Announcing Enhancements to Group Albums

Number One Photo and Video Sharing Site Photobucket Enhances Group Albums

Mobile Uploads and Comprehensive Search Functionality Now Available

Photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com), the leading standalone photo and video-sharing site, today announced the addition of new features to the already popular Group Albums. Group Albums (http://photobucket.com/groupalbums) allow multiple users to upload their photos and videos to one shared photo and video album, with an administrator of the Group providing optional review and approval functions.

With this new release, users can add more detail to describe their group album and are now able to search all public Group Albums. In addition, each Group Album now has a unique email address, enabling users to upload photos directly from their mobile phones to the Group Album. Photobucket also highlights Group Albums with the most activity, contributors, and newest content, as well as Groups in categories such as Fashion, Schools, Music, Entertainment and more. These new features enhance the previous offerings of personalized vanity URLs, custom privacy settings, broad sharing capabilities and more.

Since its debut in May, over one-hundred thousand Group Albums have been created, ranging from weddings to family gatherings to rock bands. This popular feature helped drive record traffic to the site resulting in its largest traffic month ever in the U.S.  With more than 24 million unique visitors in June (according to comScore Media Metrix), Photobucket continues to be the No. 1 photo site in the U.S. 

For one band, Forever the Sickest Kids (FTSK), their Group Album on Photobucket (http://photobucket.com/ftsk) now features over 4,100 images that have been uploaded by fans and Photobucket users around the world.  Lead singer Jonathan Cook says, “The Photobucket pictures that have been submitted by FTSK fans are so good that I have put my personal digital camera away and now rely on the posse to submit pics that I can show my family back at home from each city and use for my personal MySpace page! FTSK PWNS ALL!” 

Other popular group albums include the Fotoflexer Image Editor’s Best Edited Images which include almost 2,000 photos that have been edited with Photobucket’s built-in, free editing tool powered by FotoFlexer.  (http://photobucket.com/fotoflexer). Users are encouraged to upload their favorite edited photos and images in the Fotoflexer Group Album provide an insight into how typical Photobucket users customize and personalize their photos and images on the site. 

About Photobucket
Photobucket is one of the Web’s most popular sites, with more than 44
million unique users worldwide* linking billions of personal photos,
graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web
sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster,
hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking
content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email,
instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, more than 10 million
personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for
sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively
moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners
and advertisers. Photobucket has offices in San Francisco, California
and Denver, Colorado and is located online at http://photobucket.com.  For the latest feature
announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket blog at
http://blog.photobucket.com.

*comScore Media Metrix, May 2008

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