myPIXmania Partners with ACD Systems to Provide World-Class Online Photo Services

ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX: ASA), makers of ACDSee digital imaging management and editing software, and myPIXmania (FotoVista), Europe’s leader in online photo development, have announced a strategic partnership to fulfill the growing demand for an easy-to-use, high quality Web-based photo services experience. As part of the partnership a myPIXmania program extension to ACDSee 3.1, ACDSee PowerPack, ACDSee Photo Manager 7 and later, will be made available for ordering prints and photo gifts. It will be distributed among customers via a secure download page.

This product and service pairing is a great opportunity for users to manage, organize, and enhance their digital photos in ACDSee Photo Manager, go to myPIXmania directly, order their prints and gifts, and pick them up at a convenient retail outlet or have them mailed directly.

myPIXmania offers a unique service with its free and unlimited storage of digital photos. Users are able to keep their photos in a personalised space. Even if the client doesn’t order, the ensemble of his albums are archived and saved. myPIXmania is the only site to offer this type of service.

Currently, the site myPIXmania stocks more than 100 million images for free. This usage is facilitated by the best system of uploading, sharing and storage of images. myPIXmania offers numerous tools to optimise the printing of photos without being a computer wizard: reframing digital photos, options for white borders, changing shades (colour, black and white, colour compensation, and more).

“The opportunity for our customers to manage, categorize, and organize photos in ACDSee and then access world-class online printing directly within ACDSee is a significant enhancement to our products and services offering,” said James Latham, vice president, marketing. “It’s another major step in our initiative to offer our customers a seamless photo management and printing experience, providing them with the best options for printing digital photos.”

About FotoVista (
Since 1970, the Fotovista group has developed itself around complimentary on and offline activities in the distribution of products and services linked to digital entertainment. By democratising the use of new technologies on the Internet and with its network of local businesses, the Fotovista group has become a partner in “Sharing Life’s Best Moments”. With more than 1 600 employees and a presence in 27 European countries, the Fotovista group generated a turnover of 474 M€ for the period ending March 2006.

Present in 11 countries, myPIXmania has already delighted over 1.2 million clients. myPIXmania offers complete online photo services: accelerated transfer of digital photos, access to an image databank, free photo storage and sharing for life.

On the leading edge of digital technology, its integrated laboratory enables myPIXmania to print 1.2 million prints per day, and to regularly enhance its range of more than 150 personalised offers.

About ACD Systems
Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX: ASA) 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 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

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