Skinit and Photobucket: Your Photo, Your Device, Make it Yours

November 24, 2009

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Skinit, Inc., the industry leader in on-demand personalization technology, and Photobucket have teamed up to make it even easier for consumers to customize electronic devices with personal photographs and images.

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“With the explosion of digital cameras and online photo sites like Photobucket, designing, printing and sharing favorite photographic images has become an American pastime. Coupling this with our expertise in the personalization of consumer electronics makes complete sense,” said Paul Buss, CEO of Skinit. “We are excited about the ability for Photobucket users to seamlessly transfer their images direct to Skinit.com, taking full advantage of all their magnificent online photos.”

The two companies have created a photo integration feature, utilizing Skinit’s customization platform and Photobucket’s premier standalone photo- and video-sharing site. Within the site, Photobucket users can select any image from their Photobucket profile and instantly send it to Skinit.com for customization on one of Skinit’s 3,000 compatible devices – everything from phones, laptops and MP3 players to gaming consoles and more.

Users can personalize their photos with text and shapes, add multiple photos for a collage effect and easily swap out different images or adjust the photo for a perfect fit before ordering.

“Here at Photobucket, we pride ourselves on extending the reach of customers’ creative digital abilities when it comes to photographs. We understand how attractive it is to quickly access over 3,000 electronic devices and personalize your device with a favorite family member, friend or scenic photo,” said Darren Kelly, general manager, Photobucket. “Skinit.com takes sharing photos to the extreme; making it easy and fun.”

All device skins created from Photobucket images are made of high-quality durable 3M vinyl for easy application and no-hassle, residue-free removal. The skins are a perfect fit for any device and also provide protection from scratches and everyday wear.

Interested parties can check out an example of the process on the Skinit Photobucket Landing Page. Photobucket users can access the site through their Photobucket Album Page by clicking on the phone image in the bottom left of the page in the product box.

Electronic device skins personalized with Photobucket images start at $19.95.


Skinit, Inc. is the industry leader in On-Demand Personalization Technology including the manufacture and distribution of customized products for electronic devices. Skinit’s online ordering and customization tools allow consumers to create branded, designed, and personalized electronic device covers, or skins, using high quality 3M products. Skinit also offers B2B On-Demand Personalization Platforms as complete turn-key or stand-alone hosted software and service solutions which drive manufacturing technologies such as laser etching, paint on-demand, digital print, film conversion, and others. Located in San Diego, CA USA, Skinit currently powers more than 19 personalization programs for Fortune 1000 companies in the medical, wireless, retail, consumer electronic, home appliance and commercial graphic industries. For more information, please visit www.skinit.com.

About Photobucket

Photobucket is the premier standalone photo and video sharing site, with over 45 million total uniques worldwide*, 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, over 11 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. *comScore Media Metrix, May, 2009

SOURCE Skinit, Inc.

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