PRESS RELEASE: PicturePaste Solves Gmail Problem
Launched today, PicturePaste is a new utility designed specifically for cloud-computing services such as Google Docs, Gmail, YahooMail, Wordpress and other web-based text editors.
PicturePaste solves one of the usability drawbacks of using cloud-based solutions such as Google Docs, Gmail and Wordpress namely that the operating system clipboard does not allow copying and pasting of graphics and images to any web-based service. This is a restriction of all current web browsers.
Nova Fisher, Communications Manager of PicturePaste said "It is a frustration of many web-based applications that you cannot simply copy a graphic from Word, or a chart from Excel, or an image from your computer into Gmail or Google Docs. It's one of the few areas where web-based 'cloud' computing solutions are worse, and less productive than traditional desktop software.
One of the most commonly asked technical support questions on forums for Google Docs or Gmail is 'Why can't I paste pictures into Gmail'. Well with PicturePaste you now you can!
PicturePaste takes any graphic or image on the system clipboard and with a single click converts this into an image that can be dropped directly into most web-based email and text editors.
PicturePaste also supports easy embedding of screen-grabs (whole screen or single window) into Gmail, Hotmail or other web based editors. It also supports drag-n-drop of JPG photo files from digital cameras.
Nova Fisher said "Traditionally embedding digital camera photos in your email, blog or Google Doc required a series of steps - resizing using some photos editor, saving, uploading. etc. With PicturePaste you just drop the original JPG file into PicturePaste, one-click convert and then you drag the picture directly into your Gmail or other editor. It's the fastest, easiest way of embedding photos and graphics'
PicturePaste is a small Windows utility, available for free at PicturePaste.com. It supports Gmail, Yahoo mail, Hotmail, Google Docs and most web-based blog and text editors.
A premium version is available for heavyweight users who do a lot of copy / pasting of graphics and images at a cost of only $29.95 (+vat if applicable)
Attractive corporate prices are available for company-wide licenses to enable all users within a company to have the utility installed. OEM versions are available for web-based developers, to provide to their customers to allow easy embedding of photos and pictures.
Get the free download from PicturePaste.com
PicturePaste is a free download Windows utility with a premium version available.
Compatible with web-based services such as Gmail, YahooMail, Hotmail, Windows Live Mail, Google Docs text editor, ZOHO, the Blogger, and WordPress blog editors, and all web-based editors based on the TinyMCE and CKEditors.
Compatible with Windows browsers: Internet Explorer 6+, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari for Windows. (Not compatible with Opera which does not support the drag-n-drop protocols like other browsers.)
Compatible with all desktop applications that copy graphics and images onto the clipboard. So this means you can copy graphics and images from all Office apps, Adobe software, PDF reader, and any desktop application that supports the copying of pictures to the clipboard.
PicturePaste is a new company created to improve the productivity and usability of cloud computing.
(First posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 09:44 EST)