August 21, 2008
Photobucket Launches Digital Scrapbooking in Collaboration With Scrapblog
Photobucket, the leading standalone photo and video-sharing site, today announced the addition of online scrapbooking, powered by Scrapblog, the leading service for creating and sharing scrapbooks online. Scrapblog's easy-to-use application is now seamlessly integrated with Photobucket, enabling Photobucket's more than 46 million unique users around the world to transform their photos into personalized digital scrapbooks, without ever leaving Photobucket. Users can share their scrapbooks via email or IM, post them on a personal blog or embed them on a social network profile.
Through this collaboration with Scrapblog, Photobucket users will have more creative freedom to express themselves and tell stories with their photos. The Scrapblog application allows users to create scrapbooks from scratch or choose from professionally designed themes that provide an even quicker way to get started. In addition to themes for events such as vacations, holidays, sports, weddings and more, themes for popular television programs and films such as Disney's "High School Musical 3," among others, are also available.
Users can drag-and-drop photos directly from their Photobucket albums into Scrapblog's web-based application where they can be cropped, resized and moved to customize the chosen layout. Pages can then be personalized with thousands of creative elements including backgrounds, stickers, text, decorative frames and more. No software downloads are required and the finished scrapbooks are saved in the user's Photobucket album. Starting in September, users will also be able to print their scrapbooks into high-quality books, greeting cards, postcards and other products.
"Scrapbooks have traditionally been an important part of how people have kept and shared memories offline for many years, and bringing that capability online to Photobucket gives users even more options for enhancing their lives and expressing themselves digitally," said Alex Welch, President of Photobucket. "We are excited to partner with Scrapblog and be the first photo and video Web site to integrate a digital scrapbooking feature directly into the site, making it easy, convenient and accessible to everyone."
"At Scrapblog, we are passionate about enabling self-expression and storytelling around photos and videos," said Carlos Garcia, founder and CEO of Scrapblog. "Since Scrapblog launched, Photobucket users have been coming to Scrapblog.com to create stunning scrapbooks. We are thrilled to make Scrapblog's online scrapbooking service more accessible to all Photobucket users and allow them to preserve and share their memories in a fun and creative way."
Photobucket users can log on and create a free scrapbook today at: http://photobucket.com/scrapbooks. New users can sign up for a free Photobucket account at http://www.photobucket.com.
Photobucket is the leading standalone photo and video-sharing site, with more than 46 million unique users worldwide(a) linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster, hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, more than 10 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in San Francisco, California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at http://photobucket.com. For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket blog at http://blog.photobucket.com.
(a) comScore Media Metrix, June 2008
About Scrapblog, Inc.
Scrapblog is the leader in online scrapbooking and allows users to create, share and print multimedia scrapbooks. The Scrapblog experience turns everyday people into artists who may express themselves online in fun and personalized ways. Users can aggregate their photos and videos from multiple online sources and mix them with music, audio, text and thousands of creative elements in an environment that is truly drag-and-drop-easy. Scrapblog, Inc. is privately held and based in Miami, Florida. For more information on Scrapblog and a quick tour, please visit http://scrapblog.com/tour/tour.aspx.