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julies Feb 7th, 2007 01:48 PM

Where do you post your pictures on the Internet? Looking for easy and free if possible
I've seen lots of nice pictures with trip reports and am thinking about doing this because I do have some unique shots from ourrecent trips to rather unusual and off the beaten path places. But, I am not the most technologically saavy person, so I need something simple. And, I really don't know if I want to pay for this.

Any hints? Thanks.

hlphillips2 Feb 7th, 2007 01:53 PM

I've used Yahoo photos in the past and it used to be really easy to use, but it's been upgraded recently and is more confusing. Maybe it's just me since I was used to the old format... If you have or sign up for a Yahoo account it's available on the left hand toolbar. It's a free service.

Christina Feb 7th, 2007 01:56 PM

I'd suggest Flikr (which could be Yahoo now, they own them). I don't do this myself, but have friends who do and I know flikr is free. Don't know how easy but looks easy enough.

All I know as a user is that sometimes people have used other free online services, and I didn't like them because you had to register to view them and then they sent you a bunch of spam. I already have a Yahoo email account, so that's what you need to view Flikr photos. My friend promised me I wouldn't get spam, and I haven't yet from them, although I just viewed Flikr for the first time yesterday.

ira Feb 7th, 2007 01:57 PM

Hi J,

I use


sandi_travelnut Feb 7th, 2007 02:07 PM

sandi_travelnut Feb 7th, 2007 02:14 PM

Just realized that ofoto is the kodak Gallery...

Jed Feb 7th, 2007 02:20 PM is free and easy. And anyone can see it if you choose. Does not need invitation. ((*))

Carrybean Feb 7th, 2007 02:26 PM

I use Photobucket. I started using it for free & then upgraded it. I really like it now even more.

pnd1 Feb 7th, 2007 02:32 PM

worldisround is a free site for travel photos. For $25.00 a year, you can become a premium user on worldisround, which offers you more control over the appearance of your site. For a sample of a premium user's site on worldisround, you can check my own digital travel archive at

For a typical free presentation, check the site of one of today's posters at

For general info on worldisround, go here:

I also use pbase to post my instructional galleries on photographic expression. It costs $23 a year. You can use supplied templates to easily design your own site on pbase. My pbase teaching galleries are at

Pbase offers greater visual impact than worldisround, flickr, etc. You can view its pricing structure at It offers a free 30 day trial account.

Hope this helps, julies.

Best wishes,
Phil Douglis
Director, The Douglis Visual Workshops
Phoenix, AZ
[email protected]

RufusTFirefly Feb 7th, 2007 02:42 PM

I use Yahoo. I don't do anything fancy with my photos--I give them descriptive titles and explanations where I think helpful, or humorous.

I've only used the new version, so I had no problems figuring it out.

realshalott Feb 7th, 2007 04:42 PM

Kodakgallery is very easy for hosting photos on line for free, and your friends can view them without registering. You and your friends can also order prints from them.

Including photos in a trip report is a different process.

Danna Feb 7th, 2007 05:03 PM

I'm happy with worldisround.

mcnyc Feb 7th, 2007 05:13 PM

I use You don't need to have a gmail account, and it's been relatively easy.

I have a yahoo account which I used for photos, but there were too many problems for me there. I'm very happy about my picasaweb account though. So easy, a caveman can do it! (sorry Geico and Cavemen around the world! :D )

lucy_d Feb 7th, 2007 05:17 PM

I use shutterfly. It's free and easy to use. If you want prints, they'll give you 15 free on your first order.

I order a lot of prints, so I like the fact that they will print your descriptions on the back of your photos for free.

mcnyc Feb 7th, 2007 05:19 PM

I forgot to include a link to my photos so you can see it for yourself...

I'm just very happy with google overall.

vinolover Feb 7th, 2007 05:35 PM

The usefulness of these photo webistes depends on the computer you use. I can't use many of the features (uploading programs) or even some sites (Picsa) since I use a mac.

So far the sites I like best are Yahoo Photos (easy to use but I haven't uploaded since the upgrade) but I think the photo display size is too small. I also really like Picture Trail (the photos display much larger and there are lots of options for features for your albums). Yahoo is free, Picture Trail is only free in the trial version.

julies Feb 7th, 2007 06:27 PM

Thanks all. Now all I need to do is find some free time to play around with these various sites and see what they offer. Vinolover also gave me something to think about regarding picture size. I know some sites I've visited to see people's travel photos have has picture sizes that I consider les than optimal.

noe847 Feb 7th, 2007 06:35 PM

I have used Shutterfly for years. I did some comparisons with test prints, and the quality of Shutterfly's was the best. For viewing online, the pictures do not display full screen. The site is wonderful for organizing the pictures and I have made dozens of calendars as gifts and the quality is quite nice.

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