(Closed) Has anyone used Picasa for photo sharing?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

What we did was open a new picasa account and then printed little cards with login name and password to hand out to guests at the wedding, so they could all access the account directly. Only a few people actually did it, but it seemed to work fine for those who did.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@katrinab: Did you have to use the software for uploading/downloading? I LOVE Picasa for my own personal use, so if I could link my guest photo setup to my desktop software that would be fantastic. BUT I don’t want my guests to have to use the software fi they don’t want to.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 1999

@Sady Jane:

Not exactly sure how Picassa works, but the less you have for your guests to type in (username, passwords, etc.) the better chance you’ll have of getting them to upload.  Don’t forget about their video files too.

I can recommend some other services if you’re interested.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@ArianeChiTown: I’m definitely interested! I think I’m leaning toward a photobox pro account now, but I’d appreciate any ideas you have.

Post # 7
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Newbee

Hi There,

I just Joined to give some professional photography tech support for wedding bee folks! Ask me any question you’ve got!

Uploading group photos is really a great idea. Picasa is a great option, I highly recommend it. Other options that I think you should check out include:

smugmug.com (this is what the pro’s use)

Dropbox (a no nonsense way for everyone to share files easily)

and finally pictoma, a site dedicated to event uploads.

 

Hope this helps!

 

-Christopher Schall

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PhotoGuy:I didn’t get too involved with SmugMug because they were a little too expensive from what I saw.

I acutally use dropbox’s free account ALL the time, and was thinking about extending my account for this purpose, but guests wouldn’t be able to just view the pictures without installing software on their computers or downloading the pictures.

I actually forgot about pictomoa. The only downside I have from it on my notes is that the interface wasn’t the best in my opinion…I don’t remember why or anything I’ve looked at so many places.

If you’re really interested in providing more feedback see my post “Flickr Pro Account – Anyone have one” in the beehive board. I’m new to this, so I don’t know how to provide links better than this: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/flickr-pro-account-anyone-have-one

I have a list of things I’m looking for in a service on there.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PhotoGuy:I just checked pictoma out again. It looks like you would have to download pictures one at a time, which would become daunting for a wedding album. For this reason I think I’m leaning toward a photobox pro account.

Post # 10
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Newbee

@Sady Jane: Sounds like you are a dropbox guru, so I would choose that option all the way.

Any hesitation with dropbox can be solved if you download the latest beta version. In the release you get an option called a “shareable link.” Once you install the Beta, just right click the folder you want people to see and choose dropbox>get shareable link and it copies a URL to the clipboard.

The link allows anyone, dropbox or not, to view the photos. It even has a great gallery mode.

Here’s an example of dropbox in action using photos from the last wedding I shot:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8tbucox5ict59ht#/

Pretty neat stuff I think. A great way to share and collaborate photos.

You can find the beta release under “filter by version” and Choose the latest 8.0 release.

Here’s a download link: https://www.dropbox.com/release_notes

Let me know if you need a hand!

 

-Christopher Schall

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PhotoGuy:Oh I really love that idea…I saw  the link to “copy to my dropbox” for me to download, but I didn’t see a way for my guests to upload the pictures they took and I didn’t see a way for them to download the pictures everyone takes?

Do you know anything about Photobucket Pro? The free account actually has a lot of what I’m looking for, except the user interface isn’t as intuitive as I’d like. The Pro account has unlimited storage and you (anyone) can download full-res pictures, plus it removes the ads from my albums.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@PhotoGuy: Wow that is REALLY cool! I absolutely love the idea…it’s just a shame that it won’t even accept files that are too big. It is incredibly simple. I don’t think many of my guests will want to resize all of their images before posting theirs though. I’d almost put up with having to download them one at a time if it would accept all sizes…even if it would just make the large files smaller, but it just does’nt even accept them.

REALLY COOL though!

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