New core user experience delivers a more complete way to take back control of entire photo and video lifecycle, and previews a new storytelling feature
Denver, CO. – August 16, 2012 – Photobucket Corporation today unveiled an all-new user experience, addressing the major pain points behind backing up, organizing and accessing all your photos and videos. The company also released a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-released “Photobucket Stories” feature, which will transform the act of photosharing into the art of storytelling. Never before has there been a more complete, collaborative and contextual means for telling and sharing a story.
According to a recent survey Photobucket conducted with InfoTrends, two-thirds of respondents revealed that they were not highly organized when it came to their digital photos, and 83 percent expected to seek a solution to their disorganization. In addition, consumers surveyed cited secure backup in a single place, organization across multiple devices and sites, and improved creative tools as their top three sources of frustration. The all-new Photobucket addresses each of these pain points, while simplifying the process of managing all your digital photos and videos in its entirety.
“The frequency with which we capture and share photos and videos continues to multiply exponentially, and so does the fragmentation of these images and videos,” said Tom Munro, CEO of Photobucket. “Our all-new Photobucket experience is designed to alleviate any anxiety related to this, making it easy to bring all your photos and videos together so you can do whatever you want with them, whenever and wherever is convenient.”
Photobucket’s new site streamlines the process of managing and sharing all of your photos and videos – keeping them conveniently located in one place, for the entire photo lifecycle. You no longer need to spend time worrying about organizing the mounting number of photos and videos across your devices.
The all-new Photobucket introduces a sleek look and engaging feel, plus features that allow you to:
- Automatically upload photos and videos from PCs, mobile phones and social sites
- Control what is shared, when and where
- Utilize diverse creative tools, including fast and easy-to-use editing
- Preserve all original images, maintaining the complete picture
- Ensure safe, secure storage of all photos and videos, forever
“Consumers have so many options for capturing the important milestones in their lives that we’re seeing a need for them to be able to manage the sheer amount of photos and videos that accumulate,” said Alan Bullock, associate director, Connected Imaging Trends, at InfoTrends. “There’s a clear desire for a singular place in which people can not only reclaim control of the ever-growing number of files, but also better handle the flow of their lifecycle, from storage and organization to editing and sharing.”
And just as Photobucket is helping consumers master managing their images, the company will also be debuting “Photobucket Stories” in September as a simple way to create meaningful, complete narratives. With Photobucket Stories, you can easily create, curate, and collaborate with friends, combining photos, video and text all on a single canvas that can be easily shared. No longer are you confined to sharing images one at a time or in structured album formats; with Photobucket Stories you can tell your complete story with context and meaning.
“Our all-new user experience, combined with the exclusive “Photobucket Stories” feature, can, quite simply, help us all tell our stories and preserve them over time,” added Munro. “With 100 million users and 3.5 billion images served per day, we are the largest dedicated photo and video sharing site; with that comes a responsibility to our users to not only keep pace with the market, but also to lead it with forward thinking and innovation.”
For more information or to sign up to be invited into the public beta when it goes live, click here.
Photobucket transforms the act of photosharing into the art of storytelling. As the world’s leading consumer service dedicated to preserving and sharing the entire photo and video lifecycle, Photobucket hosts more than 10 billion images from 100 million registered members, who upload more than four million images and videos per day from the Web and connected digital devices. Photobucket’s headquarters are in Denver with regional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.
For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket press blog at http://blog.photobucket.com/photobucket_press.
To create a free Photobucket account, users can visit http://photobucket.com, or find the Photobucket Mobile Application and Snapbucket app available in the app store on all major smartphone platforms. Photobucket supports Mobile Web, iPhone, Android based devices, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7.