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PRESS RELEASE: Kodak EasyShare Gallery Offers New PhotoShow DVD Product Just In Time For The Holidays
Through a Partnership with Simple Star, Kodak Customers Can Make Their Own Entertaining Mini Movie Featuring Personal Touches Like Music, Transitions and Customizable Packaging
EMERYVILLE, CA-November 15, 2006-KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery, the leading online photo service (with more than 50 million members), announced the addition of the PhotoShow DVD For KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery to its family of high quality personalized photo products. The PhotoShow DVD For KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery, which allows people to easily create entertaining musical slideshows using their own photos and popular themes, is now available at www.kodakgallery.com. It is a co-branded product with Simple Star, the creator of award winning PhotoShow Software.
A PhotoShow DVD combines music and pictures so Grandma and Grandpa can re-live the special moments of their grandson's first year or mom and dad can enjoy their daughters wedding day again and again. PhotoShow DVD makes a great gift that will keep on giving even after the holidays have past.
"Our customers are looking for new and exciting ways to showcase their memories and bring their photos to life," said Madhav Mehra, Vice President of Product Management for KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery. "The PhotoShow DVD For KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery puts you in the director's chair and makes it easy for you to create your own mini movie, complete with your photos, music and transitions, in just a few simple clicks and have it delivered right to your door. It's a great way to share and re-live your memories."
"PhotoShow DVD was developed to help people easily use and share the photographs that tell the important stories of their lives," said Chad Richard, chief executive officer of Simple Star. "With the addition of PhotoShow DVD For KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery to its impressive line-up of products, Kodak customers are now provided a new method for turning their photos into entertainment, to be cherished and shared with family, friends and others."
PhotoShow DVD For KODAK EASYSHARE Gallery features up to 150 photos and costs just $19.99. The finished product is playable on any standard DVD player or personal computer with a DVD-ROM drive. Customers can personalize their PhotoShow DVDs by adding music, transitions, and customizable packaging designed for occasions including birthdays, weddings and more and have it delivered right to their door.
About Simple Star
Founded in 2001, Simple Star develops software products and services that help consumers share their memories in entertaining ways through PhotoShow, the most complete and easy-to-use photo platform available. Simple Star distributes its award-winning PhotoShow software primarily through partners such as cable companies, digital media software providers, online photo services, retailers with photofinishing services and hardware manufacturers. Millions of new users are creating, sharing and viewing PhotoShows every month. Across multiple business sectors momentum is building that PhotoShow is an emerging standard.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the world's foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak's system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using KODAK solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; Creative Professionals rely on KODAK technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading Healthcare organizations rely on Kodak's innovative products, services and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprise. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.
Kodak and EasyShare are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company
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(First posted on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 00:22 EST)