Eastman Kodak Company and LizardTech, Inc., today announced integration of LizardTech’s DjVu document compression technology with KODAK Capture Software, along with a two-month limited license for DjVu that will allow users of KODAK Capture Software to output up to 500 pages to DjVu format within the trial period. At the conclusion of their trial period, customers may purchase a full license from LizardTech for unlimited document conversion to DjVu format.

DjVu is an open platform for managing, storing and exchanging scanned or electronic color documents in a compact format without sacrificing visual quality, text resolution, or legibility. Application of DjVu can reduce the cost and consumption of file storage and bandwidth for such documents as statements, articles, manuals, invoices, records and catalogs.

“Integration of LizardTech’s DjVu technology with KODAK Capture Software offers KODAK Color Scanner customers yet another viable and very useful choice of output,” said Robert Bijster, Kodak’s WW Portfolio Business Manager, Capture Software. “KODAK Capture Software now combines an easy-to-use production scanning application for electronic capture of documents with the legibility and features of LizardTech’s DjVu document format, adding to the array of output options that already includes JPEG, TIFF, image PDF and full-text searchable PDF. KODAK Capture Software also provides easy connectivity to several dozens of popular document management and content management systems.”

“DjVu brings the benefits of color scanning – including full document characteristics, vivid images, text legibility and easier scanning workflow – to a new class of customers looking for an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution that helps them realize the benefits of scanning documents in color,” said Karen Morley, LizardTech’s vice president of global marketing. “We are excited to work with Kodak, a leader in color scanning, to bring the benefits of DjVu to a much broader market.”

The ability to output scanned color documents in LizardTech’s DjVu document format using KODAK Capture Software will be available in late August when Kodak Capture Software version 6.5 is released. KODAK Capture Software is available from authorized distributors and resellers of Kodak imaging products worldwide.