Post # 1
I am trying to determine the best photo sharing site for our guests to use for our wedding.
My ideal site ould be one that all my guests could upload their pictures to, without having to log in.
Worst case scenario, I can create a user name and password, and provide that user name and password next to the photo album link on our website, so that everyone can simply login into the same account, and upload pictures. In whch case, I can use pretty much any of the photo sites (Flickr, Kodak, etc).
But, again, what I would prefer is that they don’t have to log-in at all. I would like to simply link to the photo site on my website, and have that link be an invitation to upload pictures.
Does anyone know if there is a communal photo sharing site like that out there?? I think Apple’s mobile.me program may do this, but I don’t particularly want to pay the $100/year fee simply for this photo site.
Post # 3
Mrs. Lemon just had a recent post on iRave. I think that’s the site I’m going to use!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
maybe photobucket.com? I think it still requires a log on, but it’s integrated with facebook, myspace, and others so maybe more guests are likely to have these accounts already. I’m also curious if others have suggestions.
Post # 5
Thank you both for the suggestions!
I don’t think Photobucket would work, because even if they are logged in, they still can’t post pictures to MY album, you know what I mean?
But iRave sounds VERY promising! At first reading through their description, I was disappointed it only allowed other to upload pictures by emailing, since I would have preferred to upload directly at the sight. But then I think of all our older guests who struggle with technology and probably couldn’t figure out how to upload at the site. But everyone (well, everyone who knows how to operate a digital camera) knows how to email, so this is probably better!
Thanks for the suggestion, nevjcu! I’m off to find Mrs. Lemon’s post, to see what else she had to say.
Post # 6
I hate to offer a very biased suggestion (was looking for scrapbooking demos and stumbled on this post just now…), but I actually work for http://www.TheWeddingLens.com. We do get lots of compliments from our users on how easy it was for non-tech savvy relatives to use. You can check it out and decide what you like best.
Feel free to PM me any questions. Good luck!
Post # 7
I recently used Snapfish. You must create an album, then they give you a web address. People then place pictures into your album and can view pictures from others as well. Every time a new folder is added to the album everyone who has logged in is notified.
I had approximately 10 people add to my album after my wedding, which is main people I noticed with a camera.
Hope this helps.
Post # 8
We used Winkflash. One thing to watch out for is that a lot of photo sharing sites a) limit the number of uploads, or b) only let you download low resolution versions of the photos. Winkflash is free, allows for unlimited uploads, and allows for the free download of high resolution images.
Post # 9
Any site my nearly 90 year old grandmother can use and say is "easy" has soooo got my vote – so we’re using iRave
Post # 10
Has anyone used irave as a guest? I read in a comment on Mrs. Lemon’s post that you can download the pictures in full resolution without buying the credits. Had anyone done this?