Avenza Systems — producers of MAPublisher and MAPublisher LabelPro cartographic software for Adobe Illustrator as well as MAPdataUSA, MAPdataCanada and MAPdataWorld royalty-free GIS data sets — has released Geographic Imager 3.0, which adds geospatial functionality to Adobe Photoshop.
This release of Geographic Imager also adds support for 64-bit operating systems, improved DEM import support, and an enhanced user interface and tools, according to Doug Smith, Avenza’s director of sales. The software enhances the Adobe Photoshop imaging environment by adding tools and technology necessary to support geospatial images such as aerial and satellite imagery, he adds.
In addition to allowing the use of Adobe Photoshop and its native imaging functions such as cropping, transparencies and layer adjustments, Geographic Imager adds the ability to import and recognize common industry raster image formats, automatically mosaic and tile images, reproject and transform images, georeference images based on ground control points and export images with all spatial information intact.
Geographic Imager version 3.0 adds import support for new image formats, including ESRI BIL, NITF and BigTIFF. The new version also sports an improved GeoCrop and GeoCrop Import. Plus, all functions are now fully compatible with scripts and actions to automate repetitive tasks.
Geographic Imager 3.0 for Photoshop is available now 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 one year of maintenance.
Educational and floating licenses as well as discounted MAPublisher/Geographic Imager bundles are also available. Details are available at http://www.avenza.com .