Photobucket Launches First of its Kind “Themes” Option to Personalize Online Photo and Video Albums

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New Features Including Themes and Enhanced Album Organizer Give Photobucket Users the Most Creative Ways to Keep and Share Memories

San Francisco, Calif., — October 9, 2008 – Photobucket, the world’s leading standalone photo and video sharing Web site, today announced the addition of new features to make it easier and more fun for users to organize and personalize their photo and video collections.  Starting today, Photobucket users can choose from a vast array of pre-made themes or quickly create their own album design theme to personalize any of their Photobucket albums. Users can also take advantage of new tools to more easily organize the media in their albums.

New Album Design Themes
The new Themes
feature on Photobucket enables users to go beyond sharing and storing
their photos and videos and allows users to completely customize their
Photobucket experience.  Users can choose from hundreds of pre-made
themes in categories such as holidays, entertainment, sports, nature,
art, travel and more.  In addition, musical artist Tokio Hotel and
others will be providing custom themes for their fans.

Lead singer Bill Kaulitz said “The Internet is so important for us
as we keep in touch with fans all over the world, so we’re excited
about our new Photobucket Theme and we hope fans love it."

Alongside pre-made themes, Photobucket users can create a custom theme by:

  • Changing the background image by choosing from a variety of
    pre-made options or by selecting an image already in their Photobucket
    album
  • Selecting border styles for photo and video thumbs
  • Choosing the color palette of the theme
  • Customizing the share and link options in the album
  • Sharing their designs for other Photobucket users to use

Themes can be added to individual albums and to Group Albums and
will appear to a visitor when viewing an entire album, an individual
photo or video and when photos or albums are shared. Exclusive to
Photobucket, Group Albums enable convenient access for multiple people
to share and view photos to a single album.

New Photo and Video Organizer
Photobucket is also introducing a new album organizer feature that allows users to easily manage photos and videos by:

  • Instantly organizing content with drag and drop features
  • Quickly adding titles, descriptions and tags to photos and videos in bulk
  • Customizing the sort order of media in albums
  • Easily searching through albums based on title, descriptions, or tag contents

“Photos and videos are how we keep and share the most important moments
in our lives and our goal with this release was to put even more
control and creativity in the hands of users,” said Alex Welch,
president of Photobucket.  “Photobucket is the first online photo and
video site to offer a dynamic assortment of design themes to easily
customize albums and we are excited to make the sharing of memories
even more personal and entertaining.”

Photobucket offers up to 1GB of space to users with free accounts,
enough for thousands of photos and videos up to 5 minutes of length
each.  Photobucket users can go to http://photobucket.com/albumthemes to start using album Themes, or http://photobucket.com/organize to start organizing.

About Photobucket

Photobucket is the largest standalone photo and video
sharing site, with more than 46 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 <http://blog.photobucket.com> .

*comScore Media Metrix, August 2008

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