SOURCE: Light Crafts

August 14, 2007 17:45 ET

Light Crafts' LightZone 3.0 Adds Prestigious 4.5 Star Macworld Review to Recent String of Accolades

Intuitive Design, Simple User Interface, Rapid Innovation Cited as Impressive

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - Light Crafts (www.lightcrafts.com), creator of LightZone photo-editing software, today announced LightZone earned 4.5 stars, out of a possible five, in a recent Macworld review. The coveted Macworld review is known for its rigor. This stellar review is the latest in a series of industry accolades.

LightZone has received similar industry validation very recently in a macnn review, and by winning American Photo Magazine's Editor's Choice Award.

LightZone is a powerful, yet easy-to-use photo-editing software that allows users to quickly select and click their way to creating images that reflect what they saw, or even what they wanted to see. LightZone is built for digital photography and serves the new generation of buyers with easier-to-use editing capabilities at a lower price.

Light Crafts is innovating its new generation of photo-editing software rapidly to deliver consumers a more intuitive, simple, and affordable product than anything else currently available.

"This review validates that Light Crafts is addressing market demand with LightZone," said Georges van Hoegaerden, Chief Executive Officer of Light Crafts. "We invite all digital photo enthusiasts to visit www.lightcrafts.com to see how our product can liberate them from the tedious old approach to editing so they can focus on the art of image creation. While our customers continue to give LightZone the ultimate market validation it deserves, we are honored that our product also received these impressive marks from such a prestigious publication."

Powerful LightZone features highlighted in the review are the product's simple interface; photo styles that can be saved, shared, and applied as batch processes; and its ability to constrain adjustments to certain areas with Region and Blend mode features. These capabilities allow users to focus on expressing themselves creatively through their photographs. With LightZone, users edit photographs visually and do not get bogged down by old generation photographic technology.

The complete review is available at: http://www.macworld.com/2007/08/reviews/lightzone3/index.php

LightZone is available on both Windows and Mac platforms and is available for purchase and download at http://www.lightcrafts.com. The price is $249.95 for the Full version and $149.95 for the Basic version. LightZone Full is a premium quality standalone photo-editor with digital asset management and batch processing capabilities. LightZone Basic is a single image photo-editor used to dramatically enhance editing capabilities of other digital asset managers.

About Light Crafts

Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Light Crafts is the expert in photo-editing software. LightZone, the essential photo-editing application, enables photographers of all experience levels to effectively and efficiently edit digital images -- visually. LightZone's patented image signal processing technology powers a suite of intelligent tools that simplifies photo-editing while increasing photographer control. For more information about Light Crafts, please visit our website, www.lightcrafts.com.