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Corel's logo. Click here to visit the Corel website! PRESS RELEASE: Corel® Debuts The Snapfire™ "I'm Finally Going To Do Something With My Photos" Giveaway Contest

Grand Prize Winner Receives a Share Package with a New Canon Powershot 8MP Digital Camera and an Apple 30GB iPod with Video Playback

Weekly Winners Receive Cool Giveaways, Such as a Canon PIXMA iP 4300 Photo Inkjet Printer and Gift Certificates from Webshots and Amazon.com

OTTAWA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corel Corporation today debuted the Snapfire "I'm Finally Going To Do Something With My Photos" Giveaway Contest on www.snapfire.com. The contest is designed to encourage millions of users to share the digital photos that are trapped on their cameras, camera phones and personal computers. All contestants have to do to enter is download Corel Snapfire - a breakthrough free digital photo and video sharing and enhancement software - at www.snapfire.com.

Throughout November and December, weekly random drawings will be held for an incredible Share Package that includes a Canon PIXMA iP 4300 photo inkjet printer, gift certificates to Webshots.com and Amazon.com, and Snapfire™ Plus, the enhanced version of the free Snapfire download, along with a variety of other fun giveaways that will help the winners to share their photos with friends and family. At the end of December, there will be a grand prize drawing to win the Share Package plus the grand prize a new Canon Powershot A630 8MP digital camera (a $300 USD value) and an Apple 30GB iPod with video playback (a $240 USD value) for a total prize package worth over $1,000 USD.

"We are giving users the opportunity to set their digital photo collections free," said Blaine Mathieu, General Manager of Corel's Digital Imaging Business. "Beautiful, original and funny photos that capture life's most memorable experiences are meant to be shared not trapped on PCs, cameras and other devices. The Snapfire experience is all about having fun with your photos - creating visually striking and personal slide shows, calendars, holiday cards and other creations that are simply a joy to receive. By downloading Snapfire at www.snapfire.com, users will find a way to set their photos free and make them more accessible to themselves and loved ones."

The late fall timeframe is an ideal period for organizing and sharing burgeoning photo collections. Millions of consumers have terrific photos of summer family vacations, graduations, weddings, showers and Halloween that they have yet to share with others. In fact, many consumers still have not taken inventory of their photos and simply are unaware of the photos that they have. Snapfire makes it easy to quickly organize and manage these collections through an easy-to-find filing system. From there, consumers can use Snapfire's creative templates to create visually stunning slide shows set to the music of their choice as well as create custom photo calendars, greeting cards and gifts.

The Snapfire "I'm Finally Going To Do Something With My Photos" contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada only (excluding Quebec residents). The contest is open from October 25, 2006 to November 30, 2006. To enter, users must visit.www.snapfire.com and download the free trial version of Corel Snapfire. From there, Corel's eStore will automatically enter contestants upon completion of the download. There is a limit of only one entry per person. Please see Corel's Official Rules for further details.

The contest runs for a five-week period from October 25 to November 30. Each week, one winner will receive a Share Package designed to help them organize and share their growing digital photo collections. The Share Package, a total $400 USD value, includes the following:

  • Canon PIXMA iP 4300 photo inkjet printer with 20 sheets of Canon glossy paper - to let winners make beautiful photo prints
  • $100 USD Gift Card to Webshots.com - to let winners print their photos on mugs, t-shirts and more!
  • $30 USD Gift Certificate to Amazon.com - to let winners stock up on music for their Snapfire slide shows
  • Pioneer Photo Album which holds 208 4"x6" prints - to let winners share photos in a fun flip book
  • 1 Imation CD-R Package - to let winners burn their whole collection to CDs to share with friends and family
  • Snapfire Baseball Cap - to let winners show their software pride and look cool
  • A Snapfire Smile On A Stick - to give our winners a smile!
  • 5 Snapfire Press-On Tattoos
  • 1 Snapfire Notepad
  • A New Book, Living Artfully: Create The Life You Imagine by Sandra Magsamen - to give winners a guide on how to make the most of every life moment
  • Snapfire Plus, the enhanced version of the free Snapfire download - to give winners even more tools to share, enhance and send digital photos and video clips
  • A Storage Box With A Lid - this can be repurposed as a photo box or a place to store new photo creations
About Corel Corporation
Corel is a leading global packaged software company with over 40 million users. The Company provides full-featured, easy-to-use productivity, graphics and digital imaging software and enjoys a favorable market position among consumers and small businesses. The Company's award-winning product portfolio features popular, globally recognized brands, including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Paint Shop Pro®, Corel® Snapfire™, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip®, and iGrafx®. With hundreds of industry awards for leadership in software innovation, design and value, Corel's products have built a loyal following of customers and partners around the globe. Corel's products are sold in over 75 countries through an international network of resellers and retailers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and Corel's global websites.

2006 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, CorelDRAW, Paint Shop Pro, Snapfire, Painter, Corel DESIGNER, WordPerfect, WinZip, iGrafx and the Corel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.

(First posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 10:42 EST)

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