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LiaisonPDX
10-06-2008, 05:07 PM
Luxology® LLC, an independent technology company developing modern 3D content creation software, today announced the immediate availability of imageSynth™ 2 (http://www.luxology.com/whatismodo/imageSynth/), the newest version its popular image processing tool. Featuring up to ten times faster performance, imageSynth 2 allows artists to quickly process existing images into new seamless textures, synthetic images and backgrounds, and generate super high-resolution images from low resolution sources. imageSynth 2 is now available in both a standalone version and as a plug-in for Adobe® Creative Suite® 4. For more information or to purchase please visit www.luxology.com/store/imageSynth.aspx (http://www.luxology.com/store/imageSynth.aspx).

“imageSynth has become a favorite plug-in for the Photoshop community due to its ease of use and the smooth – almost magical - results users get when processing input images,” said Brad Peebler, president and co-founder of Luxology. “imageSynth 2 is a real workhorse - processing even print resolution images into new, tile-able images at amazing speed.”

"Since its creation, there has been no substitute for imageSynth – it fills an essential need for game developers and DTP professionals alike,” said Gary Bouton, noted Photoshop author and artist. “There's no other Photoshop plug-in that even comes close for manually building high-resolution seamless tiling textures." The imageSynth software allows users to quickly create a new synthetic image based on areas of interest that are identified in one or more source images. imageSynth can handle a wide range of image subjects, and is especially useful when working with ‘noisy’ images such as crowds or beach pebbles. The royalty-free images that imageSynth creates are unique derivations and will tile together seamlessly, making them ideal for use as backgrounds, brushes or texture maps.

New and improved features in imageSynth 2 include:

· Native performance improvements will process images up to 10 times faster than previous version

· New algorithm is threaded for use on dual-core systems

· Improved memory management enables handling of larger scenes

· New control over chunk size and orientation



Pricing and Availability

imageSynth 2 is available now for USD $99. Existing imageSynth users can upgrade for USD $49. imageSynth works with Adobe Photoshop CS3 or higher and also includes a new standalone version. imageSynth users are welcome to use it on both the PC and the Mac as needed. To view sample images created with imageSynth, please visit http://www.luxology.com/whatismodo/imageSynth/.



About Luxology

Based in San Mateo, Calif., Luxology® LLC is an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software that enhances productivity via designer-friendly tools powered by a modern underlying architecture known as Nexus®. Founded in 2002 by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler, Luxology is home to some of the top 3D engineering expertise in the industry. More information on Luxology, its flagship product modo®, and a gallery of customer created images is available online at www.luxology.com (http://www.luxology.com/).

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© Copyright 2008 Luxology LLC. modo is a trademark of Luxology LLC., in the USA and/or other countries. All products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.



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San Mateo, CA 94402

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jasonio
10-08-2008, 03:33 PM
Looks much more enticing now that I don't need Photoshop to use it (because I can't afford an PS upgrade!)

To me THIS is the most key feature:-
* Also can run as a standalone program

pseudoE
10-08-2008, 04:58 PM
Any chance of a watermarked demo?

Thanks,

Eric.

Kabab
10-09-2008, 02:57 AM
I love ImageSynth best $100 i have ever spent saves LOTS of time...

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