Pegasus Imaging Corporation Releases Image Clean-Up Technology to Correct Image Imperfections


TAMPA, FL, March 5, 2001 - Pegasus Imaging Corporation, a leader in Digital Image Compression Technology, today announced the introduction of its new Image Clean-Up technology within the PICTools ePIC™ software development kit for immediate download for testing and evaluation. This technology is squarely aimed at the photo scanning, photo printing and film processing industry.

For photo imaging applications where quality really matters, PICTools ePIC offers programmers the unique Pegasus JPEG Wizard™ lossless JPEG editing and recompression technology. This set of algorithms permits JPEG manipulation and editing without introducing recompression artifacts by working directly within the JPEG compression coefficients.

Crop, rotate, hue, tint, brightness, contrast and red eye removal without uncompressing and recompressing the original JPEG image. The Pegasus red eye removal is the only red eye removal code in the world that achieves results without decompressing the surrounding JPEG image.

The new Image Clean-Up SDK also includes other advanced image enhancement filters such as speck removal, sharpness, noise reduction, unsharp mask, image rotate, brightness-contrast-gamma as one correction, and image scaling; and of course, the fastest JPEG compressor/decompressor available.

"Pegasus' continuing strategy is to provide robust, advanced technology for our customers, designed to improve the quality of their development efforts. Our scientific development in image clean-up has been adopted by many of the industry leaders and I anticipate our on-going research will continue to deliver improved capabilities in the future," said Jack Berlin, President of Pegasus.

"Image clean-up technologies such as these are key to our growth as our customers look to us for image expertise. This SDK was conceived with our largest customers input and requirements. Our customer centric business model and support is fundamental to providing total customer satisfaction," commented Russ Puskaric, Director of Sales for Pegasus.


About Accusoft Pegasus

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Pegasus Imaging Corporation delivers digital imaging software development components, image compression and image editing technologies. The company exceeds speed and quality requirements for document imaging, forms processing, medical imaging, color/photo imaging, video applications and more. Technology is delivered as Microsoft .NET controls, COM controls, VCLs, DLLs and applications. Multiple platforms are supported, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, IBM AIX and Mac. Visit www.accusoft.com for more information.