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MGI Software, a leading global provider of visual media software products and infrastructure, today announced that its PhotoSuite Mobile Edition application will be featured within a special software suite being produced by Palm, Inc. for visitors to the Cannes Film Festival (9-20 May 2001).

The CD will include a wide range of applications designed to serve the entertainment community, which will allow artists and producers to be more efficient using their Palm handheld computers.

Based on MGI’s market-leading imaging and video technology, MGI PhotoSuite Mobile Edition allows users to store, view and beam photo and video files on colour and greyscale Palm Powered™ handhelds and is the most powerful application in its class. The software, which includes a desktop component for Windows and Mac users, supports the viewing, storing and beaming of still images, video clips, slide-show presentations, maps and other images.

Franck Gaget, senior marketing manager Palm Europe said, “Many of our customers from the film industry will find PhotoSuite Mobile Edition invaluable for showcasing images and movie clips in their day to day work, with the convenience and practicality of always having examples of their work at their fingertips.”

The software includes several features that are unprecedented in applications for Palm handhelds. When viewing files on a handheld screen, PhotoSuite Mobile Edition provides the ability to pan and zoom into photos to achieve more detail and clarity. Users can also organise images and video clips into thumbnail albums for quick and easy retrieval of the required files. Single images or entire albums can be ‘beamed’ to other devices without losing quality, retaining all the essential colour and image information even when beamed between greyscale and colour screen units. The application supports a wide range of file formats (JPG, PNG, TIF, BMP, GIF, AVI, WMV and MOV) and features 30 frames per second (fps) video playback, video pause and single-frame advance and rewind.

Stephen Mold, MGI’s European managing director, said, “Producers, actors or anyone involved in movies will find PhotoSuite Mobile Edition ideal for presenting film clips, scenes or slide-shows while on the move, or for sharing portfolios with other Palm handheld users.”

Notes to Editors

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

MGI contact information for publication

MGI web site: www.mgisoft.com
MGI customer enquiries: 0800 973830

B-roll video footage of MGI PhotoSuite Mobile Edition in action is available – please contact Jenny Hodge on 01908 278106 for further details

MGI received the Innovative Digital Product Award for PhotoSuite Mobile Edition at this year’s PMA (Photo Marketing Association Convention and Trade Show), awarded by the Digital Imaging Marketing Association.

About Palm, Inc.

Palm, Inc. is a pioneer in the field of mobile and wireless Internet solutions and a leading provider of handheld computers, according to IDC (December 2000). Based on the Palm OS® platform, Palm’s handheld solutions allow people to carry and access their most critical information with them wherever they go. Palm™ handhelds address the needs of individuals, enterprises and educational institutions through thousands of application solutions.

The Palm OS platform is also the foundation for products from Palm’s licensees and strategic partners, such as Franklin Covey, Handspring, IBM, Kyocera, Sony, Symbol Technologies and TRG. Platform licensees also include Nokia and Samsung. The Palm Economy is a growing global community of industry﷓leading licensees, world﷓class OEM customers, and approximately 150,000 innovative developers and solution providers that have registered to develop solutions based on the Palm OS platform. Palm went public on March 2, 2000. Its stock is traded on the Nasdaq national market under the symbol PALM. More information is available at http://www.palm.com/europe.

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 Asso!
ciation (ELSPA).

© MGI Software Corp., 2001. MGI and PhotoSuite are trademarks or registered trademarks of MGI Software Corp. Palm OS is a registered trademark and Palm and Palm Powered are trademarks 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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