Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

easiest way to post photo albums on the net?

easiest way to post photo albums on the net?

Aug 31st, 2004, 09:55 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 12,492
easiest way to post photo albums on the net?

not being very computer literate, could someone give me some pointers as to the easiest or most popular FREE album posting website(s) or system so my family overseas can access our pictures?
thanks a lot.
lincasanova is offline  
Aug 31st, 2004, 10:03 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 11,449
There are several sites. We prefer to use Ofoto.com. (Shutterfly is another, as is Yahoo.) We have several photo albums on Ofoto and will get up to 100 or so new photo before getting prints made by them. The site is run by Kodak so the development quality is usually fairly good.

Every year or so, we'll get the photos printed onto a CD-Rom.

In terms of sharing, you simply have to e-mail a link to the parties you want to see the photos.

Ofoto doesn't charge for the hosting service or letting other's see your albums.
Ryan is offline  
Aug 31st, 2004, 10:04 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 149
I like www.shutterfly.com. It is free and easy to use.
stragic is offline  
Aug 31st, 2004, 10:06 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 856
I like kapture-it.
Check it out at www.kapture-it.co.uk
It is free, easy to upload your pictures, you can write notes near each picture and you can invite your friends to have a look at it giving them a password. They can also write comments near the pictures that they like. I have put my wedding album there and everybody likes it!
BATUFFOLINA is offline  
Aug 31st, 2004, 10:14 AM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 12,492
thank you all so much for the quick response. it's amazing all the info we can get here in a flash.
lincasanova is offline  
Aug 31st, 2004, 12:34 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,661
A note regarding ofoto: I am German and used my ofoto account only for posting photos on the net. Last week I got an email from them. They wrote my account will be deleted end Sept because I have never purchased anything.

So, if you don't plan to buy prints or so from them I strongly recommend against ofoto. If I had known my albums would be deleted I had not put such a lot of effort in building them (uploading, text etc.).
Ingo is offline  
Aug 31st, 2004, 04:54 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 659
My neighbor uses Snapfish & likes it. The people at our local Renaissance Fest use Webphoto. I guess it's best to check them all & see which looks easiest.
benj is offline  
Aug 31st, 2004, 05:06 PM
  #8  
JN
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 852
We use Dotphoto.com. Their prices for developing are very good, you can crop photos, they have frequent specials, and you can order prints, greeting cards and other photo-related products.
JN is offline  
Aug 31st, 2004, 07:20 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,181
I like dotphoto, too. One of the best things for me is that I can get matte finish, which I prefer.

I also like that it's easy to add titles and descriptive text. Personally, when I visit photo websites where the photos aren't labeled and with a little descriptive text, I quickly lose interest.
Mary_Fran is offline  
Aug 31st, 2004, 07:28 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 16,067


Here's a link to a recent lengthy thread on the same topic that you might find useful.

http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessa...2&tid=34517863

Clifton is offline  
Oct 23rd, 2005, 03:09 PM
  #11  
cmt
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,793
Was there another thread comparing various photo-sharing sites? I'm looking for it to send to someone.
cmt is offline  
Oct 23rd, 2005, 03:10 PM
  #12  
cmt
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,793
Thanks for the link, Clifton. I just noticed it.
cmt is offline  
Oct 27th, 2005, 03:56 AM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 14
I like Blogger. It is elegant and easy-to-use, and I can write a travel blog to accompany the photos if I so wish. And it's free!

Take a look at my first effort:

http://ukitaly2005.blogspot.com

Martin
Martin is offline  
Oct 27th, 2005, 06:08 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,227
Is this the one you're looking for, cmt?

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34637125
Betsy is offline  
Oct 27th, 2005, 07:02 AM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,314
I like MSN Spaces. It's entirely free, you get gobs of space, it's easy to learn to use, and has lots of options for formatting. There is also a blog feature if you want to post your journal.

Mine is below. I made a separate "album" for each segment of my recent Switzerland trip so someone can easily move to photos of a particular region. Later, I added other albums for past trips.


http://spaces.msn.com/members/goflah...02_owner=1&_c=
Edward2005 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Nyamera
Africa & the Middle East
19
Oct 17th, 2006 11:41 AM
crepes_a_go_go
Europe
4
Apr 23rd, 2006 12:58 PM
Underhill
Europe
6
Jan 16th, 2006 12:25 PM
StCirq
Europe
12
Apr 15th, 2004 07:55 AM
lolly
United States
6
Jul 7th, 2003 09:21 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:24 AM.