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MGI’s web & PC photography software to ship with Intel Pocket PC Camera

MGI Software today announced that Intel has licensed MGI PhotoSuite to be included with its Intel Pocket PC Camera. Designed for the home PC market, the lightweight, easy-to-use PC camera is available for a suggested retail price of US $149 (approx. GBP £100).

Don Whiteside, general manager of Intel’s Connected Products Division, said, "The Intel Pocket PC Camera is a multi-purpose tool that offers consumers an excellent introduction to the fun and exciting opportunities for using images on the PC and the Internet. PhotoSuite represents a very robust software suite and expands the photo editing capabilities available to our customers."

The Intel Pocket PC Camera captures snapshots and video at, and away from, the PC. When connected to a PC through the supplied USB cable and monitor cradle, the Intel Pocket PC Camera provides unlimited video capture and still image snapshot capabilities. When untethered, the camera's built-in 8 MB of memory can capture a combination of 128 Internet-ready VGA quality images or two minutes of video. The camera can also capture photos in a burst mode that will process as many as five shots in two seconds.

Anthony DeCristofaro, president and CEO, MGI, said, "PhotoSuite is a comprehensive addition to the Intel Pocket PC Camera, allowing users to do more with their captured snapshots. We are pleased that Intel, one of the leading suppliers of PC cameras, has selected our popular photo software."

According to IDC, worldwide PC camera shipments will increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 72 per cent, from 11 million in 2000 to 44 million in 2004.

About MGI PhotoSuite

MGI PhotoSuite, the market leading web and PC photography software, delivers a perfect balance between power and simplicity, allowing consumers to edit, organise, enhance, share and be creative with their photos. PhotoSuite integrates the web at its core, allowing users to 'surf' from within the application to utilise the vast array of online photo services now available, such as online photo finishers and photo communities. Intel Pocket PC Camera consumers will benefit by having MGI PhotoSuite's many creative functional tools at their disposal.

Notes to Editors

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


A box shot of PhotoSuite is also available for download from http://www.mgisoft.com/news/media/ps4.asp


MGI contact information for publication:

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


and http://www.photosuite.com


UK customer enquiries: 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).

© MGI Software Corp., 2000. MGI and PhotoSuite 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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