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Acer Partners With Club Photo To Provide Photo Sharing And Finishing Capabilities

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05-01-2000

Online Photo Sharing Is Quick and Easy at https://acer.clubphoto.com.


SAN JOSE, CA- Acer Peripherals America (APA), one of the world's leading computer peripheral manufacturers, and Club Photo Inc., the industry's leader in making photo sharing and finishing a simple and meaningful experience, today announced a partnership to provide an online photo sharing community for Acer customers at https://acer.clubphoto.com.

"This partnership provides us with a great opportunity to ensure that our customers will have more options when it comes to sharing their photos and ideas online," said Richard Park, director of the Imaging Division at Acer Peripherals America. "We are pleased to be on the front line with Club Photo in supporting this emerging photographic model."

"Acer is a recognized leader in providing powerful consumer digital imaging solutions," said Andrew Wei, president and CEO of Club Photo Inc. "The Club Photo and Acer alliance now provides a complete and simplified imaging experience, from point of capture, to sharing photo albums on the Internet, to ordering photo prints and gifts."

Acer Peripherals America has a full line of high-quality imaging products that provide powerful image processing and fulfill every imaging need. New offerings from APA include the Acer Scanner 640 series, perfect for either the home or office. The Acer Scanner 640 series scanners have software-enhanced 48-bit capability and feature high-quality 600 x 1200 dpi optical resolution. These scanners have a USB interface for easy plug-and-play setup and are PC- and Mac-compatible. With any Acer scanner, even novice users can easily capture, edit, organize and store digital images, then share them on the Web at https://acer.clubphoto.com.

At https://acer.clubphoto.com, customers can become part of a photo sharing community free of charge. The Web site also offers easy-to-use and convenient Web-based tools to allow anyone using a browser to create, share and manage unlimited photo album web pages and to manage their own photo Web site without having any HTML or Web publishing experience. Members and guests also have access to a number of photo finishing products to complete the experience and enhance their favorite images. The site offers photo cookies, glossy high-resolution prints, shirts, mugs, and other unique photo-related items. By providing a Web site for users to store and share their image albums, Acer Peripherals America and Club Photo have eliminated the traditional cost, geographical boundaries and time barriers associated with conventional photo sharing.

About Acer Peripherals America
Acer Peripherals Inc. is one of the world's leading computer peripheral manufacturers and suppliers with revenues of over $1.2 billion in 1998. With headquarters in San Jose, California, Acer Peripherals America is a subsidiary of the Acer Group, the third largest PC manufacturer in the world with over 20 years of experience in the computer industry. APA products are sold throughout North America including monitors, scanners, optical storage devices, and keyboards. Numerous Acer Peripherals America products have been ranked among the top five in the world.

About Club Photo
Club Photo Inc. provides a simple and meaningful photo sharing and finishing experience. The company delivers award-winning digital photo organizing, sharing and personalized finishing solutions for everyday and professional photographers. The company's innovative model for online sharing and finishing communities is redefining the traditional business of photography and simplifying the entire process for sharing life's precious moments.

Club Photo provides free tools for a variety of image management and album creation applications including photo sharing software for the desktop and Palm® Connected Organizers, and Internet sharing plug-ins for Adobe PhotoShop® and Adobe PhotoDeluxe®. The company's ground-breaking Prints & Gifts Center further extends the sharing and finishing model by providing the ability to order prints and keepsakes by submitting one or several pictures through the Internet.

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