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Photo Sharing Tutorials
(and building your own photo website)

A favorite method for creating web galleries from photos is to use jAlbum, found at www.jalbum.net. They have a great application for easily building your galleries, then uploading to jAlbum’s hosting area, or to your own website. You can even change the look of your gallery in seconds just by selecting a different "skin". This is the application used by Spokane Camera Club to generate its online galleries.

Another way to get started is to look at some of the photo sharing websites:

Step 1 -- Introduction to Photo Sharing on the Internet.  See this video for an introduction and the names of a few popular photo sharing websites.
 
Step 2 -- Photo Sharing on Flickr.  Start out by taking the tour of Flickr (click on "Start the Magical Feature Tour).  This will show you what is available on Flickr.  You can start using Flickr after you signup for a FREE account. If you use version 10 of the ACDSee photo manager, there is even a built-in uploader for sending files to Flickr or Smugmug (more on Smugmug later).  Flickr is a Yahoo company so will need a Yahoo ID.  Yahoo IDs are also needed to take full advantage of the Spokane Camera Club Yahoo Group so it is highly recommended to get one.  To get a Yahoo ID go to this page and sign up, it's free.
 
Step 3 -- Photo Sharing on Webshots.  Webshots not only makes photo sharing easy, but they have a free software tool that allows you to create a screensaver and wallpaper with either your own photos or your favorite photos downloaded from webshots.com.  Webshots is a great site for browsing any of their almost 600 million photos from around the world.  The main downside to Webshots is that the site is so busy that is sometimes gets slow. 
 
about.com -- More photo sharing websites at about.com.  About.com has information on lots of subjects, including an area on photography.  The photo sharing websites link lists a number of popular websites for displaying your photos.  Some of these sites are free and some aren't. 
 


   



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