Phase One Media Pro

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Microsoft Expression Media
Basic data

developer Phase One
operating system Windows , macOS
category Content management system
Phase One Product Page

Phase One Media Pro (formerly Microsoft Expression Media ) is a commercial cataloging program for image management from Phase One for the Windows and macOS operating systems . Phase One announced the official retirement of Media Pro on August 30, 2018; Instead, users are recommended to use Capture One and provide migration instructions.


Media Pro is the successor to Expression Media which Phase One took over from Microsoft in May 2010 . At that time, Expression Media was in Version 2, Service Pack 2. The program was created under the name iView MediaPro , which Microsoft acquired in June 2006. Catalog files created with iView could also be further processed with Expression Media.

After taking over iView, Expression Media was released by Microsoft on April 30, 2007 and designed to work with other products in the Expression family. A trial version for Expression Media has been made available.

Expression Media was available as a

  • Stand-alone in versions 1 and 2
  • Part of the Expression Studio 2 product family
  • Part of the Office 2008 Mac Media Edition suite .

Microsoft released Expression Media Service Pack 1 for Windows and Mac, which adds support for HD photos. The last update before it was sold to Phase One was Service Pack 2 for Expression Media 2. The update fixed various bugs and problems, e. B. the simultaneous import of several large images has been improved.


The main function of Media Pro is cataloging digital data. Professional and amateur photographers use the program to display and manage a wide variety of formats from high-resolution RAW files to Photoshop files with multiple layers and more popular formats such as JPEG and GIF . It can also catalog a wide range of other media formats including music and video, Adobe PDF , fonts , and rich media formats such as Adobe Flash . The user can organize and categorize efficiently without being tied to the actual location of the file in the folder structure, he can add metadata including IPTC annotations (standard for storing text information on image content in image files) and find data about various folders and Drives are distributed, including hard drives that are offline . In addition to cataloging, Media Pro has a range of output functions:

  • Print formats include contact forms and lists
  • Output of web galleries
  • Conversion to other formats, e.g. B. RAW formats can be scaled, the output can be JPEG and sent as an attachment by e-mail
  • Slideshows.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Announcement of the setting
  2. Phase One homepage as PDF. ( Memento of the original from May 29, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Expression Media Trial Version (Windows)
  4. Expression Media Trial Version (Mac)
  5. Expression Media Service Pack 1 (Windows)
  6. Expression Media Service Pack 1 (Mac)