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ALDUS, MICROTEK ANNOUNCE PHOTOSTYLER OEM AGREEMENT

 ALDUS, MICROTEK ANNOUNCE PHOTOSTYLER OEM AGREEMENT
 SEATTLE, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldus Corp. (NASDAQ: ALDC) today


announced it has signed an agreement with Microtek Lab Inc., a California-based manufacturer of desktop scanners, to include Aldus PhotoStyler with Microtek's ScanMaker series of flatbed and 35mm slide scanners.
 Aldus PhotoStyler, introduced in October 1991, is a full-color image-processing program for use with Microsoft Windows. PhotoStyler enables users to scan, enhance, compose and retouch 24-bit color, grayscale and black-and-white images and print them from the program.
 "This is a great opportunity for us to combine two products that have set standards in the image-processing industry," said Rod Bauer, Product Marketing manager for PhotoStyler. "Microtek is one of the premier scanner manufacturers in the world, and Aldus PhotoStyler is first in its class of image-processing software on the PC."
 Together, Aldus PhotoStyler and Microtek's ScanMaker scanners provide a professional color-production solution. "Finally PC users have all they need to scan, enhance and print quality color images for presentations, multimedia and prepress production," said Dr. S.C. Lee, president of Microtek Lab Inc. "This combination is one of the best values in a color-imaging solution available on any platform."
 PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
 Beginning today, Aldus PhotoStyler will be sold with Microtek's ScanMaker 600Z color/grayscale flat-bed scanner and ScanMaker 1850 35mm slide scanner. Customers can purchase the ScanMaker 600Z with PhotoStyler for $1,995(U.S.) and the ScanMaker 1850 with PhotoStyler for $1,999(U.S.) from any Microtek dealer or distributor. For more information about the ScanMaker series combined with PhotoStyler, customers can contact Microtek at 800-654-4160; in California, call 213-321-2121. For information about PhotoStyler, customers can contact Aldus Customer Services at 206-628-2320.
 Aldus Corp. creates computer software solutions that help people throughout the world effectively communicate information and ideas. In addition to PhotoStyler, the Aldus product line includes Aldus PageMaker -- the company's flagship program -- as well as Aldus Digital Darkroom, Aldus FreeHand, Aldus Gallery Effects, Aldus Personal Press, Aldus Persuasion, Aldus PrePrint, Aldus SuperCard, Aldus SuperPaint and Aldus Super 3D. The company distributes its products through an international network of more than 16,000 dealers and distributors.
 Aldus, the Aldus logo, PageMaker, Aldus FreeHand, Persuasion, PrePrint, SuperCard and SuperPaint are registered trademarks, and Digital Darkroom, Gallery Effects, Personal Press and Super 3D are trademarks of Aldus Corp. PhotoStyler is a trademark of U-Lead Systems Inc. ScanMaker is a registered trademark, and Microtek is a trademark of Microtek Lab Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Brad Stevens of Aldus, 206-628-2361, or Scott Elrich of Microtek Lab, 213-321-2121/
 (ALDC) CO: Aldus Corp.; Microtek Lab Inc. ST: Washington, California IN: CPR SU:


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