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System and Method for Viewing Multiple Picture Attachments on a Wireless Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131850D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 9K

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Abstract

It is very common practice to send a set of images via email to someone. I quite often get messages that contain a whole bunch of pictures of a new baby, a vacation, or holiday event. Viewing a group of pictures may be burdensome on a desktop computer, but especially on a mobile device where there is limited screen size and memory.

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MULTIPLE IMAGE ATTACHMENT VIEWING

System and Method for Viewing Multiple Picture Attachments on a Wireless Device

Disclosed Anonymously

It is very common practice to send a set of images via email to someone. I quite often get messages that contain a whole bunch of pictures of a new baby, a vacation, or holiday event. Viewing a group of pictures may be burdensome on a desktop computer, but especially on a mobile device where there is limited screen size and memory.

Attaching multiple images is becoming more and more common due to the availability and low cost of digital cameras, including cameras on phones.Typically after taking pictures with a camera phone, the next step is to send them via email (or other messaging mechanism).

Some users wait to get back to their desktop as it is such a pain, only to find out the experience is only marginally better there. There is a need for a better process for viewing multiple image attachments by recipients on a mobile device.

The proposed solution is to provide a slide-show view of the pictures when received as attachments on the mobile device. The user would receive a message with attachments and open the menu. The messaging application on the device would detect that there are several images that are attachments and provide a menu item, "View Attachments as slide show". When the user selects this item, a screen is shown, and the first image is automatically downloaded and displayed to the user. While the user is viewing the first im...