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May 11, 2014 23:03:00   #
wingnut1956 Loc: chicago
 
Does anybody have a any suggestions for a website where I can post photos to share with friends and family? I inherited a lot of photos when my parents passed away a few years back, and would love to find a place to post them for the rest of the family to be able to share and enjoy. I also have several of my own (and hopefully a LOT more in the future now that I got my new Nikon d7100!). At this point, I'm not looking for a place to sell photos, and would like for the family to be able to print their own copies online if they wanted to. I'm not against having to pay to do this, but would like to keep costs to a minimum. I would prefer something that's not too difficult to set up and post to, but not necessarily something that just anyone would be able to get to. Maybe something with open viewing to some files, and more personal items could be password protected for "family and friends only" access?

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May 11, 2014 23:04:27   #
dljen Loc: Central PA
 
I would recommend that you check Flickr.

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May 11, 2014 23:23:35   #
traveler90712 Loc: Babylon, N.Y.
 
You could also use Dropbox. That is how I share all the pictures of my GGD with the rest of the family and friends.

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May 11, 2014 23:28:26   #
mechengvic Loc: SoCalo
 
dljen wrote:
I would recommend that you check Flickr.


:thumbup: Sign up with your Yahoo ID, chose how and with who you share your images.

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May 11, 2014 23:34:17   #
amehta Loc: Boston
 
wingnut1956 wrote:
Does anybody have a any suggestions for a website where I can post photos to share with friends and family? I inherited a lot of photos when my parents passed away a few years back, and would love to find a place to post them for the rest of the family to be able to share and enjoy. I also have several of my own (and hopefully a LOT more in the future now that I got my new Nikon d7100!). At this point, I'm not looking for a place to sell photos, and would like for the family to be able to print their own copies online if they wanted to. I'm not against having to pay to do this, but would like to keep costs to a minimum. I would prefer something that's not too difficult to set up and post to, but not necessarily something that just anyone would be able to get to. Maybe something with open viewing to some files, and more personal items could be password protected for "family and friends only" access?
Does anybody have a any suggestions for a website ... (show quote)

A basic SmugMug subscription ($40/year) does everything you want, with both password protected and unlisted galleries, as well as online ordering of prints.

Current SmugMug subscribers can give you a referral code which gives you a 20% discount, and then they also get the same discount. If you have a friend who has it, ask them, otherwise I can send you a code.

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May 12, 2014 00:10:06   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
Flickr.com costs: 3-month subscription at $6.95; and 1-year subscription at $24.95. I have the 1-year "Pro" subscription, which you can view, lower left this post. Click on any image to enlarge.

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May 12, 2014 05:39:52   #
DavidPine Loc: Midland, TX
 
Great! I viewed your Flickr postings. You make beautiful shots.
Nikonian72 wrote:
Flickr.com costs: 3-month subscription at $6.95; and 1-year subscription at $24.95. I have the 1-year "Pro" subscription, which you can view, lower left this post. Click on any image to enlarge.

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May 12, 2014 07:01:47   #
redpepper Loc: Central NY
 
I've been using Dropbox for a couple years now. It's free but you're limited in storage. You gain more storage as people you share with download the program on their device. I've built up about 4 gig already and have folders that are shared with certain parts of my huge family.

Only drawback is that some users you share with inadvertently delete the image rather than copy it. But there is a restore feature and the program will tell you which person did it. My family has trouble navigating around the site and they aren't all tech savvy, so some use the photos and others complain that they still want me to take the time to rip CDs and snail mail.

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May 12, 2014 07:29:11   #
Mr PC Loc: Austin, TX
 
If you have a gmail account and sign up for Google+, you can upload photos from their free Picasa program to web albums. You can share with the world, share via an email link or only to those you want. I write a blog about my African mission trips and probably have 5,000 photos from that and personal stuff and am using less than 10% of the room they give me because I upload to a web friendly size. It's free, but you can buy more space. Your friends and family can download the images, not sure if there's a way to order prints, but I'd be surprised if Google hasn't found a way to make more money. Here's a link to a couple of hand-held HDR photos I did from a bridge at sunset while avoiding being run over by bikes and cars.

http://plus.google.com/photos/103425019225851329391/albums/5998052518758724705?authkey=CNfWhPqF85C3NA

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May 12, 2014 07:42:25   #
bobmcculloch Loc: NYC, NY
 
If you want to keep the shots private and the cost low how about Google Drive or Microsoft Skydrive

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May 12, 2014 08:15:18   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
wingnut1956 wrote:
Does anybody have a any suggestions for a website where I can post photos to share with friends and family? I inherited a lot of photos when my parents passed away a few years back, and would love to find a place to post them for the rest of the family to be able to share and enjoy. I also have several of my own (and hopefully a LOT more in the future now that I got my new Nikon d7100!). At this point, I'm not looking for a place to sell photos, and would like for the family to be able to print their own copies online if they wanted to. I'm not against having to pay to do this, but would like to keep costs to a minimum. I would prefer something that's not too difficult to set up and post to, but not necessarily something that just anyone would be able to get to. Maybe something with open viewing to some files, and more personal items could be password protected for "family and friends only" access?
Does anybody have a any suggestions for a website ... (show quote)

I've used both Flickr and Picasa. My TV has a connection to Picasa, and I can look at them on the big screen.

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May 12, 2014 08:23:37   #
Mike Nolan
 
Plenty of options out there....

See: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/comparing-the-best-ways-to-store-your-photos-online/

Also, for 7.00/mo you can have your own website. We have used websitesource.com for years now. They are excellent, support is excellent. Control panel is simple. If making your own simple site is daunting, it is as simple as basically making a word processing document using wordpress.com. I'm not a web designer, there are tons of simple videos on youtube related to wordpress.

Should you have any questions about websitesource.com, please feel free to e-mail me. Mike Nolan/mnolan@rainforestandreef.org

wingnut1956 wrote:
Does anybody have a any suggestions for a website where I can post photos to share with friends and family? I inherited a lot of photos when my parents passed away a few years back, and would love to find a place to post them for the rest of the family to be able to share and enjoy. I also have several of my own (and hopefully a LOT more in the future now that I got my new Nikon d7100!). At this point, I'm not looking for a place to sell photos, and would like for the family to be able to print their own copies online if they wanted to. I'm not against having to pay to do this, but would like to keep costs to a minimum. I would prefer something that's not too difficult to set up and post to, but not necessarily something that just anyone would be able to get to. Maybe something with open viewing to some files, and more personal items could be password protected for "family and friends only" access?
Does anybody have a any suggestions for a website ... (show quote)

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May 12, 2014 08:35:45   #
rizer Loc: Long Island, NY
 
I use SmugMug, and I love it. You set up your own URL, and can customize your site anyway you want. You should take a look.

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May 12, 2014 09:11:39   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington State, home since 2002
 
And another option for free share sites - Shutterfly.

I was in a small photo club that had one, very nice, easy to use.

http://www.shutterfly.com/sites/create/welcome.sfly?fid=53473b4989549e30

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May 12, 2014 09:24:47   #
Poison Ivey Loc: Mtn Brook, AL
 
You can add to the above good suggestions, "We Transfer."

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