Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:03 PM
Now that Phase One has acquired Expression Media, please read the press release here, we will handle all customer support beginning August 25, 2010 and drive future developments of the product under the Phase One company brand.
As many of you know, we are focused on delivering software and camera solutions to professional and passionate photographers. It is our objective to ensure that our customers can achieve the highest image quality possible, to streamline our customers' workflows and to ensure strong customer support. While focused solely on the photography market, many of our customers work closely with other creative professionals (web professionals, editors, etc.) – all of whom require the best in digital asset management.
Expression Media customers should experience a seamless transition of their existing service and can expect that Phase One over time will enhance the Expression Media product with helpful new features for our customers’ growing needs.
As an immediate benefit to all existing Expression Media owners we offer you a FREE copy of Capture One 5. Capture One 5 is a raw converter and workflow software which enables photographers to reduce the time and effort required to deliver astounding ready-to-use images with excellent color and detail. Get Capture One 5 for free here! Please have your Expression Media 2 Product readily available. This offer expires 30 June 2010.
We are also offering iView Media or iView MediaPro owners a free copy of Expression Media 2. Get Expression Media 2 for free here! Please have your iView serial number readily available. This offer expires 30 June 2010.
Learn more about Phase One here.
Until August 25, 2010, Microsoft will continue to support Microsoft Expression Media. For troubleshooting assistance and support please refer to Phase One’s on-line resources at: http://www.phaseone.com/support. Please note that Phase One is providing support through our online Support Center only.
If you have any questions or would like to start a new discussion regarding Expression Media, please go to Phase One’s Online Forums here.
The Phase One Expression Media Team
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:43 PMThat is great news!!
- Edited by Paul-S Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:43 PM spelling
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 2:22 PM
It would be even better if the links in the announcement actually worked!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 2:28 PMModerator
The links work for me!
To everyone... I'd like to take this opportunity to tell everyone how pleased the Expression Media team here at Microsoft is that Phase One has decided to acquire Expression Media and develop it further. I'll be working with the Phase One team to transfer our current issues to them and help train their support folks.
In the meantime, until they are ready to take over, I promise to make time to keep up on the posts and try to answer as many questions as I can. One word of warning, though - I'll be on vacation the last week of June, and into the beginning of July, and may not have access to the Internet much of that time. Please don't think I've abandoned you.
The Media team, the developers, program managers, and support staff, knows how much you all rely on this program, and know that you will be in good hands with Phase One.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:00 PM
This is good news. And great to see you back, Anita. I hope you are fine.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:40 PMModeratorDoin' great! I feel better than I have in maybe 20 years!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:03 PMGood news it leaves Micro$oft who never did anything of it except raising price, hope Phase One will develop it.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:04 PMFinally it looks like we will get a commitment to this product. I have posted here before and emailed Microsoft to try and get an answer on this and everything went unanswered. I have to wonder if this is the beginning of the end of Microsoft's so called commitment to the professional photography market.
I am looking for good things to come from Phase One with integrating this into their product line. Of course it will take some time but if their history proofs correct they will do a bang up job on it.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 8:47 PM
Good news that the app will get a new lease on life.
Unfortunately, it's come too late for some of us, me included. I've jumped ship to Aperture, and unless someone can give me a good reason (or two) why I should come back to Expressions/iView/whatever... I can't see myself moving back. Maybe we won't know much until we see what Phase One does with it.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 9:06 AMAwesome! Imagine iView + Capture One in one program..
Thursday, May 27, 2010 7:19 PM
Thank God this has been taken off Microsoft's hands.
When Microsoft announced they were buying IView, a cold chill went down my spine. I declined the offer of EM1 and stuck with IView and it was watching Anita here that convinced me to try EM2 and even then, I kept my IView catalogue going alongside as to put it bluntly, I didn't trust Microsoft at all and when they seemed to have left us high and dry without as much as a word, my worst fears seemed to be coming true.
However with this, I feel a bit better. Actually, a lot better.
Only concern I have is that perhaps Capture NX would not be as well supported as before. I will give C1 a shot again and see ... over five years after I last tried it and decided not to go with it.
We will see how it goes.
Monday, May 31, 2010 9:41 AM
Priority One for Phase One : Update Expression Media for Adobe CS5 file formats.