SAUSALITO, Calif., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Equilibrium, publisher of the
award-winning DeBabelizer(R) automated graphics processing software, announced
their latest upgrade DeBabelizer Pro version 4.5 for Windows(R) 95 and
Windows(R) NT(TM). Now the leading automated graphics processor is even
easier and more powerful to use.
New features include the ability to: run multiple batch processes
consecutively; outline or shave a one-pixel perimeter around an object on a
solid background; composite a batch of images or frames against another batch;
compare batches to identify pixel differences; apply any image process to
multiple frames; sort and reorder batches; track all the processes while
running unattended batches with the new global log; and increase processing
throughput by 40 percent when display mode is off. In addition to the over
100 currently supported file formats, DeBabelizer Pro 4.5 expanded to
completely support PNG, EPSF, and now reads and writes Kodak's FlashPix(TM)
"DeBabelizer Pro is the cross-platform standard for automatically
optimizing palettes and preparing graphic assets for games, CD-ROMs and the
Web," said Wilfredo Aguilar, Art Director, Electronic Arts. "The new
functionality in version 4.5 will save my designers even more time."
"DeBabelizer has always been an incredible tool for me on the Mac," said
Nick Philip, digital artist. "The new batch automation capabilities for
animations and video in DeBabelizer Pro make it even more wicked!"
"We've designed DeBabelizer Pro 4.5 to satisfy the appetite of our
rapidly-expanding Windows market for productivity in image processing," said
Steve Denebeim, President and CEO, Equilibrium. "Through automation, we're
changing the way designers work with graphics, animations and video on the
About DeBabelizer Pro
The premise behind DeBabelizer's automated graphics processing technology
is that designers need to efficiently and automatically process content so
they can quickly deliver graphics across a range of platforms while
maintaining the highest level of image quality. DeBabelizer Pro automatically
prepares images, animations and digital video through intuitive drag-and-drop
scripting, batch processing, color palette reduction, image processing and
The automation of these graphics operations benefits customers in two
distinct ways. First, it helps artists focus on the design of content,
relieving them from the details of production. And secondly, it positively
impacts the bottom line through faster production and reduced labor costs.
DeBabelizer Pro for Windows offers a range of automated graphics
processing capabilities all in a single, integrated application. Some of the
most prominent features include:
* Intuitive, easy-to-use, drag-and-drop, multi-windowed interface
* Batch processing with interactive scripting
* Hierarchical directory structures within batch lists
* Equilibrium's proprietary SuperPalette(TM) technology for color palette
optimization and reduction
* Sophisticated bandwidth conservation tools for multimedia and Web
* Translation support for over 100 file formats optimized for the Windows
95 and NT environments.
* HTML Parsing allows users to create a batch list from all supported
image types embedded in an HTML document by simply dragging the document or
whole website into a batch list window.
Pricing and Availability
DeBabelizer Pro 4.5 for Windows will ship on October 31, 1997 at a
suggested list price of $595 (U.S. domestic only). The product is distributed
through Ingram Micro and Tech Data. For sales information, call
Based in Sausalito, Calif., Equilibrium is the worldwide leader in the
automated processing of graphics, animation and digital video for multimedia,
desktop publishing and online delivery. Equilibrium's current product line
includes the new DeBabelizer Pro for Windows 95 and NT 4.0, Macintosh versions
of DeBabelizer Toolbox, DeBabelizer Lite, ProScripts(TM) for the Web and the
DeBabelizer Software Developer's Kit (SDK). DeBabelizer Pro and DeBabelizer
Toolbox and Lite versions can be purchased through catalogs and anywhere
graphics software is sold, while Macintosh ProScripts for the Web and the SDK
can be freely downloaded from www.equilibrium.com.
NOTE: DeBabelizer is a registered trademark of Equilibrium. ProScripts
and SuperPalette are trademarks of Equilibrium. All other trademarks are
property of their respective holders.