Agfa Has A New, Central Photo Site
Tuesday, October 09, 2001
Agfa has reorganised its web activities. The central photo and imaging portal for photography fans is now at the www.agfanet.com web site, which combines all content that is relevant for these users. The site's diverse range of information and services makes it a highly rewarding destination on the data highway. Some of the highlights of the site: * Visitors can considerably expand their creative camera skills with the newly integrated, broad range of photo courses. Thirty-six individual topics, which are explained in detail by a professional photographer using example photos, cover more than just "classical photography". Information on digital photography is also well-structured and comprehensive for non-professionals. A continuously expanded digital course discusses the functions of digital cameras and scanners, as well as the numerous possibilities for working with digital image files. * The continuous release of new software solutions makes it difficult for users to maintain an overview of the most interesting offers. For this reason, the information on image editing software is another main topic on the AGFAnet. Every month, experts review an interesting or particularly up-to-date program and offer an Agfa Powertip for using it. In addition, a special download area provides links to imaging-related software solutions, particularly freeware and shareware programs. * Another main offer on the site is the AGFAnet Print Service, a convenient Internet print service that has won several tests over the last twelve months. The software, which is available in PC and Macintosh versions, makes it possible to compile a print order for digital images offline and then have the prints produced by one of the many Agfa lab partners. The prints on high-quality Agfa photographic paper are then delivered a few days later by mail or can possibly even be picked up at the lab. The client software for the AGFAnet Print Service is available on the site for free downloading. * Image galleries are another fascinating subject on the AGFAnet. A professional photographer and his or her works are presented each month in the Professional Portfolio. All types of photography, be it nude, still life or reportage, can be found here in the highest quality. Hobby photographers can present their photos in the Surfers' Gallery, where 24 pictures selected from a host of entries are published on the Internet each month. Anyone interested in the gallery can take a look at this selection and submit a vote for the photo of the month. The first three winners can expect to receive attractive prizes. * The Photo Tutor addresses selected photos taken by participants. All visitors can get involved in a discussion of the photos, just like in a newsgroup. In addition, two professional photographers give "coaching" tips on how the composition of the photos could be optimised. * People looking to find a dealer who sells photography or imaging-related products can do so using the Dealer Locator. A search can currently be conducted in seventeen countries in order to learn, for example, whether Agfa films are sold anywhere at your holiday destination. * Interesting competitions and seasonal offers, such as eCards for Christmas, round out the diverse range of content on the AGFAnet.