Pound Hill Software extended the MetaGrove product line and announced the general availability of the MetaGrove toolset for Mac OS. The MetaGrove toolset for Mac is now available for immediate delivery. As previously announced, it includes MetaGrove Developer and MetaGrove Plug-ins for Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. The company extended the toolset by unveiling a new plug-in for Adobe InCopy, which is also available for immediate delivery. The MetaGrove toolset for Windows, as well as Mac and Windows XTensions for QuarkXPress, will ship in the second quarter of 2006. MetaGrove enhances Adobe’s Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) by making it easier to define, capture and display the descriptive metadata that make digital media files more intelligent. XMP is an open-source labeling technology that can embed metadata into the file itself to enable more efficient digital asset management, including job processing, workflow automation and rights description. Pricing for the toolset is based on the quantity purchased, with typical enterprise pricing of $470 for MetaGrove Developer and $65 to $85 per MetaGrove Plug-in.

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