Smith Micro Software Launches StuffIt Deluxe 12 for Windows

Smith Micro Software announces the launch of StuffIt Deluxe 12, its archive and compression software for Microsoft Windows. StuffIt Deluxe 12 includes a breakthrough in image compression technology that enables full quality images such as TIFFs, Photoshop documents and Bitmaps to be compressed by as much as 70 percent without reducing image quality. StuffIt also provides improved compression of Microsoft Office documents including PowerPoint, PDF documents and MP3 audio files.

StuffIt 12 improves on its Microsoft Office plug-ins so Windows users can access more of StuffIt directly from within Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, including the ability to upload newly-created archives to an FTP server or to burn them to the user's choice of media. StuffIt 12 also provides plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop. Users can open files from or save them to compressed archives and optionally burn them to a disk or upload to an FTP server.

StuffIt Deluxe also features workflow management Wizards that empower users to perform file transfer and backup tasks more quickly and efficiently. StuffIt's Wizard-driven interface allows users to compress and upload via FTP or e-mail, to schedule backups, and burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray optical disks and to store backups spanning multiple disks.

Combined with StuffIt's ability to archive only those files tagged by the file system as "ready to archive", StuffIt can be deployed as an effective backup solution for important documents and projects. The ability to backup selected archives directly to an FTP server over the Internet makes it an ideal solution for mobile workers who spend large amounts of time away from an office-based backup solution.

StuffIt Deluxe 12 Key Features and Benefits:
- Compresses MP3 audio files an average of 10% - much better than Zip;
- Optimized PDF compression for maximum space savings;
- Optimized compression of 24bit image files (Photoshop, TIFF, PNG, BMP);
- Supports multiple FTP servers. Stores profiles of different servers for quick access;
- Disc burning now supports Blu-ray/HD-DVD media;
- Includes Adobe Photoshop Plug-in. Open documents from or save them to compressed archives;
- Ability to compress and burn to disk from within Microsoft Office;
- Features optimized compression for Microsoft Office 2007 Open XML document format;
- Re-compress Zip archives into StuffIt X archives for additional space savings;
- Compress JPEG photos up to 30%;
- Create self-extracting archives;
- Create StuffIt, Zip and TAR archives;
- Browse archives. Examine the contents without expanding;
- Add, delete, and change files in archives;
- Search and archive by name, date and more;
- Burn archives to multiple CDs and DVDs;
- Expands over 20 compression formats.

System Requirements: Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.

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