Trying again - photo sharing sites

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by MaryL, May 28, 2009.

  1. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    For some reason, my original question (requesting suggestions for photo
    sharing sites) and the responses do not show up on my system. I have had
    this happen before, and it seems to occur if I inadvertently use the same
    name as was used previously. In such cases, I have found the question
    attached to a very old thread. So, I had to go through google
    (unfortunate!) to find the question and your answers. Once I found it, the
    feedback was very helpful. Thank you! I really like the looks of SmugMug
    and am going to try it. My only purpose is to show pictures for friends to
    see. It's possible that friends may want to print a few of them that show
    some of them in some locations, but I don't expect many to want to do that.
    Most of the photo sharing sites I looked at clearly are intended so that
    people can buy prints, and they arbitrarily crop photos to fit their format.

    I have had several people who want to "see my pictures." Well, there are so
    many of them that that just isn't practical. I thought online albums would
    solve the problem and allow people to browse as many or as few as they want.
    Incidentally, I did not even take what I consider my "good" camera (Nikon
    D80) because I realized that I just could not handle that extra bulk and
    weight with our limited space and incredible number of steps and rocks to
    navigate. I'm not that agile any more! Instead, I took my Nikon P80. The
    images are not what I could have achieved with the D80, but it allowed me to
    enjoy my vacation instead of struggling.

    Tony, I looked up your photos. I'm glad you made that "error" because your
    galleries are just what I was hoping for. I also enjoyed simply looking at
    your pictures. They are beautiful--mine will be nowhere near that good.
    The problem you mentioned with Picasa is exactly what has caused my delay in
    getting started. I do not like the idea of giving any service the type of
    control Picasa seems to require.

    I already have other photos on PictureTrail, but I have been very
    dissatisfied with them. They have grown very "junky" over the past few
    years with all their ads, and they also have a limit on size--so much so
    that I don't have any space left. For an extra $10.00 per year, I can
    eliminate that account and put everything in SmugMug.

    I have only minimal knowledge of html. I did create a page several years
    ago for classes I teach, but I haven't done anything with it for some time.
    I didn't want to have to go through the learning process all over again, so
    I wanted something where I could simply upload and let "someone else" do
    most of the other work. It looks like SmugMug will do that, will permit
    attractive results, and it has a 14-day free trial period.

    So, Tony and GregS, thanks very much for your help. I think you have sent
    me to just the right location.

    MaryL, May 28, 2009
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  2. MaryL

    tony cooper Guest

    Thank you. If you do a SmugMug gallery, when you set the specs you
    have a choice to set Printing>No and this disables the Shopping Cart.
    If it's Yes, viewers can order prints from SmugMug. I don't like this
    because I feel viewers think I'm trying to sell my pictures. I'm an
    amateur who likes to take photographs and not someone trying to make
    money on my hobby. (You don't get a piece of the action unless you
    have a Professional account, though)

    With the Shopping Cart disabled, the viewer can still right click on
    an image, download it, and print it for their own use. I don't
    watermark because I really don't care if someone uses one of my
    images. I'd be flattered.

    You might also check into the Digital Grin website: That's a photography forum sponsored by
    SmugMug, but you don't have to have a SmugMug site to register or use
    it. Moderated discussions on various photographic interests, and
    completely without the noise you see in newsgroups.

    The only problem with Digital Grin is that it is very humbling. You
    think you've done some good shots, and then you see what others have
    done that is far better.
    tony cooper, May 28, 2009
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  3. MaryL

    Evan Platt Guest

    Good 'ol Windows Mail, eh?


    Here's a link to your post on Google Groups..

    Evan Platt, May 29, 2009
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