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Ulead Systems Releases SmartSaver Pro 3.0

Web application provider Ulead Systems Inc. Thursday rolled out the latest version of its Web graphics compression and production tool.

Functioning as a Photoshop plug-in or a stand-alone application, SmartSaver Pro gives users the choice of working in their favorite image editing application or as a stand-alone program. Version 3.0 introduces new features that make it easier to prime images and animations for Web publication.

The main components include tools for image optimization, slicing, image map creation, JavaScript rollovers and table-based graphics creation. SmartSaver Pro allows automated optimization of all images on a Web page both online or locally and offers options for creating rollovers that use images, animations and audio.

SmartSaver Pro's new batch optimization features let Webmasters optimize images from HTML. Users type in a URL or specify a Web page's location on the local drive and SmartSaver will detect all the images on the page and batch compress the specified files to the chosen format and settings.

New table management features deliver flexible slicing and full control over table layers like cell background, cell image and rollover image. Each layer can be optimized individually and users can load images or animations to any layer.

The estimated ESD price for SmartSaver Pro 3.0 is $59.95. Owners of SmartSaver Pro 2.0 may upgrade to version 3.0 for $34.95.