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How to Reinvent the Photo Industry

 Thanks to New York Times reporter, Sarah Lyall (@SarahLyall) for her August 1st front page profile on Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary. The smart lessons make for a Harvard case study on how every industry must refocus how they operate and manage growth. This month, Delta Air Lines is profiling in Delta Sky, it’s in-flight magazine, so there is a connection between us and the airlines. Neraly 15-million worldwide passengers will read this “Editors’ Pick profile.

Just like the transportation business, the photo industry is ripe with failures. Rather than fuel being the transending inconvenience, for us it is technology and the transition from film to digital that has burdened our business. It is possible, and we proved it, about how to instantly reinvent the photo imaging industry; it took us 19-years, but the results are now transparent.

Mr. O’Leary’s message is a salutable model for every business. To reinvigorate and reengage customers requires a new approach. Pricing, technology and instant service is paramount and augments an uncompromising commitment to professional quality. Just as travelers want to safely arrive at their destination and not pay a premium price, has equally pioneered a new way of thinking about pictures.

There are 3.5 trillion analog photos tucked away in shoe boxes. These fading memories must be shared, preserved and repurposed for today’s all-digital computer world.

For Mr. O’Leary, it went as far as charging for in-flight lavatory use. When asked what happens if “the plane were stricken by some nasty, effluent illness, like food poisoning? A snorting noise wafted over from the chair where Mr. O’Leary was sitting. “We don’t serve enough food for everybody to get food poisoning,” he said.”

At, we recognized that millions of domestic and international picture-takers also want no-frills service, but, Ritz Carlton-like service. The KODAK slogan is “you press the button, we do the rest” and that too has been our principle motto. We provide the basics, plus a menu of hundreds of other ways to share and save photo memories. Once the images are digitized, we provide the magic that enables consumers to jettison how they historically thought about pictures; especially those memories from decades and generations of favored photographs.

There is a flourishing opportunity to recast how the photo imaging industry thinks about pictures. At the forefront is, which is constantly using our entrepreneurial might to develop new ways to share and preserve those memories. For a menu of photo products, see

Like Ryanair, since 1990, our business has always had shock value, but in a remarkable way; orders are completed and returned faster than it takes to find your seat on an airplane. It is the magic behind what we do and how we dazzle our customers that has caused such raving reviews, from The New York Times Personal Tech columnist, David Pogue, to the scores of other news profiles. A key value proposition is also our free 24/7 live support help desk to instantly solve most photo imaging questions [give it a try].

The backstage secret: Always trust KODAK technology, it has been a boon to our business. We are even recognized by Web100 as the sixteenth best photography Web site. It is back to the future as tens of millions of analog photo snapshots are instantly being digitized to share and preserve generations of family memories.

There is an urgency to digitize photos, slides and negatives before they fade away. We are the pioneers of super-fast and affordable scanning (less than $50 to scan 1,000 photographic pictures in minutes) by commercializing all types of KODAK technology.

Organizing and sharing photographs has never been simpler or more necessary as thousands of new iPhone, Internet and retail photo lab applications are driving demand to revisit pictures. Photo scanning is reinventing and growing the entire photo imaging category and we are honored to play a key role. Because of our international stature, the company regularly travels the world in our quest to educate and invent new growth opportunities. During the next few months, we will traveling to Italy, Greece, Egypt, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. The company has been a longtime and active member of the Photo Marketing Association for nearly twenty-years.

By solving the biggest problem in photography, bulk photo scanning is fast, effortless and affordable. Send your photos, or order online the prepaid, fill-the-box service that holds about 2,000 photos from which includes same day service and completely free shipping for just $124.95 (buy two boxes and the third is free).

Scanning is also revitalizing the entire photo imaging category. Once pictures are digitized, consumers are ordering reprints, giant collage enlargements, custom photo greeting cards, photo albums and dozens of other products online at and at its retail photo center, which exclusively promotes KODAK photo kiosks, printed on the new KODAK APEX eco-friendly dry lab system. There are also thousands of independent KODAK photo kiosks located throughout the country and abroad.

Los Angeles Magazine’s “Best of LA” August issue featured as “the country’s leading source of quick scans” (p. 113). Nearly 15-million airline passengers will also be reading about in the August issue of Delta Sky Magazine, which selected for it’s “Lifestyles Editors’ Pick” profile (p 39). Learn more from our hundreds of blog postings at Tales from the World of Photo Scanning and on Twitter. International is a division of 30 Minute Photos Etc., founded in 1990 by Mitch Goldstone and Carl Berman.

Pictures are everything, we make yours last a lifetime and more. Thank you for trusting us to help preserve and share your memories.

Mitch Goldstone
President & CEO


Delta Sky Magazine’s “Editors’ Pick” Profiles

The business and lifestyle publication, Delta Sky Magazine is read by millions of airline passengers around the world. In August, Sky is profiling as it’s Editors’ Pick,” See link.

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Best of LA: Selected for “Our Favorite Things!”



Thanks to the editors at Los Angeles Magazine (August edition) for profiling as one of your favorite things.





























Overview of The Best of LA: Reporting for Best of L.A. involves lurking and surreptitious note taking. It requires undercover visits to spas and bars, blind tasting carrot cakes from 15 bakeries, and investigating fishing holes. For the past few months we (34 reporters in all) roamed the city—sampling, questioning, comparing, debating. The results are in: We have determined the best cheese plate, children’s theater, ethnic vegan restaurant, and beach for novice surfers. We discovered that best doesn’t always mean most expensive. Accolades this year go to a cheap brow job, a Laundromat, a tuna melt, and jewelry under $300. So kick back and enjoy the fruits of our fun labors.

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A KODAK Moment on “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien”

[Photo: Jeff Hayzlett sitting in Conan’s seat on the set of the NBC’s “The Tonight Show”]

[Photo: The KODAK family and guests posing for our “15-minutes.” Carl Berman
is 4th from left, Mitch Goldstone 6th from left]

[Photo: Mitch Goldstone, president & CEO of on the NBC set]

[Photo: Carl and Mitch at Conan’s desk]
 [Photo: Host and amazingly nice guy, Conan O’Brien with Jeff Hayzlett (“the modern day George Eastman” KODAK’s Chief Marketing Officer afterwards on the roof at the Universal Studios set for the KODAK party].
For anyone questioning the power of the KODAK brand, watch this Conan O’Brien video [about 12 minutes in] and the Kodak plug on “The Tonight Show.” In a humorous sketch parodying product placements in TV shows. In the clip, O’Brien is shown demonstrating and endorsing the Kodak M380 digital camera, all the while denying — with tongue firmly in cheek — that this was a paid announcement. The sketch concludes with a voice over from the “NBC legal department” explaining the product placement deal.

And now for a connection. We were there. Thanks to Jeff Hayzlett and the KODAK family, Carl and I join in the fun and attended the show and after party. We were cheering from our seats watching it live and then reading all the Tweets throughout the evening and at dinner afterwards to @JeffreyHayzlett raving about the segment.


[Photo: Mitch Goldstone and Carl Berman, founders of with Mr. O’Brien at the after-party following the taping of Tuesday, July 21st “The Tonight Show.”]  


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Top 10 Apple iPhone Photo Applications

  1. The CameraZoom app, from KendiTech, is currently topping the list of iPhone photo apps and is selling for just $0.99. CameraZoom allows users to zoom in or out on their iPhone camera with the capacity up to 4X digital zoom. This app allows users to adjust the photo to the best quality after taking the photo.
  2. ColorSplash, from Hendrick Kueck, is remains on the list of top 10 iPhone photo apps and sells for $1.99. ColorSplash gives photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white, while keeping chosen details in color. This effect helps draw the viewer’s attention to the colored portions of the photos.
  3. The Photogene application, by Omer Shoor, allows users to improve digital photos and have fun while doing it, says the description. Photogene offers a comprehensive set of professional editing tools in a simple, appealing interface. Users can crop images, correct color distribution, rotate and mirror images, as well as add special effects. Photogene can be purchased for just $2.99.
  4. With the Picfree app, from Pinger Inc., users can send pictures to any U.S. mobile phone via MMS or even to an email for free. Picfree is for sending picture messages only and retails for $5.99.
  5. 101 PhotoFilters, from MacPhun LLC, includes more than 101 high quality filters and photo effects for the iPhone or iPod Touch. Users can take instant photos or choose pictures from albums and easily apply any filter in just three taps. This app is available for only $0.99.
  6. The NightCamera app, from Sudobility, picks the decisive moment for capturing a particular image. NightCamera detects motion and pulls the trigger when steadiest. When the shutter button is pressed, for 3 seconds the app takes accelerometer readings, and at the exact moment the sensor determines that the camera is steady, the shutter is triggered. NightCamera also provides tips on night photography and can be downloaded for 99 cents.
  7. Nick Campbell developed ShakeItPhoto, available for just $0.99. The purpose of the app is to take a regular photo taken with the iPhone into a Polaroid like snapshot with vibrant colors. Shaking the iPhone causes the picture to develop quicker.
  8. The DSLR Remote Professional Edition app, from onOne Software, allows users to control their DSLR camera through their iPhone, including LiveView. DSLR Remote makes remote shooting with high or low angles and self portraits and taking photos of children easy and fun. Users need to have a Canon DSLR camera and a WiFi connection. This app is available for $9.99.
  9. Sam Williams developed the Faces Wild! app that shows users how silly their faces would look on the body of someone else. With this app, users can choose a scene from different categories and align their face with the hole by pinching and dragging. More scenes are continuously being added and once the app knows where a face it, it automatically aligns it to subsequent scenes. This app retails for just $0.99.
  10. With the CameraBag app, from Nevercenter Ltd. Co., users can enhance photos from the iPhone camera or iPhone/iPod Touch photo library. CameraBag has advanced filters that imitate seven different camera/film styles users can apply to pictures. CameraBag retails for $2.99.
[via PMA Newsline]

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