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Microsoft, Fujifilm Speed Digital Photo-Finishing


Microsoft has teamed with Fuji Photo Film USA to connect digital photographers with retailers for convenient printing of digital pictures. Fujifilm's Get the Picture Online service is now accessible through the Windows XP Online Print Wizard, MSN Photos and Microsoft Digital Image Suite. This will allow consumers to order professionally processed digital prints directly from a Windows XP-based PC for pickup in as little as an hour at participating Fujifilm retail photo centers, including those at Sam's Club, Ritz Camera Centers and Wolf Camera.

Once a photo or group of photos is selected on the Windows XP desktop, consumers can click on the Order Prints Online icon and elect to pick up their prints at the photo center of their choice or have them mailed to their homes. Pickup locations are chosen via a ZIP code-based search. As the images are shown on screen, the system will suggest an optimal print size based on resolution. The service also will allow consumers to do basic photo editing at some participating retailers.