Adobe is shipping AlterCast, its new dynamic-imaging server software.

AlterCast manages, publishes, repurposes and shares images automatically, according to Gregg Brown, head of group products for AlterCast at San Jose-based Adobe. With it, businesses can ensure that customers see the images they want them to see, the company claims.

The software allows graphics artists to manage large image libraries, and is targeted at enterprises such as online retailers and news organizations.

AlterCast sits on Web servers and is the first product to be released by Adobe's new Server Product group. AlterCast software integrates into existing Web- or print-publishing programs, and supports a wide range of Web-development programming interfaces – including Java, Component Object Model, Perl and .Net – and protocols, such as HTML, HTTP and Simple Object Access Protocol, Brown said. It's designed to work with other Adobe products, including Photoshop and Illustrator.

Adobe said AlterCast is priced at $7,500 per CPU. The company charges a maximum of $60,000 for eight or more CPUs.