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Ipswitch Inc. Partners with ACD Systems to offer Advanced Digital Photo and Data Management Solution

Powerful WS_FTP PhotoMover to provide critical image transfer capabilities

Lexington, Massachusetts - September 12, 2005: Ipswitch, Inc., the leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions, today announced the availability of WS_FTP ® PhotoMover as a plug-in for ACDSee™ 8 Photo Manager, the newly released version of ACD Systems International Inc.’s (TSX: ASA) award-winning photo management software. Ipswitch WS_FTP PhotoMover allows users to transfer photos to their Web space quickly, easily and without worry. WS_FTP PhotoMover is completely integrated with ACDSee, so that users never need to open a separate program simply to transfer their photos .

WS_FTP PhotoMover allows ACDSee users to quickly distribute digital photos, upload large image files, archive photos and transfer web content over the Internet without any file size restrictions. Additionally, WS_FTP PhotoMover lets users seamlessly view, organize and transfer digital photos using drag and drop functionality.

“Ipswitch’s decade of leadership in the file transfer market and ACDSee’s command of the photo management space make an excellent combination to meet all the needs for digital image management and sharing,” said Alex Neihaus, vice president of marketing for Ipswitch. “We are pleased to be continuing our relationship with ACD, to provide reliable and easy photo transfer management to users of ACDSee 8.”

ACDSee 8 continues to set the standard in both speed and usability for enthusiasts who manage growing collections of digital photographs. New enhancements include the Quick Search bar, the Photo Repair Tool, full IPTC metadata support, photo captioning and the ability to create VCD (Video Compact Disc) slide shows.

“ACD’s partnership with Ipswitch allows us to extend the capabilities of ACDSee 8 in new ways, helping users organize, transfer and share their photos seamlessly,” said James Latham, vice president of marketing of ACD Systems. “The combination of ACDSee 8 and WS_FTP PhotoMover gives photography enthusiasts a powerful, single interface for complete end-to-end digital photo management.”

Ipswitch WS_FTP PhotoMover Features

Ipswitch WS_FTP PhotoMover is fully integrated with and operates directly from within ACDSee 8. You need only open a single program to manage your photos and photo transfers. WS_FTP PhotoMover extends ACDSee 8’s photo management power to allow for sharing, archiving and backing up of your photos. Other highlights of WS_FTP PhotoMover are:

  • Drag and drop transfers: Upload and download images between WS_FTP PhotoMover and into ACDSee 8 by simply selecting, dragging and dropping them.
  • Visual transfers: WS_FTP PhotoMover’s thumbnail view makes finding photos easy and also confirms when photos have transferred successfully.
  • Reliability and speed: Photo transfers through WS_FTP PhotoMover are more reliable than sending photos through e-mail, instant messaging or public file sharing programs and, because the file transfer protocol is designed for efficient transfers, transfer speed may actually increase using your current Internet connection.
  • Ease of use and customizability: Connecting to servers using WS_FTP PhotoMover is easy – all you need is your address and logon information. The Transfer Manager and multiple photo view options make WS_FTP PhotoMover ideal for the novice and advanced user alike. Customizable to your preferences, WS_FTP PhotoMover can show as much or as little about transfers as you like.

Price and Availability

WS_FTP PhotoMover is available now in the U.S. and internationally for $39.99 USD on its own or $79.99 USD when sold with ACDSee 8.

About Ipswitch

Ipswitch develops and markets software that works for small and mid-sized businesses worldwide. More than 100 million people use Ipswitch software every day to collaborate via Ipswitch Collaboration Suite, monitor their networks with Ipswitch WhatsUp ®, and transfer files over the Internet using the market leading Ipswitch WS_FTP ® Professional client and Ipswitch WS_FTP Server. To view the recently created Ipswitch blog visit http://blogs.ipswitch.com. Ipswitch values community involvement, visit http://icare.ipswitch.com to find out how to become involved. For product and sales information, write to or visit http://www.ipswitch.com.

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 photo management tool and Canvas, an advanced cross-platform technical illustration and graphics program. ACD has delivered value to the global marketplace through Internet distribution and partnerships with manufacturers and developers. ACD has over 25 million consumer and business users, and over 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies. For further details, please visit us at our corporate web site: www.ACDSYSTEMS.com.