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Turbo Charge Technical Graphics with ACDSee Canvas 11

Create, enhance and share technical illustrations and graphics with confidence and ease

(PresseBox) (Victoria, British Columbia, ) ACD Systems International Inc. (TSX: ASA), a leading developer of powerful yet easy-to-use software tools for photographers and creative professionals, launched ACDSee Canvas(TM) 11 today. This software is the most cost-effective, integrated solution for the creation, enhancement, presentation and sharing of technical illustrations and graphics.

Canvas 11 makes the technical illustration process easy, precise and secure from start to finish. The program allows illustrators to directly import from more than 100 file formats, including PDF, DXF and DWG. Once the design process has begun, the software offers micron-level precision and quick tools for common tasks, such as auto tracing and aligning and distributing objects.

Important industry standards for dimensioning objects (ANSI, DIN and JIS), as well as incorporating seismic data (CGM engine), are included in Canvas 11. At any point in the design process, illustrators can safely share their work as PDFs that are encrypted and password protected.

"Technical illustrators know how daunting the task can be when a project requires various documents, images and data - even legacy files from obscure formats or obsolete products," said Mark Franklin, executive vice president of ACD Systems. "Canvas 11 was designed with these real-life situations in mind and is the best solution for its reliability, accuracy and flexibility."

New features in ACDSee Canvas 11:

- Import, edit and export data faster and from a wider variety of sources, including AutoCAD® 2007, Microsoft® Office 2007, and Adobe® Photoshop® CS, among many others

- Have greater design flexibility with digital photos. Canvas 11 now includes various RAW image filters, including Canon CR2 and CRW, Kodak DCR, and AT&T DJV, among many others

- Export graphics to the Web with ease with PNG transparency support

- Share Canvas 11 files with confidence by using secure encryption and password protection

- Create vector objects from color, grayscale or black-and-white images with the enhanced Auto Trace command

- Align and distribute objects in relation to a defined key object. Canvas 11 offers greater control with separate alignment and distribution controls

- Enjoy designing in Canvas 11´s modern user interface that is also certified for Windows Vista®

ACDSee Canvas 11 is a time-saving and creative tool for technical designers throughout North America, from labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to Internet start-ups in Southern California.

"Synergy Icons produces the world´s first tangible products distributed exclusively over the Internet," said Lon Safko, the co-founder of Synergy Icons in San Diego. "We start with digital photographs and use Canvas to implement our entire patent pending process, which results in a downloadable, photo-realistic, three-dimensional model. Our product models include everything from Boeing 737s to historical landmarks. Canvas also gives us the power to publish PDF files directly onto our server for Web distribution."

Pricing and Availability

ACDSee Canvas 11 is available now for $349.99 (USD) by visiting Current ACDSee customers are eligible for an upgrade for $244.99 (USD). Free 30-day, online trials of Canvas 11 are available online. Case studies and tutorials for Canvas 11 can also be found online at ACDSee´s Web site.

ACD Systems International Inc.

Headquartered in British Columbia since 1993, ACD Systems International Inc. 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 through partnerships with manufacturers and developers. ACD has millions of consumer and business users and more than 33,000 corporate customers including many Fortune 500 companies. For further details, please visit us at

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