Kodak Launches Photo Books With SMARTFIT Technology

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In our family I’m the photo girl. I am that person that constantly has the camera out asking everyone to smile. I’m always afraid to miss a moment.

So this makes me that person who is constantly making photobooks to show off all of the pictures I have taken in a year, at an event or on a vacation.

When doing this I have a method. It has to be even, everyone must be included and it must be chronologically correct. I am a perfectionist when it comes to documenting our family’s special moments, but it all takes time. Time I no longer have.

As we approach the end of the year I face the daunting task of organizing the 10,000 photos (not a joke) I have taken in 2010 into one neat book. I know that they will probably be expected from the grandparents and I really don’t have a spare moment to get this done.

Enter Kodak’s Smart Fit Technology. When I was contacted by the company a couple weeks ago and asked if I wanted to try out their new system, I jumped at the chance. Anything that could make the whole process easier is welcome.

To get started I loaded all 137 pictures that I wanted in my book into a file. From there I went to upload in my Kodak profile and highlighted every picture in the file – 375 Meg worth of photos (92 minutes of upload time) and started the upload.  This was fine with me as I was heading to bed, so I left the computer open and when I woke up everything was loaded ready to make the book.

I then selected the size of book I wanted and asked it to start. In just a couple minutes all of the pictures I had loaded were organized on each page by event. I was impressed. Not just because of the organization, but because somehow, like magic, the Smartness knew to even my book out by including each one of my boys equally in all of the pages. Some had 3 pictures of one of my sons, but then 2 pages later it magically did the same for the other.

Because I am a micro-manager, I then went in and adjusted the zoom and positioning of each picture, but other than that it was ready to be printed. In literally less than 20 minutes my book was ready to be printed.

For those who would like to add captions, change the pages around or give each page a new background, it will take longer but not much longer. For me the hard part is figuring our where everything should go – Smart Fit did that for me.

BONUS – Right now through Sunday(Nov 26th – 28th) Kodak is offering up to 65% off of many of their photo products – including their photobooks.

GIVEAWAY – KODAK is offering one (1) GROWING YOUR BABY reader a $75 gift certificate to try out their Online Photo Printing Services.

Congratulations to our winner: Janna Johnson

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SAHM of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com, World Traveled Family and The World We Share. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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  1. Katy says:

    I like the photo books

  2. Katy says:

    Follow you on twitter @kitkat234

  3. Shannon Baas says:

    I like their fleece blanket.

  4. LJ says:

    I like their Christmas ornaments, especially the pewter 2010 ornament.

  5. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the 12 month calendar.

  6. Rebecca Graham says:

    Follow you on Twitter; rhoneygee
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  7. Tari L. says:

    I like the photo books.

  8. Jessi says:

    I like their 12oz mugs

  9. Laura says:

    I like the Kodak Magnet Set 2011 Calendar

  10. Kristen says:

    I like their photo Christmas cards.

  11. ohkeeka says:

    I really love the Pewter Snowflake Ornament–what a great Christmas gift!

  12. Suzanne K says:

    I love the photo books but also really like the photo blankets!

  13. I love their photo throw blankets!

  14. I like growing your baby on fb
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  15. Denise B. says:

    I like making up photo books.

  16. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I like their 12 month Calendar!

  17. Sheila Hickmon says:

    Your Facebook Fan! (Sheila Hickmon)

  18. Sheila Hickmon says:

    Your Twitter follower {mom2anutball}

  19. shelly says:

    I like their photo blanket

  20. Barbara M says:

    Favorite – Christmas greeting cards.
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  21. Barbara M says:

    I follow you on Twitter @JalapenoMama
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  22. Barbara M says:

    Facebook Friend of yours Barbara Montag
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  23. lisa kay says:

    I really like the photo books..=)

  24. lisa kay says:

    I follow you on twitter

  25. lisa kay says:

    I am a friend of Growing Your Baby on Facebook
    lisa jorgenson kay

  26. Felicia K. says:

    I love the Museum Silver Frame.

  27. Felicia K. says:

    I follow you on twitter as @pbandjmama.

  28. Felicia K. says:

    I like you on Facebook as Felicia King too!

  29. Courtney S says:

    I love the photo mugs.

  30. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I like the photo books.

  31. Susan C says:

    I like the mousepads-so affordable!
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  32. Susan C says:

    I follow you on twitter as ptowngirl.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  33. Janna Johnson says:

    I love the photo playing cards!
    Merry Xmas! Thanks!
    Janna Johnson

  34. Iliana Blair says:

    My Favorite product is the photo book. Best way to have a keepsake of a trip or an event.

  35. Iliana Blair says:

    Friend on Facebook “Like”

  36. Iliana Blair says:

    Following on twitter

  37. Amanda Davis says:

    I’d be super interested in their customizable calendars. We always hang up whatever complimentary one we receive in the mail, and it’s usually filled with ads. I’d love some shots of my family and pets instead!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this great giveaway!

  38. Amanda Davis says:

    I’m a Facebook fan! (Amanda Davis) Thanks!

  39. Amanda Davis says:

    I also follow you on Twitter with @amandapersists
    Thanks again!

  40. Melissa says:

    The Pewter Snowflake Ornament would make a great XMas gift

  41. Bryanna P. says:

    Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    Happy holidays!

  42. Theresa D says:

    My favorite is the Photo Wall Calendar.

  43. Theresa D says:

    I follow you on twitter(terri142) and tweeted.


  44. Theresa D says:

    I am a friend of Growing Your Baby on facebook.

  45. Hoa says:

    I love the personalized Fleece Blanket.


  46. Hoa says:

    Following you on Twitter (@hle123).


  47. Hoa says:

    Liked your FB page
    Hoa Le


  48. Jenn S. says:

    I like the Poster Calendars.

  49. Jenn S. says:

    Following you on twitter: jashelep

  50. CaseyDeuce says:

    I remember my very first “real” camera at 13 years old was a kodak, I’ve been loyal ever since, its been my favorite camera forever!

  51. CaseyDeuce says:

    Following you on twitter!

  52. Lesa C says:

    The photobooks are the best. Easy way to show off my pictures 🙂

  53. Lesa C says:

    My daughter is pregnant with her first child. This would be very useful.

  54. Ellie W says:

    My favorite is the EASYSHARE Z981 Digital Camera. I’m hoping for one for Christmas.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  55. Ellie W says:

    I follow you on Twitter @eswright18

  56. Ellie W says:

    I follow you on FB (Ellie Wright)

  57. Kristie says:

    I love Kodak’s photo blankets.

  58. ky2here says:

    I like the glass photo ornaments.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  59. ky2here says:

    Twitter follower ky2here1.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  60. Kristie says:

    I follow on twitter @kowgirlsrule

  61. Angela Winesburg says:

    I LOVE the glass photo ornaments, thanks!

  62. Angela Winesburg says:

    Fanned on FB (AngelaWinesburg) Thanks!

  63. Linda says:

    I love the photo mugs, I would love to have one with my grandon’s picture on it.

  64. julieh says:

    My favorite product is the pewter photo ornament.

  65. Lisa G. says:

    I love the Photo Wall Art. I would make a landscape photo collage!
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  66. Lisa G. says:

    I’m following you on Twitter @lisalmg and Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/13082092145475585
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  67. Lisa G. says:

    I like Growing Your Baby on Facebook user Lisa Garner.
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  68. tina reynolds says:

    I really like the frosted stein thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

  69. tina reynolds says:

    i follow on twitter @mrstinareynolds

  70. tina reynolds says:

    I like on facebook (mrstinareynolds

  71. melissa says:

    i love their glass photo ornaments, they are fantastic

  72. melissa says:

    i follow on twitter id is contestmama

  73. melissa says:

    i liked you on facebook

  74. Daniel M says:

    i like those photo ornaments

  75. Anne says:

    We got a deck of playing cards from the kodak gallery last year, and they are so cute. That is my favorite gift.

  76. Anne says:

    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of yours

  77. I like my Kodak all in one printer!

  78. Erica C. says:

    The photo blankets are a lot of fun.

  79. angelene says:

    i like the glass photo ornaments, really pretty

  80. angelene says:

    i follow on twitter

  81. carol y l says:

    I love the photo books which are so beautiful that I love to give them as gifts!
    Oh, and as someone else mentioned my first camera was also a Kodak! It was so so tiny, too. You can tell how old I am! LOL I just loved that thing.

  82. carol y l says:

    I follow you on Twitter-dresdenrain.

  83. carol y l says:

    I like you on FB-carol yerby lewis.

  84. latisha depoortere says:

    I love my easyshare Digital Camera still have not print any pictures yet still all saved! Great giveaway thank you!
    tishajean@ charter.net

  85. Nicole Greene says:

    My favorite is definitely the 50 X 60 Woven Blanket

  86. Nicole Greene says:

    I follow on twitter @pittsy82

  87. Nicole Greene says:

    I “LIKE” you on FB (Nicole Pitts)

  88. latisha depoortere says:

    Liked on FB/latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

  89. Diane Baum says:

    My fave was my old kodax instant camera

  90. Kathy S says:

    I love the Kodak Photo Ornaments! What a great gift idea!

  91. James Coyne says:

    I like the kodak 35mm Film

  92. Chrysa says:

    I love the photobooks!

  93. Chrysa says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  94. Gianna says:

    Large Charm Necklace

  95. Janna Johnson says:

    Thank you so much!!!!!! I am so excited!!

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