Skip to comments.Help Family Photo Sharing
Posted on 07/16/2012 2:11:19 PM PDT by ex-snook
Help please. Interested in the good, bad & ugly on family [about 10] photo sharing. Each could put up pics for the rest of the family to see, print copies but only the original poster could modify. Thoughts?
Snapfish isn’t bad. But I get it free with Comcast internet and I’ve only looked at a few others.
My cousin uses Picasa Web Albums & likes it. I’m not familiar enough as to whether random viewers can modify. I’ve viewed his trip photos, but have never tried to tamper with them. :-)
photobucket.com works for me. I upload pics from my phone. I can set my albums to private or public. And they have neat editing features.
I agree w/ previous posters...both Picasa and Photobucket will do what you want. I use photobucket for saving photos that can post easily elsewhere, like FR. Picasa sounds like it’s strengths would satisfy your needs. You upload albums on the web and then invite any or all to view...and you can give them permission to add stuff as well if you like.
I got Flicker last week just so I could post a picture of my cat on FR. My daughter has used it for a couple of years, and I haven’t heard any complaints.
Smugmug. It’s the best.
Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me8YkNfwz_k
The first step is you need a @hotmail.com or @live.com e-mail address. You can go here to sign up for that: https://login.live.com
Once you have the e-mail address, you have a "Microsoft account" automatically, which includes SkyDrive.
Then the SUPER EASY part . . .
From a Microsoft website:
Email hundreds of photos
Share your photoseven hundreds of themon SkyDrive by simply sending an email message from Hotmail. Your friends and family will be able to view slide shows of your photos and download them from SkyDrive without filling up their inboxes with large photo attachments. This is important, because you're not mailing them large size photos, you're giving them a link so they can either view them on-line, or download the ones they want.
In Hotmail or Live, click New to create a new message, and then enter an email address and subject. (The subject line will become your album name. To rename your album, just type a different subject.)
Click Attachments, select the photos you want to send, and then click Open. Click Change to an album and Hotmail will upload the photos to SkyDrive. Type a message, and then click Send.
Your photos will be automatically uploaded to SkyDrive and create the slickest looking e-mail you've ever seen, which includes large thumbnails of your photos. Recipients always ask, "How did you create that e-mail?"
You can then go that subdirectory under your "Pictures" directory in SkyDrive and apply "rights" for each recipient. The choices are "view only" or "edit."
This is great for events where more that one person is taking photos. Because once they have edit rights, they can add files (i.e., upload their own photos) into your SkyDrive folder, making photo sharing easy between every person who received the e-mail. However, I think this upload feature is limited to recipients with their own Hotmail/Live accounts.
And the photos are full resolution, not converted to some substandard pixel count.
Note: The recipients' access to this SkyDrive photo album expires in 90 day, although the owner may be able to modify that duration.
Note: You can also post this SkyDrive album link to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
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