Photo processing made easy on the Internet; Storm Software and PictureVision team up with Konica Corp., Wolf Camera and Video and American Greetings to deliver a service that gives consumers a way to turn their home computer into a personal photo processing center via the Internet.LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 1996--Two industries converged today, delivering a unique photofinishing pho·to·fin·ish·ing
The act or business of developing camera films and printing photographs for customers.
pho service that lets home computer users view their processed photos on the Internet, and then electronically order reprints and enlargements.
Storm Software, experts in digital imaging technology, and PictureVision, experts in transaction-based processing, teamed up with Konica Corporation and Wolf Camera and Video to deliver the online personal photo processing service, called PhotoNet, which is being demonstrated at the PMA PMA (papillary-marginal-attached),
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The technology that allows a home computer user to digitize To convert an image or signal into digital code by scanning, tracing on a graphics tablet or using an analog to digital conversion device. 3D objects can be digitized by a device with a mechanical arm that is moved onto all the corners. and enhance their photos then connect to PhotoNet is a result of the strategic relationship between Storm Software and PictureVision. The technology integrates the power and simplicity of Storm Software's award-winning EasyPhoto line of products with the online strength of PictureVision's Personal Processing technology.
Using the EasyPhoto Reader on a home computer, people can quickly get their photos into the computer, enhance them and then order re-prints. People can also order reprints that can be delivered to relatives in other states or order novelty Novelty is the quality of being new. Although it may be said to have an objective dimension (e.g. a new style of art coming into being, such as abstract art or impressionism) it essentially exists in the subjective perceptions of individuals. items such as coffee mugs with photos, photo calenders, American Greetings American Greetings Corporation, Inc. NYSE: AM is the world's largest publicly-traded greeting card company. It is based in Cleveland, Ohio and sells paper greeting cards, electronic greeting cards, party products (such as wrapping papers and decorations), and electronic cards personalized per·son·al·ize
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1. To take (a general remark or characterization) in a personal manner.
2. To attribute human or personal qualities to; personify. with their own photos, or other photo-based novelty items using the online personal processing system.
"We know that many of our customers already use photographs online -- sending photographs to friends via e-mail or adding photographs to web pages. Partnering Storm Software and PictureVision with photo-industry partners like Konica and Wolf Camera allows our customers to do a lot more with photos online," said Bill Krause, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Storm Software. "Now they can order reprints, send those reprints to others across the country, and even create coffee mugs and calendars with their own photos."
"One of the keys to delivering a successful consumer online photo processing system is to guarantee that people can quickly and easily get their favorite prints from the shoe-box into their computer," said Phil Garfinkle, president and CEO of PictureVision. "Storm Software's award-winning EasyPhoto line of products lets people quickly and easily digitize their photographs and enhance them so they can utilize the service of PhotoNet Photo Finishers. The image quality and ease of use of EasyPhoto make it a perfect fit with the PhotoNet family."
Storm Software and PictureVision expect the service to be available in Spring 1996.
Storm Software (http://www.easyphoto.com/storm/) designs computer products that make it just as easy to use photos on a computer as it is to use text. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Mountain View, Calif. The company is the developer of the Apple PhotoFlash photo publishing software and the creator of image compression Noun 1. image compression - the compression of graphics for storage or transmission
compression - encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required and acceleration software licensed to partners such as Kodak, Aldus, Radius and DayStar Digital
DayStar Digital, Inc., was founded in 1983 by Andrew Lewis as a subcontract manufacturer of electronic assemblies and circuit boards. In 1986, the company released memory upgrades for Apple Macintosh Computers, its first product. . Current product offerings include EasyPhoto and the EasyPhoto Reader.
PictureVision Incorporated (http://www.photonet.com) designs, implements, markets and services a network of Internet Web Warehouses for the merchandising merchandising
Element of marketing concerned especially with the sale of goods and services to customers. One aspect of merchandising is advertising, which aims to capture the interest of the segment of the population most likely to buy the product. of digital photography through Photo Finishers and merchandising partners. Founded in 1995, the company is based in Herndon, Va. The company is the developer of the Online PhotoProcessing System and the creator of the Online PhotoCenter which is being used by partners such as Konica Quality Photo and Wolf Camera. -0-
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