Kodak to Offer Mail-In Digitization Service for Photos, Slides, and Movies

By Paul Riegler on 11 October 2018
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The original Kodak camera, 1888.

The original Kodak camera, 1888.

Attention amateur photographers: Kodak wants you to send the prints and slides it developed for you decades ago back so it can digitize them.

The company that invented snapshot photography in the late 19th century announced the Kodak Digitizing Box, a service that will digitize these photos as well as other media.

The concept is as simple as Kodak founder George Eastman’s slogan when he introduced the first Kodak camera: “You push the button, we do the rest.” Digitizing Box customers merely order the box they need based on how many tapes or photographs need to be processed and place the items into the box for shipment to Kodak. Within four to six weeks, the original items are returned alongside digital copies on either a thumb drive or DVD unless the customer specifies digital download. No postage is required.

Supported media includes photographs, negatives, slides, VHS tapes, reel-to-reel audio tapes, and Super 8 film.

Although Kodak no longer makes cameras, it commanded 90% of film sales and 85% of camera sales in the United States as recently as 1976.

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