Trolltech Qt Powers Development of Adobe Photoshop Album

2/27/2003 - Trolltech(r), a leader in single source, multiplatform software development tools, announced that Adobe System's innovative new product, Adobe(r) Photoshop(r) Album, was developed using Trolltech's flagship product, Qt(r), a multiplatform C++ development framework.

"Trolltech has provided us with an intuitive, powerful tool. Qt simplified our task of developing Photoshop Album by providing high-level tools that we could customize to meet our needs," said Mike DePaoli, Photoshop Album Engineering Manager. "The product is excellent, the support was outstanding and we are extremely pleased with our decision to go with Qt."

The Adobe Photoshop Album helps users find, fix, share and protect their digital photos. The product received the Best of CES award in the photography and imaging category at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the world's largest consumer electronics trade fair.

"Adobe's use of Qt to build Photoshop Album is further validation that Qt is a world-class development framework. Qt is designed to take care of the horrible low-level details so the developer can focus on adding functionality to the application," said Eirik Eng, Trolltech president. "An engineering team using Qt can focus on the fun, creative part while Qt takes care of the rest."

Qt, a development framework that runs on Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac, has been used to create thousands of commercial and open source applications since 1996. Qt has been extensively used in imaging and visualization, oil and gas exploration, automotive, special effects, aerospace, and telecom industries. Qtopia(r), which is based on Qt, is the mobile application environment for the new IBM embedded Linux reference platform, and for four of Sharp's innovative Zaurus PDAs.

About Trolltech
Trolltech is a software company with two flagship products: Qt and Qtopia. Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers can use to write single-source applications that run -- natively -- on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp's new Zaurus SL5500 and SL-A300 PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Santa Clara, California. More about Trolltech can be found at

About Qt and Qt/Embedded
Qt is a multi-platform, object-oriented, easily extensible C++ application framework. Trolltech's flagship product, Qt is well known in the open source world, and is a de facto standard on Linux. The full Trolltech product line includes Qtopia; Qt/Windows; Qt/Mac; Qt/X11; Qt/Embedded; Qt Designer, a rapid application development tool; and Qt Linguist, an internationalization tool.

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