Watsonville, CA- August 25, 2004 – Allume Systems, Inc., formerly
Aladdin Systems, an IMSI company (OTC BB: IMSI), today shipped
Creative Essentials(tm), a powerful collection of creative and
affordable tools for everyone from the design professional to
hobbyist looking to get their creative juices flowing. Creative
Essentials is priced at $149.99 and the suite includes top-rated
design, graphics, and animation software from Corel, Daz3D and Toon
Boom. The suite also includes a bonus collection of fonts from

“Whether you’re looking to get the most from your digital photos, add
polish to a newsletter, pizzaz to a Website, or create your own 3-D
landscapes, Creative Essentials lets your creative juices flow,” said
David Polzine, Allume Systems product manager, “We wanted to offer a
set of top quality products that are easy for anyone to use and at a
price that doesn’t break the piggy bank.”

Creative Essentials includes the following fully-registered products:
CorelDRAW(r) 11 -More than just a powerful, intuitive application for
illustration, vector art, editing or creating clip art, CorelDRAW 11
is also an outstanding tool for laying out pages for print or Web.
Interactive tools such as context-sensitive toolbars, the hybrid
Polyline tool, and Live Effects put you in control of the design
process quickly.

Corel PHOTO-PAINT(r) 11 -Not only does Corel PHOTO-PAINT 11 give you
the advanced photo editing and image manipulation capabilities one
would expect in a top-of-the-line product, but with features like the
Web Image Optimizer, users will spend less time realizing their
vision. PHOTO-PAINT 11 is also compatible with popular filters and
plug-ins, which means virtually unlimited flexibility to achieve
exactly the effects desired.

CorelTRACE(r) 11-Quickly convert scanned images or digital
photographs to scaleable outlines, vector graphics or even clip art
with CorelTRACE 11. This simple utility gives users the flexibility
to “capture” objects from bitmap images.

DAZ3D Bryce(tm) 5
The leading tool for creating award-winning three-dimensional
landscapes and models, Bryce 5 will let users create the moon and
stars, or any other 3-D realistic landscape imagined. Tools like
Skylab and Treelab let users cover worlds with vegetation growing
beneath the most vivid or sublime skies dreamed of.

Toon Boom Studio Express(tm)
A powerful yet easy-to-use tool for creating show-stopping animation.
Toon Boom is perfect for jazzing up a Website, presentation or trying
anime. Synchronize soundtracks to the action and choreograph a
complete animation in less time.

As an added BONUS, Creative Essentials includes a selection of
Breaking the Norm(tm) fonts from Bitstream(r). To help a user’s next
project stand out.

Plus with Creative Essentials, users will find special offers for:
– Additional fonts
– Corel KPT Effects(tm)
– Corel KnockOUT(tm)
– DAZ3D landscape modules for Bryce
– Discount on Toon Boom Studio Pro

“We are pleased to be working with Allume to bring leading Corel
software to Mac customers. Mac users won’t find a more exciting
offering at a better price anywhere,” said Nick Davies, Director of
Graphics Products for Corel. “With powerful photo-editing and vector
illustration, along with some great utilities, this incredible
package gives graphics enthusiasts the tools they need to create
spectacular designs.”

The Creative Essentials graphics bundle has a suggested street price
of $149.99. Other Allume collections include: The Big Mix(tm) audio
bundle, Game On!(tm) Action Pack, Game On! Family Pack, Ten for X(tm)
Utilities Volume 1 and Utilities Volume 2,. Suggested U.S. street
price for the other collections range from $49.99 to $99.99 and are
available from Allume at (

System requirements Creative Essentials components require a
Macintosh with a G3 processor (450mhz or faster recommended); at
least 128mb of memory, and running Mac OS 10.2 or higher.

On the Net: ( and through popular Mac
OS(r) product retailers.

Allume Systems: Everyday Solutions(tm)
Founded in 1988, Allume Systems, Inc, an Allume Systems Holdings,
Inc. company (OTC BB: ALHI), develops and publishes award-winning
software solutions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris. Allume
provides everyday solutions that enable people and businesses to
communicate and manage their ideas and information. Allume’s software
solutions empower users in the area of information access, removal,
recovery, security, and distribution. Its products include StuffIt,
Internet Cleanup, Spring Cleaning, Ten for X, and Game On!. Allume is
located at 245 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA.
Telephone: (831) 761-6200; Fax (831) 761-6206. Internet: or email: