FilmWorks, WorldNet reach deal

SEATTLE - Seattle FilmWorks announced today an agreement with AT&T WorldNet Services that allows the Internet service provider's 1.8 million members to access Seattle FilmWorks' PhotoWorks, where customers may view personal photos, share them via e-mail and add them to Web pages.

AT&T WorldNet customers can access PhotoWorks by clicking on an icon on the AT&T WorldNet Photo Center Web page.

The accord pushed Seattle FilmWorks' stock up as much as $1.594, or 45 percent, to $5.125 in morning trading. At the close, the stock was down 9.4 cents, or 2.7 percent, to $3.438.

Under the agreement, Seattle FilmWorks is offering AT&T WorldNet members free processing on their initial roll of film and will provide free lifetime archiving of digital images on the PhotoWorks' site with orders for prints or by customers accessing PhotoWorks within a six-month period.

With the $5.5 billion annual film-processing business in a decline, Seattle FilmWorks has been focusing on digital archiving and the Internet.

Last year, it tied the knot with and RealNetworks. Sellers at auctions can transfer photos directly to the auction site from Seattle FilmWorks' archives, and the film company's customers can create slideshows at the RealNetworks site.