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Announcing FotoWare 8.0

Never has digital asset management offered this many features to increase the value of your assets.


A Complete and Easy-to-Use Digital Asset Management System with new powerful features:


A powerful workflow client & advanced Digital Asset Management system:

Announcing FotoWare 7.0 Service Release 6

An easier route to great pictures

With the new CMS Export module for FotoWeb, any picture in your FotoWare Digital Asset Management system can be used on your website or intranet solution. Size, crop and improve your pictures to really make them stand out. Revoke pictures manually or set a date when the pictures should be automatically revoked. Go ahead and make your website shine with great pictures!

FotoWeb HD for iPad

Access your assets from anywhere with FotoWeb HD for iPad! Search or browse archives, and view the contents of individual folders in archives. Check the quality of pictures with the image zoom. Make selections and share them on a FotoWeb Screen to review your picks with your colleagues. Rate and prioritize pictures and send them to other users or systems in seconds. Create several upload jobs, each with different metadata requirements.

New mobile UI
Use any mobile phone or tablet to search, browse and preview content in FotoWeb archives. Browse individual folders in an archive. Scroll infinitely through your assets without having to navigate between pages. Check image quality with the image zoom, display image metadata and use the map view to see where the pictures were taken. There are also several different grid layouts to choose from.

Improved navigation
Infinite scrolling has been introduced in the FotoWeb Classic interface. This means you can scroll through your assets without having to navigate between pages. When you reach the bottom of the grid, new thumbnails will be loaded automatically to let you keep on scrolling. The grid page also automatically adjusts to your browser size. This navigation method is now available in all FotoWeb user interfaces!

FotoWeb for Android
FotoWeb for Android lets you search and browse archives on the FotoWeb DAM server, preview and zoom in on high-resolution pictures and read file metadata. Upload files from your phone and add metadata to them in the process.

Announcing FotoWare 7.0 Service Release 5

We are very excited to announce the release of the FotoWare suite version 7.0,Service Release 5. The update contains a number of new and exciting features, which we are confident that you as a professional will appreciate

New template set for public sites in FotoWeb
FotoWeb gets a completely new set of templates that are designed specifically for public use. The templates will give the users a completely new experience. For those who publish images or other data to inexperienced FotoWeb users, the new templates are easy to use and understand. The templates can be set up to search in many archives simultaneously, and the user can monitor the number of hits in each archive (Enterprise version only).

We have also introduced infinite scroll, making browsing through large archives or hits much easier than jumping from one page to another. The new public templates also work seamlessly on handheld devices like iPad and iPhone (Responsive Design), and the enhanced zoom tool also works on iOS devices.

Read more about the FotoWeb public template set

Improved workflow control in FotoWeb
FotoWeb now boasts a new workflow module that lets you edit metadata before delivering files to a destination. Required metadata fields can also be set and work similarly to FotoStation. We have also made it easy to add the same metadata to several files when running them through a workflow. The new workflow module is also substantially faster than the previous version.

Automatic geotagging in Color Factory
Pictures that are processed in a Color Factory channel can now automatically receive geodata (GPS based coordinates) based on the Country/City information found in the metadata. If the image already contains GPS coordinates, Color Factory will insert Country/City and exact location.

SSL Support
With SR5, IP communications between all FotoWare applications support encryption. This implies that client-server communication is transferred in encrypted form, and the same applies to communications between e.g. Index Manager and FotoWeb servers. Connect also supports secure connections to FotoWeb and Index Manager archives.

Finally, server configuration in the Operations Center can also be SSL-enabled to add security throughout the system.

Instant access to your media bank provided by new iPhone App and Adobe Extensions

In the upcoming Service Release 4 of version 7.0 FotoWare introduces new features and functions that will facilitate the access to, and workflow capabilities of your preferred FotoWare media bank, FotoWeb. The web based Digital Asset Management solution is reaching out to all relevant users of a DAM system, and makes it quick and easy to search and retrieve images and graphics, and place them straight into your document.

New iPhone App for instant access to pictures and media files
With FotoWare's new iPhone App media professionals can access their archives from anywhere with their iPhone. They can search and browse archives, and professionals out in the field can add metadata to new pictures, and upload to the FotoWare server. Users can get alerts on their iPhone when new pictures from any source arrive, - thus articles can be updated up to the very last minute before deadline.

New integration with Adobe Creative Suite
FotoWare's new Extension for Adobe CS5 makes it quick and easy for Graphical Designers to search and retrieve pictures and graphics from the FotoWare archive inside the user interface of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Adding pictures and graphics to an InDesign document has never been quicker and easier than this! Finding the correct picture for enhancement in Photoshop, and the corresponding graphic in Illustrator for editing, is just as easy.

Just like the FotoWare plug-in for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint that was introduced in Service Release 3, the new Extensions provide access to the FotoWare media bank inside the native application. Users with login can therefore take advantage of FotoWare's powerful search technology and find the desired file without leaving the well-known Adobe user interface.

Fotoware release integration with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

FotoWare offers a very specialized and complete solution for storing, processing, retrieving and distributing digital media files, including audio, video and images. Microsoft has opened the possibility for other providers to supplement the Office suite with additional functionality.

"Office applications allow users to process media files, but our solution is more specialized for this, more complete and provides much better workflow. We enrich the Office suite by giving FotoWare users a professional tool available via the toolbar. With one click they get a task panel where they can search and find media files in both internal media databases and external photo agencies," says Mr. Syversen.

FotoWare Release Version 7

FotoWare presents version 7.0 of the FotoWare product suite containing new groundbreaking and high speed opportunities.

In the re-designed FotoWeb 7.0 the new image processing engine enables on-the-fly image processing and delivery. When a user requests to download a file or order it using the shopping cart, preset profiles control file format and color space conversion, resampling (useful if you don't want to download a 300-megabyte TIF file), custom watermarking and application of unsharp mask.

The new FotoWeb Upload Tool allows you to select any number of files to upload using a standard system dialog box and send them all off in a single operation.

Connect 7.0 is the new file transfer automation server from FotoWare. It monitors multiple inputs and distributes files from local or network folders, FTP sites, FotoWeb servers, and email servers.

New in FotoWare 7

Custom File Delivery & Download

Deliver custom files to each user

Improved FotoWeb Interface

All the user need - in one window

Improved PDF Support

Native built in PDF Support

Improved Speed & Flexibility

TCP/IP Socket connection to Index Manager

Workpads - Work Faster With Projects

An entirely new way of organizing files

Projects - Designed for Collaboration

Projects compatible between Mac/Win/Web

Improved Video Support

Flash (FLV) & Windows Media file format support

Dynamic End-User Oriented Interface

End-user customizable web interface

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FotoWare Release Version 6.0

FotoWare helps newspapers, public services and corporate customers to find, process and share their images and documents. With millions of licenses sold in ten different languages since 1994, FotoWare plays a pioneer role in the industry of Digital Asset Management (DAM).

Today FotoWare announces the transition to full XMP metadata support with the release of FotoWare version 6.0. XMP fits perfectly with FotoWare's philosophy and indexing technology platform, and is fully compatible with existing installations. The shift from IPTC to XMP metadata support in all FotoWare applications opens new opportunities to the users. Metadata can now be added to any kind of file type, making it fully searchable by a FotoWare system. The multi-lingual support of XMP allows users to write and search for metadata in any language, a function warmly welcomed by international media houses and global players in the corporate market.

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What's all this talk about XMP?

Put simply, XMP is a standard for storing metadata in files. In the past, FotoWare systems have relied on IPTC for storing information with files, a standard which has proved to have many limitations, particularly because it has only been partly compatible with many new file formats. With XMP, however, metadata can be added to any type of file.

For FotoWare, XMP has proved an absolute treat. It has allowed us to retain backwards compatibility while incorporating native support for the new standard throughout our product range. From a user's point of view, the transition is completely transparent. When adding metadata to files that don't support XMP data written directly to the file, an XMP sidecar file containing the metadata will be created and follow the file wherever it goes in the FotoWare system.

But we have taken the benefits of XMP a step further: By taking advantage of the multilanguage support in XMP, businesses operating in several countries can effortlessly add metadata in several languages, and it is possible to choose between searching only within a certain language or across all languages.

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FotoWare Cameleon - New Image Archive Solutions for the Corporate Market

FotoWare Cameleon is a combination of the FotoWare solution modules with a tighter integration for ease of use. Depending on the customer needs you can enter on different levels: Cameleon Standard, Cameleon Professional or Cameleon Web. These levels are adapted to the different needs of a corporate environment, with or without the support of a flexible web application. It is always possible to add capacity or functionality to your existing FotoWare Cameleon solution.

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