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PictureCD... Inexpensive Digital Pics

Boot Camp feature for Friday, June 25, 1999

A cheap, easy way to play with digital pictures. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. Digital cameras are great, but decent ones still cost hundreds of dollars more than a lot of people want to spend. A great alternative is Picture CD, a collaboration between Kodak and Intel. Kodak's Mike Foss says just bring your film in for processing and...

"They'll be a box on the photo finishing envelope for Picture CD. If you check that box in about two days you get back not only your prints and negatives, but you also get back a CD and on the CD is not only very high resolution digital images of your pictures but also it's incorporated with a very nice, simple, easy to use user interface and lots of different types of software."

Everything you need to turn your Pentium PC into a digital darkroom. The eight to ten dollar price is a bargain.And it really is fun...

"We've been very, very happily suprised with the satisfaction levels consumers have given it. They love it. They play a lot with the enhancement functions. They like the sharing concept as opposed to having to get a second print made and mailing it off to someone. They can instantaneously share the image within a few seconds to as many as people as they want all over the U. S. if not the world.

Fairly inexpensive color printers make the idea even more worthwhile.