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WinZip 11.1 Now Available in French


WinZip Computing, a Corel Company (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE), today announced the official release of the French version of WinZip® 11.1.

WinZip 11.1 reinforces the company’s commitment to helping its wide range of users work smarter, safer and faster by introducing features that streamline work processes that occur before and after the actual task of zipping and unzipping files. Recently Certified for Windows Vista, WinZip 11.1 has been optimized to take advantage of the new Windows Vista™ Aero™ UI.

WinZip is a powerful and easy-to-use compression utility that quickly zips and unzips files to conserve disk space and greatly reduce email transmission time. It is the data compression choice for thousands of organizations, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies, as well as millions of home users. More than 160 million users have downloaded copies of WinZip from CNET’s alone.

Highlights of WinZip 11.1, available in Standard or Pro, include practical image handling through thumbnails and a new internal image viewer, more efficient compression, enhanced data backup functionality, and support for RAR and BZ2 files.

Recognizing the increasing popularity of digital photography, the company takes an important step in supporting image management with WinZip 11.1. When using WinZip’s Explorer-style view, users can now view image thumbnails without extracting the images from the Zip file. This makes it quicker to work with images in Zip files. Pro users can also view the full-size image in WinZip’s new internal image viewer. This allows users to browse through multiple images within WinZip itself, rather than opening a separate application for each individual image.

WinZip 11.1 Pro includes practical and powerful enhancements to the WinZip Job Wizard. Now, users who regularly depend on the Job Wizard for tasks including backup of data sets, archiving important documents, or distributing information can configure WinZip 11.0 Pro to email a status confirmation and/or the resulting Zip file automatically after completion. Job Wizard users can also use a new “browse” feature to find a specific folder on an FTP server, and select custom jobs directly from the Job Wizard and Quick Pick tray bar menus.

Last year, WinZip introduced PPMd and bzip2 compression methods -- enhanced technology that allows users to create smaller Zip files than ever before. This year, WinZip makes this technology more accessible by introducing a new ’best compression’ feature. This allows users to simply select ’best compression’ and let WinZip decide what compression method to use, depending on the individual file type.

Other enhancements include the ability to open BZ2 and RAR files, and the addition of a special lossless compression method that compresses WAV music files more efficiently, and doesn’t compromise sound quality.

WinZip 11.1 includes new Windows Vista-style toolbar and program icons, as well as an enhanced Explorer-style User Interface for Windows Vista. WinZip 11.1 uses Microsoft Software Installer (MSI) for customizable installation, and users can install WinZip 11.1 on 64-bit Windows Vista and Windows® XP operating systems, as well as 32-bit Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000 systems.

“These powerful new features, as well as several additional enhancements, make WinZip 11.1 our most complete compression offering to date,” said Edwin Siebesma, president of WinZip. “We are happy that we are again able offer a French version to our loyal users in France, Canada, Belgium and other French speaking countries.”

Pricing and Availability
WinZip 11.1 Standard is available at a suggested retail price of $44.95 USD and $64.95 USD for the Pro version. Attractive volume licensing discounts are also available. Download links and ordering information can be found on the WinZip web site at


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