San Francisco, CA—Blurb has partnered with Samsung Electronics to power photo book and magazine print production and fulfillment within Story Album for Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 flagship smartphone. Users of the Galaxy S 4 will be able to automatically create professional-quality print photo books and magazines from their cameraphone images.
“People love the convenience and immediacy of cameraphone imagery, but they also prize the beauty and permanence of print media,” said Eileen Gittins, Blurb’s CEO and founder. “As our lives become increasingly digital, people are genuinely appreciating the value of physical artifacts. By combining the remarkable image quality that the Galaxy S 4 offers with the easy production of books and magazines that Blurb brings, everyone gets the best of digital and analog.”
To provide a way to curate, design and then order a book or magazine directly from the smartphone, Samsung and Blurb turned to the S 4’s preinstalled Story Album and its auto-generated layouts that instantly convert into print-worthy publications.
“The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is equipped with the superb quality camera and unique, sophisticated features maximizing the usage of photography experiences,” said Chan-Woo Park, vice president, Product Strategy Team, Samsung. “We expect our customers will want to output their beautiful images into equally beautiful books and magazines. Our partnership with Blurb will provide the top-of-the-class experience for our customers.” blurb.com and samsung.com