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PRESS RELEASE: Smugmug Partners with Club Photo to Offer Online Prints and Unique Gifts for smugmug.com Customers
Partnership delivers leading photo services to smugmug.com subscribers to share prints, gifts and customizable online photo albums with family and friends
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF., August 25, 2003 - Smugmug, the most dedicated, complete and stylish photo sharing site, today announced an alliance with Club Photo(tm) Inc., to offer integrated photo finishing and online photo sharing services for smugmug.com subscribers and visitors. Now, with a click of the mouse, smugmug.com subscribers and visitors can order prints and photo gifts, and share priceless memories online.
Smugmug.com is an exciting, new online community for friends and family to easily share their priceless pictures and videos on the Web. Smugmug centers on sharing, providing an elegant and complete environment to bring loved ones, friends and family closer together. Smugmug.com offers an unmatched experience combined with fully customizable, style-driven galleries to give users the ability to instantly build, tailor and update their personalized albums with ease.
"The alliance between Club Photo and Smugmug now provides the addition of prints and unique photo gifts while preserving each company's unique focus on providing the most rewarding and personalized sharing experience possible," said Darren J. Schiff,
Vice President of Business Development at Club Photo.
"Smugmug offers everything consumers need to easily share priceless memories with friends and family around the world- with style," said Don MacAskill, CEO of Smugmug. "With the addition of Club Photo's photo print and gift services, we make it easier than ever for our subscribers to use the Internet for all their photo processing needs."
In addition to high-quality prints, Club Photo provides one of the industry's richest lineups of photo gifts including beguiling photo chocolates, snapshot cookies, photo Rice Krispy treats, cake frosting, T-shirts, aprons, mugs, and puzzles. Smugmug's new catalog can be found at http://www.smugmug.com/prints/catalog.mg.
Users can now purchase the prints of their choice at the same low price that film users are accustomed to. Starting at only 29 cents, it is more economical to order prints rather than print photos on a home printer, especially when the costs of time and per-copy supplies are taken into consideration. Print prices are as follows:
4XD $0.29 ea.
3x5 $0.29 ea.
4x6 $0.29 ea.
5x7 $0.99 ea.
8x10 $3.99 ea.
16x20 $13.95 ea.
20x30 $18.95 ea.
24x36 $26.95 ea.
Wallets $1.79 (4)
The Smugmug.com Photo Sharing Experience
Smugmug.com membership is designed to offer a host of features that are beneficial to both photographers and viewers, including a customizable look and feel, unlimited photo album hosting, simple and fast bulk uploading, video sharing, personal URLs, traffic reporting, and most importantly, a 'pop-up' and advertising-free experience.
Power users control almost all layout and aesthetics including comments, personal URLs and custom subcategories. They can replace the Smugmug logo and navigation with their own identity, they can add their own footer, customize colors, backgrounds, scripts, and style sheets.
Smugmug offers three levels of membership, standard, power and professional.
|smugmug plans compared|
| ||Standard||Power User||Professional|
|# of photos||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Max video size||-||8 MB/clip||8 MB/clip|
|Monthly traffic||1 Gigabyte||2 Gigabytes||4 Gigabytes+|
|Customization||homepage, captions, etc||Full cobranding||Full cobranding|
Smugmug, www.smugmug.com, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and was founded in November 2002 by the father and son team of Chris and Don MacAskill. Smugmug is unique because it was created by photographers for photographers to offer other professional, amateur, and casual photographers a dedicated, clutter-free community where they can easily share their pictures with friends, family and associates around the world. The exclusive, underlying technology enables a distinctive level of user customization, which enables each gallery to be distinctive as opposed to 'cookie cutter' albums that limit individuality on other sites.
Smugmug is located at 248 Walker Drive, Suite #8 in Mountain View, Calif. 94043.
(First posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at 17:34 EDT)