ACD's FotoCanvas(TM) to Be Bundled With SmartDisk MVP(TM) Multimedia Software

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from ACD Systems International, Inc.

    VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ACD Systems
 International, Inc. (TSE: ASA), the digital imaging company, announced that
 its easy-to-use photo editor, FotoCanvas(TM), will be bundled with new DVD and
 CD creation software from SmartDisk Corporation.
     "SmartDisk wanted a fast and light photo editor for its new product and we
 are delighted they chose this multi-featured and user-friendly application
 from ACD Systems," said Doug Vandekerkhove, President and CEO of ACD Systems.
     FotoCanvas will be bundled as a component of SmartDisk MVP(TM) software
 that allows consumers to create, play and share multimedia DVDs and CDs that
 combine their digital pictures, videos and music -- all within a single
 application.  SmartDisk MVP features a start-of-the-art entertainment center
 interface that allows MVP creations to be enjoyed with or without a PC.
     With FotoCanvas, users of SmartDisk MVP will be able to easily and quickly
 improve or modify their digital photos with tools like red-eye reduction,
 color and light blending, free-angle rotation, sharpen and blur filters, and
 other features.
     Financial terms of the bundling agreement were not disclosed.
 
     About SmartDisk Corporation
     Based in Naples, Florida, SmartDisk (Nasdaq:   SMDK) is a leading developer,
 manufacturer and marketer of a range of advanced consumer electronic products
 and exciting software solutions that are enabling the digital age and
 simplifying the digital lifestyle. The company's innovative products help
 users transfer digital information like digital photos and MP3 music files
 between computers, cameras and players and to easily store, organize and
 retrieve large amounts of this data in portable, fast, high-capacity disk
 drives. With operations in the U.S., England and Japan, SmartDisk products are
 available around the world under the SmartDisk, VST and Datawise brand names,
 as well as under the names of its customers, including Sony, Toshiba and
 Panasonic. For more information please go to http://www.smartdisk.com.
 
     About ACD Systems International Inc.
     Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International
 (TSE: ASA), one of the world's leading digital image management companies,
 develops, markets and sells digital image management software. The Company has
 a history of triple-digit revenue growth, year on year, and has penetrated the
 global market place through progressive Internet distribution and strategic
 partnerships. ACD has an estimated 18,000,000 user-base in over 125 countries
 and over 17,000 corporate customers, which includes many Fortune 500
 companies. For further details, please visit our corporate web site at
 http://www.ACDSYSTEMS.com.
 
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SOURCE ACD Systems International, Inc.
    VICTORIA, British Columbia, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ACD Systems
 International, Inc. (TSE: ASA), the digital imaging company, announced that
 its easy-to-use photo editor, FotoCanvas(TM), will be bundled with new DVD and
 CD creation software from SmartDisk Corporation.
     "SmartDisk wanted a fast and light photo editor for its new product and we
 are delighted they chose this multi-featured and user-friendly application
 from ACD Systems," said Doug Vandekerkhove, President and CEO of ACD Systems.
     FotoCanvas will be bundled as a component of SmartDisk MVP(TM) software
 that allows consumers to create, play and share multimedia DVDs and CDs that
 combine their digital pictures, videos and music -- all within a single
 application.  SmartDisk MVP features a start-of-the-art entertainment center
 interface that allows MVP creations to be enjoyed with or without a PC.
     With FotoCanvas, users of SmartDisk MVP will be able to easily and quickly
 improve or modify their digital photos with tools like red-eye reduction,
 color and light blending, free-angle rotation, sharpen and blur filters, and
 other features.
     Financial terms of the bundling agreement were not disclosed.
 
     About SmartDisk Corporation
     Based in Naples, Florida, SmartDisk (Nasdaq:   SMDK) is a leading developer,
 manufacturer and marketer of a range of advanced consumer electronic products
 and exciting software solutions that are enabling the digital age and
 simplifying the digital lifestyle. The company's innovative products help
 users transfer digital information like digital photos and MP3 music files
 between computers, cameras and players and to easily store, organize and
 retrieve large amounts of this data in portable, fast, high-capacity disk
 drives. With operations in the U.S., England and Japan, SmartDisk products are
 available around the world under the SmartDisk, VST and Datawise brand names,
 as well as under the names of its customers, including Sony, Toshiba and
 Panasonic. For more information please go to http://www.smartdisk.com.
 
     About ACD Systems International Inc.
     Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International
 (TSE: ASA), one of the world's leading digital image management companies,
 develops, markets and sells digital image management software. The Company has
 a history of triple-digit revenue growth, year on year, and has penetrated the
 global market place through progressive Internet distribution and strategic
 partnerships. ACD has an estimated 18,000,000 user-base in over 125 countries
 and over 17,000 corporate customers, which includes many Fortune 500
 companies. For further details, please visit our corporate web site at
 http://www.ACDSYSTEMS.com.
 
     NEITHER THE TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE NOR ANY OTHER REGULATORY BODIES HAVE
 REVIEWED THIS NEWS RELEASE AND THEY NEITHER APPROVE NOR DISAPPROVE OF THE
 CONTENTS OF THIS NEWS RELEASE.
 
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