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Photo sharing sites
« on: December 04, 2013, 04:27:56 PM »
So I have been using photobucket, but I don't think it wil do what I am looking for.

My staff wants to use a website where they can upload then selectively share pictures with parents, link them to the website, and allow FULL RESOLUTION downloads.  My understanding is that photobucket doesn't to full-res downloads and is either open to all or open to none.

What are ya'all using?  Thanks!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 04:42:24 PM »
You can selectively share by making albums public or private. But no, you can't download full res images.
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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2013, 07:35:51 PM »
So I have been using photobucket, but I don't think it wil do what I am looking for.

My staff wants to use a website where they can upload then selectively share pictures with parents, link them to the website, and allow FULL RESOLUTION downloads.  My understanding is that photobucket doesn't to full-res downloads and is either open to all or open to none.

What are ya'all using?  Thanks!   :thumbsup:

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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2013, 08:06:19 PM »
Here's the deal for me. I'm a SEMI professional photographer. I don't want to post anything even remotely high res that someone can steal from me.

Here's my photobucket site. http://s51.photobucket.com/user/pak714/library/?sort=3&page=1

You will notice that some albums are locked. I do that because I don't want someone mooching my ideas. That's what an artist is skeered of. Someone stealing their ideas and creating something that is very similar but not exactly the same or someone directly using their ideas for profit and not compensating the original artist.

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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2013, 08:52:20 PM »
I've been using Picassa that is now Google +.
No complaints, you can download full res. but I've had issues with guys using my pictures so I don't upload them at full res.
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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 07:41:54 AM »
Dropbox works well for me for linking high res pictures. Easy to use with the desktop app.
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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 08:33:49 AM »
Dropbox, for sure . . . . . . .
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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 08:42:37 AM »
So I have been using photobucket, but I don't think it wil do what I am looking for.

My staff wants to use a website where they can upload then selectively share pictures with parents, link them to the website, and allow FULL RESOLUTION downloads.  My understanding is that photobucket doesn't to full-res downloads and is either open to all or open to none.

What are ya'all using?  Thanks!   :thumbsup:

I know a guy who hosts web sites. He can create a photo album site for you and do it fairly inexpensively.

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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2013, 08:50:51 AM »

I know a guy  . . . .

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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2013, 10:13:39 AM »
That's my thought - your own web site gives you full control.
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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2013, 10:21:58 AM »
That's my thought - your own web site gives you full control.

Which can be good and/or bad.
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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2013, 10:27:58 AM »
How would "having control" be bad?

Yes, there's additional responsibility but I don't see that as bad.

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EDIT: A thought that passed my mind. While likely not desirable, one could encrypt the [full res] files to be transferred before uploading them to a file sharing site. Passwords to different files could be sent to the desired recipient via alternate channel.
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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2013, 11:39:00 AM »
I know YouTube has the option of sharing publicly, sharing via link, or private.  Ideally I'd want a site that has the option of "Share by link only", then parents can download the picture if they want it.

I envision a folder full of pictures.  A teacher takes and posts the pics, then sends the link for the folder to parents.  The can peruse the pics, then download the hi-res version of their little Johnny in the classroom making an ashtray if they want to.

Does one of the photosharing sites do that?   :shrug:  I really don't want to add it to our own website management- we have been trying to go away from us hosting anything and utilizing more cloud options.  No one is posting "high art" photography- I figure if they want that they should already have the info, as many of you do (through watermarks or locked folders). 
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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2013, 11:44:00 AM »
I believe SmugMug does everything you want.  I don't even think you need a pro account to do it either.


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Re: Photo sharing sites
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2013, 12:50:18 PM »
Seriously, Dropbox will do what you wish . . . . .for free.
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