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Fujifilm Shows Off Next-Gen Photo Kiosk

Image courtesy SmartHouse

While photo kiosks have used touch-screens for some time now, Fujifilm has introduced a new model that uses Microsoft’s Surface – a “smart” display that lets you manipulate your images much like a tablet display (with finger flicks, pinches, etc.). You load photos into the kiosk just as you always would, using a USB drive, CD, or memory card and create your book using the on-screen interface.

The finished product is ready in about ten days.

Unfortunately for us stateside photogs, Fujifilm is only offering these next-gen kiosks in Australia. I know – Australia? But according to Gary Pageau, “The Land Down Under has long been a test-bed for the photo industry.” Who knew?

Still, it’s a very cool interface – it’s a lot easier to manipulate the large surface of the – well, Surface, than it is the smaller touch-screens found on today’s photo kiosks. Hopefully this technology will make it across the ocean soon.

 

Author:Greg Scoblete

Greg Scoblete is the editor of Your Digital Life. He has been covering the photographic world for the past ten years for a variety of publications including PDN, This Week in Consumer Electronics and Digital Photographer.