System for creating messages including image information

  • US 6,542,936 B1
  • Filed: 08/27/1999
  • Issued: 04/01/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/03/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for processing and sharing digital images over a network, comprising:

  • a server computer having;

    at least one CPU, a storage device, an input interface for receiving user information from a client computer over the network, and a communications interface adapted for exchange of information between computers, the CPU adapted by a program to;

    input user information from the input interface, the user information including electronic image data and at least one email address of a recipient;

    store the user information in the storage device;

    process the electronic image data;

    generate a display including at least a portion of the processed electronic image data;

    associate a uniform resource locator (URL) with the display;

    create an email message that includes the URL associated with the display notifying the recipient that the display is available for viewing; and

    send the email message via the communications interface to the recipient for retrieval at a recipient computer to allow the at least one recipient to view the display using the URL.

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