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Contact America:
 
 The Weber Group
  +1 617 661-7900   Hazel Kochocki/Stephanie Townsend
  +1 617 661-0024   (fax)
 
 Contact Europe:
 
 Andrew Lloyd & Associates
  +33 1 43 22 79 56   Sylvie Baranger
  +44 127 367 5100    Andrew Lloyd
 


"A major concern to Agfa is maintaining color fidelity throughout the image processing chain, i.e. from photograph, through scanning, to viewing on screen and to final print. Therefore any standard that helps realizing this goal in an open systems environment has our fullest support. The International Color Consortium, of which Agfa is a founding member, recently standardized color usage within operating systems. Clearly a similar effort is required for the world wide web community. We believe that by defining the new "Portable Network Graphics" format, the W3C has taken this crucial step forward."
-- Dirk De Baer, R&D Manager Color Management, Agfa
"DigitalStyle's WebSuite was one of the first commercial products to support the PNG graphics format standard. WebSuite enables 'graphically challenged' users to create and add custom, professional quality graphics to their web sites. Features such as drop shadows, anti-aliasing, variable opacity, etc. are one-click away for users. WebSuite uses PNG for its internal storage, enabling the user to manipulate multiple graphical layers with full alpha support, something that is impossible using the graphic standards in use on the web today, notably GIF and JPG. Widespread support of PNG will enable WebSuite users to take advantage of the more powerful features of PNG to create graphically-richer web graphics and sites.
-- Jim Hamerly, President and CEO, DigitalStyle Corporation
"PNG is the breakthrough in color imaging on the web that finally allows everyday users to easily display high-quality images on their web pages. HP and Microsoft are particularly please to have PNG support sRGB in its effort to accurately communicate color across the web."
-- Michael Stokes, Project Manager, Color Research, Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories; Chairman, International Color Consortium
Microsoft Office 97 uses Portable Network Graphics (PNG) as it's native lossless compressed graphic image format. PNG allows us to drastically reduce the size of files that contain graphics and allows us to implement transparency in our new OfficeArt drawing component. Since PNG is a small and platform independent format, Office users can easily exchange graphical documents across the web"
-- Jon DeVaan, Vice President of Office product development, Microsoft Corporation
"The PNG format from the W3C is a great image format for the World Wide Web. This free and open standard helps address a need for better image support on the web with lossless compression, well implemented transparency support, platform independence and color management features like support for sRGB. sRGB is a calibrated RGB that Microsoft and HP designed together as a step towards efficient color management on the web."
-- John Ludwig, Vice President, Internet Platform and Tools, Microsoft Corporation
"SoftQuad is pleased with the PNG specification. Software products which conform to the PNG specification are seen to be interoperable. SoftQuad HoTMetaL PRO 3.0 includes a graphics editor which includes support for the PNG format, and SoftQuad intends to provide ongoing support for the PNG format in its electronic publishing software products."
-- Murray Maloney, Technical Director, SoftQuad, Inc.


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