I’m saddened by the news of Kodak’s demise…
I have some very important news regarding your Kodak Gallery account and images. You may have heard that we recently entered into a process to sell Kodak Gallery as part of Kodak’s broader restructuring efforts. I am writing today to let you know that we have closed on a buyer: a public company called Shutterfly.
Although I am sad to announce that our Kodak-branded service will be closing on July 2 as a result of this sale, I am very pleased to announce that we have found a strong partner in Shutterfly. We will be working with them as we officially transfer your information and photo images to Shutterfly. They have an award-winning user experience that mirrors ours in many ways, and many of the services and products that you enjoy today on Kodak Gallery also exist at Shutterfly.
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This is all well and good, but unfortunately, Shutterfly doesn’t offer the professional grade prints that I used Kodak for.
With Pro Prints You Get: Award-winning line of silver-halide color-negative papers Showcases interest and depth, color and incredible detail Archival papers set the standard for print longevity of 100+ years in typical home display and 200+ years in dark storage
Professional Paper Options Color: Professional Color Management gives outstanding color saturation, enhanced highlight and shadow detail Metallic Finish: Enhances water and sky landscapes with chrome-like feel, sharp detail Black & White: Enhances portraits and landscapes with dark blacks and intense whites with sharp archival characteristics
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The Metallic Finish really pops, I’ll miss using it. Kodak also learned quite a bit from being Apple’s iPhoto print fulfillment back-end, Kodak’s process of uploading and ordering prints is a lot simpler than Shutterfly’s. Especially for non-typical photo sizes.