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Free update includes added RAW camera and MS Office support for digital asset management needs.

Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today released two free updates to Portfolio 8 – the leading Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution for creative professionals. These updates include two file format support filters, which add support for Microsoft Office allowing users to catalog, find and view files from Microsoft Word and Excel on the Windows platform. Additionally, Extensis has added support for 22 new camera Raw formats on both Mac and Windows versions of Portfolio. Registered owners of Portfolio 8 are eligible to receive the free upgrades immediately through the Extensis website at http://www.extensis.com/portfolio.

“These free updates demonstrate Extensis’ commitment to supporting the file formats that matter most to our customers,? said Dan Harlacher, Extensis Portfolio product manager. “We added MS Office support and updated the Portfolio Raw Filter so that our customers can more effectively utilize Portfolio in their daily workflow from cataloging to finding to viewing the files and images that are most critical in their day-to-day business.?

The Portfolio Raw Filter 3 update adds support for the following cameras, bringing the total number of supported professional digital cameras to more than 80.

Canon 5D Pentax *ist DL
Canon 1D Mark II n   Pentax *ist DS2
Nikon D50   Sony DSC-R1
Nikon D70s   Leaf Valeo 11
Nikon D200   Leaf Valeo 17
Olympus E500   Leaf Valeo 22
Olympus SP310   Leaf Aptus 17
Olympus SP350   Leaf Aptus 22
Olympus SP500UZ   Leaf Aptus 65
Epson R-D1   Leaf Aptus 75
Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D    
Konica-Minolta Maxxum A200    

For a complete list of supported file types please visit: http://www.extensis.com/portfoliofilesupport
The Portfolio Raw Filter is powered by technology from Bibble Labs, one of the leading developers of raw image processing software.

“Raw support is more important than ever, and we are proud to continue our relationship with Extensis to develop and use our industry-leading Raw processing engine,? said Eric Hyman, President of Bibble Labs.

Some of the more than 4000 companies with multi-workgroup implementations of Portfolio Server include: Christian Aid, Conair Corporation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Ducati Motors, MTV Networks, REI and Young & Rubicam.

Pricing and Availability
The Raw Filter and MS Office updates for Portfolio are immediately available via download from the Extensis website and is free of charge for registered Portfolio 8 users. Portfolio 8 is available for a suggested retail price of $199.95US for full product.

French and German language versions of the Portfolio update are also available now for download from the Extensis website. Japanese language versions of the Portfolio update are available from http://www.extensis.co.jp.

For information on where to purchase the Portfolio family of products visit http://www.extensis.com/portfolio

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Release of digital asset management solution — Portfolio 8 — fuels record sales for Extensis.

Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today announced sales for its digital asset management (DAM) solution – Portfolio, have surpassed Extensis’ existing record for quarterly net revenue. Extensis finished the 2005 calendar year with a 39 percent growth over the preceding year for Portfolio sales while increasing the product’s total corporate workgroup revenue 204 percent over the same period.

“Extensis is encouraged by its strong financial performance coming into 2006,” said Kevin Hurst, Vice President of Marketing for Extensis. “We have worked very hard to service the growing needs of creative professionals through the release of Portfolio 8 at the end of last year. Our continued investment and commitment to this market has brought us profitability, gold-standard products and exceptional customer service for our users.”

Extensis purchased the very first digital asset management program, then titled Aldus Fetch®, from Adobe® in1996. After a complete engineering rewrite, the product was re-launched under the Extensis brand as Portfolio. In the past decade, Extensis has added cross-platform parity, engineered a workgroup focused, Server-based solution and has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Most recently, Extensis shipped version 8 of the Portfolio product family earning a much-coveted “Best in Show” award at the 2005 MacExpo event in the United Kingdom.

“Celartem is very pleased with Extensis’ dramatic impact on the digital asset management market,” said Carlos Domingo, CEO of Celartem Inc. “Extensis continues to deliver quality products and break sales records. In fact, we have seen the Portfolio product line more than double its annual revenue since we acquired Extensis in 2002.”

Extensis also develops and sells the top selling professional font management products Suitcase Server, Suitcase Fusion and Font Reserve Server. Extensis’ current customers include the cream of the crop in advertising, publishing, services and manufacturing. Included, among many others, are Fed-Ex, Ducati Motors, Pearson Publishing, Hallmark, MTV Networks and Ogilvy & Mather.

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Suitcase Fusion combines the power of Suitcase and Font Reserve to deliver industrial-strength font management for Mac OS X.

Extensis, a division of Celartem, Inc., today announced Suitcase Fusion, its highly anticipated, next-generation, single-user font manager. Suitcase Fusion integrates the strength and power of the two leading single-user font managers, Suitcase X1 and Font Reserve 3. By combining the much-desired user interface and ease-of-use of Suitcase, the capability and back-end power of Font Reserve, and the inclusion of additional font management capabilities and features, Extensis has created a tool uniquely suited to the needs of creative professionals.

Suitcase Fusion emerges as Extensis’ first product in its next-generation font management software family. Suitcase Fusion is the upgrade path for both Suitcase and Font Reserve stand-alone users, and will allow both sets of users to easily upgrade their existing font databases to Suitcase Fusion.

“When Extensis undertook the task of combining Suitcase and Font Reserve, we went straight to our existing customer base for feedback,” said Halstead York, Product Manager for Font Solutions. “We took the best attributes from both solutions and delivered the Über Font Manager – Suitcase Fusion. As the only solution using Font Sense(TM) technology – we can ensure the highest level of reliability, quality and stability for all Suitcase Fusion users.”

Suitcase Fusion, a Mac OS X, single-user font manager, makes the many hassles of managing fonts effortless by including a central font repository, face level activation, font corruption checking and font identification technology. With Suitcase Fusion, users are provided automatic font activation so that they never have to think about activating the right fonts. By simply opening a document, a user’s fonts are automatically activated by Suitcase Fusion. To meet professional font user’s standards, Suitcase Fusion automatically categorizes fonts by classification, foundries, and font families to provide more font information. Additionally, users can create their own classifications and foundries and change them anytime. Suitcase Fusion also brings working with multiple font previews, collecting fonts for output, and organizing fonts via nested sets and keywords to the level that creative professionals demand.

Suitcase Fusion’s Font Sense technology ensures a smooth workflow by identifying, locating and activating the exact fonts used in a document. Because of this one-of-a-kind technology, Suitcase Fusion goes beyond identifying fonts by name; it creates unique identifiers that guarantee font fidelity. This enables Suitcase Fusion to be the only font manager that successfully manages multiple fonts with the same name while enhancing the capability of an application to activate the exact version of a font. Font Sense is available in all Suitcase Fusion plug-ins and allows for true font identification within QuarkXPress, InDesign and Illustrator documents.

By utilizing Suitcase Fusion’s centralized font repository called the Font Vault, Suitcase Fusion offers an industrial-strength approach for professional font management. The Font Vault is a managed repository that integrates with the Suitcase Fusion database and makes font management predictable and reliable – especially when users have multiple versions of fonts with the same PostScript name. The Font Vault utilizes the Font Sense technology to allow true font identification and professional duplicate font management.

Suitcase Fusion also offers improved font handling through Type Face Activation that allows creative professionals to be more efficient in their daily workflow. Suitcase Fusion automatically splits up font suitcases when fonts are added to the Font Vault. By activating fonts on a typeface level, Suitcase Fusion allows users to be more flexible and enables faster font-activation.

In addition, Suitcase Fusion users will receive a free copy of Morrison Software’s Font Doctor 7 for built-in corrupt font detection and repair. Existing Font Reserve users will also benefit from a separate upgrade application to easily and seamlessly transfer fonts and metadata from the Font Reserve Single user 3.x database to Suitcase Fusion.

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