(Closed) Getting Guests Photos: Experiences?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m thinking of using Olapic (link). It’s not free, but I think $95 for one year is pretty reasonable, though you can make it even cheaper by only doing 6 months.

I’d love to hear what other people did though, I’m still trying to decide!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

If you’re considering paying for something, I’d highly recommend considering SmugMug (about $30-35/year, I think?). Full file sharing, unlimited storage, their print lab is excellent, and their customer service is the best I’ve ever seen. I use it for all my family/personal photos. Please feel free to PM me for more info or a coupon code (I am in *no* way affiliated–I just really, really like them!).

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Thanks for making this post. I just remembered we wanted to set up something similar for our guests.

We were thinking of setting up a Pro Flickr account (~$25 for one year) and giving everyone the log-on information to upload their photos. Then we would just download everything from that account and let it expire after the year.

I’ve been to another wedding where they requested everyone sign up for a free Flickr and just add the photos to a group they would set up. Most guests won’t exceed the 200 photos during one night. But I think it may be complicated for some who are not tech-savvy or just generally too much work, to create an account, upload photos, and then add it to a group.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My vote is for Picassa through Google.  The upsides to Picassa are that you and all of your guests will be able to download the pictures that other guests upload — for free!!  I don’t know if any of the other websites do this.  Maybe they do, but I know things like kodakgallery don’t.  The standard free storage allocation for Picassa is only 1 GB, but you can upgrade to 20 GB for $5 per year, or 80 GB for $20 per year.  That’s a lot of storage for not too much $$ in my opinion.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

Yay for Google searches!

I just saw this option as well to use Picasa…
http://www.geeksugar.com/2530627

It says you can set up an e-mail address where guests can e-mail their photos to your account. Maybe I’ll do a test run with my family asking for holiday photos from last month.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ooh… @mikan — That sounds like an amazing option.  We’re planning on using Picassa for our guest photos, and this option sounds so easy 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We used Winkflash.  It is free, and unlike a lot of the other free sites, it allows you to download the full hi res versions of guests photos.  It also allows for unlimited uploads.  We were thrilled with our experience.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m hoping to do something like this too so I love hearing about other people’s experiences!

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