Articles tagged "ofoto"

Ofoto mops up Zing users

In an email letter sent to all its members has confirmed that it will be shutting down permenently as of July 2, 2001. However, what's new in this letter is that Zing are encouraging users to transfer their images to Ofoto (who are of course now owned by Kodak, oh, the irony). Zing users will soon have a 'Transfer to Ofoto' option which will transfer images directly to Ofoto. The question now of course is whether Ofoto can cope with the thousands of users transferring all their images... These are interesting times. NOTE: FotoTime also supports import from other photo sharing sites.

Ofoto Reasons to Smile

Ofoto, the Internet photo company, have drawn the results for their Reasons to Smile contest. Congratulations go to the first prize winner Doug White of Fishers, IN who won $10,000, second went to Michele Yurgaitis of Enfield, CT who won a Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH and third went to Carolyn De Anda of Clovis, CA who won a Sterling Silver Frame.

Ofoto services in Windows XP

If you didn't already know, Microsoft released beta 2 of their new OS, Windows XP, yesterday. Windows XP has several enhancements to make it more "Multimedia friendly", including picture folders views, automatic thumbnailing and even automatic recognition of digital cameras and media along with automatic transfer of images from them. Ofoto have put out a press release that their photosharing / photofinishing services are now available through Wnidows XP... UPDATE: Microsoft answer.

Ofoto $10,000 Best Smile Contest

Ofoto, lightened the mood of the press releases which flowed our way today by announcing a new competition for the best smile in a photo printed through their service, all you have to do is check the "contest opt-in box" when you purchase a 5 x 7" print.. Second prize is a Canon S100 ELPH.

Ofoto adds new photo tools!

Ofoto has today announced several new online tools for its customers: "New features include online one-click cropping, higher quality preview images for newly uploaded images and enhanced online editing tools... ...After getting creative, customers can have the custom-printed cards boxed and sent back to them, or enjoy the convenience of having the cards addressed, stamped and mailed, all with the click of a mouse."

Ofoto announces international shipping

Today Ofoto (one of our sponsors) expanded their award winning photo finishing service to the Worldwide audience. You can now order prints online at Ofoto which can be shipped to any one of 180 countries. Internaitonal shipping takes 3 - 12 days (depending on location) and costs just US$4.79 or US$19.99 for air express mail.

Ofoto offer online photo enhancement

Ofoto today announced integration of the PictureIQ service into their website enabling customers to enhance photos in-browser before sending them for printing or sharing them with friends. "...customers can perform one-touch instant photo fixing, cropping, rotation of pictures and apply special effects, such as changing color photos to black and white. PictureIQ technology ensures that enhancements made on screen translate straight through to the printing process, resulting in a true 'what you see is what you get' experience."

Sony chooses Ofoto for ImageStation.Com

Ofoto today announced that they will be providing photo finishing facilities for Sony's new photo sharing website ImageStation users will now be able to purchase prints at 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10 printed on Kodak Professional paper.

Ofoto take on 35mm and APS digitizing!
This very interesting press release from one of our sponsors, they'll soon be providing free film developing, digitizing and storage on their website along with the ability to take pure digital prints from that. "...announced today a new service that enables photographers using 35mm and APS film to receive free film developing, digitization, and storage through With this service Ofoto will deliver the same convenience and ease of digital photography to all people even if they prefer film photography."
Ofoto Alliance with Excite@Home
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"
Some good news for one of our sponsors: Ofoto, Inc. Raises $16 Million In Funding Led By The Barksdale Group and Benchmark Capital E-Commerce Start-Up Brings Together Top Tier Venture Capital Firms To Lead Online Photo Finishing Market.
Ofoto Offers $50 Million of Free Photos
Ofoto Offers $50 Million in Free Photos to First Million Members: Ofoto Jump-Starts Online Photo-Finishing With Free Prints for the Millennium. Ofoto Inc. today announced that beginning immediately it will give away $50 million in free prints through January 15, 2000. Ofoto ( makes it easy for people to upload the digital photos they take and then purchase high quality photographic prints at very affordable prices. Ofoto will reward its first one million members with 100 free 4``x 6'' prints to be used any time in the year 2000. Consumers that take advantage of this offer will also receive free shipping for their first order.