Roxio's Photosuite 5 Platinum is Now Shipping

PhotoSuite's Comprehensive and Powerful Features Allow Both Novice and Advanced Users to Organize, Enhance, Create, Share, and Preserve Photos on CD

Santa Clara, California - (March 26, 2003) - Roxio, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROXI), The Digital Media Company, provider of the best selling digital media software in the world, today announced that PhotoSuite® 5 Platinum software is now shipping in North America. PhotoSuite 5 Platinum provides consumers an easy way to enhance, share and preserve their photos. In the U.S., consumers can purchase Roxio's PhotoSuite 5 Platinum from local retailers or online at for a suggested retail price of $49.95. In Canada, Roxio's PhotoSuite 5 Platinum is priced at C$59.95.

Completely redesigned for speed and ease of use, PhotoSuite 5 Platinum makes photo editing simple and fun with automated tasks and creative projects. It provides consumers with powerful professional-level editing tools in an easy to use interface and offers the award winning Easy CD Creator® burning technology all integrated into one program.

"Digital photography is attracting a diverse audience," said Vito Salvaggio, Roxio's vice president of product management. "Even within a single digital-camera owning household there will be users with different experience levels, each with their own unique aims. PhotoSuite 5 Platinum, with its broad range of features and flexible workflow, allows users to do all of the things they want to do with their pictures within an intuitive application that evolves with the consumer's needs."

About PhotoSuite 5 Platinum

PhotoSuite 5 Platinum offers consumers the features that are most important to them, such as easily capturing thousands of photos from digital devices, organizing them into albums, fixing problem photos, using them creatively in personalized projects, and protecting and sharing their collections in print, online, via email, or on a CD - all in one easy-to-use workflow and interface. PhotoSuite 5 Platinum anticipates the needs of novice users by automating complex editing tasks, allowing those new to digital photography to get professional looking results with minimal effort. Yet, it also offers robust tools for the more advanced users.

PhotoSuite 5 Platinum's new CD burning capabilities are exclusively powered by Roxio's Easy CD Creator burning technology, recognized as the leading platform for CD and DVD recording. This significant addition makes it easy for consumers to save their precious memories to CDs or create slide shows onto Video CDs, which can be shared with loved ones and played back on most DVD players. Additionally, PhotoSuite 5 Platinum integrates seamlessly into Roxio's new Digital Media Suite, Easy CD & DVD Creator 6, automatically becoming part of the interface. Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 consumers thereby gain all the extra photo capabilities and advantages of PhotoSuite 5 Platinum.

Roxio's PhotoSuite 5 Platinum provides the ability to:

  • Easily burn photo slide shows to Video CD for playback in most DVD players and burn photos to CD for sharing, archival and protection.
  • Automatically fix exposure, saturation, sharpness and even red-eye using a single mouse click, enabling consumers to effortlessly achieve professional-looking results.
  • Quickly make changes to a series of photos simultaneously.
  • Create personalized photo projects such as greeting cards, invitations, calendars, collages, and CD labels.
  • Stitch together a series of photos into a seamless panorama.
  • Organize, sort, tag and search for photos in electronic albums.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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