Press Release: Photoleap Introduces Leapback, a Ground-Breaking New Way to Share Digital Photos of Group Events

Photoleap Inc., maker of the only e-mail companion that can send and receive hundreds of large digital photos in a single message, today announced the release of Photoleap 1.1 with its new group photo-sharing feature, Leapback. For the first time, anyone can share photo albums online and allow others to request and receive the photos using a brief, memorable e-mail address.

With Leapback, a photographer simply uploads a set of photos to and assigns a descriptive e-mail address to the album. Anyone who wants the photos can e-mail that address and have the entire album of full-size digital photos sent right to them. The photographer can even mark the album public, so other attendees can easily add their own event photos to the album.

“Never before has preserving memories of a group event and creating a sense of community long after the end of a gathering been simpler,” said Paul Colton, CEO and founder of Photoleap. “Most of us have been to an event, a wedding for example, where pictures are being taken and people start asking for copies. The people requesting pictures often don’t receive the photos they wanted because the photographer forgot to send them or lost the e-mail address. Leapback offers an easy solution: the photographer provides an event-specific email address, and recipients just send an email to that address to receive their photos.”
Leapback Scenario
The problem: getting photos from group events. 
The solution: Leapback, from Photoleap.
It’s a familiar scenario. You’re at an event – a party, a kid’s soccer game, a trip, etc. – and someone is taking photos. You want copies of the photos, but how do you get them? Digital cameras make it easier, but the photographer has to know your e-mail address, and if they do send you photos, they have probably been scaled down, making them useless for printing.
Now there’s a better way. Leapback, by Photoleap, makes it simple. With Leapback, when you ask a photographer for those great pictures, they just tell you a descriptive email address, like or When you send an email to that address, you get an immediate reply with a link to the photos, which you can view or download full-size. It’s that simple.

Additional features of Photoleap 1.1 include a connection wizard to assist users who connect through firewalls and proxy servers, support for multiple email addresses and a Web viewer so recipients can see photos on the Web as well as in Photoleap. The basic version of Photoleap 1.1 is available at no cost and can be downloaded at

Photoleap was launched in February 2005. A great leap forward in digital photography software, Photoleap makes it possible to send hundreds of high-quality, high-resolution digital photos without the system crashes, error messages and interminable download times normally associated with e-mailing very large files. Based on a proprietary, patent-pending technology, Photoleap also delivers fast upload and download times and allows users to print high-resolution photos in the comfort of their own homes.

“The original Photoleap provided the first half of the photo sharing solution—the ability to send hundreds of high-quality photos without clogging inboxes,” said Colton. “Leapback completes the picture by making it easy for everyone at a group event to access the photos that have captured their important memories.”

About Photoleap

Photoleap produces digital photo transfer software for the millions of Windows and Macintosh users who currently struggle to send large, high-resolution digital photos to friends and family. Using a new but proven technology, Photoleap provides a seamless, automatic and error-free way for families, friends and digital photographers to send high quality, high-resolution digital photos across the Internet. Headquartered in San Diego, Photoleap was founded in 2004 by Paul Colton, creator of JRun. For more information or to experience Photoleap for yourself, please visit

Posted: Tue - July 12, 2005 at 12:01 AM