ACD Systems International Inc.

ACD Systems International Inc.

July 17, 2007 08:00 ET

Four Seasons of Free Digiscrap Kits Available From ACDSee

Leading designers create exclusive seasonal kits, available for free with online purchase of ACDSee Photo Editor

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2007) - ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX:ASA) -

Searching for the coolest kit to commemorate your kid's first day at school? Or the prettiest holiday ribbons for your digiscrap layout? The latest kits from top designers and the easiest software solutions are now offered by ACDSee. Best known in the community for its powerful and easy to use organization tool, ACDSee Photo Manager™, the company offers a complete suite of digital resources.

A free compilation CD of 12 exclusive digiscrap kits, designed to commemorate a year of family events, from graduation to winter holidays, is now available with the online purchase of ACDSee Photo Editor™ through the free 30-day trial at Photo Editor is an easy-to-use software program for enhancing and stylizing images, as well as creating complete scrapbook layouts to print and share.

"Scrapbookers have embraced our software, and now we're offering everything people need to get started, from easy-to-learn software to a collection of seasonal kits," said Mark Franklin, ACDSee's executive vice president. "Inviting the participation of top digiscrap designers like Misty Cato and Jen Wilson is a direct response to feedback from the scrapbooking community."

Kits on the ACDSee compilation CD can be previewed at Users who register for Photo Editor trial downloads and purchase the software will receive the CD by mail. ACDSee Photo Editor costs $49.99 (USD). Photo Editor can be purchased online as a bundle with Photo Manager, the organization tool, for $79.99 (USD).

Scrapbookers who receive the compilation CD will be able to create summer memories with a digital kit from Karah Fredricks and commemorate dinner parties with designer Gina Miller's martini olives and filmstrip frames. The CD and kits have complete digital elements appropriate for occasions all year round.

The designers and kits included on the compilation CD are:

Misty Cato, Father's Day Kellie Mize, Back to School
Sue Cummings, Summer Camp Tracy Robinson, Spring
Lie Fhung, Year in Revue Traci Sims, Autumn
Karah Fredricks, Summer Vicki Stegall, Valentine's Day
Vera Lim, Holiday Amy Teets, Thanksgiving
Gina Miller, Cocktail Party Jen Wilson, In the Snow

ACDSee Photo Editor has unique advantages for photographers and crafters of any skill level to correct, enhance and get creative with their photos. Features include:

- Advanced and unique editing capabilities: Simple step-by-step instructions for basic to more advanced photo editing projects. Repair blemishes, spots and scratches quickly and easily. One-click auto adjustments include color balance and levels, sharpen and contrast.

- More editing tool options made much easier: Single image repair and refinement along with multi-image composition capabilities typically found in more technical photo editing software systems. Helpful on-screen instructions and creative hints walk the user through the tasks and projects they want to accomplish.

- Creative ease section: Includes tools for scrapbooking and collage creation, along with the ability to make personalized cards, frames and stationary. Photo layouts with multiple photos, text, lines, shapes and special effects are also possible. ACDSee Photo Editor is the only software system that offers both a user-friendly text wrap to path feature and an easy vignette feature, perfect for creating portrait-style shots.

Pricing and Availability

The full version of ACDSee Photo Editor is available in English, French, German and Dutch for $49.99 (USD). Previews of the Four Season compilation CD are available at For the free 30-day trial version and more information, visit

About ACD Systems

Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International Inc. is one of the world's leading developers and marketers of digital imaging software, including the renowned ACDSee image management tool and Canvas, an advanced cross-platform technical illustration and graphics program. ACD has delivered value to a global marketplace through Internet distribution and through partnerships with manufacturers and developers. ACD has millions of consumer and business users and over 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies. For further details, please visit us at our corporate web site:

ACD, ACD Systems and ACDSee are trademarks or registered trademarks of ACD Systems International Inc. or its subsidiaries in Canada, the United States, the European Union, Japan or certain other jurisdictions. Canvas is a trademark or registered trademark of ACD Systems of America, Inc. in Canada, the United States, or certain other jurisdictions.

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