Providing quality prints for a few cents or pence does not combine with unlimited online storage of multi megabyte image files. FotoInsight only offers uncompressed, printing quality online archiving. We have always stated that this can only be maintained with a clear time limit.
According to FotoInsight, providing unlimited online photo sharing at print
quality still carries a prohibitive cost. www.fotosight.co.uk provides an online archive option with print orders only, limited to one month, after which users may pay for an extension. Klaas Brumann comments:
Not everything on the internet can be free. There are plenty of sites specializing in online photo sharing, which is a feasible service as long as there is a tap on the size. Ofoto’s (Kodak) business idea to use print quality photo files for unlimited hosting is wrong.
According to FotoInsight, providing photo sharing with free basic photo sharing features is feasible to finance through the sale of add-on premium services or advertising, as long as the image files remain small. Such online photo sharing sites follow or very different business model from photo printing services like FotoInsight, which specialise in real photographic paper prints and photo gifts requiring print resolution jpegs.
FotoInsight has never understood how Ofoto could accept unlimited storage and online access of multi megabyte jpegs for unlimited time. With Kodak acquiring Ofoto they will have to deal with the accusation by their former director of engineering Maya Raber, to have planned to “irreversibly damage photos”.
FotoInsight’s Managing Director Klaas Brumann comments from
FotoInsight is proud to facilitate the sharing of photographic memories with printed photobooks or online, across geographic boundaries. Our services endeavour to provide long term quality solutions.