News just in from Rob Galbraith
Microsoft has today released Expression Media 2 for Mac and Windows, an update of the program formerly known as iView MediaPro, as well as a metadata editing and geotagging application called Pro Photo Tools for Windows.
New in Expression Media 2 is the ability to edit and view a shared catalog simultaneously (one person can edit and multiple people can view) plus faster, more goof-proof photo importing. The English version of the software is available as a 30-day trial download for both Mac and Windows now, and it will be available for purchase before the end of May 2008. Expression Media 2 will be US$199, or US$99 as an upgrade from Expression Media 1.x or from iView MediaPro v3.x. Upgrades from MediaPro v3.x to Expression Media 1.x remain free until June 30, 2008. Upgrades from Expression Media v1.x to Expression Media 2 are free to those who purchased v1.x on or after February 24, 2008.
Pro Photo Tools for Windows enables the adding and editing of GPS and other metadata to photos, included certain RAW formats. It's a free download for 32-bit versions of XP and Vista. See the Microsoft article Geotagging Goes Mainstream and the C/Net article Microsoft hopes new photo tool will boost Windows for more information.
The Expression Media product page is at http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/overview.aspx?key=media
FAQ is at http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/overview.aspx?key=media