Corel Corporation

February 28, 2005 08:30 ET

Corel's Paint Shop Photo Album Shipping With Intel Desktop Boards Digital Home/Digital Office Software Bundle



FEBRUARY 28, 2005 - 08:30 ET

Corel's Paint Shop Photo Album Shipping With Intel
Desktop Boards Digital Home/Digital Office Software

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--(CCNMatthews - Feb. 28, 2005) - INTEL

Corel's Paint Shop Photo Album Will Be Demonstrated At The Intel
Developers Forum's Digital Office Community, Booth #442

Corel Corporation today announced that Paint Shop Photo Album SE will be
shipping with Intel Desktop Boards new Digital Home/Digital Office
integrated software bundle available exclusively on Intel's 945 and 955
Express® Chipset-based platforms. The award-winning Paint Shop Photo
Album SE digital camera software allows businesses and home users to
easily organize, fix, share and protect digital photos in the fastest
and safest way possible.

The new digital home/digital office software bundle integrates four
popular applications - digital photography management, navigation,
connectivity and video editing - to meet the needs of businesses and
home office users.

The new software bundle targets system builders who wish to create
feature rich, easy-to-use and affordable high-performance Intel-based
desktop solutions for small-and-medium sized businesses, government
agencies and consumers. The bundle will allow system builders to provide
these four compelling applications free of charge to customers seeking
greater value from their desktop computing investments.

The award-winning Paint Shop Photo Album SE -- one of the industry's
best-selling digital photo software solutions - pioneered the standards
by which all other photo albums are measured. From beginners to advanced
users, Paint Shop Photo Album SE allows users to organize their photos
like they do their computers, utilizing the familiar Windows file folder
system. Highly intuitive menus allow users to minimize the number of
steps required to edit their creations into perfect photos. In addition,
the software provides the easiest means to share photos via email, the
Internet or popular online photo printing services. Lastly, a unique
"vaulting" system allows users to back up their photos for safekeeping
with no thought or technique required.

"Corel's Paint Shop Photo Album SE is a great addition to our industry
leading software suite," said Joel Christensen, Director of Marketing,
Intel Desktop Board Operations. "It offers a simple application to
organize, fix, share and protect digital photos. Photo Album delivers
the range of functionality, ease of use and protection to meet the needs
of businesses and home users."

Paint Shop Photo Album is used by millions of user around the world,
ranging from novices to professional photographers. Millions of
consumers and businesses around the world rely on Photo Album for its
ease of use, reliability, unparalleled functionality and unique
PhotoSafe Archiving System.

The PhotoSafe Archiving System ensures that users will never lose
another photo. According to InfoTrends, there are more than 25 billion
photos taken each year, and 78 percent of digital camera owners have no
plans for storing these photos. That leaves almost 20 billion photos
vulnerable to computer crashes or viruses which destroy photo files. The
PhotoSafe Archiving System takes the worry and planning out of keeping
digital photos secure by tracking which photos have already been
backed-up to CD, which have been added to the photo collection since
then, and altering users as to when its time to back-up again.

"We are delighted to be part of the Intel's digital home/digital office
software bundle," said Amish Mehta, CEO of Corel Corporation. "There is
an increasing demand for simple, one-step software that helps users
view, fix, create and share photos with safe and secure back-up,
protection and archiving options. As an increasing number of users
demand more efficient and secure digital photo management, we believe
that Paint Shop Photo Album will be ubiquitous on desktops solutions

About Corel Corporation

Corel Corporation provides innovative software solutions that help
millions of value-conscious businesses and consumers in over 75
countries improve their productivity. The Company is renowned for its
powerful software portfolio that combines innovative photo editing and
graphics creation, vector-illustration and technical-graphics
applications along with office and personal productivity solutions.
Corel's flagship products include the CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, the
WordPerfect Office Suite, the Corel Painter Natural-Media painting and
illustration software and the Paint Shop Family of digital photography
and image-editing software.

Corel was acquired by San Francisco-based Vector Capital in August 2003
and since that time, has re-established growth for its flagship product
lines and achieved multiple consecutive quarters of profitability.
Founded in 1985, Corel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more
information, please visit

(C) 2005 Corel Corporation. All rights reserved. Corel, WordPerfect,
CorelDRAW, Painter, Natural-Media and the Corel logo are trademarks for
registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.
Paint Shop Pro, Paint Shop Pro Studio and Paint Shop Photo Album are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Jasc Software, Inc.


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