Canon rolls out PERSTEXT application for iOS in Ireland

Free application lets users add text with a sense of perspective to images

TOKYO, Japan, December 15, 2015—Following the successful launch of PERSTEXT in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia, Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today that it has rolled out the app in Ireland. PERSTEXT is a free iOS application that provides users with a new way of having fun with their photos. The Japanese language version of PERSTEXT debuted on November 5, 2014, and by the 22nd of the same month, reached the number one spot in the free Photo & Video category of the Japan App Store.

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The PERSTEXT icon
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A sample creation

Amid the proliferation of such photographic devices as digital cameras and smartphones, along with the popularity of social networking sites, it is easier than ever to shoot and share photo images. PERSTEXT lets you insert dynamic text into saved images, which can then be shared with friends and family via popular social networks, or a printed copy. By enabling the simple creation of images that convey messages with a touch of flare, the application offers new methods of expression and communication.

Flexible perspective layouts with assorted editing functions
Adding text to an image is as easy as entering the text and then tracing on the screen of the device with your finger to insert the text. Changing the degree of angle gives the text perspective and creates a sense of depth. The application also makes it possible to insert text that appears as if it had been written on the floor or the ground. A variety of effects let you change the look and feel of photos. For a fee¹, additional text effect and mask functions are also available to further expand PERSTEXT’s expressive capabilities.

Easily share on social networks
Images enhanced through the PERSTEXT application can easily be posted to such social networking sites including Twitter™, Facebook™ and Instagram™.

Print to an AirPrint-enabled inkjet printer
The PERSTEXT application provides support for AirPrint-enabled² inkjet printers so you can easily print out the images you create.

Support for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch³
PERSTEXT has been developed for use on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and is available for download from the App Store.

1. Additional editing functions, such as text effects and a mask effect, and a remove-ad function are available through in-app purchases.
2. AirPrint, released in November 2010, is a feature in Apple Inc. iOS 4.2 and later operating systems that enables wireless printing.
3. Refer to the Canon website to confirm supported devices, iOS versions, etc.

How to create custom images with PERSTEXT
First, select a photo and enter some text. Next, trace two reference lines on the photo using the tip of your finger and the entered text will be inserted into the photo between the two lines. Complete the effect by adjusting the positioning and shape of the text to produce text with a sense of perspective matching that in the photo. Create works that match the image you envisioned by modifying the font and text color in accordance with the photo you’re working with.

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Entered text will be inserted between the two reference lines. The application makes changing the font and text color easy. Add an entirely new perspective to photos with PERSTEXT.

¹ Images show application when using an iPhone.
² Apple, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
³ All other company names, etc. are the trademark or registered trademark of their respective owners.

Sample Images

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• Smart Device Applications Inquiry Form: http://cweb.canon.jp/apps/perstext/eng/inquiry.html
• Contact information for news media inquiries: Canon Marketing Japan Inc. Public Relations Div. pr@canon-mj.co.jp
• PERSTEXT website: canon.jp/perstext-eng
• App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/perstext-lets-decorate-photos/id924300151?mt=8

About Canon Marketing Japan Inc.
Canon Marketing Japan Inc. is the global Canon Group's independent marketing arm for the Japanese market with approximately 18,500 employees. Total revenues in the fiscal year of 2014 amounted to JPY 659 billion. Along with 26 consolidated subsidiaries (as of April 1, 2015), Canon Marketing Japan connects Canon Inc., the headquarters of the Canon Group, with Japanese customers while also providing support for product development by feeding back information about customers' diverse and sophisticated needs. Comprising four business segments - Business Solutions, IT Solutions, Imaging Systems and Industrial/Medical - Canon Marketing Japan serves corporations and general consumers, providing office equipment, IT solutions, digital cameras and home-use printers, as well as industrial, medical and broadcasting equipment.

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