PRESS RELEASE: Canon U.S.A. Expands Online Sharing Service - Canon Image Gateway
Service Allows Registered Users to Share Images, Videos and Offers Online Tutorials
Lake Success, N.Y., January 5, 2010 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced the expanded service offerings of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY - the easiest way for owners of select Canon registered products to share memories online with friends and family. This exclusive service provides members with new and expanded ways to store, share and print images as well as video content.
CANON iMAGE GATEWAY has a wide range of features and personalized content designed to help members organize photos and maximize their digital imaging experience. After registering a qualifying camera or camcorder product through Canon Account, users are provided with up to 2GB of shared space for photo storage and up to 1GB for video podcasting. Photo albums can be created and printed with themes such as birthdays, holidays and other types of celebrations while fun backgrounds and layouts can be applied as well. Users are also able to share their photos through mobile phones with internet access. The videos created with the easy-to-use Video Podcast Service can be viewed using Apple iTunes™ and can be downloaded to Apple iPod™, iPhone™ or iTouch™ devices.
"We are always looking to provide consumers with added values to use with their products," said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. "With CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, registered users of select qualifying products will be able to share their memorable moments in a fun and easy manner while also taking part in online tutorials to improve their overall photography and printing skills."
Contributing to the exciting benefits of CANON iMAGE GATEWAY is the My Camera Section for camera or camcorder members. Within this section, users can download exclusive operation sounds and start-up images for a uniquely customized experience with their Canon camera. EOS Digital SLR photographers and users of Canon's Digital Photo Professional software can apply advanced editing techniques using Picture Style pre-sets, either in-camera or on their computer. Users registering a qualifying printer can enjoy creating calendars, greeting cards, and other creative craft projects with the Print Projects and Useful Articles sections.
To gain access to these exclusive member benefits, simply register a qualifying Canon product via Canon Account using the CD-ROM provided in the product box.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranked third overall in the U.S. in 2008†, with global revenues of US $45 billion, is listed as number four in the computer industry on Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies 2009 list, and is on the 2009 BusinessWeek list of "100 Best Global Brands." Canon is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all products. At Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in harmony. Founded upon a corporate philosophy of Kyosei – "all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future" – Canon U.S.A. supports a number of social, youth, educational and other programs, including environmental and recycling initiatives. Additional information about these programs can be found at www.usa.canon.com/kyosei. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.
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† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office
(First posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11:29 EST)