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Photodex Proves Success of Trialware, Commercial Downloadable Software

Compupic Most Downloaded Digital Content Manager

Austin TX, February 3, 1999 - Photodex Corporation today is celebrating the success of its CompuPic 4.0 digital content manager software, which three months after release has exceeded all sales targets and consistently topped download lists.

"We believe we have proved over and again that there is a viable and rapidly growing market for online distribution of commercial software," said Paul Schmidt, Photodex founder and VP of Development. "Our product is optimized for online distribution, and we get a huge majority of our sales via download. This isn't shareware - this is professional-grade commercial software delivered direct to customers' desktops."

Since its release in November, CompuPic 4.0 has consistently topped the Media Management category at C|Net's, with numbers as much as five times that of its nearest competitor, as well as maintaining a position in the top 40 overall downloads category. CompuPic also placed second overall for 1998 in ZDNet's graphics tools category, beaten out only by retail favorite PaintShopPro.

"CompuPic has set the standard for the Digital Content Manager category," said Schmidt. "People using digital cameras or scanners, developing web pages or storing images on CDs are realizing that simply having the hardware and the images isn't enough. They need a tool to manage and manipulate those images, and CompuPic is the easiest, fastest and best-value solution on the market."

Unlike many other titles distributed online, CompuPic is sold on a try-before-you-buy model. Users may download the product and use it free for 15 days, after which time a registration password is required. Users can register the product via Photodex' website or by calling 800-377 4686.

With users ranging from individuals managing the family photos to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, CompuPic 4.0 enables people to streamline, manage, edit and rapidly view all popular image types. CompuPic also allows users to easily edit images, including adding text captions, comic strip-style talk bubbles, image correction and other features. CompuPic has a list price of $39.95 and can be downloaded from,, and other software distribution sites.

About Photodex

Photodex helps consumers and professional photographers create unique slideshows that transform their digital memories into something special. The ProShow family of HD slideshow tools is used by millions of people to turn their photos and videos into amazing stories for any screen at home, online and on-the-go. With more than 30 years of digital imaging experience, we're serious about slideshows and dedicated to delivering exceptional products, support and service to our customers.


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