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. (www.ofoto.com), 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 (http://photocenter.excite.com) and Webshots.com, 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.