Equilibrium Announces DeBabelizer Pro 4.5 for Windows

The leader in Automated Graphics Processing Software Announces Upgrade of

Popular Windows 95 and NT Version

Sep 30, 1997, 01:00 ET from Equilibrium

    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
 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
     * 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
     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.

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