Internet-based photo resource supports victims and their families

In an effort to assist those with loved ones that are missing during times of intense recovery and rescue activities in New York City and Washington, DC, dotPhoto Inc. (Ewing, NJ) is hosting still photos of victims of missing persons on www.dotphoto.com at no cost.

In an effort to assist those with loved ones that are missing during times of intense recovery and rescue activities in New York City and Washington, DC, dotPhoto Inc. (Ewing, NJ) is hosting still photos of victims of missing persons on www.dotphoto.com at no cost. "We hope that our service will allow a photo to speak for people who can not speak for themselves. An on-line database may also help individuals outside of New York and Washington, DC, contribute information to searchers and medical professionals in those cities," said Glenn Paul, cofounder and CEO of dotPhoto.

dotPhoto is encouraging those with photos of missing persons to upload them through the main dotPhoto Web page. dotPhoto has enabled a search button for "missing person" that will find any photo that includes the phrase "missing person" in the caption or photo description. Users can also add voice files and detailed biographical information at their option.

This will assist officials in identifying survivors and casualties of the attack sites. To satisfy family needs for multiple copies of the uploaded photo, family members are encouraged to print copies of the photo on their computer printers from the dotPhoto page. Other Web sites can also link to photo management pages at dotPhoto.

"The Internet continues to emerge as the most efficient medium for image and information exchange. To that end, we hope that dotPhoto can help unite people faster with their loved ones," continues Paul. "Many phone numbers in New York are overwhelmed; perhaps our tool can be a better clearing house for this kind of information."

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