Kodak's EasyShare digital camera and docking system is celebrating its fifth birthday this month. So along with the announcement of Kodak's new EasyShare V610 dual lens camera comes version 6.0 of its EasyShare software. Version 6.0 comes with a new user interface and a photo card printing feature. Available in May to download for free.

Press Release:

Kodak Marks the Fifth Anniversary of Revolutionary EASYSHARE System with a New Wave of Imaging Technologies For the Future

Dual lens BLUETOOTH Technology-Enabled Camera Launched, Facial Recognition, Context Sorting and Auto Albuming Among Future Kodak Innovations Demonstrated

London, April 25 - Eastman Kodak Company today unveiled the next advances in imaging innovation while marking the fifth anniversary of its first ground-breaking EASYSHARE consumer digital camera and docking system. Ranging from the market’s first dual lens BLUETOOTH enabled 6 megapixel, 10X optical zoom pocket-size digital camera to facial recognition and auto albuming software, Kodak’s line-up of innovations offer consumers new ways to radically enhance their imaging experience.

“Kodak continues to innovate to make the complex simple - delivering new technologies that enrich the consumer experience,” said Julian Baust, UK Country Manager, Eastman Kodak Company. “Today we’re unveiling the next innovations in consumer digital photography that will allow people to take, share and archive pictures in ways they never thought possible.”

Since the launch of EasyShare in 2001, Kodak’s innovative technology has driven it to a number one market share position in the U.S. in digital cameras, home snapshot printers, desktop imaging software applications, online photo sharing services and retail kiosks, according to industry sources. Today, Kodak introduces new products and future technologies that continue to build on the company’s hallmark ease of use, imaging innovations, and strategic partnerships to unleash the power of pictures.

The new Version 6.0 of KODAK EASYSHARE Software is also announced today. With more than 30 million copies in use worldwide, the free software provides an effortless way for people to organise, print, share and get creative with their ever-growing picture collections. Version 6.0, available in MAC and PC, comes with a new user interface to enhance the consumer experience and increase performance. It also includes a photo card printing feature that turns pictures into invitations, announcements and more. The new KODAK EASYSHARE Software V6.0 will be available for free download beginning in May at www.kodak.co.uk/go/easyshare.