A new Internet-enabled, desktop-to-desktop
digital media file sharing software product, called ShareGear 2004,
is said to provide digital camera owners with a fast and easy way to
share digital photographs and full resolution video clips of any length
right from their PC.
Unlike email and other photo sharing products that push large files
from the sender's computer to the recipient, ShareGear 2004 takes
the opposite approach. ShareGear 2004 enables photo enthusiasts to send
a secure, private invitation link that allows recipients to selectively
view or download shared photos, videos, and other digital media files
-- directly from the sender's computer.
Invited recipients need only a web browser to access these files; to
view slideshows with soundtracks; to watch home or office movies; to
listen to music; or, to selectively download the files they want. Recipients
do not need to use special software or join a file sharing service.
High resolution, multi-mega pixel digital cameras and camcorders produce
large files. Thus, there are enormous obstacles to share photos, slideshows,
and videos with friends, family, and business colleagues. With ShareGear
2004, there are no file size limitations as with email attachments,
no hassles with uploading files to online file sharing services, and
no expensive and time consuming CD or DVD burning.
To share their creativity, users simply select the digital media they
want to share and with whom they want to share it. ShareGear 2004 takes
care of the rest by automatically creating a specially encrypted private
invitation link that users deliver by email or instant message. The
private link determines exactly what files the invited recipient is
allowed to see.
ShareGear 2004 software runs on PCs with a minimum of a 300 MHz processor,
256 MB RAM, and 100 MB free disk space. The operating system software
must be Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 2000 SP2 or higher. A high-speed
cable or DSL internet connection is required.
ShareGear 2004 can be downloaded
and purchased directly from the company's website at www.sharegear.com.
A full-featured evaluation copy of the product can be downloaded for
a 10-day free trial. ShareGear 2004 can then be purchased for $69.95.
In addition to an unlimited-use license, the purchase price also includes
free product updates downloadable from the company's website,
and use of a personalized Internet locator.