AccuSoft® Corporation announces partnership with Jasc® Software. ImageGear® technology in next major release of Jasc Paint Shop Pro®

NORTHBOROUGH, MA - November 6, 2001 - AccuSoft Corporation announced that the latest edition of their award-winning digital imaging toolkit, ImageGear 2001, will be integrated into Jasc Software, Inc.'s next major release of Paint Shop Pro. Distributed to millions of professional and home users worldwide, the photo and graphics Web editor will now support an even broader base of file formats.

Among business and home users, Web designers, and digital photographers, Paint Shop Pro is one of the most popular and highly acclaimed Windows graphics programs available, delivering the image editing power of high-end programs at a fraction of the price, with unrivaled speed and ease of use. Designed for users looking for a powerful, yet easy-to-use graphics imaging tool, Jasc Paint Shop Pro is the solution preferred worldwide.

"We chose ImageGear as the core imaging technology for Paint Shop Pro because we found that it offered by far the most complete set of functionality, controls, and up-to-date support for the latest file formats. Coupled with the best commitment to continued product support and enhancement, AccuSoft was our clear choice. We plan to integrate ImageGear into additional products in the future," stated Kris Tufto, President and CEO of Jasc Software, Inc.

The toolkit chosen by thousands of professional developers of image-processing and image-enabled applications, ImageGear 2001 has recently been enhanced to support even more formats and runtime platforms. ImageGear for Windows now supports JPEG 2000 wavelet-based compression in addition to the JBIG2 compression format. Both DLL and ActiveX versions and all of its components are 100% thread-safe to allow maximum performance improvements for applications utilizing threads and for multiple-CPU computers.

ImageGear 2001 is also available for the four most popular UNIX platforms: IBM AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, and Linux; and there's a new release of ImageGear for Java that includes annotation capabilities and advanced printing capabilities with high-resolution printing for both MS Internet Explorer and Netscape.

"Our unique combination of support for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX platforms, the very best imaging functionality, and our total dedication to customers clearly makes AccuSoft the partner of choice for professional software developers building robust, cross-platform, industrial-strength imaging applications," said Michael Fowler, President and CEO of AccuSoft Corporation.

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