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PRESS RELEASE: Kodak and Mozilla Join Forces to Make Sharing Photos Even Easier
EMERYVILLE and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Feb. 08, 2007 - Starting today, millions of online photo service users will have an easier time uploading and sharing their pictures thanks to KODAK Gallery and Mozilla's Firefox Web browser. The Firefox Companion for KODAK Gallery combines the award-winning Firefox browser with the world's number one online photo service making it easier than ever to upload, share and print your digital photos and create amazing photo gifts like books, calendars, collages and more. The Firefox Companion is available today for free download at www.firefox.com/kodak.
Kodak and Mozilla's release of the new companion will provide a seamless online experience for this growing group of photo enthusiasts making it easier to:
"We want to provide consumers with easy and convenient ways to do more with their pictures and thanks to the Firefox Companion for KODAK, they can now upload and share faster than ever before," said Madhav Mehra, general manager, KODAK Gallery.
- Drag and drop images from their computer directly to the companion
- Easily create a new photo album or add to an existing one
- Add captions in the browser that will be uploaded with their pictures to KODAK Gallery's online site
"The Firefox Companion for KODAK Gallery makes uploading large numbers of photos fast, easy and reliable," said Christopher Beard, vice president, marketing and product management, Mozilla. "We're excited to offer an online photo solution that combines the ease of use of Firefox with the quality and convenience of the KODAK Gallery experience."
By 2010, nearly 83 million people in the U.S. will use online photo services annually, according to market research firm InfoTrends. (1)
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the world's foremost imaging innovator. With sales of $13.3 billion in 2006, 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 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.
About Mozilla Corporation
Mozilla is a global community dedicated to building free, open source products and technologies that improve the online experience for people everywhere. We work in the open with a highly disciplined, transparent and cooperative development process, under the umbrella of the non-profit Mozilla Foundation. As a wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation organizes the development and marketing of Mozilla products. This unique structure has enabled Mozilla to financially support and cultivate competitive, viable community innovation. For more information, visit www.mozilla.com.
(1) InfoTrends "Online Photo Services Market Forecast," February 2006.
(First posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 at 14:27 EST)