January 11, 2008 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, CA - January 11, 2008 - Album DS the easiest, most feature complete tool for professional photographers to produce panoramic albums, today announced that Album DS 5.0 My Designer Edition has been honored with Professional Photographer magazine's 2008 Hot One Award. The Hot One Awards honor the photographic industry's best new products for professional photographers. This award marks the first entry for Album DS which just made it's official North American debut in October 2007.
Jeff Kent, Professional Photographer magazine, Hot One Editor, also recognized the significance of this achievement: "As the Hot One Awards continue to expand, the competition for each category has heated up accordingly. For the 2008 awards, we had more than 220 total products entered in 58 categories by nearly 150 companies. That makes the 2008 Hot One Awards one of the biggest, most comprehensive photographic product competitions in the industry. Winners of a 2008 Hot One Award should be proud that they have achieved recognition in such a competitive and high-profile award process."
The contest was judged by a panel of 18 professional photographers voting on categories that fit within their areas of expertise. The judges voted on products based on many criteria including ease of use, suitability to task, workflow, and support.
"I am absolutely thrilled with Album DS' win, especially since we just entered the North American market," said Bryan Linden, Vice President Marketing, Album DS. "We've worked very hard to make Album DS the most comprehensive photographic design product available and the fact that it works from within Photoshop(TM) a product photographers already know and love means a short learning curve for our program and true Photoshop power with Album DS ease of use. We're very pleased with the designs My Designer Studios did for this special edition and we want to give special thanks to Dawn Erney, the lead designer for My Designer Studios."
"With the My Designer Edition of Album DS we offer far more than just wedding album designs and also provide photographers with cards, sports traders, baby products, senior products, and more," said Alejandro Fresno Meyer, President and lead developer, Album DS. "I 'm really happy to be honored by this award and want to specifically thank Dawn for her fantastic designs and Bryan for his efforts introducing Album DS in North America. Album DS was born as a tool for the creative but time limited photographer who wants to easily create astonishing albums. Our main goal is to help them get to this point as soon as possible with outstanding support. We get great feedback and keep integrating customer workflow and suggestions into every release of Album DS."
The 2008 Hot One Award winners will be highlighted in the upcoming February 2008 issue of Professional Photographer magazine. Additional information on the 2008 Hot One Awards and winners is available on Professional Photographer's website at www.ppmag.com.
Album DS 5.0 My Designer Edition is available immediately for purchase and download from www.albumds.com and is $449.00 including more than 1070 templates all of which are automatically resizable to any album format from any manufacturer, 200 masks and sloppy borders, 560 frames, tons of special effects beyond standard b/w and sepia of most products, clipart, high resolution backgrounds and support that is happy to help and easy to reach. Any aspect of any template is quick to modify and building templates from scratch is not only possible but easy.
Simply put, Album DS will make professional photographers more productive at producing albums and will likely help inspire photographers who use it to produce albums that are just as beautiful as they are easy to design. Albums can be printed via professional lab or in-house and Album DS makes it easy to resize albums from one aspect ratio to another even after design.
Album DS is developed in Valencia Spain by Art Fotografic and has been available since early 2006. Used extensively throughout Europe and Latin America Album DS has in a very short time developed into the most flexible tool for album design available today. With a solid commitment to service and support, Album DS is poised to be a global leader for professional album design.
Album DS 5.0, Makes creating panoramic wedding albums a breeze from within Adobe Photoshop(TM) a program professionals already know and love. Album DS is very easy to use even for those with limited Photoshop experience and acts like a album design dashboard from within Photoshop. Version 5.0 adds several new features including Album Easy effects, ability to load most Photoshop actions as Album DS buttons and so much more. Album DS is developed in Valencia Spain by Art Fotografic and has been available since early 2006. Used throughout Europe and Latin America Album DS has in a very short time developed into the most flexible tool for album design available today. With a solid commitment to service and support, Album DS is poised to be a global leader for professional album design.