Are you sharing photos online with wedding guests? Which website will you use?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Newbee

I’ve been thhinking about doing the same as well, and will probably use Picasa.  I would love to hear what others have used that worked for them!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We used Winkflash.  It is free.  It allows for unlimited uploads and downloads.  And unlike many other free sites, it permits downloads of the full hi res images.

Post # 5
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Newbee

smugmug is great. Just google them. They have several options, but it is a pay site.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@EmEv:

We’re using Photobucket and are sharing the website and password to our guests (in the wedding program) so they can also upload pictures that they take that day. We really hope guests use it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We didn’t download any software for Winkflash.  And at least one friend who has a Mac uploaded things to it.

I understand what you are saying about guests not wanting to get an ID or password.  At the same time, we didn’t really want to have our photos visible to everyone on the Internet.  I’m a lawyer, and get most of my business from my professional website.  I wanted to make sure that when my clients went searching for me, they got my professional site, not my wedding photos.  Our compromise was to give our guests the ID and password we had set up for the account.  Yes, this means that they would theoretically have the ability to delete photos or otherwise vandalize the site.  However, we didn’t plan to invite anyone likely to do that.  😉

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 1999

@2dBride:

Sorry, I was looking at their Transporter product. WinkFlash’s interface seems a bit intimidating.  How many photos did you get?  Do they allow video files?

I agree that privacy is important.  The link I provided is not public either.  In fact the owner gets to delete any files before they get added to the private gallery.

 

Thanks!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I adore Google Picasa for this.

You can upload photos in full resolution and guests can download whole albums with the click of one button.

I know a lot of people use flickr or shutterfly…but then guests have to click on each picture and download them individually. That’s a pain in the butt!

 

Post # 11
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Newbee

Still use Picassa, but also had a photo-sharing app that stored the pics taken from everyone’s cell phones in an online album.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Are you talking about photos guests have taken and supplied to you, or the photos from a professional? If it’s a professional I’d caution you that you need permission from the photographer before uploading to a third party proofing site.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@continuumphotography:  +1

 

Most professional photographers give or sell rights to CLIENTS to print/keep their files, but that release does not extend to anyone who attended the wedding. You likely do not have rights to upload your professional images to sites like that and guests do not have rights to download or print them. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I use Photago.com. You and the guests can upload and download photos. They also have apps for Android and Iphone so guests can upload from their smart phones as well. 

Post # 15
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Wannabee

If you are looking for a site where you can upload and store all your photographs from your wedding events in their original resolution, then try http://www.weddingphotoswap.com. It is free to use, and you can register for an account and then share the log in details with your wedding guests, so they too can upload the photos that they took at your various events and leave comments! You get to approve each photo before it goes live so you have complete control over your gallery. Finally, guests can upload photos “live” from the wedding, batchelorette party etc, so you have immediate access to all your great photo memories! We hope you find it easy to use! Please do get in touch if you have any queries!

 

The Wedding Photo Swap Team

Post # 15
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Have a look at http://www.wedding-website-free.com

A very easy way to share your wedding photos and videos in a wedding website and it’s totally free (sustained only by user donations). Thanks!

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