Preclick Adds PhotoBack® to HP Photosmart Essential

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New plug-in series offered by HP photo software supplier.

Customers have requested 20 new plug-ins

Preclick Corporation, maker of HP Photosmart Essential software, announced today free and premium add-in features and services, found at Photo backup and holiday card making are immediately available. In December, photo emailing and other features will be added to the plug-in family for HP customers.

Preclick®-powered HP Photosmart Essential, the easy and full-featured photo organizer, is available free at This year HP will ship Photosmart Essential worldwide in 22 languages with HP printers, scanners, cameras and selected products.

“We asked people when they last backed up family photos,” said Preclick CEO Brian Smiga. “Nearly 100% of customers wanted to backup, copy and make CDs and USB drives to share, but they needed a product to remind them and to back up automatically.”

Preclick PhotoBack regularly reminds users to back up and copy all or parts of their growing photo collections. Users can copy to hard drives, CDs, DVDs, or flash-drives. Customers can also make shareable CDs and DVDs. When they include Preclick Viewer software, friends can view, play slideshows, and copy photos. PhotoBack is available for $19.95, with a 20-day free trial at

“Preclick PhotoBack was worth every penny,” said customer Gayle Branson, of Missouri. “Because it tracks my backups, PhotoBack’s easier than standalone software.”

With today’s introduction of HP Photosmart Essential 1.9 (, HP also debuted a free Holiday Card Pack, enabling customers to drag and drop photos into new card designs with personalized messages to create greeting cards.

“Customers have requested 20 new plug-ins,” said Brian Smiga. “Preclick provides free branded software to millions of customers for HP, SanDisk and photo retailers. We add such premium features as auto-backup, creative content and slideshows. Consumers win by getting only the features they want, and partners win by providing a perfect fit for customers.”

Localized PhotoBack versions now ship in eight languages internationally. Upcoming Preclick applications in 2006 will enable customers to make photo slideshows, as well as to auto-share photos among family and friends. In addition to HP and Sandisk, Preclick will announce product plans with other worldwide partners.

About Preclick

Preclick, the photo lifetime software company, builds consumer software in 22 languages for Hewlett-Packard, SanDisk, Adorama, DotPhoto and others. Preclick's award-winning photo management software provides digital camera owners the fastest and easiest way to organize, print, preserve and share their digital photos;

About HP

HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended July 31, 2005, HP revenue totaled $82.7 billion;


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