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MGI Software, a leading global provider of visual media software products and infrastructure, today announced an agreement with European digital content economy enabler, Zden, which will bring together the technology, expertise and market reach of both companies, and allow Zden to provide an enhanced digital imaging offering for its users on Zden.com. As part of the agreement, Zden will implement MGI’s Zoom Image Server technology, providing customers with the option of offering a high-resolution version of the images they make available from the web site.

Jan-Albert Valk, director of business development, Zden, said, “Zden.com users can now benefit from MGI’s leading Zoom Image Server technology by promoting their digital images in a more professional way, and giving potential customers the opportunity to examine pictures in far more detail.”

Zden will also offer MGI’s digital imaging products as electronic software downloads from its web site.

Stephen Mold, European managing director, MGI, said, “We are very pleased to be working with Zden, both as an extension to our European sales channel, and as a partnership for the development of new products. “

With immediate effect, individuals and businesses using Zden.com will find a more advanced service available to them. In addition to being able to purchase MGI’s software products for the creation and enhancement of still photos and digital video, customers will be able to make their images available for sale and promote them using MGI Zoom Image Server on Zden.com.

Zden and MGI intend to further the partnership by jointly developing Zden’s digital content offerings for the business market. The final products are expected to be ready for presentation to corporate clients towards the end of summer 2001.

Notes to Editors

For further information on MGI, please contact: Jenny Hodge, communications manager Europe, tel: +44 (0)1908 278106 / +44 (0)7775 897360, email: jennyh@uk.mgisoft.com.

For further information on Zden, please contact: Claudio Limongi, tel: +33 1 53 39 11 95, email: claudio@zden.com.

MGI contact information for publication:
MGI web site: http://www.mgisoft.com
MGI customer enquiries: 0800 973830

About Zden

Zden, Enabler of the Digital Content Economy, is an international project and a privately held company based in both Luxembourg and Paris, France. With 17 employees from 11 different countries (France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, South Africa, New Zealand, United States, Venezuela, United Kingdom, Portugal, Switzerland), Zden is working to produce the first ‘Z-commerce’ solution to offer content providers and aggregators, as well as digital freelancers, the opportunity to sell their digital content assets and production resources. Zden’s vision is the economy of digital files, the Z-conomy.

About MGI

MGI is a global leading provider of visual media software and infrastructure solutions that enable individuals and businesses to maximise their use of digital images and video. The Company’s products are distributed in over 40 countries through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), value-added resellers (VARs), as well as leading computer and electronic retail stores and online retailers. Shipments of MGI’s flagship PhotoSuite and VideoWave products have surpassed 39 million units and its image server technologies and web tools are currently employed by over 200 commercial web sites. The Company’s offerings include proprietary technologies supported by over 80 patents and patent pending applications.

With headquarters in Richmond Hill, Canada, MGI maintains branch offices in Campbell, CA; Milton Keynes, UK; Paris, France; Paderborn, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; and Seoul, Korea. MGI is a public company whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘MGI’. MGI is part of the TSE-300 index. More information may be obtained on the Company at http://www.mgisoft.com.

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).

© MGI Software Corp., 2001. MGI, PhotoSuite and VideoWave are trademarks or registered trademarks of MGI Software Corp. All other company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.

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