ColorSync 2.6 Now Available for Download
New Version Includes Enhanced Support for AppleScript and Popular
Internet Image Formats
SEYBOLD, BOSTON, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer, Inc. today
announced the availability of ColorSync 2.6, the latest version of
the Company's color-management work flow software for publishing and
design professionals. ColorSync 2.6 includes significant enhancements
to AppleScript integration; support for color management of popular
Internet standards like JPEG and GIF image formats; and updated
Photoshop plug-ins. ColorSync 2.6 is available for free download
today at http://www.apple.com/colorsync.
Apple also announced the availability of the ColorSync Software
Development Kit (SDK) for Windows, which will allow hardware and
software developers to create ColorSync-compatible products for
"ColorSync is the leading software for managing color with over one
million users, including professional publishers like PEOPLE and
Kinko's who stake their reputation for quality on it," said Philip
Schiller, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "The
new features in ColorSync 2.6 further extend its industry leadership
with innovations that ease workflow automation and support an even
greater range of documents and images."
New ColorSync 2.6 Features Include: Eighteen AppleScript enhancements
that simplify both web and print color management by automating
complex ColorSync workflow processes; support for JPEG and GIF,
bringing ColorSync color consistency to the Internet's most popular
image formats; updated Photoshop plug-ins that now support 16-bit
images, bringing ColorSync support to high-resolution Photoshop
images; easy-to-use ColorSync Control Panel that allows simple
ColorSync profile and Color Management Module (CMM) selections and
integration with third-party ColorSync products; an automated
ColorSync monitor calibrator that speeds up the process of creating a
ColorSync profile for a computer monitor; and the addition of a
grayspace profile, so that the same quality ColorSync provides to
color work can now be applied to grayscale images.
ColorSync 2.6 is being demonstrated throughout Seybold, including at
the Apple booth (Number 2105). ColorSync products are also being
exhibited by numerous publishing companies at the show.
With the introduction of the ColorSync SDK for Windows, developers
can begin creating cross-platform ColorSync products, extending the
technology's lead as an industry standard. The ColorSync SDK for
Windows is available through Apple's developer program at
http://www.apple.com/developer. Later this year, Apple expects to
ship ColorSync 3, an enhanced version of the technology that will
ship simultaneously for both the Macintosh and Windows platforms.
System Requirements ColorSync 2.6 requires a Mac OS-based Apple
computer with a PowerPC processor, running Mac OS 8.1 or later.
Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the
1970s with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the
1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original
mission -- to bring the best personal computing products and support
to students, educators, designers, scientists, engineers,
businesspersons and consumers in over 140 countries around the world.