Another great thing about digital photography is that once you shot a picture, you can produce many formats from the same picture. This makes it very easy to share your pictures online. There are a lot of options available and it’s hard to know what they all mean. This tutorial covers basic concepts and terms and gives you a clear picture of what it means to publish pictures online.
I just want to share my pictures with my family
Great ! You can do that, but where do you start? Do you want to create your own photo website or use an existing photo sharing service? And which photo sharing service should you use? How are they different? This tutorial will answer all these questions.
Articles in this tutorial
- Questions you need to ask before publishing pictures online – Things to consider before publishing pictures online.
- Use an online image sharing library to publish your pictures online – Understand online image sharing libraries.
- Host your photo galleries on your own web site. – How to publish your pictures on your own website.
- Generate your image galleries for web publishing. – How to create online image galleries automatically.
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I recommend using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC via the annual Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. Lightroom has excellent photo editing capabilities. Yes, Lightroom has a steeper learning curve as you have to learn to keep your catalogs in sync with your hard drive. However, Adobe Lightroom makes most sense especially when you do lots of image editing.
If you don't like the subscription, you can get also download the last standalone Adobe Lightroom 6 for Mac or Windows (while it is still available). However, the product is no longer maintained by Adobe.
Excellent Lightroom and Picasa alternative. If you're looking for a cheaper and simpler photo manager then ACDSee Photo Studio for Mac or ACDSee Pro for Windows is my preferred solution for organizing your media on your computer. It has a very fast browser, beautiful image editing capabilities and you don't work with catalogs at all.
In addition, make sure you have an inexpensive and reliable external hard drive for backing everything up. It is absolutely essential for backing up your media regularly.
If you're looking for a reliable unlimited cloud backup service, I recommend Backblaze Cloud Backup. I have used Backblaze for my online backup for more than 3 years now. All my files are safe and secure and I have never had any problems with them.