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Why Great Image

Why Great Image

Great Image is a prime mover in the photo and digital imaging industry. They are known for excellent, professional, reliably fast and creative photography services. It has built a solid reputation in the business over the last 35 years.

Every Filipino mall-goer is definitely familiar with Great Image. It was established in 1983 by a very enterprising couple, Mr. Robert ‘Boss Bob’ Palomo and Ms. Evelyn ‘Toots’ Palomo, out of sheer hobby and interest that they both shared.

Knowing the penchant of Filipinos to capture the best and happiest moments in their lives in a photo or video—be it weddings, birthdays, baptisms, graduation or a simple barkada get-together—makes a photo/video business quite a promising investment. What started out as a mere hobby of a fun-loving couple grew into a lucrative business venture.

The first outlet was located in SM Cubao. The couple’s great teamwork grew the business from a simple photo studio to a profitable, one-stop professional photo and video services hub. And because Great Image has earned a good name with its top sales performance, big shopping malls like Ayala Malls, SM and Robinsons made sure an outlet is present in their shopping centers.

At present, Great Image has 59 company-owned branches, making it the country’s largest chain of digital photo studios. These outlets are located in the following commercial centers:

1. Ayala Cloverleaf
2. Festival Mall
3. Lucky Chinatown Mall
4. Robinsons Antipolo
5. Robinsons Malolos
6. Robinsons Metroeast
7. SM Angono
8. SM Aura
9. SM Bacolod
10. SM Bacoor
11. SM Baguio
12. SM Baliwag
13. SM Batangas
14. SM Bicutan
15. SM Cabanatuan
16. SM Calamba
17. SM Cauayan
18. SM Cagayan De Oro
19. SM Cebu
20. SM Clark
21. SM Cubao
22. SM Dasmariñas
23. SM East Ortigas
24. SM Ecoland
25. SM Fairview
26. SM General Santos
27. SM Iloilo
28. SM Lanang
29. SM Legazpi
30. SM Lipa

31. SM Mall of Asia
32. SM Manila
33. SM Marikina
34. SM Marilao
35. SM Masinag
36. SM Megamall
37. SM Molino
38. SM Naga
39. SM North EDSA
40. SM Pampanga
41. SM Puerto Princesa
42. SM Rosario
43. SM San Jose del Monte
44. SM San Lazaro
45. SM San Mateo
46. SM San Pablo
47. SM Seaside
48. SM Southmall
49. SM Sta. Mesa
50. SM Sta. Rosa
51. SM Sucat
52. SM Tarlac
53. SM Taytay
54. SM Telabastagan
55. SM Trece Martires
56. SM Tuguegarao
57. SM Urdaneta
58. Sta. Lucia Grand East
59. Venice Grand Canal Mall

Saturating a total of 65 nationwide stores, Great Image also opened doors for digital photo studios which are specially created to capture the precious smile of children. Great Image Kids was later introduced in following commercial centers:

1. GI Kids Uptown Mall

2. GI Kids SM North EDSA

3. GI Kids Robinsons Manila

4. GI Kids Eastwood Mall

5. GI Kids Ayala Malls Feliz

6. GI Kids SM Pulilan

The success formula of Great Image stems from capturing a unique niche in the photo services industry. Not only has it made top photo and video services more accessible to a wider range of markets and occasions, it has also revolutionized the way photo studios are operated.

Great Image has been awarded and recognized as the Most Outstanding Photo Studio in the country, and undoubtedly, the PHILIPPINES’ NO.1 PHOTO STUDIO. Some of the achievements of the company are:

o Most Outstanding Photo Studio (Consumers’ Choice Awards 2003 and 2004)
o Outstanding Photo & Digital Imaging Company (Asia Pacific Excellence Award 2004)
o Top Photo & Digital Imaging Company of the Year (Year-Ender Excellence Award 2004)
o No. 1 Photo Studio (Philippine Business Excellence Awards 2004 and 2005)
o Most Outstanding Photo Studio (Philippine Business Excellence Awards 2004)
o Most Outstanding Photo Studio & Services (Philippine Marketing Excellence Awards 2004)
o No. 1 Photo Services (National Shoppers Choice Awards 2004)  Recently, Ms. Evelyn M. Palomo, Chief Executive Officer, was one of the Most Inspiring Filipina Entrepreneur 2017 by Go Negosyo and has been a Philippine’s delegate to the ASEAN Business Awards 2017 on Women Entrepreneur Award Category.

Great Image is one of the pioneers in digital photography. True to its vision, Great Image is able to come up with the most creative, high-quality yet reasonably priced photos.

Before, Great Image stores has colorful and playful ambiance. Now, stores have simplified its visual and design presentation that aims to go back to the root of its core competence – professional photography. Store design may be trimmed down to just black and white, yet Great Image rest assured that their photographs could give color in every Filipino’s life.