Macworld US has named the winners and the finalists of its eighteenth annual Editor's Choice Awards for 2002.
Nick-named the Eddy Awards, these recognize breakthrough product development and have been given in 27 categories this year. The awards cover products released between November 1, 2001 and November 1, 2002. Products were evaluated for quality, utility, innovation and elegance.
Macworld editor Jason Snell said: "During the past 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 stand bys updated to take advantage of the changes Apple's software engineers have wrought on the platform. This year's award-winning products clearly indicate that the Mac is entering a remarkable new era of innovation."
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.
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 (Winner);
ImageBuddy 2.6, KepMad;
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;
Boxlight Cinema 17SF, Boxlight.
Best DV Camcorder Panasonic AG-DVX100, Panasonic (Winner);
Canon GL2, Canon;
Canon Optura 200MC, Canon.
Best Game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Blizzard Entertainment (Winner);/
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Aspyr Media;
Best General-Purpose Printer HP Color LaserJet 2500L, Hewlett-Packard (Winner);
Canon i850 Photo Printer, Canon;
Epson Stylus C82, Epson.
Best Music Software Reason 2, Propellerhead Software (Winner);
Live 1.5, Ableton;
Logic Platinum 5.4, Emagic.
Best Network-Management Software NetMinder Ethernet 5, Neon Software (Winner);
LANsurveyor 7, Neon Software;
NetOctopus 4.1, Netopia.
Best Peripheral PowerKey Pro USB 650, Admin Version, Sophisticated Circuits (Winner);
PocketMouse Pro, Kensington;
Wacom Cintiq 18SX, Wacom.
Best Photo Printer Epson Stylus Photo 2200, Epson (Winner);
Canon S830D Direct Connect Photo Printer, Canon;
Epson Stylus Photo 960, Epson.
Best Print Publishing Software Adobe InDesign 2, Adobe (Winner);
Font Reserve Single User 3.1, DiamondSoft;
Suitcase 10.1, Extensis.
Best Productivity Utility Watson 1.5, Karelia Software (Winner);
DragThing 4.5, TLA Systems;
Ten for X, Aladdin Systems.
Best Professional Graphics Software Adobe Photoshop 7, Adobe (Winner);
CorelDraw Graphics Suite 11, Corel;
Image Doctor, Alien Skin Software.
Best Science & Engineering Software Mathematica 4.2, Wolfram Research (Winner);
Matlab 6.5, The MathWorks;
VectorWorks 10, Nemetschek.
Best Storage Product CRW-F1ZDX, Yamaha (Winner);
ABSPlus, CMS Peripherals;
FireWire DriveDock, WiebeTech.
Best System Enhancement Utility Default Folder X 1.6, St. Clair Software (Winner);
File Buddy 7.2, SkyTag Software;
MaxMenus 1.2, Proteron.
Best Web Publishing Software Macromedia Flash MX, Macromedia (Winner);
Adobe GoLive 6, Adobe;
Macromedia Fireworks MX, Macromedia.
Breakthrough Product of the Year iPod, Apple Computer.
Hardware Product of the Year Epson Stylus Photo 2200, Epson.
Mac of the Year iMac G4/800, Apple.
Software Product of the Year Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, Adobe.