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Smith Micro Software's Consumer Group Announces Preview of Manga Studio 4 For Windows at Comic-Con in San Diego

Jul 24, 2008
World's Leading Manga and Comic Art Software Provides Essential Tools to Create Professional, Ready-to-Publish Manga Pages

Comic-Con, San Diego, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Consumer Group today announced the preview of Manga Studio® 4 for Windows, the world's leading manga and comic art software. The highly anticipated new version is scheduled for release in fall 2008, Comic-Con attendees, however, will have an exclusive, firsthand look at Manga Studio 4 with guest artist Lincy Chan. Visit Smith Micro at booth #4516 to view a demo of Manga Studio 4 and to sign up to receive news and availability updates.

Building on the global success of the Manga Studio product line, long used by artists and hobbyists to create manga and comics, the software enables users to quickly create professional, ready-to-publish pages from start to finish. Manga Studio 4 will be offered in two versions, Manga Studio Debut includes a complete feature set for users new to comic design and creation. Manga Studio EX offers comic artists an advanced feature set to quickly create professional, ready-to-publish pages, from start to finish.

"Manga Studio is the ideal tool for anyone wishing to create comic and manga art quickly and easily," said Sarina DuPont, Product Manager, Manga Studio for Smith Micro Software. "Whether you're a newcomer to manga, a professional comic artist, or create art for work or pleasure, Manga Studio has everything you need to create quality comic art."

Manga Studio 4 offers artists an intuitive interface and delivers a comprehensive suite of screen tones, content and special effects to save users time and resources in the development cycle and gives artists the ability to easily add layering, page layouts and digital toning and shading. New features in the Debut version include a color palette, built-in word balloons, additional screen tones, a Beginner's Assistant that helps users get started quickly and much more. The new EX version includes specialized color tools, additional filter sets, a variety of vector tools that help in the creation process of resolution-independent vector images and more.

Pricing and Availability:
Manga Studio 4 for Windows will ship in the fall of 2008. The MSRP for Manga Studio 4 Debut is $49.99, and previous users can upgrade for only $19.99. Manga Studio 4 EX will be available for $299.99, with upgrades from previous versions priced at $129.99. Manga Studio 4 will be available from the Smith Micro web store or at http://www.smithmicro.com/manga, and from popular resellers, catalogs and distribution partners worldwide.

To learn more about Manga Studio 4 and our complete line of software, visit: http://www.smithmicro.com.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops and markets wireless multimedia and communication solutions, mobile device management products, image and data compression solutions and many award-winning software products. Smith Micro's complete line of products is available through Smith Micro's Enterprise, Channel and OEM Sales Groups, and direct from its websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI.

Smith Micro, the Smith Micro Logo and Manga Studio are trademarks and or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

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