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Ulead Launches Graphics Optimization Toolkit

Ulead Systems launched a free online service, the Ulead Graphics Optimization Toolkit, aimed at assisting Web designers in creating Web-ready images.

The firm said it offers similar features to those found in its popular image optimization utility, SmartSaver 3.0.

"The launch of the Ulead Graphics Optimization Toolkit reflects our steady commitment to providing users with unique and high-value solutions," said Lotus Chen, senior VP of Ulead Systems. "As a service to our guests, we intend to add more online graphics handling services like this, until we are home to an entire suite of online tools that serve to encourage repeat visits and play an important role in the global web graphics design community."

With its interactive, WYSIWYG interface, the Ulead Graphics Optimization Toolkit is designed to enable the designer to produce Web-friendly GIF, JPEG and PNG images.

To use it, the vendor said, a designer uploads the image he or she wishes to reduce and then makes a choice between the options presented. The preview button makes it easy to obtain a balance between image quality and file size. When the user is happy with the result, the image may be saved, yielding a reduced-sized version that will load more quickly from a Web site.

The Ulead Graphics Optimization Toolkit is located at the WebUtilites Web site.

Among the vendor's other graphics products are: PhotoImpact 4, MediaStudio Pro 5.0, Ulead GIF Animator 2.0 and Photo Express.