Online photo sharing is getting easier every day, and many services offer an amazing number of options for free. You can batch upload your old family photos, restrict access to designated family members or make them available to the world, create fun family albums or slideshows, and even add voice or video. A great tool for sharing old family photos with your far-flung relatives.
Bubbleshare lets you create virtual photo albums and easily post to them to the Web where your family can easily view them. As a plus, Bubbleshare even lets you choose to keep your albums private. It's slick, user-friendly interface makes the usually tedious process of uploading photos relatively painless and easy. Once you've created an album, you can change the layout or photo sequence, add comments or text captions, record voice annotations, and more. Best of all, Bubbleshare is free, including umlimited photo uploads, as long as you don't mind Google Ads appearing down the side of your album pages.
Uploading photos is as easy as drag and drop, albums can be set up as public or private, and there is no limit to the number or size of the photos. Plus, it's all free! Add browser based photo editing tools, the ability to organize your photos with tags (keywords), and the capability to order prints, and Yahoo! Photos is a well-rounded package for sharing photos online. Photos are re-sized for online viewing, but the original high-res version is used to order prints. You can also download and save high-res photos from Yahoo! albums to print yourself.
Unlike many other good online photo sharing servies, Phanfare isn't free. You will get what you pay for, however. The interface is elegant, the editing tools are slick, and there are no annoying ads to spoil your visit. Phanfare offers a wide variety of photo album templates for creative online photo sharing, lets you designate the people you wish to share your album with, and allows users to download images in high-res so they can print the photos themselves. Best of all, Phanfare can synchronize with your desktop photo library.
This innovative site offers a cross between an online photo sharing service, a digital scrapbook and a blog -- offering family historians a great way to share their photos and their stories in one easy to view format. The free downloadable software offers drag and drop photo upload and WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) layout and design capabilities.
Family oriented photo sharing is the premise behind Amiglia, which combines traditional online photo sharing with interactive, family tree navigation. Amiglia also offers journals, a family blog and recipe sharing. You can easily upload photos from your computer, or directly import them from photo sharing sites Flickr
. Albums can be marked as public, private or password protected. Prints and other photo products can be ordered from any of your uploaded photos. Amiglia currently charges an annual fee of $49.95, but this price encompasses your entire network of friends and family.