Photo-Me has been providing consumers with a quick and affordable way of getting instant photos for more than 50 years.

We have helped hundreds of millions of people to be able to fly, drive, work and play thanks to our photobooths worldwide.

Today you will find Photo-Me in more than 45,000 vending locations in 17 countries. But despite our name, we do much more than simply help take your picture.

Photo-Me offers everything from kiddie rides in shopping malls to our new Revolution laundry sites open 24/7.

OUR HISTORY

Gupp Allen and Ignatius Dunlap Baker develop photobooth machines in the USA
1946
Ignatius Dunlap Baker and Charles Clark form a UK partnership
1952
1954
1962
Photo-Me Ltd is formed to manufacture and operate photobooths
Photo-Me International (“PMI”) becomes a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange
1966
Black and White photos are accepted for passports
1976
1981
Colour photos are accepted for passports
KIS invents the first photo minilab in the world
1982
1993
PMI acquires the UK companies Photomaton and Photoquick with their international operators
The launch of PhotoVision, the first photobooth offering digital photography to win approval for passports
1994
PMI and KIS join forces, KIS becomes PMI’s R&D centre.
PMI acquires the Europe-wide group of companies including Prontophot and Photomaton (France): PMI reinforces its position as the world’s largest operator of automatic photobooths
1998
2000
KIS launches the DKS, the first digital minilab and signs a worldwide contract to supply DKS minilabs to Kodak
2001
Launch of the minibooth
Launch of the Digital Printing Kiosk.
DKS second generation is launched utilising the advanced LCD technology
2002
PMI acquires the wholesale lab business of Gretag, worldwide leader
2003
Photo-Me acquires AGFA photo’s wholesale lab division
2005
2006
Development of the third generation digital minilab
2007
Launch of the Photobook Pro album making machine and the dry technology Minilab 910.
2003-2008
Photo-Me wins DIMA Awards for Best Photo Printing Quality 6 years in a row
2008
Pixel Award for the Best Innovative Product in the UK for the Photobook Pro
Launch of the Photobook Maker (consumer-operated automatic album maker).
2009
Launch of the MyPocketbook kiosk and DKS4
2010
Launch of the Photo-Me by Starck, photobooth designed by Philippe Starck
2011
Photo-Me established the GUINESS WORLD RECORDS™ by getting 7 people into a booth
2012
Launch of the Candy Van, sweet and toy dispensers
Launch of Revolution, 24/7 outdoor self-service launderette
2013
Launch of the Instant Poster and the Speedlab case kiosks
2014