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Chapter 12. Picture-Perfect Digital Phot... > Posting Your Pictures on the Web

Posting Your Pictures on the Web

When you want to share a collection of photos with a group of people, e-mail is a woefully inefficient distribution mechanism. Instead, post the pictures to a free or inexpensive Web-based service and send a link to that site through e-mail. This technique offers several advantages over the e-mail route: You can use thumbnails to let your audience quickly preview pictures and then download the larger, high-resolution versions of only those they’re really interested in. Your audience can view the pictures from any Web browser, even if they’re away from the computer where they receive e-mail. In most cases, you can restrict access to the Web site to only those persons you select, by using logon credentials and a password to protect the site.

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If you’re a skilled Webmaster, you can also post your images to a personal Web site that you purchase from a Web hosting service. You don’t have to go to that extent, however, if all you want to do is share pictures with other people. The two services currently available through the Web Publishing Wizard are simple to manage and convenient to use. In addition, you can find a variety of third-party alternatives, including Shutterfly (http://www.shutterfly.com), Ofoto (http://www.ofoto.com), and PictureTrail (http://www.picturetrail.com), to name just a few. To find many more, go to a good Internet search engine and search for free photo services.



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