Comcast High-Speed Internet Users Get The Picture' With New Online Photo Service
PHILADELPHIA (January 13, 2003) - Santa was especially good to many computer enthusiasts and amateur photographers this holiday season as digital cameras were one of the hottest holiday items to give and to get. Comcast through its Comcast Photo Center, at www.comcast.net, is helping these digital shutterbugs make the most of their new high-tech cameras and photos with a host of online tools.
Comcast High-Speed Internet and Snapfish, a leading online photo service for digital and traditional film, have teamed to offer customers the ability to print, share and store professional-quality pictures online and manage their photo memories in a password-protected online account.
"The Comcast Photo Center marries the art of photography and the power of broadband. With a few quick and easy steps, users can share special photos with family and friends, edit and order their pictures," said Greg Butz, vice president, Marketing and Business Development for Comcast High-Speed Internet. "The Comcast Photo Center is one more way that Comcast is helping users stay better connected through broadband while providing a great value."
Through the Comcast Photo Center presented by Snapfish, customers can:
Order Digital Camera prints on Kodak paper - Comcast Photo Center customers can upload their digital pictures directly to their password-protected Snapfish account. From there, customers can edit red-eye, crop photos and choose their pictures from wallet through 8"x10" sizes. After the first 10 free 4"x6" prints, additional prints are as low as $.25 each.
Develop Film - Customers can also submit their traditional film by mail, and Snapfish will send back a full set of professionally-developed prints and negatives and scan photos into their password-protected online account for easy sharing. Once these photos are scanned, the customer can order additional prints and enlargements from the Comcast Photo Center. The first roll is developed free, and additional rolls are as low as $2.99 per roll.
Share Photos - Users simply click on "share photos" on the photo viewing pages. Customers then select the photo or albums they want to share and enter their friends' and families' email addresses. Snapfish then sends an e-mail inviting them to view the photos. Anyone who views the photos can then order prints.
Store Photos Online, Download or Order a CD - Customers can archive their photos online with free storage, download them immediately or order a Snapfish Photo CD from their Snapfish albums.
Create Unique Photo Cards and More - Comcast High-Speed Internet customers can turn their photos into personalized greeting cards, customized photo gifts and more. Snapfish can send these directly to customers or to whomever customers choose.
"People take pictures so they can share memories with those who are important to them. Until now though, sharing has been hard. People have to sort through negatives, make trips to the photo store and sort copies and make yet another trip to the post office," said Raj Kapoor, president of Snapfish. "With Snapfish, customers can instantly share photos with friends and family worldwide, right from their computers, enhancing the experience of photography, whether they use a film or digital camera."
New users of the Comcast Photo Center receive 10 free prints and free developing on their first roll of film. Also, for a limited time Comcast High-Speed Internet customers will receive free standard shipping on up to 49 prints. The offer does not apply to current AT&T Broadband Internet customers. The free shipping offer expires Feb. 15, 2003.
For more information, Comcast High-Speed Internet customers should visit the Comcast customer portal at www.comcast.net and click on the Products tab.
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With over four million members and more than 100 million photos online, Snapfish is the leading online photo service. Snapfish provides the majority of the population owning film cameras and the growing base of digital camera users, with a value proposition that cannot be equaled. When customers send film to Snapfish, they get a full set of prints on Kodak paper and a password-protected online album they can use to edit, share and store their photos - all for $2.99 per roll. Digital camera users can also take advantage of online services for free and order film-quality prints, on Kodak paper, for as low as 25 cents each. Snapfish has been rated the number one online photo service in surveys from PC Data and received top quality ratings from Popular Photography and Yahoo! Internet Life. Additional information is available at www.snapfish.com.