It was only a year ago that “a new company was born from one of the world’s most iconic brands.” Kodak Alaris says it is now “on a mission to help consumers unlock the power of their images through innovative technology and state of the art printing solutions,” and this week it showed off some of the latest in both areas.
“In a world where we capture and share more images than ever before, we’re passionate about helping people capture, keep, share, relive and celebrate their precious moments as easily as possible,” the company says.
There’ve been more than six million downloads of its Moments app, and on the Android version they added the “Tell my Story” function that combine three images with voice-over narration. (It will also be available for iOS soon.)
The tablet version is “specifically designed to take advantage of the larger format and enhanced touchscreen functionality,” and creates photo books and prints “in an expanded range of sizes.” The company says its Smartfit Technology “preserves the complete content of pictures without cropping, regardless of format, including panoramic images.”
Kodak Alaris is also now offering retailers the ability to capability to print Square pics, “to instantly turn photos into “retro” prints.”
And the company says its “opened its worldwide Kiosk network to content providers.” This provides a revenue opportunity for retailers and third party developers while offering consumers a pathway to create physical output from their captured moments, Kodak Alaris adds. “This program removes barriers to printing by giving consumers an easy-to-use, proven way to print from mobile, desktop and web applications. They simply choose what they wish to print, pick the most convenient retail location at which to pick-up products, and place their order, all from their favorite devices at home or anywhere.”