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History of Kodak
George Eastman - the man
  About his Life
Kodak - the company
  Building the Foundation
  Broadening the Impact of Pictures
  Transforming for the Future
Imaging - the basics
  Capturing an Image
  Storing and Sharing Images
  Printing Pictures and Pages
Quality & Ethics - the culture
  Practices and Actions
Milestones - the chronology

With the slogan "you press the button, we do the rest," George Eastman put the first simple camera into the hands of a world of consumers in 1888. In so doing, he made a cumbersome and complicated process easy to use and accessible to nearly everyone.

Since that time, the Eastman Kodak Company has led the way with an abundance of new products and processes to make photography simpler, more useful and more enjoyable. In fact, today's Kodak is known not only for photography, but also for images used in a variety of leisure, medical, business, entertainment and scientific applications. Its reach increasingly involves "infoimaging." Infoimaging is the use of technology to combine images and information--creating the potential to profoundly change how people and businesses communicate.

Just as Eastman had a goal to make photography "as convenient as the pencil," Kodak continues to expand the ways images touch people's daily lives. The company ranks as a premier multinational corporation, with a brand recognized in virtually every country around the world.

On the pages that follow, you'll learn more about George Eastman's remarkable accomplishments and about the company that today is bringing new dimensions to his legacy.

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