AOL Pictures Introduces Free Photo Sharing Website
|AOL Pictures Offers Consumers Unlimited Online Digital Photo Storage, Tools That Make It Easier To Create Photo Albums, and Special Holiday Offer for Free Prints|
“AOL Pictures is a completely new version of our leading online photo service that first launched in 1998 and continues to handle millions of photos shared via e-mail and instant messages every month”
AOL today announced the launch of AOL Pictures. The free photo sharing website offers consumers unlimited online digital photo storage in original resolution, tools that make it easier to create photo albums, and much more. As a special holiday promotion, AOL Pictures is offering each user 100, free 4x6 glossy or matte prints.
AOL Pictures, formerly known as You've Got Pictures, is a popular online service which has been enhanced to provide a comprehensive digital photo solution for consumers who want an easy way to view, share, store, print and protect all of their favorite images. The service, which currently has more than six million monthly visitors and stores nearly 300 million photos, builds on AOL's extensive infrastructure to offer unlimited and free storage for digital photos in their original resolution, and is available free to anyone on the Internet through the AOL.com portal (http://www.aol.com/pictures), as well as on the AOL service.
"AOL Pictures is a completely new version of our leading online photo service that first launched in 1998 and continues to handle millions of photos shared via e-mail and instant messages every month," said David Liu, General Manager and Vice President, AOL.com. "Available for free to anyone on the Web at AOL.com, AOL Pictures gives consumers a complete digital photo experience with benefits like unlimited, free photo storage, and integration with the AIM service and our blogging tools," he added.
For a limited time, and as an added bonus for those who plan to print and send photos over the holidays, consumers can order up to 100 4x6 glossy or matte prints FREE when ordered online through AOL Pictures(1). For more details about this offer, please visit http://www.aol.com/pictures or AOL Keyword: Pictures.
Features of the new AOL Pictures service include:
-- Free, Unlimited Photo Storage lets consumers upload their digital photos where they can be viewed and shared with anyone on the Web, and users can also save photos they've received via AOL Pictures to their PC's hard drive in full/original resolution;
-- Enhanced Web-based Design Offers Access From Anywhere and makes viewing images and photo sharing faster and easier, with drag and drop features for simple picture arranging and organization. Also, for convenience, no special sign-in or registration is required for those who receive images or photo albums;
-- Improved Image Uploader Tool with Drag-and-Drop Functionality makes it easier for consumers to transfer images from their computer to AOL Pictures, and arrange and organize their photo albums;
-- Integrated Photo Sharing within popular communications features like AOL(R) Mail, the AIM service, AOL(R) Journals and AIM(R) Blogs, and the AOL Member Directory enable consumers to seamlessly share individual photos and photo albums from e-mail, instant messages and blogs;
-- Mobile Photo Access lets AOL members access their photos stored on AOL Pictures through their cell phones or PDAs;
-- Convenient Printing Options and an Online Print Store make it easy for consumers to print favorite photos using their own home printer or to order prints online. The AOL Pictures Print Store offers high-quality 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 and wallet-size prints as well as a variety of photo gifts including memory books, calendars, mugs, mouse pads, t-shirts, ornaments and more;
-- Updated Image Editor gives consumers the flexibility to edit and enhance photos by adjusting brightness, correcting red eye, converting to sepia or black and white tones, cropping images and more; and
-- Slideshow Features include a one-click speed adjustment and ability to expand window to full screen slideshow.
The new AOL Pictures is another offering available on the new AOL.com portal, now open to everyone on the Web, and among an array of new features that give consumers more ways to connect and communicate with others.
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(1) Shipping, handling and taxes are not included and conditions of the offer may change without notice.
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