America Online is preparing mobile access to its AOL Pictures Web service. AOL Pictures stores photos remotely on AOL's servers, making them accessible from any device with access to AOL's services. The mobile service provides thumbnails of pictures stored online in addition to individual image downloads.
A beta version of the service provides SprintVision and Cingular MediaNet subscribers with mobile access to their AOL Pictures account via Web-enabled phones. Photos will be compressed for more efficient transport. An AOL spokesperson told BetaNews that it will make the service available to all major carriers upon its release.