Ultimate “Kodak Moment” to Occur From Athens Summer Games in 2004

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 8, 2003–Next Summer, as cyclists race around the Acropolis, site of the Parthenon and other ancient monuments, the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games will also triumph the fun and drama through photography. Something new will greet spectators, explains Mitch Goldstone, president of 30minphotos.com.

With national publications like “Business Week” (Dec 15, 2003) proclaiming “Athens promises to be one of the most photogenic Olympics,” the business of photography will usher in ingenious new technologies to bring the world together. “As one the world’s most watched sporting events,” Goldstone explains, “the Olympic’s boasts the ultimate opportunity to distribute memorable ‘Kodak moments’ to people around the globe. Digital cameras and Internet access will offer instant turnaround for ordering and sending real Kodak photos back home.”

30minphotos.com, the national online photo service is providing sports enthusiasts visiting Greece with an easy way to order photos transmitted from their digital camera images. Spectators can order Kodak photographs, processed and mailed the very same weekday. Imagine the thrill as families and friends open their mail to see real Kodak photos — not low-resolution email attachments — from abroad.

In 2004, anyone can virtually participate in the Summer Games. They will share lasting memories that touch the heart from the Games and enjoy speedy results with unrelieved service. “30minphotos.com is already geared up to provide free photo sharing and instant weekday printing of Kodak photos ordered online and at a fraction of the cost and hassle of at-home, inkjet printing,” said Goldstone.

Thanks to Kodak (NYSE:EK) and IBM (NYSE:IBM) technology, the quality of photos processed by 30minphotos.com during the Games will look identical to photographs from film. Founded in 1990, 30 Minute Photos Etc., the parent company of 30minphotos.com recently received national media attention, including an article in ‘The Chicago Tribune’ (Nov 15).
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