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Sacko.com is World's Most Advanced Online Photo Community
Friends and Families build interactive and searchable communities
sharing, storing and printing digital photographs
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
‘n click” searches and new “bubble captions”,
Sacko.com offers the most engaging way for friends and families
to maintain photo albums online.
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.
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.”
ability for photo enthusiasts to
and identify people in any of their pictures is at the core
of Sacko.com’s rich suite of offerings. Utilizing its proprietary
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.