Kodak's US iPhoto-linked Ofoto service launches in the UK today.
US iPhoto users can use Ofoto to print images to order from within the application. Ofoto is unable to confirm whether this iPhoto service will be extended to Europe.
The UK Ofoto launch coincides with the roll out of the service to France and Germany, and marks the company’s first expansion outside the US, where the company has attracted eight million members since its launch in 1999. Prior to the European launch the company already claimed 100,000 European members.
The UK offering will include printing of digital photos on Kodak paper at Ofoto's European-based advanced processing lab. Delivery is two-to-four days. Online albums – which can be used by friends and family who wish to order prints – is also available.
Along with its archiving, sharing and print-ordering features, the Ofoto service offers a selection of online image-editing tools. These include cropping, red-eye reduction, customizable image-framing, artistic effects, colour tinting, and a selection of image-enhancement tools.
Prices start at around 34p for a single 6-x-4 print, rising to £2.49 for a 12-x-8 print, with delivery starting at 99p for 1-19 images.