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Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition, The Ultimate Photo, Music and Movie enhancement for XP

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Plus! Digital Media Edition Will Be First Microsoft Product Retailed as Download Via Web; Sign Up and Save Promotion Starting Today Offers 25 Percent Discount To Users Who Reserve Their Copy Early

REDMOND, Wash. -- Dec. 17, 2002 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced Microsoft® Plus! Digital Media Edition for Windows® XP, the ultimate photo, music and movie enhancement pack for Windows XP. Breaking new ground in software distribution for Microsoft, Plus! Digital Media Edition will be available via download Jan. 7, 2003, making it the first complete Microsoft product to be offered as a download via online retailers. Drawing on state-of-the-art technology from Microsoft Research and the Windows Digital Media Division, Plus! Digital Media Edition provides a range of new experiences for anyone who enjoys digital photography, digital music and video.

"Pioneering features in Plus! Digital Media Edition like Photo Story offers photo buffs the ability for the first time to tell the story behind their digital pictures with easy-to-create digital photo albums," said Dave Fester, general manager of the Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft. "Packed with cool new innovations like this, Plus! Digital Media Edition takes the photos, music and home movies in Windows XP to a whole new level."

Sharing Digital Photos in a Whole New Way

A breakthrough feature for digital photography enthusiasts, Plus! Photo Story creates a whole new way to enjoy and share digital photos, allowing users to build unique video stories with narration and music, and even automatically add motion to the photos via pan and zoom effects that make the photos come to life. In just a few steps, users can convey the stories behind their digital photos and create innovative digital photo albums, including their own narration and music, to share with friends and family. With the ability to import anywhere from one to 150 pictures per photo story, users can create visually stunning stories that cover a single moment in time, an entire vacation or even a whole year in highlights. Based on revolutionary new Windows Media® Video 9 Image compression technology, high-quality photo stories also are small enough to easily e-mail or post to the Web.

Click here for the full Microsoft press release.
December 17, 2002
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