SOURCE: Avanquest



December 16, 2010 10:10 ET

Avanquest Launches the Latest Version of Unique Mobile, PC and Web-Based Photo Sharing Solution SendPhotos

Improvements Following Beta Testing Provide Users With a Complete Solution for Sharing, Creating, Securing and Printing All Their Favorite Photos

CALABASAS, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) - Avanquest Software, a leading developer and publisher of business and consumer software for the global PC market, today launched a new version of its interactive photo sharing solution SendPhotos. Providing an easy solution for sharing photos taken on a mobile phone, SendPhotos offers an extra dimension by automatically sending images to a dedicated Internet site to enable easier viewing for friends and family.

After two public beta testings that provided feedback from over 40,000 users, Avanquest developed innovative technologies to offer users a complete studio for creating and making the best use of their digital souvenirs. Without giving up the basic features of mobility, sharing and security, the new version of SendPhotos enables users to edit, print and share images with friends and family by creating photo books, calendars and other items.

"The SendPhotos project started with a simple observation -- most of the photos we take with our mobile phones never leave our devices," said David Wright, CEO of Avanquest Software Development. "Sharing digital memories has always been the core idea behind the project and this new version has evolved substantially to offer a dedicated website where users can enhance images and produce printed products."

With SendPhotos users can:

Create -- the creative and printing capabilities of SendPhotos are backed by a complete technology for designing all photo projects using images uploaded to the site. Creating projects is extremely simple, ultra-intuitive and fast -- a photo book can be designed in just 15 minutes with a few clicks. This approach meets the needs of users who want to create their project quickly using one of the many predesigned themes, as well as photographers who want to further customize and optimize their designs.

Import -- as soon as users start to upload their images and before the upload is complete, SendPhotos generates thumbnails and enables work to begin on a project, while the file continues to upload in the background. With a 5MB ADSL line it takes just two minutes to start a 100MB project.

Share -- SendPhotos has evolved to allow the sharing of finished printed products. Users can send a photo book to their contacts and decide whether to give them the right to personalize or print it. It is also possible to design projects collaboratively without exchanging images in advance.

Secure -- all images saved on SendPhotos can be kept safe without having to resize them or risk losing image quality, for an unlimited period, as long as users order one photo product a year.

Interact -- SendPhotos has enhanced its community aspect with more detailed management of contacts for sharing images and creations plus the addition of a comments system. The gateways between SendPhotos and the main community sites (Facebook, MySpace and Picasa) have been maintained in order to ensure the smooth transition of content. Avanquest has also signed partnership deals with printers specializing in photo products to ensure customers get the best quality, prices and printing times.

Web-Mobile convergence -- SendPhotos is also a free mobile app, now available for iPhone and Android, and very soon for iPad and Windows Phone 7.

For more information on the incredible ways to customize your photos, please visit the demonstration photo book on

About Avanquest Software
Avanquest Software (PARIS: AVQ) is a world leader in developing and publishing software for businesses and consumers in categories ranging from mobility to utilities by way of multimedia. Avanquest Software strives to ensure that all its software can interact, so that the convergence between the PC, Internet services and the intelligent telephone is as complete and secure as possible. The passion that drives our teams, the high technological added value of the software and the solid presence of the Group in North America, Europe, and Asia make Avanquest Software one of the top 10 consumer software publishers in the world. Since it was established in 1984, the company has put innovation at the core of its business and invested heavily every year in research and development, supporting its teams of engineers scattered throughout France, the United States, Canada and China, working every day to create the best software today and tomorrow. Avanquest Software has been listed on Euronext since 1996. For any additional information, please visit or

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