of a flashbulb is reduced, while retaining any specular highlights reflected by other lights in the scene.

Advanced color calibration tools are available for adjusting the hue, saturation, and lightness for areas of an image, as well as a new brightness and contrast tool, for quick alterations to the color balance of an image. In addition, Pocket Artist introduces advanced Image Level tools, which re-map shadows, midtones, and highlights of an image to different values, permitting advanced adjustment of darkness, lightness, and contrast balance. Pocket Artist contains advanced algorithms for common Image Level adjustments, such as those to fix the washed out effect from a camera's overflash, or those to fill the shadows of a poorly lit image. All color calibration tools include a preview window where users can spot check the new changes to the image.

Pocket Artist supports "Layer" functionality, used in advanced imaging techniques. Layer support allows for an image to be built up and composited via the creation and manipulation of separate image layers, which can all have different blending modes and opacity settings. Layered documents may be opened, edited, and saved as PSD files, the format of the desktop image software, Adobe® Photoshop®.

Other features of Pocket Artist 2.5 include: gradient and gradient pack support, brush pack support, an image browser, selection tools, zooming, anti-aliased text drawing, quick shapes, convolve, flip, rotation, image and canvas resizing, 17 blending modes, undo, screen capture, desktop settings, blur, emboss, sharpen, and tool opacity. A recent file list is also available for easy access to works in progress. The new painting and brush facilities, combined with existing tools such as pattern and texture stamps, enable Pocket Artist to simulate drawing with "natural media," such as charcoal, chalk, and crayon.

Pocket Artist 2.5 is available as a commercial demo from http://www.conduits.com, where the user can download and evaluate the software for 30 days.

Pocket Artist 2.5 is available for an introductory price of $49.95. Existing customers of version 2.0 are eligible for a free upgrade. Existing customers of version 1.0 and 1.2 are eligible for a discounted upgrade price of $19.95.

More information, including tutorials, brush packs, gradient packs, an online gallery, and a full list of features, can be found at the Pocket Artist website: http://www.conduits.com/products/artist/.

Conduits develops several commercial applications for Pocket PC, including Pocket Slides (a fully-featured presentation solution for Pocket PC) and Peacemaker (for infrared data transfer to other mobile device platforms).


Pocket Artist is a trademark of Conduits Technologies, Inc. Adobe®, Photoshop® and/or Adobe®, Photoshop® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

For more information, press only: Carrie Hall - Conduits Technologies, Inc. - 813-907-2562 or email carrie@conduits.com.

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