SYDNEY Australia - 29 July 2003 - Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) announced
the immediate availability of Macromedia Contribute 2, the easiest way
for individuals and teams to update and manage content on existing
websites. Macromedia Contribute 2 now works on Mac OS X, and connects to
websites faster and more securely. Macromedia Contribute 2, priced at
AUD$226 for Mac OS X and Windows, is available today for immediate
download from the Macromedia Online Store
( Existing Macromedia Contribute
users can upgrade to the new version for AUD$16 for a limited time only.

"Macromedia Contribute 2 democratises web publishing by removing the
technical barriers and making the process intuitive for users," said
Norm Meyrowitz, president of products, Macromedia. "Contribute
simplifies web content changes and provides unbeatable time to value."

Macromedia Contribute 2 contains a host of new features, including high
performance site connections with support for SFTP, new Macromedia
FlashPaper web document technology, and drag-and-drop integration with
PayPal to easily add commerce hooks to websites. For more detailed
information about Macromedia Contribute 2, visit

More than 15,000 companies now use more than 70,000 seats of Macromedia
Contribute to keep their websites up to date. Web teams like the New
York Museum of Modern Art went from spending 40 percent of their time on
content updates to spending 95 percent of their time on real design and
development work. Richer, up-to-date content is increasing online sales
by 45 percent at companies like Blue Ribbon Flies in Yellowstone,
Montana. And LabOne, the largest single site diagnostic testing
laboratory in the country, uses Macromedia Contribute to maintain its
intranet for 2,200 employees in the U.S. and Canada. More than 50
employees update existing intranet content and post new information on a
daily basis.

"Macromedia Contribute has changed the way our company communicates,"
said Lisa Ousley, intranet administrator, LabOne. "For example, Human
Resources alone used to print weekly newsletters, daily announcements,
employee handbooks, and safety manuals, all of which are now maintained
online. Contribute has allowed us to expand the use of our intranet
without the training costs usually associated with introducing a new
technology. This means we are more responsive, more productive, and
we're saving money."

Macromedia is also launching a new affiliate program that enables
agencies to earn referral commissions when they sell Macromedia products
like Contribute to their clients. For more information, visit

Macromedia Contribute 2 is priced at AUD$226 and is available for
immediate download from the Macromedia Online Store
( Contribute 2 is also available in
value packs, five copies for AUD$854.30 and 10 copies for AUD$1587.
Education pricing is AUD$184.30 per license. Education, corporate, and
government volume licensing is available. Upgrade pricing is AUD$121.50,
with a special AUD$16 upgrade price for users who buy Contribute 2
direct from Macromedia before September 30th.

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