Online Photo Sharing

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  1. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    What online services do you use for photo sharing? We have been using Lifecake for the kids but are not up against their free limit. Thinking about just moving over to Google Photos but wanted to check what the CF brain trust uses first.
     
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    We use Google photos. Free and easy.
     
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    1100011CS Well-Known Member

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    Google and Amazon
     
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    My wife has always used Shutterfly mainly due to how easy it is to create books on their site. We make it a habit to order a book about every 3-4 months and one of each kid every birthday just so we have physical pictures around the house.

    I have the entire family hooked into an icloud storage account that I use for work and farm. That is generally how we share between each other. My wife will upload specific pictures to shutterfly from there.
     
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    Google photos
     
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    Google Photos.
     
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    I use Dropbox's upload feature to sync photos from our devices to my computer. Then every month or so I go through them and drop the keepers into another folder which automatically uploads to Google Photos.

    I liked Picasa for years but that's no longer supported so I'll get rid of it soon. I've got a lot of photos to sort through and metadata to clean up...someday.
     
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    @cyrocksmypants figured this would be your wheelhouse with all the dikpiks you share.
     
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    I looked into this a while ago and I ended up going with iCloud. It may be a bit more expensive then others like google, but I think the features are worth it especially if all your devices are apple. My wife uses Dropbox and really likes it.

    If you are considering google be aware that google downsizes the images in their system and they also aggregate the stuff in your photo into their library of stuff, basically your photos are now in the google search engine.
     
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    Started getting stuff out of Lifecake last night. Holy **** we took a lot of pictures of our son...
     
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    carvers4math Well-Known Member

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    I was child #6. There are not many pictures of me. Hopefully you have a few of your daughter too.
     
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    We started consolidating all the places our pictures are as well. Our first born is one very well documented kid until about age 3 when the second one came along. Things started to even out and the 20 photos of every single thing he does went away.

    Now that my youngest is in Kindergarten I laugh at how my wife and I handle pictures and such at her soccer games vs parents younger than us that their first born is out there. We have learned that nothing will become of the 200 action shots taken of a huddle of kids chasing a ball around. We were all there once.
     
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    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    I will leave most of the 200 action shot stuff to my MIL. I think she would rather watch stuff through a lens then actually enjoy the moment and take it in.
     
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    Google and Amazon. Free and unlimited.
     
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    We are moving to Google. The downside is we appear to be losing the automatic chronological order that we had on lifecake as the metadata appears to be lost so we will have to do that manually.
     
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    My wife used to be that way. I finally got her to see she was missing the moment itself or disrupting moments by trying to force pictures.

    Her side of the family has always just been picture and video crazy. Many of the family gatherings on that side have so many forced or fake photo opportunities that it's unbearable. When they decide to look at the pictures later they all talk about how hilarious that moment was. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills because I must be the only one to remember that the whole thing was forced or staged. It took my wife a while to fully see it and change the way she is with pictures, the major tipping point was when my oldest pointed it out to her and asked her to stop forcing him to be in pictures.
     
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    We lost the native time stamps on most of our older pictures. However it ended up being a great thing as it forced us to sort and organize all of our things from the past. We ended up getting rid of almost 75% of all the old photos since they were pointless.

    It's a pain in the ass and takes time but being on the backside it was completely worth it and we are now doing it with everything.
     
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    carvers4math Well-Known Member

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    My BIL takes so many pictures they become useless. For a family wedding he uploaded over 4,000 pictures. No editing whatsoever. Most people look awful in at least 100 pictures. I am sure somewhere in there a few good pictures exist but I gave up somewhere after 800.
     
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    I don't share a lot of photos online, but mainly use Google Photo.

    When we've done group trips before, someone typically starts up a shutterfly to share photos with others in the group. I always thought their layout was pretty good as you can organize them easily into albums and see who uploaded what. I find Google Photos a little more cumbersome but I'm not in it often to find out how to better organize.
     

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