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16 February 2001: MGI Software, the market leader in consumer imaging software, announced today that its latest releases, PhotoSuite Mobile Edition and PhotoSuite 4 Platinum Edition, received top honours at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Convention and Trade Show, the imaging industry's premier product showcase, this week.

PhotoSuite Mobile Edition, which allows users to easily store, view, and beam photo and video files on both colour and greyscale Palm OS handhelds, received a coveted 'Innovative Digital Product Award' from DIMA (Digital Imaging Marketing Association). This year the judges, who are digital imaging writers and editors, recognised 17 technologies or applications out of the hundreds being displayed on the show floor.

"The products are of high quality, and show themselves to be an influence on the future of digital imaging," states DIMA. "Whether the product is hardware or software, amateur or professional, photographic or prepress, or any other segment, is irrelevant - the judges were simply asked to cover the PMA Trade Show floor with an eye to the innovative."

In addition to the 'Innovative Digital Product Award', MGI Software received an 'Excellence in Imaging Award' from Digital Focus and Popular Science magazine. The recognition went to MGI PhotoSuite 4 - Platinum Edition the company's retail-leading image editing software, which won the award over all its competitors in the Consumer Image Editing category.

"It is extremely gratifying to have two of our applications win awards at the most significant imaging event of the year, attended by the biggest companies in the industry," said Anthony DeCristofaro, president and CEO, MGI Software. "The award for PhotoSuite Mobile Edition is particularly rewarding as the product represents such an important milestone for MGI; proving that our core imaging technologies are platform independent and reinforcing our commitment to deliver imaging anywhere."

Notes to Editors:

For further information, box and screen shots, please contact: Jenny Hodge, communications manager, MGI Software, tel: 01908 278106 / 07775 897360, email: jennyh@uk.mgisoft.com

MGI contact information for publication:

Web site: http://www.mgisoft.com


Tel: 0800 973830

About MGI

MGI is a leading provider of visual media software products and infrastructure that maximise the use of digital visual content by businesses and individuals. We do this by providing software and services that uniquely enhance every step of the visual media communications cycle, including capturing, creating, streaming, viewing, storing, sharing, and publishing. Using our software, businesses and individuals create rich visual content to deliver optimal Internet experiences that communicate, drive user enjoyment and customer frequency, duration, transactions and satisfaction. With headquarters in Richmond Hill, Ontario, MGI employs over 300 people with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. MGI Software is publicly traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘MGI’. In the UK, MGI is a member of the British Photographic and Imaging Association (BPIA), the Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) and The European Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA).

(c) MGI Software Corp., 2001. MGI and PhotoSuite are trademarks or registered trademarks of MGI Software Corp. Palm OS is a registered trademark of Palm, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.

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