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Storing and presenting your images on the web

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{Photography.15.1}: Kai Hagen {kai} Mon, 21 Jul 2003 13:19:59 CDT (24 lines)

This topic has some overlap with {Photography.12}: "Posting images in the Cafe," as
storing images on other web-accessible servers is one way (using html to
reference them here) to present your images (whether they are embedded, or just
posted as links to click).

But this one is specifically about places - free and not - that provide folks with a
place to upload and present their images on the web.

There seems to be quite a few place that provide that service now.

They usually make uploading easy. Often allow users to create different albums, and
designate them as public or password protected, and so on.

They have varied limits on how much you can put there. And many offer more space
and services for a fee.

Some will develop prints and mail them to you. Or put images in calendars or mugs
and whatnot.

And so on.

What have you used, so far? Has it been easy and convenient? Would you recommend
it to others? Any warning about sites that have been more trouble than they are worth
to you?

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{Photography.15.2}: {kai} Mon, 21 Jul 2003 13:23:08 CDT (0 lines)
{erased by kai Mon, 21 Jul 2003 13:23:19 CDT}

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{Photography.15.3}: Kai Hagen {kai} Mon, 21 Jul 2003 13:23:30 CDT (HTML)

Here is a big one:

Webshots
http://www.webshots.com

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{Photography.15.4}: Cheri {olevia} Mon, 21 Jul 2003 17:44:48 CDT (HTML)

I've been using www.ofoto.com to order prints. To order prints, you have to create albums. For anyone else to access the albums, you have to give them your user name and password. I don't have many albums (mostly boring political photos), and only one of my four siblings has internet access, anyway.

One of my co-workers has been using the photos option on his free yahoo account with great success. You get 30 MB and your own dedicated address).

Now I'll head on over to introduce myself!

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{Photography.15.5}: Amanda Peck {amanda615} Mon, 21 Jul 2003 18:45:11 CDT (3 lines)

I don't know if MSN/hotmail is still doing Communities.  I lost some
pictures a long time ago when they changed servers.  And am about
half-way through the storage space on the new one.

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{Photography.15.6}: Miranda {mran} Sat, 26 Jul 2003 22:54:42 CDT (3 lines)

What I would love to find is a place that will take my pictures and
put them on a nice t-shirt.  So far, the prices I've found for doing
this are exhorbitant. :0(

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{Photography.15.7}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Sun, 27 Jul 2003 10:07:39 CDT (HTML)

If you have an inkjet printer and an iron you can do it yourself. T-shirt transfers can be had just about anywhere printer supplies are sold, even WalMart. They work fairly well and allow you to make personalized shirts.

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{Photography.15.8}: Miranda {mran} Sun, 27 Jul 2003 10:14:55 CDT (1 line)

Of a quality for sale?

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{Photography.15.9}: Rachel {sugarfreak} Sun, 27 Jul 2003 10:17:07 CDT (1 line)

Or you can do cafeshops.com

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{Photography.15.10}: Miranda {mran} Sun, 27 Jul 2003 10:43:10 CDT (1 line)

Thanks.  This looks interesting.

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{Photography.15.11}: Rachel {sugarfreak} Sun, 27 Jul 2003 10:55:17 CDT (1 line)

You can even put images on a thong!

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{Photography.15.12}: Miranda {mran} Sun, 27 Jul 2003 11:18:02 CDT (4 lines)

You know, I've been checking this out ever since I read your post, and
I am fascinated.  This is exactly what I have been looking for!  I'm
more interested in the tiles than in the drawwws (how we say "panties"
down here :0) but this is really cool.

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{Photography.15.13}: Which Hazel? {hazel2} Sun, 27 Jul 2003 12:04:29 CDT (12 lines)

I've tried the iron-on way, without a lot of success. Well, it was
"successful" in that it "worked" (sometimes), but I certainly wouldn't
call it good enough quality to sell. Colors were very dull and fuzzy.

And the process was very expensive! My mom and I did one project for
my sister as a gift, and a friend did a photo of her gransdon for a
quilt. Those two projects, together with wasted film that didn't work
for one reason or another, cost over $15. the film is $2/sheet.

We used the Epson transfer film, and a decent Epson printer. Some
other product might work better. I'm curious too about the
cafeshops.com site.

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{Photography.15.14}: Miranda {mran} Sun, 27 Jul 2003 12:45:34 CDT (10 lines)

I have read some warnings about them, and found one site where the
author went on a campaign to get them to change some of their
policies, and I see she was successful, which is wonderful.

I read their terms, and they look about as reasonable as can be in the
real world.  Having run a business myself, I have come to understand
why some things are the way they are, and cost what they do.

I think I'm going to order up a dozen or so of those little tiles and
sell them at my soap markets.  Those sell really well here.

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{Photography.15.15}: Tom Elliot {telliot} Sun, 27 Jul 2003 16:14:52 CDT (HTML)

Right, the iron ons are definitely not sale quality but they are fun for family and friends.

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{Photography.15.16}: Miranda {mran} Sun, 27 Jul 2003 23:09:59 CDT (8 lines)

So I started an album on fotolog.  That is really a fun place, very
friendly folks.
www.fotolog.net/mran


Kai, could we have some kind of listing somewhere of everyone's albums
and show-off spots?  People have been posting them here and there, and
it would be nice to have the reference.

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{Photography.15.17}: E Lakin {elakin} Mon, 28 Jul 2003 14:14:05 CDT (8 lines)

i looked at fotolog, but unless you pay, you can only upload one
image a day.

looked around a little more and found this site;

http://www.clubphoto.com/

it seems good so far.

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{Photography.15.18}: Miranda {mran} Mon, 28 Jul 2003 19:00:08 CDT (9 lines)

I'll check it out.

Yep, one foto a day is kind of limiting, but OTOH, I think it makes it
easier for people to look at one another's work.  With so many people
and so many images, it's easy to miss something.  And if you want
other photographers to see and comment on your work--which I do--one a
day is a good discipline.

Well, we'll see how long I keep it up. :0)

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{Photography.15.19}: Kai Hagen {kai} Thu, 31 Jul 2003 21:52:49 CDT (HTML)

Am putting this here, instead of making an off-topic reply in the "People Pictures!" topic.

Jonathan: Two things...

As Hazel mentioned, you can put images on a web server, and make them fully accessible, without having them in/on any sort of web page.

This URL for example:
http://cafe.utne.com/kai/house/build/buildteamjan00.jpg
...takes you to an image that is only sitting in a folder on a server. It happens to be the Cafe's server, but it could just as easily be at earthlink or any other ISP that provides some storage/server space (most do, I expect).

(That particular image - taken during the construction of our house - is too big a file for its size. But it was uploaded when I was just learning to deal with web-suitable image files.)

The other thing is that you don't have to think of a web page as a complicated thing. You can start with the most rudimentary html iimaginable, if all you want to do it group some photos on a page, or have some titles or text descriptions.

I will post a very simple example in the following hidden post. The example just repeats the same image, but they could be any images, of course.

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{Photography.15.20}: Amanda Peck {amanda615} Thu, 31 Jul 2003 21:55:34 CDT (14 lines)

Some of the iron-on's are "rinsable" not "washable"

Although I've been reading an article about photos for quilts that
suggests that that is not always true.

One a day is fine if you are not transferring a bunch of photos to a
new server.  The pros are putting wedding albums or baby pictures up
for the clients to order.

I think my "drill on the Bush Ranch, not ANWR" shirt came from
cafeshops.  It still works pretty well.  image is a little cracked,
not sure where it is right now, or I'd go check.

The article on photos in quilts is definitely in the car.

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{Photography.15.21}: Sample: very simple webpage {kai} Thu, 31 Jul 2003 22:05:01 CDT (HTML)
{hidden}

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{Photography.15.22}: Miranda {mran} Thu, 31 Jul 2003 22:42:36 CDT (1 line)

I'd love to read that article on photos on quilts, Amanda.

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{Photography.15.23}: Amanda Peck {amanda615} Thu, 31 Jul 2003 22:54:17 CDT (2 lines)

It was in the latest issue of one of the art quilt magazines.  See if
I can't dig it out of the car tomorrow.

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{Photography.15.24}: Kai {sggriffith} Fri, 01 Aug 2003 12:54:41 CDT (2 lines)
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{Photography.15.25}: Suzanne {kai} Fri, 01 Aug 2003 20:11:35 CDT (4 lines)
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