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Yahoo! Offers Digital Photo Prints

Yahoo! Inc. Tuesday began offering digital photo services with the help of Shutterfly Inc.

Shutterfly, a digital photo firm chaired by Silicon Graphics and Netscape Communications founder Jim Clark, will deliver quality prints for Yahoo! Photos. Visitors to this portal can get 35mm-quality prints from their online photos.

Yahoo! (YHOO) most recent play comes at a time when consumers are increasingly turning to online digital photography. Using VividPics technology, the Shutterfly service automatically enhances both the color and sharpness of photos.

To kick off the new service, Shutterfly and Yahoo! Photos will offer visitors their first order for free. People who order a set of pictures before April 30 will receive their first order of up to 15 prints free of charge.

"Our agreement with Shutterfly expands Yahoo! Photos' offering to include the ability to order high-quality prints so users can enjoy their photos whether online or offline," said Geoff Ralston, vice president and general manager of the communication services group at Yahoo!. "We're pleased to work with a market leader like Shutterfly to offer our users quality print services when coming to Yahoo!."