Monday, May 7, 2012

Shutterfly Buys Kodak Gallery

Who among us doesn't love sharing our family photos? It's a great way to stay in touch with relatives and friends near and far. If any of you have ever uploaded your photos to Kodak Gallery, you may not be aware that this long-time photo hosting site has been sold. But, never fear, Shutterfly is the purchaser and users are assured that the site will be better and more secure than ever. The following is an email sent to Kodak Gallery users explaining the changes:

Dear valued Kodak Gallery member:

I have some very important news regarding your Kodak Gallery account and images. You may have heard that we recently entered into a process to sell Kodak Gallery as part of Kodak’s broader restructuring efforts. I am writing today to let you know that we have closed on a buyer: a public company called Shutterfly.

Although I am sad to announce that our Kodak-branded service will be closing on July 2 as a result of this sale, I am very pleased to announce that we have found a strong partner in Shutterfly. They offer a market leading user experience that mirrors ours in many ways, and many of the services and products that you enjoy today on Kodak Gallery can also be found at Their services include free, unlimited storage and 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. Working together, we will securely transfer your account photos to them free of charge. We are absolutely committed to making this transition as smooth and easy as possible.

For well over a decade, Kodak Gallery has operated with a mission to make it easier for people around the world to celebrate their Kodak moments through photo-sharing, photo-product creation, and more recently, innovative new mobile photo experiences. Now, it is our top priority to ensure that your images and confidential information are kept private and secure as they move from our site to Shutterfly. And of course, although Kodak Gallery is transitioning, the Kodak brand you love and trust remains. Please visit for more information about our other great products and services that are still available to help you with your personal imaging needs.

To view more detailed information about the transition, please visit There you will find more information such as:
  • More information about Shutterfly
  • Detailed next steps, including how to "opt-out" if you do not want your account and images to migrate over to Shutterfly (you will have until May 28 to opt-out)
  • FAQs about your photos and projects. Your Kodak Gallery projects (photo books, calendars, etc.) will not be migrated so please complete any projects and place any orders before July 2, 2012
  • Links to customer service help and support

We will constantly be updating this page so please check back here if you have any questions.

Finally, on behalf of all of the employees at Kodak Gallery, I would like to express our most sincere thanks for having been given the opportunity to be a part of your Kodak Moments and to serve you all these years. Although businesses shift and change--memories last forever. Thanks again.

Best regards,

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