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Club Photo's Album To Go CD. Courtesy of Club Photo, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Club Photo announces CD archives!
(Saturday, October 27, 2001 - 15:07 EDT)

Service offers a way to back up individual albums or entire Club Photo accounts...

Club Photo Inc. has now officially launched the photos-on-CD service which we first told you about back in July. Two options are offered - the ability to have one album of up to 60 images backed up on CD for $7.95, or to have an entire account backed up onto as many as 10 sequentially numbered CDs for $49.95. On top of this cost, there are shipping costs starting at $2 for standard delivery.

Similar services are available from other online photofinishers. SnapFish.com Corp. charges $9.99 per CD with 50 photos included, and $3.99 per 25 extra photos, up to a maximum of 500 photos per CD. Ofoto meanwhile charges variable pricing starting at $9.95 for the first 50 photos and gradually going up to $40 for 1000 photos, after which each extra 1000 photos cost $14.95. Club Photo's new service looks to be the current cheapest...

Source: Club Photo Inc.

Original Source Press Release:

Club Photo Introduces Photo Album CDs for Film and Digital Photographers

Feature-Rich CDs containing Single Photo Albums or Entire Photo Collections

SAN JOSE, Calif., October 24, 2001 - Club Photo(tm) Inc., www.clubphoto.com, today announced exciting new services allowing members, in addition to quality prints and photo gifts, to archive single online photo albums or entire multiple-album collections quickly and easily. These personal CD photo collections captures member's photos, captions and descriptions intact making it great not only as a portable personal photo memento but also as a gift for family, friends or business associates.

Club Photo members may choose to copy a single photo album to CD - for example, pictures taken at an event such as a wedding or family reunion - that contains up to 60 separate pictures. The entire album is transferred to an Album CD that features thumbnails, high resolution originals with slide shows that can be enjoyed on the desktop or kept for safekeeping. The cost for an Album CD preserving a single album is only $7.95.

Members with more than one album may order an Archive CD for only $49.95, preserving their entire set of Club Photo albums on up to 10 sequentially numbered Archive CD disks, preserving every online album with all captions and descriptions intact. Archive CDs arrive labeled with the Archive title, the creator's name, and date ordered.

"Whether the pictures are from film or digital cameras, our photo CD services give our members a perfect way to preserve their most precious memories on long-lasting, shareable CD media, all formatted and ready for browser viewing," said Andrew Wei, president and CEO of Club Photo. "The ability to save single albums or entire album sets on CDs enhances the Club Photo services that have led our worldwide members to make us one of the most successful online photo services communities today."

For additional details, see http://www.clubphoto.com/printsandgifts/products/cd/album_cd.php .

The Award-Winning Club Photo Difference
Club Photo is a leading Digital Photo Service providing online and offline prints, personalized gifts, and photo CD services for both digital and traditional film users. The company's integrated solutions offer high quality photo products, on-demand printing and free sharing via online albums. Members send in traditional undeveloped film or upload digital photos, then order only the prints they want and share photos instantly over the Web, on the desktop or on Palm OS handhelds, all with a few clicks of the mouse.

Club Photo has aligned with key industry leaders including Palm Inc., Handspring, Travelocity.com, Acer, Ricoh, Imaging-Resource, Qwest and PalmGear.

Club Photo is located at 650 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, California and can be reached at (408) 557-6743 or www.clubphoto.com.


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