Canto announced the availability of Cumulus 5.5.2, a free upgrade to its cross
platform line of Digital Asset Management solutions for enterprises, workgroups and single users. In addition to bug fixes and improved user handling it includes enhancements in compatibility with Mac OS X Classic Mode and enhanced OPI. Cumulus 5.5.2 will be offered with an Update Installer so that the update process from earlier 5.5.x versions will be easy. Cumulus 5.5.2 offers an enhanced Pix Asset Converter which enables digital images cataloged in Cumulus to be converted into JPEG, TIFF and BMP formats, as well as conversion into RGB, CMYK and Greyscale color spaces with the simple click of a button. Changes in size per pixel, percentage and resolution are also possible. All filters released after the 5.5.1 release are now included in 5.5.2, containing filters for cataloging and reading specific metadata from EPS, PDF, BMP, IPTC, PNG, PBM and generic Unix files. The Cumulus OPI support will now also be available in connection with Server/Client AssetTransfer, a functionality of the Workgroup and Enterprise Edition. Also included is a Quark XTension update enabling users to Drag and Drop from Cumulus into Quark XPress 5.x. Cumulus 5.5.2 is immediately available for Mac OS, Windows, UNIX (Linux, Solaris) in English, German, French and Japanese. This service update will be available free for owners of Cumulus 5.5. Customers working with an older version may purchase an upgrade.