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PRESS RELEASE: Photo Site Funtigo Decorates for the Holidays
New generation photo site provides complete Web pages, not just photos
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., December 4, 2003 - Funtigo LLC announced today that its photo sharing website, www.funtigo.com, has added 362 high-quality pieces of clipart from collections of Ultimate Symbol and WebstarWest. An additional collection of 250 GIF animations is soon to follow, according to the company.
Although clipart is typically not associated with photo sites, it fits squarely with Funtigo's philosophy of photo sharing, according to Jim Conning, Funtigo's founder.
"With the proliferation of digital cameras, people treat photos as one - but not the only - element that helps them preserve and share their memories. Our customers often create complete Web pages around their photos, including text, custom backgrounds, text balloons, and clipart. All these things combined help them preserve their memories and express themselves."
158 of the new clipart pieces have holiday themes, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year's. The clipart displays as ultra-crisp and resolution-independent Flash 6 files. In browsers that don't support Flash 6 the clipart is automatically displayed as PNG files, according to Funtigo.
As is the case with other Web page elements, such as text and photos, Funtigo users can click and drag the clipart in their Web browser and place it exactly where they want it. For instance, they can place a mistletoe piece of clipart next to or superimposed onto a Christmas party photo. They can also click and drag to interactively resize the clipart.
Funtigo is a subscription-based photo site, offered as a free 60 try-out service and priced as low as $1.49 per month.
(First posted on Thursday, December 4, 2003 at 11:13 EST)