As many of you have discovered, it isn’t always easy to email photos to your friends and family. The reason is that email service providers have placed limitations on the size of file transfers. The best way to share photos is to post them on a website and send your friends and family a link so they can go there and view them. Some sites even provide options for others to add their photos. This is particularly helpful if you have attended an event and want to pool all the photos. Everyone can enjoy each other’s photos. You can even choose which ones you want to print. Another advantage, is that you have your photos in another place for back up.
There are many sites that will host your photos with no charge. When you get to a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can upload multiple shots at once and unload your memory cards for tomorrow’s adventures. All of your shots will be displayed in a beautiful digital gallery.
Shutterfly – is a popular photo-sharing community. It gives you an interactive Web page to display all of your pictures, and your friends and family can comment on your photos. The site displays your photos as a gallery, slideshow or a digital photo book. If you want a physical book, Shutterfly will print one for a fee. It includes basic photo editing, including filters and a red-eye removal tool. There is also an APP that allows you to post photos to social media sites right from your Web album or iPhone.
WinkFlash is a site designed to turn your photos into prints. It handles everything from an 8×10 poster to a canvas to hang on your wall. You don’t need to purchase anything to store your photos, though. It has an email feature so that allows you to snap a picture with your mobile device, compose an e-mail and send it later when you have access to Wi-Fi. You can email pictures to your friends as well. If you want to share on social media, simply copy and paste your page’s link to Facebook or Twitter.
Snapfish has all the usual ways to upload photos, but it adds Facebook and Flickr as well. There’s even a handy mobile app if you like to snap pictures from your smartphone. In addition to prints and posters, Snapfish will turn your pictures into just about anything. You can put photos onto an iPhone skin, water bottle or even a kid’s growth chart! Snapfish makes it easy to decorate your whole home with your favorite photos.