New Hemera(tm) Photo-Objects(tm) Collections For Mac® OS X

Hull, Canada -- Hemera Technologies Inc., a world leader in wholly owned, royalty-free digital image content, has announced new Macintosh® versions of Hemera(tm) Photo-Objects(tm) 50,000 Volumes I & II, providing native support for the Mac® OS X operating system. Both Hemera Photo-Objects collections continue to support Mac OS 9."The release of these new collections means that our flagship Hemera Photo-Objects product line is now Mac OS X native," said Marc-Antoine Benglia, President of Hemera. "Hemera will continue to seize every opportunity to develop for Mac OS X and take advantage of its powerful digital imaging capabilities."

"Mac OS X is the most powerful and easy-to-use platform for creating, managing and sharing digital content," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Photo-Objects combines the best of clip art and stock photos and we're pleased that Hemera is offering native Mac OS X applications to help users accelerate the transition to Mac OS X as their primary computing environment."

Effective immediately, all shipments of Hemera Photo-Objects 50,000 Volumes I & II provide native Mac OS X support. Customers who have previously purchased either of these collections can update to the Mac OS X native version with a free download, available at www.hemera.com. Both collections also support Mac OS 9; updates are available for Mac OS 9 users who want to benefit from new functionality that takes advantage of the power of QuickTime®.

Those unfamiliar with Hemera Photo-Objects can download a Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X trial version, with over 50 free Photo-Objects at www.hemera.com.

Pioneered by Hemera, Photo-Objects are photographic images of people, animals and objects that have been isolated from their original background, and pre-masked so they can be quickly and easily dropped into any design. In the United States the Macintosh versions of the Hemera Photo-Objects collections are available at CompUSA, Micro Center, Fry's Electronics and Apple Stores.

Mac OS X combines the power of UNIX® with the simplicity and elegance of the Macintosh to deliver an exciting new computing environment. Newly developed for Mac OS X, Hemera Photo-Objects 50,000 Volumes I & II for Macintosh leverage the advanced graphics capabilities and the reliability of this modern operating system.