Sharing Photos with Free Web Albums
Ever since I started taking digital photos, my need for developing or printing photos has diminished greatly. Friends and family see my photos over the Internet in my web album. In this article I will give you the basics to start your own.
What is a web album?
In case you are not familiar with the concept, a web album is a digital photo album on the Internet that others can view with their browser software. Viewers only need an Internet connection to gain access to your shared photos, saving you the printing or developing costs.
Types of web albums
Digital photography has become wildly popular and the number of web albums seem to be endless. Web album offerings can be categorized in the following general groups:
In this article I will be addressing the first option because this is the easiest and biggest time saver for most individuals.
Why use a free web album at developing services?
Major digital photo developing companies offer free web albums as a service to their customers, even those who have not yet made a purchase. I see several benefits in this service for the typical photographer:
Free web album features
Recently I review the web album offerings at the following online developing services: Kodak EasyShare Gallery, PhotoWorks, and Snapfish. While they offer very similar services, PhotoWorks has the best web album.
Here are the significant features:
If you have not yet shared your photos online because you thought it was too complex or expensive, give this free method a try and have fresh photos for your friends minutes after you take them.