Online Options for Storing, Organizing Editing and Sharing Your Photos

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A presentation by Rebecca Scarborough for Birmingham Public Library's (Alabama)Tech Tuesday series.


  • 1.Where are my photos?
    • Online Options for Storing, Organizing Editing and Sharing Your Photos
  • Presented byRebecca Scarborough Birmingham Public Library (Alabama) November 2007

2. Digital Photography Challenges

  • Learningthe terminology
  • Learning how to use the equipment
  • Organizing, preserving and sharing

3. Determine Your Needs

  • Do you want to:
  • Archive and preserve your digital photographs?
  • Edit your photos?
  • Share your photos?
  • Organize your photos?
  • Purchase prints?
  • Purchase specialized products?

4. Evaluating Online Services

  • How much does it cost?
  • How much storage is allowed?
  • How are photos uploaded?
  • How are photos organized?
  • Does the website offer photo editing capability?
  • Can you order prints?
  • Can you share your photos with other people?
  • Does the service protect your privacy?
  • What other products are offered?

5. COST Most online services provide basic accounts for free and offer additional features for a fee; look for limitations. 6. STORAGEHow much for free? Expandable?Permanent? 7. How are photos uploaded?

  • Directly from your camera, computer, or storage device (memory card, CD)
  • Through software offered by the online service

8. Organizing photos

  • Groups (subject, dates, etc.)
  • Albums
  • Tags (keywords)

9. EDITING Not all online services allow you to edit your photos (crop, remove redeye, compress, etc.) 10. SHARING Most sites allow you to share with anyone you choose.or no one. 11. 12. PRIVACY Read the fine print- Protect your photos and contact information for those you invite to view your photos. 13. PRODUCTS Mugs, greeting cards, invitations, calendars, ornaments 14. 15. ORDERING PRINTS How much? How long does it take? How are they delivered? 16. REMEMBER! 17.

  • Explore the websites thoroughly & look for:
  • Tours
  • System requirements
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Check the websites often
  • Read the fine print

18. 19. 20. 21. Websites to check

  • Flickr
  • http:// /
  • Shutterfly
  • http:// /
  • Snapfish
  • http:// /
  • Photobucket
  • http:// /
  • Picasa
  • http:// /