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418 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Sep 12, 2012 10:00 AM by Ernie Stamper RSS
CraigT Calculating status...
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Jul 5, 2012 11:34 AM

What is the best way to share photo albums over the internet?

Mac OS X (10.3.x)
  • txinfl Calculating status...
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    Jul 5, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to CraigT)

    Many people use picassa or Yahoo's Flickr. Their free...

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  • KevinePaloAlto Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jul 5, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to CraigT)

    I use Flickr (with the Pro account) since it's built into Aperture, allows original resolution photos, and overall works very well.  Most of my albums get uploaded as sets, and then I can just point people there to download them.


    This doesn't work well at all for sharing entire albums.  Anything more than a few photos, and sharing via Flickr ***** in terms of downloading all the photos (it's still easy as pie to upload bunches).


    For large numbers of photos to be both uploaded and downloaded, I use SSH/FTP.  The good news here is that it's entirely free, cross-platform, and can be used for simple folders of image files or for an entire Library (which now is really cool since the Library can be opened in iPhoto as well).


    The downside to SSH/FTP is that it requires a little knowledge on the part of the downloader and a fair amount of knowledge on the part of the sharer.  In a perfect world, everyone would spend the time to learn how to SSH/FTP and we'd be sharing all kinds of stuff very efficiently and easily. 


    To utilize SSH/FTP, on the sharer side, you need to configure your router, and configure your Mac or PC... setting up a user account with a username and password, as well as set the directory that you want to share.  With an always on connection, you're set.  The other person (or people) can access this directory and download (or upload) files using any number of free or commercial SSH/FTP apps.

  • larrybobba Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 12, 2012 7:18 AM (in response to CraigT)



    I have the same question. I used to use Gallery (MobileMe) but since it was closed by Apple I have not been able to find a substitute. I tried Flikr and Shutterfly but did not like either.


    Have you found anything service you like?

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,445 points)
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    Sep 12, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to CraigT)

    MobileMe never worked reliably with all recipients if their browsers were not uptodate.  That is why I moved to SmugMug, and its much larger feature set.




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