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PRESS RELEASE: ACDSee 5.0 Released in German, Italian and Spanish
Latest version of award-winning image management software now available
to global markets
Victoria, British Columbia - December 11, 2002 - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA), the digital imaging company, today announced that the latest versions of its award-winning image management software, ACDSee™ 5.0 and ACDSee 5.0 PowerPack, will be released in German, Italian and Spanish languages and markets.
The release of the localized versions of ACDSee 5.0 will build on the success of the previous releases of ACDSee 4.0 and ACDSee 3.1 in these growing global markets. From April to September 2002, ACD's non North-American sales of digital imaging software accounted for 53% of total sales, up from 42% in the same period in the prior year. The rate of growth in the global digital camera market is expected to continue at a rapid pace. For example, a recent study by InfoTrends forecasts that nearly 14 million digital cameras will be sold in Europe in 2007, up from 6.4 million in 2002.
ACDSee 5.0 offers several new features including the ability to group multiple images in custom categories, to search photos by calendar dates as well as new interface customization options.
ACDSee 5.0 PowerPack combines the power of ACDSee with two additional imaging products in one easy-to-use bundle for managing, viewing, enhancing and sharing digital photos and images:
ACD FotoCanvas™ 2.0 - makes it easy to edit and add creative touches to images and photos with over 25 new filters including unsharp mask, bulge and shrink, ripple, solarize, add noise and sepia.
ACD FotoAngelo™ 2.0 - now enables users to add text watermarks to multimedia photo shows and screensavers before presenting and sharing.
Price and Availability
German, Italian and Spanish versions of ACDSee 5.0 ($59.95 USD or 59.99 Euros) and ACDSee 5.0 PowerPack ($89.95 USD or 89.99 Euros) are now available through the company's Web site at www.ACDSYSTEMS.com. Upgrade pricing is also available.
About ACD Systems International Inc.
Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International (TSX:ASA) is one of the world's leading developers and marketers of digital imaging software. ACD has penetrated the global marketplace through advanced Internet distribution and strategic partnerships with manufacturers and developers. ACD has millions of consumer users and over 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies. www.ACDSYSTEMS.com
(First posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 21:54 EST)