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Blurb to create physical albums from snaps captured via Galaxy S 4

Samsung Galaxy S 4
Zen Terrelonge


Devices / Samsung / March 15th 2013 at 4:51PM

Enabled through new built-in Story Album feature.

Samsung has finally revealed the Galaxy S 4, which boasts eye-based scrolling, gesture controls and more. Another new addition is Story Album, a feature that allows users to create digital photo albums, which can be edited to include dates, captions and so on.

Through Samsung's partnership with publishing platform Blurb, S 4 users will be able to export their electronic creations into the real world to produce physical magazines, albums and more.

Eileen Gittins, Blurb’s CEO and founder, said: "People love the convenience and immediacy of camera phone imagery, but they also prize the beauty and permanence of print media. 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 analogue."

Blurb has six print locations on three continents, and claims to have delivered more than 6.5m books to 70 countries to date.

Meanwhile, the S 4 has already been well received, according to social media monitor Synthesio, which reports more than 150,000 Galaxy-related conversations. The data was calculated over 24 hours in the lead-up to launch and eight hours post the big reveal. Key words include ‘pretty’, ‘faster’, ‘smart’, ‘features’ and ‘richer’.