IView develops the MediaPro application which lets users catalogue, browse, organise and edit digital images and other media. It targets creative professionals.
"With Microsoft’s purchase of iView, we are in a position to enhance our industry-leading product whilst strengthening our customer service and support, " iView chief executive Yan Calotychos wrote on the company's website.
The software is available for Mac and Windows systems, and Yan stressed that the company will keep developing and supporting both versions.
Microsoft is developing a new suite of graphics tools under the Expression brand. Unveiled last September, the company is working on three tools for graphic, user interface and web design.
The applications aim to erode the borders between graphic designers and software developers.
The Expression applications are based on an identically named suite of products from Creature House that Microsoft acquired in 2003.
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