SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2004
LookWow, Inc., provider of the first web-based photo enhancement service for consumers, today announced availability of the first solution that gives users the power of high-end graphics software on the web. Easy to use and free, LookWow can be used for online dating, sharing photos with friends and family, corporate photos and more. With LookWow, anyone can instantly revitalize digital photos, and bring out their best qualities, while creating a better image.
LookWow is available to enterprises for licensing and is expected to be available for integration with PDAs, cell phones and other devices. Unlike online photo management services that are focused on photo storage, sharing and prints - with only a few basic editing features - LookWow provides an easy-to-use, comprehensive photo enhancement service.
ÂOur patent-pending technology is a breakthrough for consumers, allowing them to easily touch-up, refine and improve their digital photos, without specialized training or expensive software,Â said David Finkelstein, Co-Founder and Co-President of LookWow, Inc. ÂIn addition, LookWow provides a unique, value-added service that can easily be employed by portals, online dating sites and other photo-centric products and services.Â
According to analyst firm InfoTrends, U.S. digital camera household penetration will surpass 40% by the end of 2004, while unit sales of camera phones will surpass 21 million. Until now, when users needed to improve a digital photo, they had to deal with the hassle and high cost associated with offline custom services, or struggle to use complex software packages designed for tech-savvy individuals or professionals with graphics training. Alternatively they could use unsuitable solutions that provide only a few basic functions.
ÂOccasions for displaying digital images online are numerous, and consumers want their photos to look as good as possible,Â said Jill Aldort, Consultant, InfoTrends. ÂLookWow fills a gap among current photo enhancement tools by providing a fast, simple and easily accessible service for improving the appearance of digital photos on the Web.Â
In the growing $400 million online dating industry, the photo is a key part of the process. Several surveys show that the photo is the most important attribute in attracting a prospective mate. In addition, many online daters post several photos and update them frequently. ÂProfile photos are the first critical step in online dating,Â said Internet Dating Coach, Melanie Dodson of Gratitude Productions. ÂLookWow makes it easy for daters to improve their photos, creating a better first impression while increasing their chances of attracting someone special.Â
The LookWow Solution
The LookWow service is a feature-rich offering that includes basic editing functions, such as Crop Photo, Resize, Remove Red-Eye and Sharpen Photo. It employs a number of one-click enhancements, such as One-Step Enhance, Even Skin Tone, Elegant Look, and Suntan Effect, along with a series of special effects including Candlelight, Black & White and Bronze Effect. LookWow has a myriad of additional features that include Brighten Smile, Enhance Lips, Enhance Color, Add Border and Caption to your photo.
Users simply upload their photo to the LookWow web site, and they can instantly touch-up and revitalize their online photos, while creating a better image Â with just a single-click. The service will shortly offer users the capability to share their photos through an easy-to-use online form. No registration, installation or membership is required to use LookWow. Being a web-based service, features are never out-of-date. Users simply go to the LookWow web site and they will always have the latest updates.
LookWow works with any browser and is operating system independent. LookWow is a JavaÂ and PHP-based web application created using patent-pending image filtering and processing technology.
About LookWow, Inc.
LookWowÂ Inc., a San Francisco-based startup, provides the first web-based photo enhancement service designed for consumers. The company was co-founded by technology visionary, David Kramer. LookWow gives users the power of high-end graphics software for free. The service can be used for online dating, sharing photos with friends and family, corporate photos and more. Using LookWow, anyone can instantly revitalize digital photos and bring out their best qualities, while creating a better image. LookWow is available to enterprises for licensing. For pricing and additional information, contact LookWow at http://www.lookwow.com, +1-415-835-1250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LookWow is a registered trademark of LookWow, Inc. All other products and services mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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