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Old 04-18-2019, 04:33 PM
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Looking for a site where I can upload a bunch of pictures and separate them into albums. Each album would contain 5-50 4x6" full resolution pictures.

I'd like to be able to email someone a link to an album and they can click a button to download the entire album.

I've been using Flickr but they can take forever sometimes and since getting bought by Smugmug they limit you to 1,000 pictures before having to pay. I don't mind paying but I've had too many people complain about how long the download takes and I've experienced it myself.

Bonus points if the site is free. More bonus points if I can create passwords for each album.

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Old 04-18-2019, 05:34 PM
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Google Photos checks those boxes.
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Old 04-18-2019, 05:37 PM
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So does Google drive, you get something like 15GB free cloud storage.
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:13 AM
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I have found Smugmug to work very well. I do have a paid account..

Their prints are excellent as well...
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Mako 234 View Post
Looking for a site where I can upload a bunch of pictures and separate them into albums. Each album would contain 5-50 4x6" full resolution pictures.

I'd like to be able to email someone a link to an album and they can click a button to download the entire album.

I've been using Flickr but they can take forever sometimes and since getting bought by Smugmug they limit you to 1,000 pictures before having to pay. I don't mind paying but I've had too many people complain about how long the download takes and I've experienced it myself.

Bonus points if the site is free. More bonus points if I can create passwords for each album.

Suggestions?
Google Photos.

Free storage if you accept minor compression - you really won't notice the difference - and very reasonable rates if you want original quality photos. First 15 GB is free either way, so not sure how much space you would need anyways.

Albums are easy, sharing is easy. Will store RAW, JPEG, MP4, whatever you want.
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:45 AM
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Free storage if you accept minor compression - you really won't notice the difference - and very reasonable rates if you want original quality photos. First 15 GB is free either way, so not sure how much space you would need anyways.
This is one of my biggest concerns. I do not want to lose picture quality. That was the one good thing about Flickr.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:34 AM
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i use Dropbox.
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:39 AM
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no problems with imgur so far
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:41 AM
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OneDrive if you have a 365 account
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:46 AM
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I use jAlbum.
Some of my albums:
https://jalbum.net/en/browse/user/album/1909037
https://jalbum.net/en/browse/user/album/1827471

Home page for the service:
https://jalbum.net/en/
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Mako 234 View Post
This is one of my biggest concerns. I do not want to lose picture quality. That was the one good thing about Flickr.
Here's a summary of the differences and whether you need to care. https://www.phonearena.com/news/Goog...u-care_id93938

FWIW I pay $100 annually for 2TB of storage with them. Relatively speaking, it's cheap and for the piece of mind it's a no brainer.

I'm not entirely clear what you are trying to do. It sounds like you want to be able to share the albums with other people. If you aren't going to be printing large photos from it, the free tier is totally fine.

If you're looking for archival storage, look at an S3 type as it's far far cheaper.

If you can share more of your use case, can probably give a better answer.

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Old 04-19-2019, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post
Here's a summary of the differences and whether you need to care. https://www.phonearena.com/news/Goog...u-care_id93938

FWIW I pay $100 annually for 2TB of storage with them. Relatively speaking, it's cheap and for the piece of mind it's a no brainer.

I'm not entirely clear what you are trying to do. It sounds like you want to be able to share the albums with other people. If you aren't going to be printing large photos from it, the free tier is totally fine.

If you're looking for archival storage, look at an S3 type as it's far far cheaper.

If you can share more of your use case, can probably give a better answer.
I am not looking for any kind of back up or storage. I have that taken care of. I am trying to send people pictures without having to email 50 large pictures. Sometimes these pictures will be printed so they have to be able to download the full size images. I want them to stay in an album for 6 months to a year.

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Originally Posted by Mako 234 View Post
I am not looking for any kind of back up or storage. I have that taken care of. I am trying to send people pictures without having to email 50 large pictures. Sometimes these pictures will be printed so they have to be able to download the full size images. I want them to stay in an album for 6 months to a year.
Still Photos.

It's free. Upload the picture you want to it, then print it out and see if it works for you.

Before I paid for the premium tier, we used to routinely print out canvases that looked great - 10" x 8" and larger.
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Google Photos is the absolute answer.

You will no notice the quality. At least I certainly don't because since I have a Pixel I get free unlimited full resolution storage.



Sharing and organizing couldn't be easier.

I routinely print at Walgreens from photos and never an issue.
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Originally Posted by MattGoose View Post
Still Photos.

It's free. Upload the picture you want to it, then print it out and see if it works for you.

Before I paid for the premium tier, we used to routinely print out canvases that looked great - 10" x 8" and larger.
stillphoto.com? That looks like a printing service. Not what I'm looking for.

It's real estate photography. I take pictures of a house. I edit and resize to 6x4" @ 300 dpi. I upload to an online gallery. Pictures are in an album named 123 John Smith Rd, etc. I email the realtor a link to the album. They download the pictures so they can list the house. Most will be used online but some of the pictures will be printed in brochures which is all done by them not me. They might share the link with the homeowner or others in their office who handle the listing.

It sounds like Google photos will be good enough. I'm just concerned about losing quality when the images are printed.

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Originally Posted by Mako 234 View Post
stillphoto.com? That looks like a printing service. Not what I'm looking for.

It's real estate photography. I take pictures of a house. I edit and resize to 6x4" @ 300 dpi. I upload to an online gallery. Pictures are in an album named 123 John Smith Rd, etc. I email the realtor a link to the album. They download the pictures so they can list the house. Most will be used online but some of the pictures will be printed in brochures which is all done by them not me. They might share the link with the homeowner or others in their office who handle the listing.

It sounds like Google photos will be good enough. I'm just concerned about losing quality when the images are printed.
I think his post meant to read "still, photos" as in Google photos.

That is your answer for what you need.
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Maybe this will help.

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Old 04-22-2019, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Mako 234 View Post
stillphoto.com? That looks like a printing service. Not what I'm looking for.

It's real estate photography. I take pictures of a house. I edit and resize to 6x4" @ 300 dpi. I upload to an online gallery. Pictures are in an album named 123 John Smith Rd, etc. I email the realtor a link to the album. They download the pictures so they can list the house. Most will be used online but some of the pictures will be printed in brochures which is all done by them not me. They might share the link with the homeowner or others in their office who handle the listing.

It sounds like Google photos will be good enough. I'm just concerned about losing quality when the images are printed.
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I think his post meant to read "still, photos" as in Google photos.

That is your answer for what you need.
Yeah, that's what I meant

If you're scaling down to 4 x 6 and 300 DPI, you'll be fine. Especially if they are printing in brochures.

Also, you can stay WELL within the 15GB free limit on this so long as the you clear things out occasionally. If you go this route, just remember to change the setting in the Photos app (or PC uploader) to stay with original size.
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