Kodak enhances retail kiosks

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Company announced that its Kodak Picture Kiosk software will now allow consumers to use images from Facebook to create photo products. The enhanced Facebook application is the flagship feature of the new Kodak Picture Kiosk software version 5.0 currently being rolled out to retailers worldwide, the company said.

“With new applications and the continued explosion in online sharing, Kodak continues to advance what’s possible at retail with breakthrough innovations like social network connectivity, transforming the photo retail experience,” said Larry Trevarthen, VP worldwide marketing retail systems solutions for Eastman Kodak Company. “Kodak pioneered social connectivity at the photo kiosk and we continue innovate to meet consumers’ evolving needs while also expanding profit potential for our retail customers.” 

The new software suite also features Kodak SmartFit Technology, which automatically creates a photo book in seconds. SmartFit quickly organizes and places photos in a photo book template, then let’s the consumer decide to print immediately or personalize the Photo Book layout further. The new software also supports customizable captions and an improved photo book project preview that shows virtual pages displayed as they will appear in the actual book.