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Kodak and Microsoft make memories easier to keep with Windows Vista

30 January, 2007 | Archived Post
Kodak online print wizard makes digital photo printing a snap – anytime, anywhere and for anyone.

Sydney – 30 January, 2007 – Microsoft Australia and Kodak have made it easy to edit and order digital prints online with the integration of the Print@Kodak service into the new Windows Vista Photo Gallery.

The Print@Kodak service provides an easy, cost effective and convenient way for people to have their digital images professionally printed. Once you have edited your photos in Windows Vista Photo Gallery you simply select ‘print online', choose the Print@Kodak online store and send your ‘fixed' images for printing.

The Print@Kodak online print wizard then gives you the choice of having your photos printed and sent to you by mail or printed by a Kodak agent in your local area for pick up.

"Most consumers take photos to capture life memories, but all too often the photos remain trapped on PCs and memory cards. With Windows Vista we are working with great partners like Kodak to help people print off their digital photos quickly and easily, ensuring these precious memories are not lost," said Mr Jeff Putt, Director, Windows Client business group, Microsoft Australia. "It has been great to work with such a well respected and valued brand as Kodak to bring this simple and elegant digital photo solution to market for Australian consumers."

New Windows Vista automatically imports images into Photo Gallery when a digital camera is connected for image upload. Here, easy-to-use editing tools are built-in to remove red-eye, adjust colour, change contrast and crop your images. Windows Vista also keeps your original image on file. So if you change your mind once you've edited and saved your photo, it's fast and easy to ‘undo' your changes and revert to the original.

"Windows Vista is the perfect platform for the Print@Kodak service. It takes our present online photo print service to the next level, making it easier and more convenient to print digital photos to keep memories alive," said Mr Barry Hendy, Manager – Digital Imaging Services – Asia Pacific Region, Kodak (Australasia) Pty Ltd.

The service is the same cost as the normal Kodak printing service and offers a wide choice of size and finish. It also has the ability to analyse image resolution and will notify you if you've chosen a print size that is too large for a low resolution file and suggest the best size for that file to be printed at.

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About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the world's foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak's system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; creative professionals rely on Kodak technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading healthcare organizations rely on Kodak's innovative products, services and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprise. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at www.kodak.com.

Kodak, EasyShare, Perfect Touch and Retinar are trademarks of Eastman Kodak Company.

For further information, please contact:

Cathy Jamieson
Microsoft Australia
Ph: 02 9870 2220 or 0412 177 738
Cathy.Jamieson@microsoft.com

Emilio Robles
Howorth Communications
Ph: 02 8281 3830
howorth@howorth.com.au

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