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MGI's Award Winning PC Photography Program Included in Xerox' Newest Scanning Software Suite Pagis Pro 2.0
MGI Software Corp. (TSE:MGI), the leader in PC photography and video publishing software, today announced that ScanSoft Inc., a division of Xerox Corporation (company) XEROX Corporation -
See also XEROX PARC, XEROX Network Services. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :XRX XRX Xerox Corporation (stock symbol) ), has signed a worldwide licensing agreement to bundle MGI PhotoSuite with Pagis Pro 2.0, the newest version of ScanSoft's full-featured document management software.
Designed for Microsoft Windows See Windows.
(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then. 95, NT and Windows 98, Pagis Pro 2.0 builds on the success of the award-winning Pagis Pro 97, to bring a comprehensive scanning solution to small office, home office, and professional users. Pagis Pro 2.0 offers professional-level OCR OCR
in full optical character recognition
Scanning and comparison technique intended to identify printed text or numerical data. It avoids the need to retype already printed material for data entry. , document imaging, one-button color copying and now photo editing See photo editor. .
"Business users want easy-to-use versatile software that allows their scanners to be an all-purpose fax/copy/OCR/filing device," says Kristy Holch, principal, Info Trends Research Group. "Users are asking for better OCR and photo editing. This bundle combines a strong set of features to meet these end-user needs."
Embraced by both home and business PC users, PhotoSuite provides powerful tools that enable users to easily manipulate, enhance, organize and be creative with photos on their PCs and the Internet. Designed for Microsoft Windows 3.x, 95, NT and Windows 98, PhotoSuite enables a user to retouch still images, sharpen or soften pictures, add special effects special effects, in motion pictures, cinematographic techniques that create illusions in the audience's minds as well as the illusions created using these techniques. , and use the provided templates to create new digital content. The built-in catalog feature helps users manage all captured images, including video clips, sound files, and projects. Photos can be used to enhance documents and business presentations, e-mailed as attachments, posted on a Web page for the Internet, or printed as hard copy on a multimedia printer.
"As an established technology leader in the scanning software market, we recognized the need to take document scanning to the next level by delivering quality scanning technology for both photos and documents," says Michael Tivnan, president of Xerox ScanSoft. "We've achieved this in Pagis Pro 2.0 by coupling our document scanning technical leadership with the ease of use and versatility of MGI's PhotoSuite."
"We are delighted to be working with Xerox ScanSoft," said Anthony DeCristofaro, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , MGI Software. "PhotoSuite is very popular with consumers because it delivers the complete experience in PC photography. This agreement with ScanSoft attests to the demand that OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and vendors -- like users -- want comprehensive, integrated, multi-functioning solutions."
Pagis Pro 2.0 brings together four powerful scanning products in one program. It includes a full version of MGI PhotoSuite, the most popular PC photography software for consumers. TextBridge Pro 98, the award-winning OCR that enables users to turn paper into documents on their PCs. Pagis, which allows users to scan and organize their documents in the Windows(r) Explorer file system and Pagis Copier, to provide convenient one-button copies right from the desktop. Pricing and Availability
Pagis Pro 2.0 is available for $99.00 (suggested) at all major retail stores including: Comp USA, Computer City, Office Depot Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) is one of the world's leading suppliers of office products and services. The Company's selection of brand name office supplies includes business machines, computers, computer software and office furniture, while its business services encompass copying, , Staples, Office Max, Best Buy, and more. About Xerox ScanSoft, Inc. Xerox ScanSoft, Inc. is a leading supplier of scanning software products for document capture, recognition and communication. ScanSoft's scanning software products enable users to turn their paper-based information into PC documents without retyping. ScanSoft's future products will continue to build on this rich product heritage to deliver value and functionality for novice and power scanner users. About MGI Software
MGI's mission is to "change the way you picture the world" by revolutionizing the way we use and experience photography, video, and other media on PCs and the Internet. In its short history, MGI has vaulted to the forefront in PC Photography and Video Publishing with its award-winning products and key relationships with some of the leading manufacturers driving the convergence of computers with "still" and "motion" pictures. MGI's partners include Intel Corporation (company) Intel Corporation - A US microelectronics manufacturer. They produced the Intel 4004, Intel 8080, Intel 8086, Intel 80186, Intel 80286, Intel 80386, Intel 486 and Pentium microprocessor families as well as many other integrated circuits and personal computer networking , Mitsui & Co. of Japan, and major digital camera, computer, and peripheral manufacturers. MGI's PhotoSuite and VideoWave are the leading brands in retail stores and OEM distribution. The company's products are available in 14 languages through a worldwide network of distributors and retailers spanning 25 countries. MGI Software (http://www.mgisoft.com) can be contacted at (905) 764-7000.
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