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Jason Patterson, Conduits Technologies, Inc. 
(850) 523-0426
email: patters@conduits.com

Conduits Technologies, Inc. Releases Pocket Album 1.2 for Pocket PC.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, April 3, 2001 -- Conduits Technologies, Inc.
announced today the release of Pocket Album 1.2 for Pocket PC. Pocket 
Album is an interactive photo album application for the 
Windows-powered Pocket PC.

Pocket Album offers a variety of features and two modes of play – 
Album mode and SmartAlbum mode where each image can be centered or 
full-screen. Album mode allows the user to create a personal photo 
album with a collection of images currently on the device with the 
ability to choose the order of the images. Also included are 
decorative borders to frame and further personalize a picture adding 
dynamic designs to images for pets, parties, weddings and vacations. 

SmartAlbum mode will display and loop across all images the user has 
on the device. SmartAlbum is leveraged by PhotoSync technology, which 
continually pulls images from the desktop’s image repository and 
displays the pictures as they are “synced” down to the device, giving 
the user an intelligent picture frame of the entire image collection.

The version 1.2 release of Pocket Album adds several key features
including support for more image formats, such as JPG, PNG, GIF, 
and BMP.  In addition, a "Zoom and Pan" mode is featured in which 
the image is shown at full size allowing the user to pan around the 
image with the stylus.  

Support for the Voyager VGA PCMCIA card from Colorgraphic
Communications (http://www.colorgraphic.net) is also included.
Pocket Album can take advantage of the VGA card's native
640x480 or 800x600 resolution, enabling the display of 
photos or presentation slides on an external monitor or
display.  The user may select the desired palette to use,
and whether to dither the image to the VGA card's palette.

Pocket Album allows the user to optionally rotate and scale the images 
in real-time in order to guarantee perfect placement of the picture on 
the device screen. There are different rotating and scaling options 
for instances when the display is in full-screen mode or in windowed
mode, and if the device is connected to the desktop (where rotation 
is generally not needed) or in hand (where rotation is desired). 

Pocket Album also features the implementation of voice and ink notes 
to images. Voice notes give the images a “talking picture” effect as 
made popular by greeting cards. Ink notes allow the user to make 
notations directly onto an image. The ink notes feature parlays into 
the usage of PowerPoint presentations that have been exported to the 
device in a series of JPEGs. The user can easily set up a PowerPoint 
“album,” and have the collection of notes automatically pop up for 
each slide. Pocket Album employs 14 different fades that give 
complimentary visual feedback when transitioning between images.

Pocket Album  1.2 is available for $19.95 from http://www.conduits.com.  
More information, including a full list of features, downloadable 
border expansion packs, and screenshots, can be found at the Pocket 
Album website at http://www.conduits.com/ce/album/.

Conduits develops several commercial applications for Pocket PC,
including Peacemaker (a cross-platform infrared exchange 
utility), Pocket Artist (a drawing and image manipulation program
for Pocket PC) and Pocket Watch (an interactive world clock for
Pocket PC).  Conduits also hosts several open source efforts, 
such as Pocket Spark.

SOURCE: Conduits Technologies, Inc.
CONTACT: Jason Patterson at 850-523-0426 or email patters@conduits.com

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Conduits develops Pocket PC, Handheld PC and Windows Mobile software
for devices such as the HP iPAQ, Dell Axim, Palm Treo 700w and Pocket PC Phone Edition.
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