Photobucket Launches Group Albums

New Group Albums Allow Multiple People to Easily Contribute to, View and Share Photos and Videos All in One Place New Feature Sponsored by Sony; Also Hosts Wedding-Themed Group Album

Press Release

Leading photo and video-sharing site Photobucket
(http://www.photobucket.com) today announced the launch of Group
Albums, giving people an entirely new way to create and share photos
and video collections. Group Albums provide multiple users with an
easy way to store, share and view digital media – including photos and
videos – in one convenient profile on the popular Photobucket site.
Sony is the exclusive launch sponsor of the Group Albums feature.

“Photobucket is already a place where millions of people record
their lives, and there are so many important occasions that we share
with others – from weddings to sporting events, graduations, concerts
– you name it,” said Alex Welch, president, Photobucket. “Somehow with
all the convenience of digital photos, it still proved complicated for
people to share photos and video of a single event in one place, so we
made it our goal to fix that.”

Welch continued: “Group Albums are designed to offer a simple way
for colleagues, friends and families to collaborate on creating photos
and video collections where the entire group can contribute, access
and enjoy them.”

After creating a Group Album on the Photobucket site, Group Album
owners can invite other members and choose whether to password-protect
the albums, as well as having the option to moderate each group if
desired. Owners can also give Group Albums easy-to-remember “vanity”
URLs, such as http://photobucket.com/smithwedding.

Members of Group Albums can transfer photos, images and videos
from their other Photobucket albums, from Web URLs and from their
camera’s Flash memory or computer’s hard drive. As with all
Photobucket content, media in Group Albums can be posted on blogs,
social networking profiles and all kinds of Web sites. Users can also
share Group Albums content by sending links in email or instant
messages.

Other Group Albums features include:

— Ability to share an album’s contents as a self-running
slideshow, or via email or IM

— Quick-and-easy album invitations via imported Gmail, Yahoo,
AOL or MSN/Hotmail email addresses

— RSS feeds of Group Albums contents

— Ability to list Group Album as a “favorite” in the sidebar in
other Photobucket albums

— Option for Group Album owners to be notified by email whenever
someone adds photos or videos to their album

— Ability to store up to 1GB of photo and video content on each
Group Album

In addition to creating Group Albums for events, users can build
them around topics of interest, even when they might not know each
other in person. To illustrate this aspect of Group Albums,
Photobucket has worked with Sony, FOXSports.com and FUEL TV to create
special-interest albums that are open to the public:

— Beautiful Weddings (Sony): http://photobucket.com/weddings

— Baseball Fans (FOXSports.com):
http://photobucket.com/baseballfans

— Skateboarding Fans (FUEL TV):
http://photobucket.com/skateboardfans

Photobucket users can start creating Group Albums today at:
http://photobucket.com/groupalbums/.

About Photobucket

Photobucket is one of the Web’s most popular sites, with more than
40 million unique users worldwide(1) linking billions of personal
photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands
of Web sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook,
Friendster, hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to
linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media
by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, more than
10 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to
Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The
company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for
its users, partners and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in San
Francisco, California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at
http://www.photobucket.com. For the latest feature announcements and
news, please visit the Photobucket blog at
http://blog.photobucket.com.

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