PRESS RELEASE: Explore Your World Through Photos with Webshots
CLEVELAND, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever browsed through a friend's vacation photos only to wish you were there, too? Everyone enjoys taking in the sights of beautiful locales and exotic settings, which is why more than 17 million people visit Webshots.com, an American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) company, every month. Visitors can now effortlessly explore their world through photos thanks to a site redesign that features larger images, easier navigation, and new opportunities to discover the professional and member photographers that make up Webshots' ever-growing community.
One of the first photo sharing sites, Webshots offers more than 671 million original shots from around the world, and its editors curate a new selection of inspiring images every day. Members can upload their own interesting photos, browse those from other members, and enjoy thousands of professional images licensed from the world's top photographers.
The site's redesign puts an added emphasis on picture quality by moving to a sleek, dark background to make the images really stand out, and introducing even more spotlights of its outstanding member and professional photographers. The combination of both member and professional photography is what makes the Webshots community - more than 49 million strong - such a unique and appealing group. In fact, the passionate community helped drive many of the redesign's enhancements.
"Our new design reflects what our community has told us is most important to them," said Radhika Balasubramaniam, Webshots senior brand manager. "We now offer more ways to explore and share photos, a new spotlight feature on our professional photographers, and regular Facebook updates of what your friends love on the site. The redesign also brings our professional and member photographers together, enhancing the beautiful photography and sense of community that has made the site so popular."
In addition to continuing to offer the finest collection of photography online, Webshots is also introducing more ways to enjoy the images. Members can now share photos on their or their friends' Facebook wall, and soon they can send their favorite images as e-cards to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and sentiments such as, "Wish you were here!"
To truly enjoy the Webshots experience, consumers can purchase a year-long subscription for only $19.99. The many benefits of membership include unlimited photo downloads, including high resolution and widescreen professional images, ad-free browsing, and a supportive and active community of photo enthusiasts. For more information on Webshots, check out the newly re-designed site, the company's blog or visit them on Facebook and Twitter.
About American Greetings Corporation
For more than 100 years, American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) has been a creator and manufacturer of innovative social expression products that assist consumers in enhancing their relationships. The Company's major greeting card lines are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus, and other paper product offerings include DesignWare party goods and American Greetings and Plus Mark gift-wrap and boxed cards. American Greetings also has the largest collection of electronic greetings on the Web, including cards available at AmericanGreetings.com through AG Interactive, Inc. (the Company's online division). AG Interactive also offers digital photo sharing and personal publishing at PhotoWorks.com and Webshots.com and provides a one-stop source for online graphics and animations at Kiwee.com. In addition to its product lines, American Greetings also creates and licenses popular character brands through the American Greetings Properties group. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings generates annual revenue of approximately $1.6 billion, and its products can be found in retail outlets worldwide. For more information on the Company, visit http://corporate.americangreetings.com.
SOURCE American Greetings Corporation
(First posted on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 13:54 EDT)