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SmartDraw unleashes SmartDraw Photo 2.0 for digital Photo Editing and Image management

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New Release Features Powerful Touch-up Brush, Special Effects, Expanded Clip Art and Enhanced Printing Capabilities, the leading provider of easy-to-use business graphics software, has announced the release of SmartDraw Photo version 2.0. A powerful digital photo solution for business and personal use, SmartDraw Photo is intuitive, fast, and feature-rich. Packed with dozens of new features including special effects, clip art, and re-touching capabilities, SmartDraw Photo 2.0 is the complete solution for digital image management.

"We wanted to give our customers the easiest and most effective digital imaging solution possible," said Paul Stannard, CEO. "SmartDraw Photo 2.0 is the culmination of months of intensive customer research, and it includes all the features most requested by our users. SmartDraw Photo 2.0 will allow our customers to take digital photography and image management to a whole new level."

Among its new features, SmartDraw Photo 2.0 boasts a powerful new touch-up brush for more sophisticated image editing. This tool allows users to select a small area of the image to use as a brush pattern, then "paint" that pattern over flawed areas of the photo.

SmartDraw Photo 2.0 also features new "shape cut outs", allowing users to spice up photo layouts with custom-shaped photos, or create graphic objects for web design. In addition, users can now add dozens of stylish frames and borders to images with a single mouse-click, in styles that include wood, metal, and marble.

Other new features include:

Professional Vignettes. Automatically add a vignette effect for that soft-edged look seen
on professional portraits.

Create Folders Within Folders. Users can now create nested folders in the My Albums
area of the SmartDraw Photo Image Explorer, providing total control for image

Print Selected Images. Now users don't have to choose between printing a single image
or an entire album. SmartDraw Photo 2 allows users to select two, three, or any number of
images from an open album and print just those images.

Subtract From, or Invert a Selection. Capturing just the right part of the image is easy,
with the ability to subtract from (or add to) an existing selection.
New Release Features Powerful Touch-up Brush, Special Effects, Expanded Clip Art and Enhanced Printing Capabilities

Draw Proportional Shapes and Perfect Lines. Create perfect squares or circles, and
perfect horizontal, vertical, and 45-degree lines.

Add Clip Art with Transparent Backgrounds. Drop any transparent GIF, WMF, or
SmartDraw Clip Art image onto photos or graphics for a perfect, layered look. Choose from
more than 500 built-in clip art images for all occasions.

Other exciting new features include additional professional textures, improved crop and zoom tools, enhanced edge and shadow effects, improved publishing templates, and more.

About was founded in 1994 with a simple goal in mind: to help business people Draw Anything Easily. quickly rose to become the leading provider of easy-to-use business graphics software. The SmartDraw program allows users to draw diagrams for business, technical, and leisure applications with the help of thousands of ready-made images and templates.'s newest product, SmartDraw Photo, applies the same user-friendly principles to digital photography, allowing customers to enhance, print, and share digital photos quickly and easily. draws more than 2 million visitors each month, putting it in the top 0.1% of most visited websites on the Internet. Recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, also offers French, German, and Japanese versions that are carrying the SmartDraw revolution around the world. Privately held by its founders and employees, with no debt and no outside funding, continues to enjoy a rocketing annual growth rate and a profitable bottom line. For more information, please visit

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April 28, 2003
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