Are you an avid digital photographer who likes sharing photos with everyone, anywhere? Well Yahoo’s new PhotoMail service (currently in testing) may have you saying “cheese” quite a bit.
PhotoMail works by placing small thumbnail pictures in messages and storing the actual large photo files on a server of the Yahoo Photo online album service, says Andy Spillane, vice president of Yahoo Mail. Up to 300 thumbnails can be inserted in a Yahoo Mail message. When recipients click on a thumbnail, the original file residing on a Yahoo server is launched, so that a high-resolution version of the photo can be viewed, printed, or saved, Spillane says.