(Closed) Photo Sharing Sites

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

I have to put in a plug for SmugMug. I started using it when my kiddos were born, because it was too hard to email pics of the kids back and forth.

It’s about $35/year, but you can get a referral code for $5 off (PM me if you’d like one; it gives me a discount, too).

Unlimited storage, good prints, easy navigation, full-file sharing capabilities (people can upload/view/download originals), AMAZING customer service… For me, it was totally worth the $30/year. Plus, I love having all of my images stored in multiple offsite locations, so I no longer worry about losing baby pictures. 🙂

Post # 4
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2020

HotWings posted on the benefits of Shutterfly the other day and it sounds like a great way to go!

Shutterfly Us Please

Post # 5
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I too was gonna suggest Shutterfly (inspired by Miss Hotwings!) We’ll be doing the same thing!

Post # 7
21 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am a photo fiend…. this is the one thing I’m splurging on for the wedding! We’re having a second shooter in addition to our main photographer. It helps (cost-wise) that the main photographer is also a close friend (and professional photographer).

I am all for making the most of all photography, so I have also been looking into ways to encourage guests to post their photos online after the wedding. 

http://www.theweddinglens.com seems like a great site to use–and there are three account options. 

Explanations of what The Wedding Lens offers: http://www.chicaandjo.com/2010/02/19/the-wedding-lens-for-photo-sharing/


The free one appears to be a good value, but the other two ($100/year and $200/year) are also tempting: http://www.theweddinglens.com/plans. But I’m not sure if the cost is worth it–depends whether guests will actually utilize it. I think at the very least, I will go for a free account, and take advantage of the reminder emails the website sends (so the couple doesn’t have to!) At the wedding, I’ll promote it with business cards, displayed in these semi-DIY holders: http://www.picshareboxes.com/

Other options (besides the usual regular photo-sharing sites like Flickr, Shutterfly, etc.):



http://www.seeyouthen.com (it provides a wedding website & the guest photo-sharing capability)


Other ideas or websites found?

Post # 9
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had everyone upload to irave – it seems to work well. Our photographer puts her photos on smugmug, but irave seems to work for uploads from multiple people and was very easy.

Post # 10
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m a huge fan of Shutterfly! Definitely recommend it.

Post # 11
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m using irave too. It seems easiest for people to be able to actually just email the photos to the email address.

Post # 13
3315 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We used Winkflash.  It is free, allows unlimited uploads and downloads, and permits download of the full hi res images.

Post # 15
6391 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have to plug Picasa. It’s incredibly easy to use and organize, and it makes it easy to turn photos into slideshows, which I always found helpful. Plus, it’s from Google so you know the technical support rocks, and there’s a ton of information on it available online.

Oh, and I used it for work, so it does allow full resolution. Plus, it’s very fast even though I was uploading incredibly large files.

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