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New Retail Photo Experience Center Opens at and its parent company, 30 Minute Photos Etc. have opened a Retail Photo Experience Center in Orange County, Calif. to showcase all the latest digital imaging and photo printing and photo gifting products.

This new, retail environment is enticing and very hand-on. It serves as a showcase and center of innovation for how and 30 Minute Photos Etc. creates new consumer expectations and helps distract from the economic troubles, by providing a fun and new way to involve the whole family with new, do-it-yourself hobby photo projects.
The Retail Photo Experience Center is powered by KODAK technology with an updated look at the photo business. It is fully do-it-yourself (DIY), interactive and a fun, new way to think about taking and sharing pictures. A large staff is also on hand to provide training and advice.
The Retail Photo Experience Center features in-store KODAK kiosk do-it-yourself service and is linked to a new KODAK APEX printer system. It is more powerful and economical; customer prices are much lower -the entire photo experience is better, more streamlined, neater and fun. The new Retail Photo Experience Center is designed to create word-of-mouth marketing buzz and enhance customer loyalty by engaging the customer.
It is all about making digital photography fun and easy to understand. Technology today makes that happen. Visitors instantly see more than 20 new products on the KODAK photo kiosks and a very inviting and relaxed place to work on their pictures. While they wait, more than 1,000 photos are scanned in about fifteen-minutes, then the magic begins. Guests at 30 Minute Photos Etc. and can then restore and enhance each picture, zoom, crop and change every pictures on the KODAK kiosks.

Photography has been redefined by integrating a new way to make photographic pictures and 100s of other custom photo products. It leverages proven KODAK technology to maximize the customer experience and is efficient and eco-friendly.
The new printing solutions are showcased at 30 Minute Photos Etc. and at their retail photo center in Irvine (Southern California).
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“The new Retail Experience Photo Center showcases an ongoing commitment by 30 Minute Photos Etc. and to deliver the best KODAK technology and new high-speed innovations to create an enjoyable and fun experience for consumers to do more with their pictures,” said company president and CEO, Mitch Goldstone.
All products are instant and presented to the customer, all completed and ready for sharing within minutes. including instant KODAK Perfect Touch photo products, photo books, KODAK Picture Movie DVDs, prints from your camera phone, giant collage posters from your favorite snapshots and more.
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As an environmentally friendly photo center, 30 Minute Photos Etc. and invites you to visit today. The new retail environment is energy efficient from the ground up – from modern air conditioning to energy efficient lighting and an array of eco-friendly solutions that helps protect the environment. There is no more chemistry or silver recovery processing units.
Bring lots of memory cards, shoeboxes of photo snapshots, a camera phone with saved pictures and your imagination. Then, get ready to have fun and revisit your favorite photo memories and make new ones.
Make Something KODAK.
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Since 1990, we’ve been making news, mostly about our entrepreneurial innovations to help consumers take and save their photos. Many of the new tech trends you will be reading about at the 2009 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas begins at the micro level, forged from ideas by entrepreneurs and their creative ways to bring new products to market. For us, it was high speed and affordable photo scanning and Kodak Picture Kiosk DIY solutions. Click here for more info on and its parent company, 30 Minute Photos Etc., based in Orange County, Calif.

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[source:; PhotoImaging Information Council]———————————- Earns the Photo Marketing Association International’s Qualified Digital Processing Center (QDPC) Approval.
“As the pioneer of super-fast and affordable photo scanning with customers around the world, earning this QDPC distinction from the world’s most prominent international photo imaging association is significant,” said Mitch Goldstone, president and CEO of and 30 Minute Photos Etc. Goldston’es company has been an active member of PMA since 1990 and regularly addresses the annual Las Vegas conference and satellite photo imaging industry events around the world.
The approval means that has met the criteria for providing customers with quality prints from digital files. They have invested in the necessary equipment and demonstrated to PMA their ability to print digital photos on site and online. Learn more. This recognition assures customers that they can get real Kodak prints from their digital media online at at he Irvine, Calif. retail headquarters.
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Perfect Touch Prints

Get better, brighter pictures automatically when you use the KODAK Picture Kiosk. This exclusive Kodak technology examines every picture as you preview your prints. We automatically enhance your pictures to deliver exceptional Kodak quality—every time you print. Make prints with:

  • Fewer dark shadows
  • More vibrant colors – enhances bright, bold colors while keeping skin tones true to life
  • Richer detail
  • Red-eye detection – can automatically correct about 80% of red eye problems


Over 92% of consumers recommend prints from our Kodak kiosks to their friends and family.*

Everyone loves to share their pictures. But not everyone is as careful with your prints as you are. You want to protect them for years to come. Don’t worry! Prints from the KODAK Picture Kiosk are coated with KODAK XTRALIFE™ lamination to be especially durable. Real KODAK pictures with XTRALIFE™ lamination are waterproof. We just wiped the water off—no damage to the quality of the picture. Prints from the KODAK Picture Kiosk are also wipeable. So fingerprints, smudges, liquids, and even mustard will wipe right off.

Photos from your Phone

Get real KODAK Pictures right from your phone. Real fast. Got a great shot on your phone that you want to turn into a great print? It’s quick and easy. Walk right up to the kiosk. Beam your favorite pictures right to the screen using Bluetooth technology, and the kiosk does the rest. In just seconds you can turn those temporary, candid snapshots into real KODAK Pictures. Everyone will want one.

Due to the changing size of images that phones and other mobile devices can capture and transmit, making prints can be a challenge. KODAK Kiosks will notify you if the resolution of your phone image is not sufficient for the print size you select—and recommend options for KODAK Quality Prints.

Enhance Your Photos

Zoom & Crop

Zoom in on the important details in your picture. Crop out unwanted backgrounds. Or, use these simple tools in creative ways to highlight something special in your picture. Just touch the screen to get the result you want.

Remove Red-Eye

It’s the most common problem with photos that people want to fix. We’ve made it so easy to remove red eye. Just touch the screen to highlight the eyes in your photo. Touch “Remove Red Eye” feature on the screen. It’s gone!

Adjust Brightness, Contrast & Color

Change color photos to black & white or sepia in seconds.

  • Start with a color photo and create a black and white print for a classic, creative look.
  • Create an aged, warm look from a color photo with our Sepia feature.


Make your picture as vibrant as you remember it. Just touch the screen to adjust levels of contrast, brightness, and color. You can also get creative and change the amount a color in your photos for a very custom look.

Add Creative Borders for a Custom Creation

Choose from a wide variety of themes and styles to create:

  • Custom photo pages
  • Birth announcements
  • Cards and invitations
  • Calendars
  • Photo gifts


Personalize Your Pictures With Text

Add a special message to your photo in just minutes. Create a unique look. You choose the style and color of the message. Add special greetings, fun captions, and important dates. Preview your creation onscreen before you print and pay.

Kodak Picture Movie DVD

“Don’t just look at pictures…. Relive your memories” with KODAK Picture Movie DVDs. Click here for an informative video and sample.

Order your own multi-media KODAK Picture Movie DVDs from your favorite 60 pictures, includes your choice of music from popular artists and all orders are completed almost instantly.

The KODAK Picture Movie DVD even includes special pan and zoom effects for a true movie experience. That’s all there is to it! Watch your favorite photos on TV. Ordering is super-easy and super-fast.

Why only 60 pictures? Even though the average order is about 2,500 images scanned, we have found that to retain viewer interest and preserve the special impact that the most important photos represent, 60 pictures is the perfect quantity, without having your guests’ eyes begin to close.

SONG LIST:Energetic

  • On The Road Again – Willie Nelson
  • Pump Up the Jam – Technotronic
  • Shout – The Isley Brothers
  • That’s The Way I Like It – KC and The Sunshine Band


  • Dancing In the Street – Martha Reeves and the Vadellous
  • Everlasting Love – Carl Carlton
  • I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters
  • What I Like About You – The Romantics


  • St. Elmo’s Fire – John Parr
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terell
  • Shining Star – Earth, Wind and Fire
  • Walking on Sunshine – Katherine and the Waves


  • Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson
  • Calling All Angles – Train
  • Dust in the Wind – Kansas
  • Three Times a Lady – The Commodores


  • Baby Love – Diana Ross and the Supremes
  • I’ll Be – Edwin McCain
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie and the Blow Fish


  1. Pick which service you would like:
    • Choose the prepaid boxes to add this new feature
    • Choose the Pay-per-1,000 option where you mail in your pictures in your own box to add this new feature on the order from.
    • Choose the service without any other services. Fill out this form and include it with the 60 pictures of your choice for us to scan and create your Kodak Picture Movie DVD.
    • Choose the service from your existing digital files. Mail up to 60 JPEG images (minimum 20) on a CD in the order you want it to appear on the KODAK Picture Movie DVD. Be sure to fill out this form to include with your order.
  2. Choose up to 60 pictures and place in sequence order, beginning with the first image you want to view on the KODAK Picture Movie DVD. Please make sure these 60 pictures are separated from the rest, are clearly marked to be used for the KODAK DVD and add to your box. If more than 60 are included, only the first 60 images will be used.
  3. Choose up to ten words (titles, descriptions, special introduction) that will be electronically embedded into the opening credit for your KODAK Picture Movie DVD.
  4. Choose ONE song from the list below and we will have that added as part of the multi-media DVD presentation.
  5. Any questions, use the 24/7 Live Support help desk.

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