Newer Kodak Retires KODACHROME Film
Newer KODAK Films are the Preferred Choice for Todayâ€™s Photographers
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 22 â€“ Eastman Kodak Company announced today that it will retire KODACHROME Color Film this year, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.
Sales of KODACHROME Film, which became the worldâ€™s first commercially successful color film in 1935, have declined dramatically in recent years as photographers turned to newer KODAK Films or to the digital imaging technologies that Kodak pioneered. Today, KODACHROME Film represents just a fraction of one percent of Kodakâ€™s total sales of still-picture films.
â€œKODACHROME Film is an iconic product and a testament to Kodakâ€™s long and continuing leadership in imaging technology,â€ said Mary Jane Hellyar, President of Kodakâ€™s Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group. â€œIt was certainly a difficult decision to retire it, given its rich history. However, the majority of todayâ€™s photographers have voiced their preference to capture images with newer technology â€“ both film and digital. Kodak remains committed to providing the highest-performing products â€“ both film and digital â€“ to meet those needs.â€