PRESS RELEASE: Kodak Introduces Social Photo Album Creator for Facebook
App offers photo-sharing breakthrough, allows Facebook users to combine and print from photo albums
Rochester, NY, December 14, 2010 —Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK), today introduced the Social Photo Album Creator for Facebook which allows consumers to easily combine photos from the popular social networking site with friends and family, easily creating one album together.
Whether bridesmaids want to combine photos posted on Facebook from a friend’s wedding, or cousins want to share photos from the family reunion, Kodak now makes it possible to collaboratively create that group album, leading to quick fulfillment of fun and unique photo mementos of that event.
“With the new Social Photo Album Creator from KODAK, Kodak has solved the problem of consumers having to look through dozens of different Facebook friends’ albums for pictures of a particular event,” said Rolando Martinez, Retail Systems Solutions Americas Business Manager, Eastman Kodak Company. “Not only can Facebook users invite friends to collaborate in creating and sharing one album, now they can easily tell their story by making something unique with those memories in a matter of minutes.”
Using the Social Photo Album Creator is fun, and creating something unique takes only three easy steps:
Create your album from your current FACEBOOK Photos
Invite your friends and family to collaborate and add their pictures to your album
Visit a KODAK Picture Kiosk at a participating retailer near you, such as Target, and connect and print from your FACEBOOK Account right at the Kiosk.
The application is accessed from http://apps.facebook.com/kodak-social/. Once accessed, the consumer is lead through an easy and fun process to collaborate with their “FACEBOOK Friends” and create their collaborative albums. With nearly 70% of the more than half a billion FACEBOOK Members being in the US, the solution is designed to be relevant, useful and easy to use for everyone. Once the collaborative album is created, consumers can visit a KODAK Picture Kiosk at a participating retailer to access their FACEBOOK Albums and easily create Photo Books, prints and more There’s no need for them to bring a camera card as all the event pictures are there, accessible from their FACEBOOK Account.
“Today, pictures on Facebook are only fleeting glimpses of an event, but now with our new app consumers can tell their stories collaboratively, which leverages the real strength of Facebook”, said Martinez. “We’re very proud to say that now consumers get the choice of easily making something permanent and special together – beyond simple online picture sharing – where their pictures are, right on Facebook”.
To start using the Social Photo Album Creator from Kodak now, visit http://apps.facebook.com/kodak-social/ where you can also locate a KODAK Picture Kiosk near you.
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(First posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 14:18 EST)