Post # 1
Evening all – I currently use KodakGallery mainly b/c many of my family members use it, and I can mix/match photos from my albums and their albums to buy together.
However, i’ve noticed that many fo my friends are using SnapFish or Picassa.
I was thinking of asking guests to upload photos to one central site- such as KodakGallery, SnapFish, etc.
A few questions:
1- What are your experiences with these different sites? Which is your fav and why?
2- Is it best to make a "fake" account for everyone to upload? Or are there sites that allow you to upload photos to a group? How does that work?
3- I was thinking of putting the photo cards in the Out of Town bags, as well as the ThankYou card. Is the thankyou card tacky? Any other suggestions for getting the word out there?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I’ve heard from married bees that Flickr is actually the way to go…but I forget the specific reasons why! Can someone chime in and help fill in the gap for me?
Post # 4
I have flickr, almost completely by accident. When they closed Yahoo! photos I use the same logon at flickr.
You can create a group (public or private/invitation only) and then everyone can post photos. You can have discussions and comments. If you’re the group creator or admin, you can remove photos. I think it’s a pretty good setup.
Another alternative I’ve seen is for people to create a logon for the wedding and pass out the instructions and password at the wedding for people to upload photos to the created site. There is, however, a limit to the amount of photos (by file space) that can be uploaded to a single account.
I like the group idea better, but it would require your guests to create their own accounts on flickr.
Post # 5
I created a share site on Shutterfly that I love. It allows myself and any of my guests to upload their photos to share. Guests can also write you notes and leave comments and what not. Plus you can add pages or customize pages. So I have our homepage which has a blog that I write to to update everyone on what’s going on with me and the hubby, plus recently uploaded photos. Then I have a photos page completely dedicated to pictures. You can see what mine looks like here. Unfortunately our guests haven’t taken to the idea too well, but that’s ok. Now I just upload and blog on there for fun, knowing that our parents at least read it. And Mother-In-Law just ordered some prints from there too. I’m not sure how flickr or SnapFish work, but I’ve had good experiences with Shutterfly.
Post # 6
I also have a site on Shutterfly. Mainly I chose it because my family and I already had shutterfly accounts and so I could easily upload and download pics from the site.
I had a great experience with it. Here is a link to mine if you want to see what it looks like. We had a lot of guests upload pictures to it which were SO fun to see right after the wedding and before we got our pro pics back!
I made photo sharing cards for our guests on Vistaprint.com for free with our wedding logo to match the rest of our stationary – it worked really well.
Post # 7
I am using shutterfly as well a la Miss Fondue.
Most of my family already uses shutterlfy for picture sharing and printing–so I wouldn’t have to worry about showing everyone how to use it! I’ll make little photo cards that are actually busniess cards. We’re ordering them for under $10 from vistaprint!
Post # 8
Flickr is good because it doesn’t resize your photos the way shutterfly/kodak/snapfish do. You can download the same size and resolution photo that was uploaded – which is good if you want to get it printed somewhere that is not flickr. My understanding is that with shutterfly/kodak/snapfish – you can’t download the full-size picture once it’s been uploaded, which means you have to print from their site.
Post # 9
Does anyone have directions for photo sharing on Shutterfly that they would be willing to share?
Post # 10
Such a help! I’ll be using flickr now too for this.
Post # 11
Just a note: my Shutterfly account did not shrink or resize any of my photos. I uploaded them in their full size and they are still that size/quality when they are downloaded and printed from somewhere other than Shutterfly. And my wedding pics were HUGE files…
Post # 12
Hmm…. seems like KodakGallery isn’t the preferred method. I like the idea of people not having to create their own Shutterfly/Flicker account (if they dont’ already have one). But I hear you on a single logon having size upload limit.
Would anyone share their card sharing wording? how did you pass them out? We’re doing online RSVP- so we have nearly everyone’s email. Can we send them an email the week after the wedding asking them to upload? Is that a bit overkill?
Post # 13
A google search showed this: http://www.seeyouthen.com anyone use them?
Post # 14
that site looks like it could work really well. Has anyone tried it?
Post # 15
A more personalised and wedding related option is GuestSnapper at http://www.guestsnapper.com
GuestSnapper offer personalised online wedding albums for your wedding guests to upload their photos. As Bride and Groom you can then download the full size images for use in your printed album. The album can then be organised into sub-albums for a reportage feel to the days events and is then available to show off to family and friends without having to wait for prints.
Each GuestSnapper album has its own unique personalised website address eg http://www.brad-jen-wedding.me.uk and has no hard sell or adverts for extras. Packages include printed Guest Cards to advise your guests of the album and a choice of themes to match your wedding colours.
Post # 16
Does anyone know if guests have to sign up for a shutterfly account in order to upload photos to the photo sharing page? I want to make it as easy and straightforward for them as possible and I feel like if they have to sign up for an account some of them will opt out of uploading photos. Thank you!