Walgreens adds new in-store home movie transfer service to photo portfolio through iMemories

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — iMemories and Walgreens on Tuesday announced the availability of iMemories in Walgreens locations nationwide.

“iMemories’ relationship with Walgreens puts home movie transfer services within arm’s reach of every household in America,” stated Mark Rukavina, CEO iMemories. “We’re passionate about giving people a highly convenient way to preserve and enjoy their precious family memories – whether they were captured in 1957 using Super 8 movie film, or in 1985 using a VHS videotape,” he said. “With our home movie transfer service now available at every Walgreens, there’s no reason any family memories should get left behind.”

The agreement between iMemories and Walgreens creates one of the largest single networks of retail locations in the country offering comprehensive home movie transfer services. In addition, iMemories’ cloud-based platform will enable customers to store, view and share their home movies in their entire duration and full resolution from virtually any device screen.

Customers can bring their aging videotapes and movie film reels to their local Walgreens, to be transferred from their original analog formats into digital video. One of the unique aspects of the Walgreens service is that iMemories enables customers to preview, edit and further customize the contents of their original home movies online before they are transferred to the customer's choice of new media, such as DVDs or Blu-rays. Additionally, customers can view and share their vintage home movies on the go with their iPhone, iPad or Android device via iMemories mobile apps.

“Of the 114 million American households, many people have a large number of home movies still in aging, original formats. The ability to view precious family memories from a mobile device, tablet, computer or TV is incredible,” said Jasbir Patel, Walgreens senior director and general merchandise manager of photo and e-commerce. “Our DVD Transfer service fully leverages today’s multi-screen world and is an unparalleled solution to help preserve captured video.”



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