IDG’s Macworld Magazine Announces 2002 Editors’ Choice Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 9, 2002 – Macworld magazine, IDG’s premier Macintosh publication and Web site, has named the winners and finalists of its prestigious eighteenth annual Editors’ Choice Awards for 2002.


The Eddy Awards, the Apple Macintosh industry’s highest distinction for breakthrough product development, are being given to the year’s top software and hardware products in 27 categories. The Macworld editors looked at virtually every new Mac product on the market between November 1, 2001 and November 1, 2002, evaluating them for their overall quality as well as their utility, innovation, and elegance.

"During the last twelve months, the Mac development community gave us a wide array of ingenious and intriguing products for Apple's new operating system, as well as old standbys updated to take advantage of the changes Apple's software engineers have wrought on the Mac platform," stated Jason Snell, editor or Macworld magazine. "This year’s award-winning products clearly indicate that the Macintosh is entering a remarkable new era of innovation."

Macworld magazine’s 2002 Editors’ Choice Award winners and finalists are:

Best 3-D Software

Maya Complete 4.5, Alias|Wavefront (Winner)

Axeledge 1.5, MindAvenue

Universe 5, Electric Image

Best Asset Management Software

iView MediaPro 1.5, iView Multimedia (Winner)

Cumulus 5.5 Workgroup Edition, Canto Software

iPhoto 1.1, Apple Computer

Best Business Productivity Software

MYOB FirstEdge, MYOB (Winner)

FastTrack Schedule 8, AEC Software

StickyBrain 2, Chronos

Best Consumer Graphics Software

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, Adobe Systems (Winner)

ImageBuddy 2.6, KepMad Systems

PixelNhance 1.5, Caffeine Software

Best Digital Camera ($1,000 and up)

Canon EOS D60, Canon (Winner)

Nikon Coolpix 5700, Nikon

Nikon D100, Nikon

Best Digital Camera (Under $1,000)

Canon PowerShot G3, Canon (Winner)

Nikon Coolpix 4300, Nikon

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717, Sony

Best Digital Media Device

iPod 20GB, Apple Computer (Winner)

EyeTV, El Gato Software

SliMP3, Slim Devices

Best Digital-Video Software

Final Cut Pro 3, Apple Computer (Winner)

Avid Xpress DV 3.5, Avid Technology

Boris Red 2.5, Boris FX

Best Display

Artisan Color Reference System, Sony (Winner)

Apple Cinema HD Display, Apple Computer

Boxlight Cinema 17SF, Boxlight

Best DV Camcorder

Panasonic AG-DVX100, Panasonic (Winner)

Canon GL2, Canon

Canon Optura 200MC, Canon