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Ofoto mops up Zing users

Sun, 17 Jun 2001 04:00:00 Z

(image) In an email letter sent to all its members has confirmed that it will be shutting down permenently as of July 2, 2001. However, what's new in this letter is that Zing are encouraging users to transfer their images to Ofoto (who are of course now owned by Kodak, oh, the irony). Zing users will soon have a 'Transfer to Ofoto' option which will transfer images directly to Ofoto. The question now of course is whether Ofoto can cope with the thousands of users transferring all their images... These are interesting times. NOTE: FotoTime also supports import from other photo sharing sites.

Here's a useful guide to photo sharing sites: Guide to Free Online Photo Albums

Here's the content of that letter:

Dear Zing user,

With the greatest regret we must inform you that, as of July 2, 2001, the service will be shutting down permanently. After this date, your photos will no longer be available on

We understand how important your pictures are to you, and are pleased to announce that we have arranged for Ofoto, a Kodak company and the leading online photo service, to be the ongoing resource for all your future online photography needs.

Ofoto, a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak, is a fun and secure way for you to continue enjoying your photos online. Ofoto is an excellent long-term solution for all your online photography needs, including sharing, online storage and ordering high-quality prints.

Zing members who become Ofoto members for the first time will receive 15 free 4 x 6" print credits, as well as an exclusive introductory offer of 20% off every purchase at Ofoto between now and July 31, 2001.* Click here to join Ofoto and get started.

To help with the transfer of your photos from Zing to Ofoto, we have developed methods for you to retrieve your images from our site before July 2nd:

· Picture Downloader - Available for all Windows and Macintosh users, the Picture Downloader allows you to pull your images off the Zing site and into a local directory on your computer, where they will be organized by album. You can download and install the Picture Downloader application from the link above, or any of the other Picture Downloader links on the site.

· Save To Your Machine - Clicking this link takes you to a page that displays all your images. If your images do not all fit on a single page you may see multiple pages. From here, you can save each image individually or, if you are using Internet Explorer 5.0, you can save all of the images displayed on the page.

· Transfer to Ofoto - We're working with Ofoto to allow you to transfer those images you want to share or print directly to Ofoto. Please check back here soon for more details.

If you decide to download your images from Zing rather than use the direct transfer method, you can upload to Ofoto those images you want to share or print using their free OfotoNowTM software, now available on our site. OfotoNow is a convenient way to upload your images all at once, and it also comes with easy-to-use photo editing tools.

We at Zing will miss the wonderful interaction with you, our members, and regret any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for all your support, and may you continue to enjoy your photos online.


David Ezequelle, CEO Zing Network, Inc.

Ofoto Reasons to Smile

Sun, 29 Apr 2001 04:00:00 Z

(image) Ofoto, the Internet photo company, have drawn the results for their Reasons to Smile contest. Congratulations go to the first prize winner Doug White of Fishers, IN who won $10,000, second went to Michele Yurgaitis of Enfield, CT who won a Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH and third went to Carolyn De Anda of Clovis, CA who won a Sterling Silver Frame.

Click here for the Ofoto Reasons to Smile contest photographs

Ofoto services in Windows XP

Wed, 28 Mar 2001 04:00:00 Z

If you didn't already know, Microsoft released beta 2 of their new OS, Windows XP, yesterday. Windows XP has several enhancements to make it more "Multimedia friendly", including picture folders views, automatic thumbnailing and even automatic recognition of digital cameras and media along with automatic transfer of images from them. Ofoto have put out a press release that their photosharing / photofinishing services are now available through Wnidows XP... Ofoto press release: OFOTO'S ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES FEATURED IN MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP BETA 2 New Service Enables Windows XP Beta 2 Users To Quickly and Easily Order High Quality Photographic Prints of Their Digital Images EMERYVILLE, Calif. - March 26, 2001 - Ofoto, Inc. (, the online photography service, is included in the Windows XP beta 2 release that Microsoft is delivering today to thousands of beta testers. This service makes it fast and easy for Windows XP beta 2 users to order film-quality, silver-halide prints from their digital images. To get prints, customers simply choose pictures from their My Pictures folder, click on the Order Prints from the Internet feature and select Ofoto to place their order. Ofoto offers 4 x 6", 5 x 7", and 8 x 10" prints, as well as wallet-size prints which are ideal for low-resolution images. With a quarter of all Internet households now owning digital cameras (up from 13 percent in 1999 according to InfoTrends Research Group), and some analysts predicting digital camera sales will exceed those of film by 2002, consumers are increasingly seeking the ability to easily obtain high-quality prints from their digital images. Ofoto's service provided with Windows XP beta 2 helps answer that need with an easy interface right on the desktop. "We're thrilled to have been selected by Microsoft to provide this service," said James Joaquin, president and CEO, Ofoto, Inc. "By taking advantage of Windows and the Microsoft.Net architecture, we're able to integrate our photo services with the desktop and reach a whole new audience of customers." Ofoto and Microsoft developers have worked together for the past five months to link Ofoto's back-end printing architecture with the Windows desktop operating system for managing and printing images. Windows XP, the new Windows from Microsoft with a brand new look, is built on an enhanced Windows 2000 engine and enables exciting new experiences that give users the freedom to unlock the possibilities of the digital world. "Windows XP provides a complete digital photo experience, enabling customers to order film-quality prints from digital images," said Shawn Sanford, Group Product Manager for Microsoft. "Microsoft is pleased to have Ofoto as part of the Windows XP beta 2 release." Ofoto, Inc. ( is an online photography service offering digital and film processing, top quality prints, private online image storing and sharing, editing and creative tools and frames, cards and other merchandise. Founded in July 1999, Ofoto runs its own digital photo lab and offers 24-hour customer support. Ofoto also prints for partners such as, Corbis, Excite@Home, Getty Images, HP, Intel, PhotosToGo and Sony's ImageStation. Based in Emeryville, California, Ofoto is run by an experienced team of owner-managers and is a privately held company with funding from Apple Computer, The Barksdale Group, Benchmark Capital Partners, HP, Index Ventures and the Rosewood Venture Group. Phil: This press release is a little misleading, you can choose which company you use to order prints. While this is good news for the simplification of the whole digital imaging process I can only get excited about it if Microsoft ensure that they have a fair (and open) representation of online photo finishing compa[...]

Ofoto $10,000 Best Smile Contest

Thu, 01 Mar 2001 04:00:00 Z

(image) Ofoto, lightened the mood of the press releases which flowed our way today by announcing a new competition for the best smile in a photo printed through their service, all you have to do is check the "contest opt-in box" when you purchase a 5 x 7" print.. Second prize is a Canon S100 ELPH.

Press release:


Online Photo Service Offers $10,000 Grand Prize for "Best Smile" in "$10,000 Reasons to Smile" Photo Contest

Emeryville, Calif. - March 1, 2001 - Ofoto, Inc. (, the online photography service, today kicks off its first large-scale photo contest, "$10,000 Reasons to Smile," offering a grand prize of $10,000 to the Ofoto member who submits the picture with the 'best smile'. Noted San Francisco-based photographer Jock McDonald will judge the entries, considering both the smiles in the photos and the photo's ability to make him smile. To enter, one must be an Ofoto member (membership is free) and purchase a 5 x 7" enlargement, for 99 cents, of each entry submitted. Entering the contest is as easy as using Ofoto - members do not mail in photos, but merely check the contest opt-in box when purchasing their 5 x 7" print. Second prize is a Canon PowerShot S100 Elph, valued at $499; third prize is a silver 5 x 7" frame, valued at $65; and all winning photos will be featured on the Ofoto Web site. The contest begins March 1 and ends March 28, 2001, with winners announced on April 25; more information on the contest can be found at

The contest is open only to members of Ofoto in the United States and Canada (excluding Puerto Rico and Quebec); membership requires signing up with Ofoto. Besides highlighting the fun of online photography, the contest also aims to educate members on the convenience and quality of Ofoto. In addition to prints and enlargements, Ofoto also offers ways for photographers to be more creative with their photos by adding elegant borders, using one-click tools to make photos sepia-tone or black-and-white, or cropping tools to adjust photo framing. Ofoto has recently made wallet-size prints and custom-printed cards available to its customers, along with its extensive collection of frames.

"'$10,000 Reasons to Smile' is a great way for people to learn all about the benefits of our online photo service and enjoy the quality of enlarged prints," said Denise Slattery, chief marketing officer, Ofoto, Inc. "We've recently added several terrific new features, like wallet prints and borders, that people love to use with their photos." The contest will be judged by Jock McDonald. A Canadian native, McDonald is a self-taught photographer whose work has achieved international critical acclaim for its distinctive use of wit, humor, exaggeration and pathos. McDonald's celebrity portraiture, shot in both black-and-white and color, have been widely published and exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.

Ofoto adds new photo tools!

Mon, 26 Feb 2001 04:00:00 Z

(image) Ofoto has today announced several new online tools for its customers: "New features include online one-click cropping, higher quality preview images for newly uploaded images and enhanced online editing tools... ...After getting creative, customers can have the custom-printed cards boxed and sent back to them, or enjoy the convenience of having the cards addressed, stamped and mailed, all with the click of a mouse."

Ofoto Helps Customers Get More Creative With New Photo Products and Editing Tools

Online Photography Service Now Offers Custom-Printed Cards, Wallet-Sized Prints, "Sloppy Borders,'' Photo Calendars and Enhanced Online Editing Tools

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2001-- Ofoto, Inc. (, the online photography service, today begins offering its customers several new features for its customers -- wallet-sized prints, custom-printed cards with personalized messages, and exclusive borders (including photo calendar borders and "sloppy borders''). New features include online one-click cropping, higher quality preview images for newly uploaded images and enhanced online editing tools.

Ofoto's new 5 x 7" folded cards are custom-printed on high-quality paper stock and mailed through the CardStore service, offered by Ofoto's partner, Touchpoint, Inc. Customers can design their own cards using their own photographs and personal messages, choosing from different fonts, colors and borders. After getting creative, customers can have the custom-printed cards boxed and sent back to them, or enjoy the convenience of having the cards addressed, stamped and mailed, all with the click of a mouse. Custom-printed cards start at $2.99 per card, with discounts on larger quantities.

Another new product, wallet-sized prints, has been parents' number one request to Ofoto. Each wallet print measures 2 x 3" and comes four to a sheet for $1.79.

Whether customers want to create prints or cards or just share photos online, they'll enjoy enhancing their pictures with Ofoto's exclusive new border designs, including "sloppy borders,'' whose jagged edges are so beloved by serious photographers. Ofoto offers seven categories of borders: Classic; Studio; Nature; Pets; Greetings; Baby; and Love -- and all are available in horizontal and vertical orientations. Within the border section, customers can also create monthly calendars from their photos starting at any time of the year.

Ofoto's new online editing tools include easy-to-use, one-click cropping which allows customers to preview photos exactly the way they will be printed, as well as higher quality preview images for all newly uploaded pictures.

"We hope these new products and features will inspire our customers to do more with their photos,'' said James Joaquin, president and CEO, Ofoto Inc. "Pictures are the best way to share what's happening in our lives and custom-printed cards and fun photo tools can make our pictures look even better.''

Ofoto announces international shipping

Wed, 27 Sep 2000 04:00:00 Z

(image) Today Ofoto (one of our sponsors) expanded their award winning photo finishing service to the Worldwide audience. You can now order prints online at Ofoto which can be shipped to any one of 180 countries. Internaitonal shipping takes 3 - 12 days (depending on location) and costs just US$4.79 or US$19.99 for air express mail.

Ofoto Announces International Shipping; Send Quality Photographs and Frames Around the World

BERKELEY, Calif. Sept. 27, 2000--Ofoto, Inc., the premier online photography service, announced that customers worldwide can now get the highest-quality photographic prints in the industry. A recent InfoTrends Research Group print quality study found Ofoto to have the highest-quality prints of all online photography services, and now Ofoto prints are available to people in over 180 countries.

"Photography is about sharing smiles with friends and family, no matter where they live," said James Joaquin, president and CEO, Ofoto, Inc. "With international shipping and the highest-quality photographic prints in the industry, Ofoto delivers more smiles to more places around the world."

Whether using the Ofoto service from or from Ofoto's many partner sites, international shipping is as easy as ordering a photographic print and frame within the United States. Once customers chose the destination for their prints or framed photographs, they simply click to the Ofoto shopping basket, fill out the address information, and the order is shipped to friends and family around the world.

International orders typically arrive within in 3 - 12 days, depending on the destination country and the shipping service chosen. For photographic prints, international shipping costs $4.79 USD and $19.99 USD for air express mail. Shipping for framed photographs will cost $15.99 USD and $22.99 USD for air express mail.

Ofoto offer online photo enhancement

Wed, 13 Sep 2000 04:00:00 Z

Ofoto today announced integration of the PictureIQ service into their website enabling customers to enhance photos in-browser before sending them for printing or sharing them with friends. "...customers can perform one-touch instant photo fixing, cropping, rotation of pictures and apply special effects, such as changing color photos to black and white. PictureIQ technology ensures that enhancements made on screen translate straight through to the printing process, resulting in a true 'what you see is what you get' experience." Ofoto Customers Add Creativity to Their Digital Photos With New Online Image Enhancement Features Ofoto Partners With PictureIQ to Deliver New Browser-Based Tools to Personalize and Enhance Online and Printed Photos BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 13, 2000-- In anticipation of the holiday photo season, Ofoto, Inc., the premier online photography service, has added a fun and easy way for customers to personalize and enhance their online and printed photos. The quality leader in online photography has integrated the PictureIQ(TM) Internet Service into the Ofoto Web site and across the Ofoto partner network, giving customers direct online access to advanced picture editing capabilities and simple-to-create special effects. Ofoto is the first online photo service to offer PictureIQ's editing and enhancement features for both conventional film and digital camera users. Using the new enhancement tools in Ofoto's service, customers can perform one-touch instant photo fixing, cropping, rotation of pictures and apply special effects, such as changing color photos to black and white. PictureIQ technology ensures that enhancements made on screen translate straight through to the printing process, resulting in a true "what you see is what you get'' experience. This gives Ofoto's film customers the same capabilities as digital customers using OfotoNow, Ofoto's popular free desktop software for image enhancement. "Ofoto is committed to providing the best online experience for both film and digital photographers,'' said James Joaquin, president and CEO, Ofoto, Inc. "With the Web-based image enhancement tools from PictureIQ, customers throughout the Ofoto partner network can personalize their pictures before receiving the highest quality photographic prints in the industry.'' "Like Ofoto, PictureIQ is committed to providing consumers everywhere a fun, easy way to enjoy the powerful benefits of digital photography,'' said Bill McCoy, President and CEO, PictureIQ Corporation. "Seamlessly integrating PictureIQ features throughout Ofoto's leading online photo services adds significant value for the end user -- whether they are a traditional or digital film photographer -- providing tools to make their pictures the very best they can be.'' PictureIQ's Web-based image enhancement and creativity tools are a significant addition to the Ofoto service. Through the new editing and enhancement features, Ofoto provides its members with the best online image editing tools and fresh ways to personalize their photos online. Once customers are happy with their online image, they can order the highest quality photographic prints. In a recent InfoTrends Research Group print quality study, consumers rated Ofoto prints as the highest in overall quality of all the leading online photography services. About Ofoto Founded in July 1999, Ofoto, Inc. ( [...]

Sony chooses Ofoto for ImageStation.Com

Tue, 27 Jun 2000 04:00:00 Z

(image) Ofoto today announced that they will be providing photo finishing facilities for Sony's new photo sharing website ImageStation users will now be able to purchase prints at 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10 printed on Kodak Professional paper.

Full press release:

Sony Chooses Ofoto to Provide Photographic Prints for Sony's ImageStation Digital Imaging Site

Top Online Photo Finisher Aligns With Top Digital Camera Maker

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 27, 2000--Ofoto, Inc. (, the Internet photo company, and Sony Electronics Inc. have joined to deliver high-quality photographic prints through the Internet. In a press conference today at PC Expo, Ofoto, and Sony Electronics announced that Ofoto will provide photographic printing services for ImageStation (, Sony's Web site for personal picture albums, image sharing and digital video recordings. The agreement allows ImageStation users to purchase high-quality photographic prints of their images stored on ImageStation through Ofoto's state-of-the-art digital-photo lab.

Sony Electronics launches the new Sony ImageStation Web site today. Through Ofoto, ImageStation members will be able to get their favorite images printed in 4" x 6'', 5" x 7'', or 8" x 10'' photographs printed on Kodak Professional paper.

"Ofoto understands that digital photographers want the highest quality prints,'' said James Joaquin, president and CEO, Ofoto, Inc. "By working with Sony enhancing ImageStation services, Ofoto benefits by working with the world's leading digital camera and camcorder manufacturer and consumers benefit by getting great looking photographs from their digital products.''

To encourage members to start printing high-quality photographic prints, Ofoto and ImageStation will provide each member with 50 free 4" x 6'' prints. Sony will also be driving traffic to ImageStation by providing sample Ofoto prints with select Sony imaging products in the United States and Canada.

"As the leading manufacturer of digital cameras and camcorders, Sony now provides a complete digital imaging experience with phase two of ImageStation,'' said Jay Sato, vice president of ImageStation, Sony Electronics Inc. "Sony has chosen Ofoto as its premiere photographic print processor because Ofoto can provide ImageStation members with high-quality photographic prints to make for a complete digital imaging experience.''

Ofoto take on 35mm and APS digitizing!

Mon, 07 Feb 2000 04:00:00 Z

This very interesting press release from one of our sponsors, they'll soon be providing free film developing, digitizing and storage on their website along with the ability to take pure digital prints from that. OFOTO ANNOUNCES FREE FILM DEVELOPING MAKING ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE New Service Gives Everyone the Freedom to Preview Their Photos Online and Order Only the Photos They Want BERKELEY, Calif. – January 31, 2000 – Ofoto, Inc. (, the Internet photo company, announced today a new service that enables photographers using 35mm and APS film to receive free film developing, digitization, and storage through With this service Ofoto will deliver the same convenience and ease of digital photography to all people even if they prefer film photography. Ofoto also announced today an agreement with Excite@Home. (please see Ofoto Delivers Online Photo Finishing in an Alliance with Excite@Home) “Our research indicates that 75% of the online photo finishing market is for film captured images,” said James Joaquin, president and CEO, Ofoto. “Extending our high-quality photo service to this huge market, as well as introducing them to the benefits of online photography, is essential to lead this category.” "With this announcement, Ofoto is quickly solidifying its position as a market leader in the online photo finishing industry," said Lia Schubert, Internet imaging analyst, Infotrends Research Group. "Ofoto is making all the right moves - expanding its service to embrace both digital and film customers and being the first company in the space to partner with a major portal." People with Internet access can request a free film processing kit from the Ofoto Web site ( The kit includes postage paid envelopes for 35mm and APS film or single-use cameras to be conveniently mailed back to Ofoto - at no cost to customers. Ofoto scans the negatives, stores the digital pictures online, and returns the negatives in protective sleeves. Once negatives are scanned, customers receive an email with a link to a password-protected album where they can view their photos online. The entire process is free and no purchase is necessary. With Ofoto, film camera users can share online photos with friends and family and everyone can order high quality 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10 photos, as well as a variety of high quality frames. The negatives are scanned at a 1200 x 1800 dpi resolution. Ofoto’s own state-of-the-art photo finishing lab combined with its proprietary imaging enhancing software and printing on high quality Kodak paper, guarantees impressive results. All new Ofoto members, whether digital or film customers, can also take advantage of Ofoto’s 100 free photos promotion. Free photos can be used throughout the entire year and includes free shipping for the first order.[...]

Ofoto Alliance with Excite@Home

Mon, 31 Jan 2000 04:00:00 Z

(image) More interesting Photo Finishing news from one of our sponsors, they've just struck a deal with Excite@Home's Excite Photo Center... "Alliance Enables 'Excite Photo Center' Consumers to Order High Quality Photos From Their Digital Images and Other Photography"

BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Ofoto, Inc. (, the Internet photo company, today announced a strategic alliance with Excite@Home (Nasdaq: ATHM - news), enabling Internet users to order high-quality photographs of their digital photos and other photography. Ofoto will be the exclusive photo finisher to the Excite Photo Center ( and, two properties of Excite@Home. Excite@Home is the first major Internet portal to announce an online photo finishing offering.

The Excite Photo Center is a place for photo enthusiasts to upload digital images, build albums and share them with friends and family all over the world. The Photo Center includes an extensive personal image gallery, digital camera discussions, digital photography tips and shopping guides for digital cameras, digital video cameras and scanners.

``Excite@Home decided to form an alliance with Ofoto because of their superior photo quality and outstanding customer service,'' said Eric Jorgensen, vice-president and GM of Communities and Photos, Excite@Home. ``We are committed to rapidly growing our photo community and expanding the services within Excite Photo Center, and Ofoto is a key player in our strategy.''

With Ofoto, members can now order affordable 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10 photos of only their images, as well as a variety of high quality frames. All photos are processed in Ofoto's own state-of-the-art digital photo finishing lab. Ofoto achieves its better than 35mm quality using proprietary imaging enhancing software and printing on the highest quality Kodak paper available for digital photo processing.

``We are thrilled to be 'the photo print button' for Excite@Home,'' said James Joaquin, president and CEO, Ofoto. ``This partnership demonstrates our commitment to making it easy for people to get the very best quality photos from anywhere on the Web.''

Members of the Excite Photo Center will be able to take advantage of Ofoto's printing services in the first quarter, 2000.

Ofoto, Inc. Raises $16 Million In Funding

Thu, 20 Jan 2000 04:00:00 Z

Some good news for one of our sponsors: Ofoto, Inc. Raises $16 Million In Funding Led By The Barksdale Group and Benchmark Capital E-Commerce Start-Up Brings Together Top Tier Venture Capital Firms To Lead Online Photo Finishing Market. Ofoto, Inc. Raises $16 Million In Funding Led By The Barksdale Group and Benchmark Capital E-Commerce Start-Up Brings Together Top Tier Venture Capital Firms To Lead Online Photo Finishing Market Berkeley, Ca, January 19, 2000 � Ofoto Inc. (, the premiere e-commerce provider of photo finishing services, today announced it has received $16 million in first-round funding from leading venture capital firms, The Barksdale Group and Benchmark Capital as well as selected angel investors. In addition, Peter Currie, partner of The Barksdale Group, will join the Ofoto Board of Directors. This investment will enable Ofoto to further expand its business development, marketing and sales efforts for its online photo finishing service. Ofoto is an online photo finishing service offering millions of digital camera and scanner owners, along with their friends and family, a convenient way to order high-quality, photographic prints of their own digital images. Additionally, Ofoto provides its members access to secure online photo storage and the ability to create albums in an advertising-free environment, all at no cost. �The Barksdale Group and Benchmark Capital make an unbeatable combination,� said Lisa Gansky, chairwoman, Ofoto. �We are surrounding ourselves with the very best team, which will allow us to provide our customers and partners with the very best service possible. We are counting on the relationships, management experience and the ability of both The Barksdale Group and Benchmark Capital to grow companies in Internet time to take Ofoto to the next level.� �The Barksdale Group strongly believes that the photo industry is being revolutionized by the Internet,� said Jim Barksdale, partner, The Barksdale Group. �After considerable research in the space, we decided to invest in Ofoto largely because of the outstanding team and its already proven ability to execute in the Internet landscape.� Ofoto successfully launched last month into the online photo finishing market with overwhelmingly positive customer feedback on the service and the quality of the photographic prints, which are processed in Ofoto�s own state-of-the-art digital photo finishing lab. Ofoto achieves its unparalleled quality using proprietary imaging enhancing software and printing on the highest quality Kodak paper available for digital photo processing. Ofoto remains focused on customer satisfaction. The company intends to continue to incorporate customer feedback into the further expansion of their products and services, while also being conveniently accessible from wherever people want to order high quality prints of their digital pictures. "Benchmark Capital is excited to add Ofoto to our portfolio of companies," said Kevin Harvey, Partner, Benchmark Capital. "We chose to invest in Ofoto because we believe their technology, partner-friendly approach, and customer-focused service will be the leading solution for millions of people everywhere." The Ofoto Board of Directors and the Ofoto team are comprised of successful Internet veterans who are as passionate about digital photography, [...]

Ofoto Offers $50 Million of Free Photos

Mon, 13 Dec 1999 04:00:00 Z


Ofoto Offers $50 Million in Free Photos to First Million Members

Ofoto Jump-Starts Online Photo-Finishing With Free Prints for the Millennium.

Ofoto Inc., the premiere e-commerce provider of online photo finishing services, today announced that beginning immediately it will give away $50 million in free prints through January 15, 2000. Ofoto ( makes it easy for people to upload the digital photos they take and then purchase high quality photographic prints at very affordable prices. Ofoto will reward its first one million members with 100 free 4``x 6'' prints to be used any time in the year 2000. Consumers that take advantage of this offer will also receive free shipping for their first order.

``This promotion gives everyone a jump start on participating in the digital photography revolution,'' said James Joaquin, president and CEO, Ofoto. ``Anyone who uses a digital camera, knows someone with a digital camera, or is even thinking about getting a digital camera, will want to sign up for this offer. We're confident that when people try our service, they will agree it's the easiest, quickest and most convenient solution for getting great prints.''

Visitors to the Ofoto site will not only be able to take advantage of the services the site already offers such as secure storage and digital photo printing, but will also be able to order up to 100 prints absolutely free. There are no membership fees, lengthy registration forms or complicated ordering processes. Consumers simply enter in their password, upload their digital photos, or view photos that have been sent to them and have the option to choose print sizes -- 4`` x 6,'' 5`` x 7'' or 8`` x 10'' -- and custom frames.