Digital Shutterbugs: Spring Has Sprung, It's Time to Clean Your Photo Collections; A Chore No More, Corel Photo Album 6 Software Makes Digital Photos Fun Again

OTTAWA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 17, 2006--According to a study from InfoTrends Research, more than 50 percent of digital camera owners have no plan for dealing with the photos sitting on their hard drives. With imaging research firm Lyra Research predicting that more than 500 million digital images will be saved on hard drives by 2009, it's easy to see why most consumers are confused, and how the allure of digital photography can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of photos on the home PC.

With springtime marking the start of the year's prime photo season--from Mother's Day and Father's Day to graduations and weddings--Corel(R) Photo Album(TM) 6 offers digital photographers a powerful solution for editing, organizing, sharing and safeguarding their growing collection of digital photos. Corel Photo Album liberates photos from the confines of scattered hard drives--whether they are housed in My Documents, email attachments or, elsewhere on the hard drive--where they can be perfected and, most importantly, shared.

With Corel Photo Album 6, users can:

-- Edit: Through its intuitive tools and menus, Corel Photo Album allows users to get perfect pictures easily with solutions for red eye removal, cropping, frames and edges and a one-step "Quick Fix";

-- Organize: Corel Photo Album provides the quickest means for users to get photos from cameras, scanners, CDs and cell phones into a single repository that uses a familiar Windows file-tree menu;

-- Share: Corel Photo Album offers more than dozen ways to share photos, from emails and printing to creating special hardcover books; and

-- Safeguard: Corel's revolutionary PhotoSafe(TM) technology automatically backs up every photo so users can keep their most important photo memories safe from hard drive crashes or other critical system failures.

"While digital cameras add convenience, there is the increasing problem of what to do with all of the images you shoot yourself, receive through email or even store on your cell phone. Yesterday's cluttered shoebox of photos is today's cluttered hard drive," said Blaine Mathieu, general manager for digital imaging with Corel. "As consumers kick off their spring cleaning, it's a good time to include hard drives in that cleaning, and with our Photo Album, what used to be a chore can actually put the fun back into the ostensibly enjoyable hobby of digital photography. It's supposed to be fun, remember?"

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Corel Corporation provides full-featured, easy-to-use productivity, graphics and digital imaging software that helps millions of people worldwide run their businesses and extend their productivity at work and at home. For more than twenty years, Corel's award winning portfolio has earned the loyalty of value-conscious consumers, small businesses, legal firms and government agencies with software that is easy to learn and use, feature rich, and priced to address the demands of those seeking more affordable, flexible software alternatives. With hundreds of industry awards for customer-focused innovation and design, Corel has established itself as a world leader in desktop software with flagship products including CorelDRAW(R) Graphics Suite, Corel(R) WordPerfect(R) Office, Corel(R) Paint Shop Pro(R), Corel DESIGNER(R) Technical Suite and Corel(R) Painter(TM). Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Corel distributes its products in over 75 countries.

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