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Share Your Digital Photos with Friends and Family

Jul 13, 2008
Let's say you've taken a bunch of beautiful digital photos and you want to share them with friends and family. What's the best way to do this? There are many options, from printing and burning onto CDs or DVDs, to emailing and uploading the photos.

This article will discuss some of the best methods for sharing your prized digital photo albums. Once you know them, sharing your photos will be simple. Basically, there are four main ways to share digital photos:

In the tradition of film-based photography, you can always share your pictures with a hardcopy printout. All that is required is a good photo printer and some quality printing paper. I normally print my photos from an inkjet printer (the Canon Pixma iP4000) using glossy photo paper. I get are very high quality prints from this, indistinguishable from those from the photo-mat.

If you don't have a printer available, you can still count on a photo kiosk to do the job, or even transmit your pictures to an online photo print website. These websites typically print your pictures and deliver them to your doorstep. Make sure to shop for the best value first as many digital photo printing services are expensive.

Storing your photos on CD and DVD is a very good option for sharing photos, particularly if you have a immensely huge photo collection. The downside, of course, is that your family and friends need to have a CD player or DVD player to view the content.

CD burners and DVD burners on the market today are very affordable. A single CD-R stores 650MB and a DVD stores 4GB. This is an overwhelming amount of storage space for your photo albums.

Of course, one option for sharing photos is to email them to to a friend or family member. I do warn you to be careful though. Make sure your recipient would like to receive the photos first. Bombarding him or her with a 10MB email containing photo attachments is not a very nice thing to do - it's best if you obtained permission to do so first.

An alternative to emailing photos is to upload your photos to a website and then simply email the website link to your friends or family. This circumvents the dilemma of huge email attachments.

One of the best ways to share digital photos is to upload them to a website. There are many online photo storage sites available. SmugMug is one of my favorite photo sharing sites. It allows you to upload photo albums and determine who can view those albums.

There are limitations to using photo sharing websites. Some charge a fee for their services, while others require that you to order prints to keep your account active. Also, you also not be able to personalize the appearance of the website easily.

Setting up your own web site to post your own picture gallery is my personal recommendation. I would suggest you try Yahoo! web hosting if you are searching for a good web hosting company. I myself have used them for years free from any problems and their customer support is top-notch.

There are various ways to share your digital photos with friends and family. Personally, I tend to burn my images to CD or DVD and pass them around. I also like uploading images to websites for all to see. Do try one of the above techniques the next time you want to share photos!
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