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6 ways of sharing photos online

Stop and think to yourself: what did you do with the last photo you took? Chances are, you shared it somewhere. Gone are the days of keeping our precious memories locked up in albums that are pulled out once a year; photo sharing has become so common, its almost second nature.

Of course how you share your photos is another matter all together, and differs depending on resources and know-how.

Well to help you share your beautiful photographs with as many people as you want seeing them, we’ll show you six different ways for sharing photos online.

 

Facebook

 This one is a bit of a no brainer. Almost everyones on Facebook, including some confused individuals from the upper verges of life, who only want to see the latest photos of the grandkids. Facebook is probably the quickest, most effective way of sharing your photos, organising them into groups, and specifically targeting the people you want to see them. You can of course control the privacy settings of your images as well, allowing the public, your friends list, or just a specific group of people to see them.

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Share photos publicly or with just friends and family or another select group of people with Facebook.

 

Instagram

Similar to Facebook, Instagram allows you to follow people you know, people you want to know and brand pages. You can choose to make your images as private or as public as you like. You can even share short (15 second) videos across the platform. 

Instagram is great if youre interested in photography, and serious photographers use it just as much as the amateurs, and you can glean tips whilst you browse. Another advantage of Instagram is that you can share from there to other platforms including Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Flickr. Instagram is also the best way to showcase what you ate, what you wore, and how you arranged the cushions on your couch on any given day. Best of all, you can add filters to make your pics look even more stunning before you share them.

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Share crazy pics of you, your friends, family or your dinner via Instagram. Image via: Dans Papers

Flickr

 

If your wanting to store larger images in all their photographic glory, Flickr is a great resource. Once again, you can make your photos available to just friends or family, or the general public, but unlike them, with a pro account, you can also store your original images on the server, meaning your image quality is preserved and protected.

If you own or run a website, and you want to include your larger files on, Flickr is a great way of sharing. Rather than upload the images to your own server and chew through your memory, you upload them to Flickr and utilise the embed code.  You can also share galleries in this way.

Flickr has the added bonus of allowing you to manage your settings so that others can print, download or share your images. A great resource if you have family who want to be able to decorate their walls.

 

Dropbox

 

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If you haven’t got a dropbox account already, stop right there and go get yourself one! Dropbox has long been known as a safety net for backups. If your computer, hard drive, or any other of the multitude of items you have stored your files onto dies, then dropbox is your hero.

Provided you have uploaded your stuff on to it.

Dropbox stores your documents/photos/important stuff, somewhere in the ether, and if you can remember your password, you can access it from any computer or device, which is what makes it secure. It also works great as a photo sharing device. Not only is it keeping your photos safe, but you can share them with anyone who has a link to a specific folder.

Dropbox is simple to use, and you can easily safe your images or files straight to it. Its also accessible via app as well, so you can be on the go, and still enjoy its benefits.

 

Tumblr

 

Tumblr is microblogging platform that enables people to share thoughts, videos and photos easily and quickly. Its not all pics, unlike Flickr or Instagram, but if youre the sort of person who wants to add a verse of poetry, or an inspiring line to your images, its a great form of sharing.

By default Tumblr is a public sharing platform, but you can change your settings once your account is set up, if you dont want to share with the world.

 

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SnapChat

 

If youve got a teen in the home, youve probably heard of this one. Or maybe not, because they are a teen. The idea of SnapChat is to communicate through photos, which can be a lot of fun when you simply must send a picture of something hilarious you saw to your husband while he is at work. SnapChat works really well, for quick, fun messages, but its designed to save the memory on your phone, so it auto deletes up to ten seconds after the photo is viewed.

SnapChat is a different type of photo sharing. Its not what youre going to use to share pictures of our kids with your mum who will want to keep them, but it will work for sending things to friends without using up all their phone space.

 

Snapchat by Deviant Art

Snap Chat pic by Deviant Art

Of course you can always share your photos in the flesh by printing them with Pringo mini wifi photo printers, and stave off the need for links, backups and even an internet connection.

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Photo sharing, has never been easier. 

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5 tips for organising and managing digital photos

Since there are countless options to click photos nowadays, quite often we end up with a bunch of disorganised photographs in random folders on our computer. If this is the case, chances are your computer will be flooded with a gazillion folders most of which you can’t quite recall what’s in them and when the photos were even taken. Most likely you have photos in folders that don’t even make sense (although they probably made sense at the time you filed them there!).

Seeing it’s the beginning of a New Year and that normally means organisation, it’s time to sort your digital photos and organise them into some order that makes sense (to more people than just you).

Here’s 5 handy tips that will have you organising and managing digital photos like an expert.

  1. Get your folders sorted

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A really easy way of setting up photo folders on your computer is by year and date. Everything is in chronological order and is easy to find.

How To organise OLD photos

If you have old photos in your computer then you will need to check each of their dates to transfer them to specified folders. You can easily check the dates by going on each photo’s property and check the date the photo was created on then it’s just a matter of drag and drop.

How To organise NEW photos

First thing you are going to want to do is, set your camera’s date and time correctly so your future photos will have the date and time on them. This is too easy if most of your photos are taken on an iPhone or other smartphone. Accordingly put them in the designated folder.

How To Create Folders

  • Create a master folder and name it “Photos/Pictures (it’s possible you already have one on your computer or laptop).
  • Create sub-folders and rename them to years.
  • Inside each YEAR create ‘categories’ or ‘months’ folder. This is only necessary if you have a lot of photos, else you can put the photos directly in the ‘year’ folder.

 

  1. Software

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Instead of doing everything manually, why not get help from photo management software. This type of software allows you to import photos in bulk, lets you tag them and makes it super easy for you to find photos in the future.

For example, you can use tags like ‘picnic’, ‘kids’ or ‘birthdays’ and anytime you would like to search for images of kids or picnic, just type the word in and the software will extract all the tagged images for you. Lots of photo software programs also have face recognition meaning that it will automatically recognise people in photos and once you’ve initially set up who is who, the program will be able to grab every photo of one specific person. It’s not foolproof but it takes a lot of work out of having to categorise people.  There are plenty of software programs available online like Picasa, SmugMug, Lightroom and Photobucket many of which are free and super easy to navigate.

  1. Storage

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If you have a tonne of digital photos, it’s not a bad idea store them in an external hard drive instead of directly on your computer. This way it is easier to manage photos and they won’t take up storage on your computer and slow things down. Although whatever you do, be sure to make at least one set of backups of your photos just in case (preferably two).

  1. Backup

We can’t stress enough that making a backup of all of your photos is really important. Super important. All those memories captured over the years stored in only one place is a recipe for disaster. Whilst we don’t necessarily expect bad things to happen it is wise to be prepared. Create a backup of all your photos by storing them in at least two safe locations. You can save photos on an external hard drive or store them on an online portal such as SmugMug, Shutterfly, Flickr, Microsoft OneDrive etc. These are all reputed and reliable online photo storage sites. But here’s a piece of advice, no matter what site you choose, be sure to do your part of research to make sure your data is safe on the website.

  1. Print an Annual Photo Book, Scrapbook, Smashbook or Photo Album
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Image via:Wit and Whistle

 

Whilst it’s great being able to snap endless photos on your iPhone, there’s nothing quite like having a printed version of your photos so you can touch and turn them and pop them on display.  Once a year pick your most favourite photos and print them on your Pringo mini wifi photo printer and turn them into a scrapbook, smashbook,  a wall decoration or simply pop into an album ready to be shared with friends and family.

 

Organising your digital photos takes a little bit of time in the first instance, but once you have your folders and systems set up, keeping them organised will be a cinch. Happy snapping.

 

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The Pringo smartphone photo printer lets you print directly from your iphone or other smartphone, iOS or Android device. Instant photo, instant fun.

 

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Shake It One More Time

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The new snow globe feature enables you to decorate your photo with some fun

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Deleting Pictures From Cloud Album

How Do I Delete Pictures Out Of My Cloud Album?

This Can Only Be Done On The Computer.

HTTP://pringo.hiti.com/user/login

Register/Login.

Type In Your Member Account ( email Address)These you Used When You Registered Your New Pringo.

Password.

Go To Album.

Choose The Album You Want To Delete Your Pictures From (My Album).

If You Want To Change Your Member Settings You Can Do That Under Member.

 

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