How does Hello work?
Hello is a new program that lets you connect directly with your friends to
share your digital pictures. If you’ve used an instant messenger program
before, you’ve already got the idea—Hello is special because it
lets you share your pictures along with your messages.
With Hello, you just pick what pictures you want to show off, and click
“Send.” That’s it. Hello takes care of all the hard work.
And you and your friends can download full resolution, print-quality pictures
from each other, while you’re doing more important things, like talking
about your pictures.
I can already send pictures with email. Why do I need Hello?
Hello is designed to let you send high-quality pictures instantly and
securely over any speed connection, even dialup. With Hello, you can send
hundreds of high quality pictures to your friends in just seconds—you
can’t do that with email.
When you share pictures with Hello, you get feedback from your friends
right away. Also, Hello automatically encrypts all your pictures and chat
before sending, so it’s safer and more secure than email.
How is Hello different from a website?
Websites are great when you want to show your pictures to the whole world.
But it can take hours to put a new gallery online; after you pick your
favorites, edit, resize, and upload them, you still have to sit around and wait
for someone to come and see them. And how would you know if anyone did?
When you use Hello to share pictures, they arrive on your friend’s
screen immediately, without the hassle of uploading them to a public website.
Your friends can download print quality copies of their favorite pictures to
print right at home, which most “picture sharing” websites
won’t let you do.
With Hello’s file sharing technology, they only have to download high
quality versions of the ones they really like. Everything else comes in at a
smaller size, optimized for viewing on-screen.
What makes Hello so secure?
Hello protects your images with 128-bit AES encryption. Hello also works
like a built-in firewall, so no one can access the files on your hard drive.
You can read more about privacy and security in Hello
How much does this cost?
Hello is free. If you like Hello, please try Picasa, our picture
How does Hello work with Picasa?
Picasa is a great way to organize all the photos you get from friends on
Hello. When you use Hello and Picasa together, your received images will
instantly appear in your Picasa folders.
You can use Picasa to rotate, crop, and fix redeye in your pictures before
you share them. Picasa locates and displays all the pictures on your PC,
imports the pictures on your camera, and helps you print, email, and create
webpages. Picasa automatically converts other image filetypes into JPGs, so you
can share them with Hello.
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