Tags:Trio Technology has released the eRez Imaging Server onto the Australian market, describing it as an innovative cross-platform technology that dramatically improves the management, processing and use of images for print or web. Orson Tormey, Trio Technology, managing director, says, "The eRez Imaging Server is a completely web based image management and processing solution. eRez makes it dramatically easier to organise, resize, edit, crop, convert and distribute images for any type of media."
Manually preparing and processing images for different media (such as web, presentation and professional printing) is a time-consuming and expensive task that can lead to the proliferation of images, as the original image is modified for different media types. Changing one image also means making having to reproduce all the image variations again.
The eRez Imaging Server solves this problem by only storing the original of each image, and only creating variations of that image when required, on the fly. Administrators can create preset image profiles including ICC specifications that can be applied to every image in eRez. For example, after choosing an image, users can download variations of that image profiled for different media types eg, inkjet, newsprint, glossy magazine or web.
Production, design or prepress users can quickly retrieve cropped images optimised for the job at hand in various resolutions and formats - no matter what, where and when.
With the eRez Imaging Server users only need to create and maintain a single version of each image. The eRez Imaging Server automatically creates an endless number of variations from the master image only if and when users require it.
eRez saves time preparing images for the web. Traditionally, web design and production staff would prepare the same image at different sizes and resolutions. With the eRez Image Server only the original image is needed. Web applications can request that image in different sizes, resolutions and formats directly from eRez using standard http commands. For example, users could keep an original 2mb file of a product image, but have the web application request a 12k thumbnail from eRez for the catalogue page, a 60k version for the product details page, and a 200K version for an expanded view. eRez produces all the variations from the same original image.
The eRez Imaging Server also supports zoom-able images on the web. This means a company can let web site visitors take a closer look at their products and services, to zoom in and examine details of high resolution images in a bandwidth efficient manner. Even images taking up hundreds of Megabytes or more can be examined in detail through a regular dial-up connection. This allows potential customers to examine details such as buttons and seams of clothing, the condition of antiques on an auction, a map or an x-ray. No Plug-ins or Java applets are needed.
Tormey says, "eRez is ideal for anyone in the publishing or web industry. It helps organise usersr images and saves an incredible amount of time processing and distributing images for different kinds of media and applications".