Digital Photo Processing Gains Acceptance
It is the instant gratification factor and the immediacy of sharing that consumers appreciate so much, noted Cheryl Bianchi, director of marketing for digital cameras and accessories, Kodak.
In general, she said, people take more pictures, with both traditional and digital cameras, but, with the availability of these online services, opportunities for sharing are better than ever. Also, said Bianchi, customers now have more options available to them than before and more control over their images.
Many Web-based photo services offer free membership, free software downloads and unlimited storage to the consumers. To take advantage of the services, consumers must sign up and open an online account with the service. Then, they can use the account to process film and get prints. With the available software, they can store, edit, share, manipulate and organize into albums their digitized traditional images and images taken with a digital camera.