SAUSALITO, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Equilibrium, the world's leading provider of automated graphics processing software, today gave the premier public demonstration of OneButton Productivity Solutions for digital imaging, photography, and video hardware. This technology, when bundled with digital cameras, video cameras, photo printers, and scanners, provides users with simple "OneButton" automated methods for preparing images for immediate Web, multimedia, and print use. "With our new OneButton Productivity Solutions, the time between image capture and image publishing is reduced to almost nothing," said Steve Denebeim, CEO of Equilibrium. "We've taken our award-winning automation engine and customized it to empower digital imaging, photography, and video hardware. Our new solutions will enable our OEM partners to offer their customers lightning-fast imaging solutions with no learning curve." OneButton Productivity Solutions automate and speed the entire process of image acquisition, editing, optimization, conversion, and Web cataloging. In one demonstration, Equilibrium's OneButton technology enabled a new user to automatically scan a dozen slides, crop them to the borders, convert each to a high-resolution TIFF file, create optimized GIFs and JPGs for the Web, and create an HTML catalog of all 12 images. The entire process took only five minutes. In previous tests without the OneButton technology, the process took a Web professional more than three hours to complete. "Equilibrium's OneButton Productivity Solutions are innovative alternatives to current, more labor intensive imaging software," said Ron Glaz, Senior Research Analyst at International Data Corporation. "By automating repetitive digital imaging tasks, this new technology reduces time spent on tedious and error-prone operations, allowing users to focus on utilizing the assets they've acquired." Equilibrium OneButton Solutions are customizable and extensible. Users can easily modify these processes to meet the needs of their own workflow demands using a simple preferences interface. Users can also extend the software's capabilities by incorporating more advanced automation scripts created with Equilibrium DeBabelizer. OneButton Solutions will be bundled with select digital scanners, cameras, photo printers, and digital video cameras in Q3 1999. About Equilibrium Equilibrium is the worldwide leader in automated graphics processing software. For more information visit http://www.equilibrium.com/corp . NOTE: DeBabelizer is a registered trademark of Equilibrium. OneButton is a trademark of Equilibrium. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.