Avenza Systems (http://www.avenza.com) has
updated Geographic Imager, software that adds
geospatial functionality to Adobe Photoshop, to
version 2.5. It adds support for several new
spatial image formats including ECW, MrSID and

Geographic Imager enhances the Photoshop imaging
environment by adding tools and technology to
support the import, edit, manipulation and export
of geospatial images such as aerial and satellite
imagery. In addition to allowing the use of
Photoshop and its powerful native imaging
functions such as cropping, transparencies,
individual pixel editing and brightness/contrast
control, Geographic Imager adds the ability to
import and recognize GeoTIFFs and other
referenced raster formats, automatically mosaic
and tile images, reproject and transform images,
geo-reference images based on ground control
points and re-export images with all spatial
information intact.

Version 2.5 adds:

° Import support for the following DEM formats:
Arc/Info ASCII Grid & Binary Grid, DEM USGS/CDED

° Mlitary Elevation Data/DTED, SDTS transfer and SRTM;

° Support for the following additional formats:

° Atomatic coordinate system transformation
during mosaicking — this allows images with
different coordinate systems and pixel sizes to
be mosaicked by automatically transforming the
images to the same coordinate system and pixel
size as the destination image in a single process;

° Crop on import — this crops incoming images in
the newly supported raster formats to a specified
size upon import thus allowing large images,
which could not be opened, to be successfully

Geographic Imager 2.5 for Photoshop will be
available in the third quarter as a free upgrade
for all Geographic Imager customers with a valid
maintenance subscription and as an upgrade for
non-maintenance members at US$319. New licenses
are $699 for a single-user fixed commercial
license. Prices include 1 year of maintenance.
Educational and floating licenses as well as
discounted MAPublisher/Geographic Imager bundles
are also available.