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Sacko.com is World's Most Advanced Online Photo Community

Friends and Families build interactive and searchable communities for
sharing, storing and printing digital photographs

NEW YORK, N.Y. – June 9, 2003 – Sacko.com, the world’s most advanced online digital photo community, today announced the commercial launch of its consumer Website including new changes and features that make it the most searchable, shareable and interactive digital photo community. With exclusive features unavailable at any other photo site such as “point ‘n click” searches and new “bubble captions”, Sacko.com offers the most engaging way for friends and families to maintain photo albums online.

Sacko.com distinguishes itself from a pack of online photo album providers by its focus on building true online photo communities. Sacko.com empowers individual users, families and other groups with the tools to build their own interactive and searchable online photo communities for sharing, storing and printing digital photographs.

“After I left Atlanta, it was hard to keep up with my group of friends, but Sacko has been able to change all that,” said Jordan Karp, user of Sacko.com. “We’ve been able to get to know each other’s new friends and romances through Sacko’s intuitive search and share features.”

The ability for photo enthusiasts to highlight and identify people in any of their pictures is at the core of Sacko.com’s rich suite of offerings. Utilizing its proprietary “point ‘n click” search feature, viewers need only click on a highlighted person to search for additional pictures of the individual. Friends and family members on one’s contact list can be sent copies of photographs automatically, or on a case-by-case basis. Furthermore, users can block their identification where privacy is a concern.

In addition to unique interactive searching and sharing functionality, Sacko.com offers free unlimited storage, the ability to purchase prints and enhance images, and guarantees the user’s right to privacy, empowering them with the ability to restrict access to whomever they wish, whenever they want.

Among the new features implemented since the launch of its beta site, are “bubble captions”, guestbooks, and album filters. “Bubble captions” are cartoon-like quotations that enable users to add creative text over their photographs without affecting the image itself. With distinct graphics for thoughts, quotes, and pointers, bubble quotes offer users brand new ways to have fun with their pictures and add humor or helpful information to their photos. The Website also sports a new guest book that friends and family can use to comment on the photographs. In addition, Sacko.com now offers a powerful search filter for each album. This filter enables users to sort all the photos in an album based on the people within each photo, helping users find to the pictures they want faster.

“I felt like other online photo sites offered little more than a digitized version of the traditional photo album; none were particularly innovative” said Sacko.com founder Mark Frigon. “As people continue to move to the digital platform, they are going to want a more efficient way to sort through and find their photos, than merely organize by albums.”

Sacko.com is built with the powerful Macromedia Flash technology, allowing for a faster and more powerful user experience. Users can view photos from an entire album, zoom in and out of individual photo, filter and re-sort entire albums, all without a single “page refresh”, providing a much quicker and more powerful viewing experience. Sacko.com provides a HTML version of the site to ensure accessibility from browsers of all types.

About Sacko.com
Sacko.com empowers individual users, families and other groups with the tools to build their own interactive and searchable online photo community for sharing, storing and printing digital photographs. Sacko.com’s powerful search engine introduces a unique community element to online photo management, enabling individuals to share photos with their complete list of family, friends and colleagues, or restrict access to specific groups or individuals within that online community. Sacko.com offers users free storage; the ability to purchase prints and guarantees the user’s right to privacy, empowering them with the ability to restrict access to whomever they wish, whenever they want. Thousands of people worldwide are already using Sacko.com to build an online digital photo community. In the spring of 2003 the Website was officially launched with a new look and enhanced functionality. Sacko.com has already gained a loyal following worldwide and has been the subject of positive articles in several publications including CNET, Computer Shopper, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Chicago Tribune.


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"I think this site is near to perfect... This is the most wonderful online photo album i've ever seen." -J.F.

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