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PRESS RELEASE: Introducing Shozam, The Next Generation Web Gallery Generator: Frees Users From Web Service Providers

For the First Time, Photographers and Artists can easily Create and Control their own Professionally Designed Web Galleries to Showcase and Sell their Images Online

BELLEVUE, WA, May 24, 2007 - KOMOTION, Inc., the makers of the popular, award-winning Web Gallery Wizard™, today announced Shozam™ Web gallery generator which automatically creates full-featured Web galleries to showcase digital media. Designed for professional photographers, photo enthusiasts and artists to display and sell their work online, Shozam is the only product on the market today that provides advanced features and flexibility in an easy-to-use package, allowing users to truly own and monetize their content.

A software tool, not a Web service, Shozam galleries are "portable" among PCs, Web hosts and social networks. This flexibility provides offline immediacy and impact. Galleries - complete with slideshow and background music - can be created and updated offline, moved easily from Web host to Web host, or even burned to CD and shared with clients on the spot. To extend online presence on photo-blogs and social networks, Shozam widgets provide an eye-catching, sticky method for grabbing attention.

"Shozam is the best product for professional photographers to quickly and easily promote, protect and sell images online," said Brooks Clayton, President of Mid South Color, Jackson, TN. "I've created Shozam galleries with hundreds of images in under 10 minutes, start to finish. And the results are top notch. We recommend Shozam to our customers, and include it as part of our complete photographic and digital service offering."

Shozam removes dependency on online photo sites, eliminating commissions and reducing third-party fees. For those who want control, not "community," Shozam users make their own business decisions and use vendors they choose. They control image compression and protection, the look and feel of the gallery and where it is hosted. Users monetize images, videos and galleries with integrated PayPal and Google AdSense™ for online advertising by simply filling in a few fields, and Shozam does the rest.

"We know the frustration with Web 2.0 services controlling and monetizing content," said Razvan Neagu, President and CEO of Komotion. "We created Shozam so anyone can own and make money from their content, and showcase it online with a professional and custom look. It is the only offering that integrates 'best of class' features from existing online services, professional Web design and software titles into one, easy to use, portable online gallery creator."

Users can get their own high-end results at a fraction of the time and cost of using a Web designer. Galleries with thousands of images can be designed and generated in minutes, not months. Gallery themes feature a Flash animated intro, standard static HTML code, and can be further personalized with the built-in Theme Editor.

Additional advanced features to showcase and sell images

  • Image, video and audio support
  • Image protection (watermark, right-click disable)
  • Geo-tagging (Google Maps™)
  • EXIF data display
  • HTML custom code (add Web site banner, widgets, etc.)
  • Search Engine Optimization (automatically adds metatags)
  • Info page (Contact us, Biography, etc.)
  • Customizable page links (to other Web pages)
Shozam availability
The Shozam Business Edition, available now, retails for $299.95, with a special introductory promotion of 35 percent off if purchased by June 8, 2007. The Shozam Lite Edition is free. Other editions with different feature levels and price points will be available soon. A free trial version is also available. Shozam runs on Microsoft Windows®. For more, go to: www.shozam.com.

Established in 1997, Komotion provides products and services that help businesses and consumers showcase their digital media online. The Company is located in Bellevue, WA. For more information, visit: www.komotion.com.


"Web Gallery Wizard" and "Shozam" are trademarks of KOMOTION, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are owned by their respective companies.

(First posted on Friday, May 25, 2007 at 09:58 EDT)

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