Scottsdale, Ariz. – Web-based home photo and video archiving
service iMemories said Wednesday that it has reached a deal with Best Buy to
exclusively provide a service for converting customers’ home movies and photos
into digital format.
The new service is now available at www.bestbuy.com/imemories, and will be promoted in Best
Buy’s retail stores.
Through the partnership iMemories and Best Buy will enable
customers to digitally transfer and re-master their personal image media,
including family movies on VHS tapes, old film reels, photos and slides.
In addition to digitizing family images, iMemories gives
customers private online galleries to view, edit and share images online.
Customers also have the option to order archival quality DVDs of those images.
“We knew iMemories would be a phenomenal complement to Best Buy,
since they help customers every day with their technology needs and dreams,”
stated Mark Rukavina, iMemories founder and CEO. “Now with iMemories being
promoted across Best Buy’s U.S. retail stores and at BestBuy.com/iMemories, Best Buy will be able to bridge
America’s families to digital living, by transferring a century’s worth of old
image formats into a crisp digital form that the customer can enjoy on their
living room TV, on their personal computers, or just about any other device
A VHS videocassette may have a life span of only a decade before
it begins to degrade. iMemories offers a Web-based solution for consumers to
store and share their memories, including older media that can be preserved and
restored safely into state-of-the-art digital quality.
Once converted to digital form, iMemories’ customers can view and
share their videos and photos online and create customized DVDs.
iMemories also offers a “watch before you buy” program allowing
customers to review transferred images online before making a DVD purchase.