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MGI Software and Packard Bell-NEC announce that MGI's photo-editing software will ship with PCs.

MGI Software and Packard Bell-NEC announced today a marketing agreement allowing Packard Bell to ship MGI's photo-editing software on its PCs.

A version of MGI PhotoSuite for Windows 3.x and Windows 95 will be bundled on Packard Bell computers which includes software for special effects, multimedia slide shows, and photo album creation. In addition, Photosuite enables pictures or Web pages to be grabbed from the Internet using any browser and cataloged into thumbnail views, the company said. High-quality pictures can be printed with a color printer or posted on the Web.

The bundled version of MGI PhotoSuite will also include a special offer from Kodak Digital Processing for users who want to transfer photos to disk.

MGI PhotoSuite 8.0 is also available at computer stores at a suggested retail price of $74.95.

MGI Software will get to participate in advertising and marketing programs with the consumer PC giant. Packard Bell said its expects to ship at least three million machines with MGI's PhotoSuite over the next 12 months.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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