CES 2004: Konica Minolta has today announced that they have developed a DiMAGE Messenger 2.0 Plug-in for ACDSee(TM) digital imaging software. The DiMAGE Messenger 2.0 Plug-in serves as a multimedia communications tool to link images, audio and text. Jon Sienkiewicz, vice president of marketing for the Camera Division of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. "The combination of these two software programs enables savvy digital photographers to really get creative and have fun with their digital images."

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Konica Minolta Develops DiMAGE Messenger Plug-in for ACDSee Software; New Multimedia Communication Tool Now Accessible to ACDSee Software Users

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2004--Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. announced today that they have developed a DiMAGE Messenger 2.0 Plug-in for ACDSee(TM) digital imaging software. The DiMAGE Messenger 2.0 Plug-in serves as a multimedia communications tool to link images, audio and text. ACDSee's award-winning digital imaging software allows users to import, view, organize, print, enhance and share their digital photos.

"We're very excited to have developed this customized version of our DiMAGE Messenger software for use with ACDSee's popular and easy-to-use imaging software," said Jon Sienkiewicz, vice president of marketing for the Camera Division of Konica Minolta Photo Imaging U.S.A., Inc. "The combination of these two software programs enables savvy digital photographers to really get creative and have fun with their digital images."

Currently, Konica Minolta's DiMAGE A1, DiMAGE Z1, DiMAGE E323 and DiMAGE X20 digital cameras include a trial version of ACDSee digital imaging software. The bundle will be expanded to include other DiMAGE camera models later in the year.

The Konica Minolta DiMAGE Messenger version 2.0 software program, which was introduced in August of 2003, allows users to automatically link written text, additional images or an audio track to specific portions of digital images, share the combination with others via e-mail or printed copy, and invite related comments to be added from the receiver - all in just a few, simple steps. Download a trial copy of the full version of DiMAGE Messenger at www.minoltausa.com/MessengerDemo.

The DiMAGE Messenger software plug-in for ACDSee digital imaging software is available for purchase and download in the U.S. on the Konica Minolta and ACDSee online stores.

Minimum System Requirements for DiMAGE Messenger 2.0 plug-in

Computers IBM PC/AT compatible computers
CPU Pentium 133MHz or later processor (*1)
Operating systems Windows XP Home, XP Professional, Me, 2000
Professional, or 98 Second Edition operating
systems
RAM 128 MB of RAM. 256 MB with Windows XP. (*1)
Hard-disk space 200 MB of free hard-disk space
Monitor 800x600 monitor capable of displaying 24-bit
color quality. 1024x768 or greater
recommended
Compatible files types JPEG (Exif 2.1 and 2.2, 24-bit JFIF), 24-bit
BMP, TIFF (Exif 2.1 and 2.2, non-compressed
24-bit RGB), WAVE, MDM
Compatible ACDSee ACDSee 3.1 (SR-1), ACDSee 4.0, ACDSee 5.0 and
ACDSee 6.0.2 (Japanese version Plug-in is
compatible with ACDSee 3.1, 4.0 and 5.0)
Language availability English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and
Japanese
*1 The CPU and RAM must satisfy the requirements of the operating system.

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