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) format. "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 PC." 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 file-format conversion. 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 graphics * 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 800-524-8651. About Equilibrium 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.