(Aliso Viejo, California--December 23, 2008) Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Consumer Group today announced the availability of Manga Studio™ Debut 4.0 and Manga Studio™ EX 4.0, the world’s leading manga and comic art software used by professional artists and hobbyists to create professional, ready-to-publish comics and print cartoons from start to finish.
“Manga Studio is targeted at the rapidly growing base of manga and comic artists who want to save time and increase productivity by creating their comics digitally,” said Sarina DuPont, Product Manager for Smith Micro Software. “Manga Studio provides the ideal digital environment for comic artists looking to enhance their creativity by taking advantage of advanced sketching, inking and coloring tools. We’re excited to introduce this hybrid version of our popular software to artists on both Mac and Windows platforms.”
"Manga Studio’s responsive drawing tools, time-saving aids, highly customizable interface and new coloring facilities make it the best software available for creating comics digitally,” said Dave Gibbons, Watchmen illustrator. “I’m confident that many comic artists will appreciate the fact that Manga Studio allows them to focus their time on the creative process rather than worrying about the technical aspects of designing comics. Manga Studio is a joy to use.”
Manga Studio 4.0 offers an intuitive interface and a comprehensive suite of screen tones, content and special effects to satisfy comic artists at any level. Manga Studio Debut is designed for novice users and features a Beginner’s Assistant and dynamic help to get started quickly. It also includes built-in drag and drop word balloons and a color palette.
Manga Studio EX 4.0 carries on the legacy as the premier solution for professional comic artists with many new features including specialized color correction tools, millions of colors to choose from, enhanced filtering sets and special effects, new vector tools to create resolution-independent vector images, hundreds of 3D objects to complement as comic props and much more.
Pricing and Availability:
The MSRP for Manga Studio Debut 4.0 is $49.99. Previous users can upgrade for only $19.99. Manga Studio EX 4.0 is available for $299.99, with upgrades from previous versions priced at $129.99. Manga Studio 4 is available from the Smith Micro web store or at www.smithmicro.com/manga
, and from popular resellers such as Amazon.com, catalogs and distribution partners worldwide.
To learn more about Manga Studio 4, please visit www.mangastudio.net
. Users can view online tutorials, videos, a gallery and more. To learn about Smith Micro’s complete line of products, visit www.smithmicro.com
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.
Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops mobility solutions that enable seamless broadband connectivity and next generation of media and mobile convergence products over wireless networks.
The Company’s consumer line of Productivity and Graphic software solutions are designed for people who want their computing experience to be more secure, organized and creative. Smith Micro's complete lines of products are available through Smith Micro's Wireless, OEM, and Enterprise Sales groups, and direct from its websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information, please visit: http://www.smithmicro.com