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Love the photos; hate the enclosures

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 10:51 am
by Merlin
The band's lucky to have such gifted photograph-taking fans, and I can tell you first-hand that John and the lads do love seeing your swell photos. Yay, photography! Yay, fans!

But, the thing is--can we call a moratorium on the sending of large photos and other attachments via email? It's not that the pix aren't welcome, but email is about the worst way to share a large file, as John's and my groaning inboxes can attest.

This is especially bad for when the guys are on the road and get a single email that eats the entire allowance of their account (causing all subsequent mail to bounce bounce bounce). A 16mb attachment will do that, you know. :)

So if you have a couple small snapshots to share--say less than 50k total--sure, attach them. But, if it's anything bigger, let's work something else out. Either post them to one of the myriad free hosting sites and send a link, or we can even let you FTP in if it's something super-special.

Thanks for the photos and for understanding!

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 7:42 am
by Moni
May I suggest www.photobucket.com (again)?

Very easy to upload, direct linking (normal, php and html), pic size up to 250kb, thumbnail view, create different albums, you can make your account private, semi-private or public. Very nice. And free.

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:08 am
by Merlin
Thanks, Liz! Much appreciated.

I apologize for not having more suggestions myself--I know there are a metric assload of free options out there, but I'm not personally familiar with many of them.

Here's three good options for people who host their own site and don't mind attempting a bit of server-side wizardry:

* Gallery
* Snapgallery
* SimpleViewer

Anybody: feel free to nominate other free or very low cost photo hosting options you've used and liked.

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:17 am
by Merlin
Another one I forgot: PhotoStack.

Heather uses it (and other stuff) to great effect on her wonderful photo site.

Again--a package that requires yr own server space somewhere, but it seems pretty popular with the kids.

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:25 am
by Merlin
Holy crap. Photobucket rocks.

It took like 30 seconds to setup and I was posting a minute later.

Nice.

Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2004 8:30 am
by Moni
Yep, it's very sock-off rocking. You can also view how many hits/month your account has, which is kinda interesting.

I found it via LJ, like so many other.... useful... things.

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 4:30 pm
by A Brutaful Smile
Liz wrote:Yep, it's very sock-off rocking. You can also view how many hits/month your account has, which is kinda interesting.

I found it via LJ, like so many other.... useful... things.


i found it on lj too. i haven't used it yet, since uh, ya know, lacking my own computer...

and i swear lj has been so very useful and helpful eventho it also has a few cons. :)

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:45 am
by not a long winter at al
sorry merlin.... i just placed a picture before i read this topic.
i promise you it will be the last one!
hey; and i'm finally back!!! ;-)

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:03 am
by Merlin
No apologies necessary at all!

And I'm very glad you finally made it back. :)

Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:44 pm
by SlimChance
www.imageshack.us

Unlimited uploads (.gif, .jpg, .jpeg and .png). It's what I use.

Flickr

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:15 pm
by Merlin
Not to crosspost, but I wanted to make sure I add Flickr to the discussion here.

http://www.flickr.com/

Great app and the perfect place to stash your pix.