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This review has essentially been undertaken by contacting the suppliers of products which seemed likely to contain aspects of CMS from perusals of press advertising. An article in Byte was also helpful . The following products were initially considered:
Once basic product information had been acquired some products were discarded (those remaining are discussed below). Further information was then sought from the Technical Support operations of the various suppliers. This sometimes required persistence and a telephonic tour around the world. Demonstrations of Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress and the Corel family of programs were also used in understanding the applications and usability of CMS in major packages. However, it was not possible to investigate the full range of features available within such extensively functioned products given the resources of this project.
Particular thanks are due to the following who were very co-operative in the provision of information (in alphabetical order):
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Photostyler
- CorelDraw and associated products
- Micrographx Picture Publisher
- Designer TE
- Visual Reality
- Microsoft Chicago OS
- Apple ColorSync
- Kodak Precision Color Management System
- Pantone Open Color Environment
- Agfa FotoTune
- Ben Jackson, QuarkXPress.
- Philip Joicey, Goode International (for Corel).
- Cliff Kenworthy, Pantone UK.
- Mike Shea, Eastman Kodak, USA.