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Apr 13, 2006

Extensis Announces Updates for Portfolio 8

Free update includes added RAW camera and MS Office support for digital asset management needs.

Press Release: Portland, Ore. – April, 12th, 2006 – Extensis, a division of Celartem Inc., today released two free updates to Portfolio 8 – the leading Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution for creative professionals. These updates include two file format support filters, which add support for Microsoft Office allowing users to catalog, find and view files from Microsoft Word and Excel on the Windows platform. Additionally, Extensis has added support for 22 new camera Raw formats on both Mac and Windows versions of Portfolio. Registered owners of Portfolio 8 are eligible to receive the free upgrades immediately through the Extensis website at http://www.extensis.com/portfolio

“These free updates demonstrate Extensis’ commitment to supporting the file formats that matter most to our customers,” said Dan Harlacher, Extensis Portfolio product manager. “We added MS Office support and updated the Portfolio Raw Filter so that our customers can more effectively utilize Portfolio in their daily workflow from cataloging to finding to viewing the files and images that are most critical in their day-to-day business.”

The Portfolio Raw Filter 3 update adds support for the following cameras, bringing the total number of supported professional digital cameras to more than 80.

Canon 5D
Canon 1D Mark II n
Nikon D50
Nikon D70s
Nikon D200
Olympus E500
Olympus SP310
Olympus SP350
Olympus SP500UZ
Epson R-D1
Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D
Konica-Minolta Maxxum A200
Pentax *ist DL
Pentax *ist DS2
Sony DSC-R1
Leaf Valeo 11
Leaf Valeo 17
Leaf Valeo 22
Leaf Aptus 17
Leaf Aptus 22
Leaf Aptus 65
Leaf Aptus 75

For a complete list of supported file types please visit: http://www.extensis.com/portfoliofilesupport

The Portfolio Raw Filter is powered by technology from Bibble Labs, one of the leading developers of raw image processing software.

“Raw support is more important than ever, and we are proud to continue our relationship with Extensis to develop and use our industry-leading Raw processing engine,” said Eric Hyman, President of Bibble Labs.

Some of the more than 4000 companies with multi-workgroup implementations of Portfolio Server include: Christian Aid, Conair Corporation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Ducati Motors, MTV Networks, REI and Young & Rubicam.

Pricing and Availability
The Raw Filter and MS Office updates for Portfolio are immediately available via download from the Extensis website and is free of charge for registered Portfolio 8 users. Portfolio 8 is available for a suggested retail price of $199.95US for full product.

French and German language versions of the Portfolio update are also available now for download from the Extensis website. Japanese language versions of the Portfolio update are available from http://www.extensis.co.jp.

For information on where to purchase the Portfolio family of products visit http://www.extensis.com/portfolio

About Portfolio
Portfolio 8 is the perfect software solution for marketing and creative workgroups—it streamlines workflows through efficient organization, viewing, routing, archiving and distribution of creative assets. A surprisingly affordable solution, Portfolio Server 8 ensures proper use of a brand’s creative assets across all internal and external teams, partners and vendors, while eliminating the guesswork involved in hunting down and tracking creative assets. Portfolio–trusted by IT; approved by creatives.

Individual creative professionals can also power up their workflow with Portfolio 8, the surprisingly affordable, easy-to-use desktop version is a top choice of graphic designers and photographers.

About Extensis
Extensis is a software solutions company that allows creative workgroups and professionals to streamline their workflow and secure their brand by efficiently and effectively managing their creative assets and fonts. Extensis’ award-winning client/server and desktop products are used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies and include Suitcase, Suitcase Fusion, and Font Reserve for font management and Portfolio for creative assets management. Extensis was founded in 1993 and is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. Extensis is a division of Celartem Inc., which is wholly owned by Celartem Technology Inc., (Hercules: 4330). For additional information, visit http://www.extensis.com or call 1-800-796-9798.

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