KOMOTION INTRODUCES SHOZAM WEB GALLERY GENERATOR; PUTS CONTROL AND OWNERSHIP BACK IN THE HANDS OF PHOTOGRAPHERS
For the First Time, Photographers can Easily Create and Control their own Professionally Designed Web Galleries to Showcase and Sell their Images Online
TAMPA, FL, January 7, 2008 – Komotion, Inc., today introduced Shozam™ Web Gallery Generator, Business Edition, which automatically creates full-featured online galleries to showcase digital media. Unveiled to professional photographers at Imaging USA, the world's largest photography conference, the Shozam Business Edition was designed to meet the growing needs of professional photographers, photo enthusiasts and artists. Shozam is the only product on the market today that provides advanced features and flexibility in an easy-to-use package, allowing users to truly own, control and monetize their content.
A software tool, not a Web service, Shozam galleries offer photographers an alternative to expensive Web designers and online services. No other program gives non-technical users so much power to generate their own amazing Web sites in minutes. Shozam galleries – complete with slideshow and background music – are generated offline, moved easily to any Web host, and displayed stand-alone or integrated into existing sites. Galleries can be burned to CD and shared with clients on the spot.
“Shozam is the best product for professional photographers to quickly and easily promote, protect and sell images online,” said Brooks Clayton, President of Mid South Color, Jackson, TN. “I've created Shozam galleries with hundreds of images in under 10 minutes, start to finish. And the results are top notch. We recommend Shozam to our customers, and include it as part of our complete photographic and digital service offering.”
Shozam removes dependency on online photo sites, eliminating commissions and reducing third-party fees. For those who want control, not “community,” Shozam frees users from having their images locked into any one online provider. Users can protect their images, control image compression, customize the look and feel of the gallery, and choose where it is hosted. By simply filling in a few fields, users monetize their own images, videos and gallerieswith integrated PayPal and Google AdSense™ for online advertising.
“We know the frustration with Web 2.0 services controlling and monetizing user content,” said Razvan Neagu, CEO and Founder of Komotion. “We created Shozam so anyone can own and make money from their content, and showcase it online with a professional and custom look. It is the only offering that integrates ‘best of class' features from existing online services, professional Web design and software titles into one, easy to use, portable online gallery creator.”
Users can get their own high-end results at a fraction of the cost of using a Web designer. Galleries with thousands of images can be designed and generated in minutes, not months. Gallery themes feature a Flash animated intro, seven page layouts, standard static HTML code and can be further personalized with the built-in Theme Editor.
Additional advanced features to showcase and sell images
- Image, video and audio support
- Image protection (watermark, right-click disable)
- Geo-tagging (display location markers on Google Maps™)
- EXIF data display
- HTML custom code (extend galleries with banners, widgets, etc.)
- Search Engine Optimization (automatically adds metatags)
- Info page (Contact us, Biography, etc.)
- Customizable page links (custom navigation bars)
The Shozam Business Edition retails for $199.95. Shozam is also available for personal use, without ecommerce features, starting at $24.95. A free trial version is also available. Shozam runs on Microsoft Windows®. For more, go to: www.shozam.com.
Established in 1997, Komotion provides products and services that help businesses and consumers showcase their digital media online. The Company is located in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit: www.komotion.com.
“Shozam” is a trademark of Komotion, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are owned by their respective companies.