How do you publish your photos on the Internet?
It seems that a few people are asking how to share/show images on the Internet or wonder how much it might cost. I have been a software designer myself for more than 20 years and have experience on creating web sites as well.
I believe there are more than one way to share images with various image size, quality and sharing cost requirements. Sure, it takes a little time to learn the basics of HTML used to write web pages or to manage a web site but it isn't rocket science either. Therefore, I often recommend setting up your own site instead of using picture sharing sites.
Naturally, I manage my own web sites myself to share my images; how do you share your images on the net? What are the primary reasons why you decided to share your images the way you do?
#1. "RE: How do you publish your photos on the Internet?" | In response to Reply # 0Wingman Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2002Mon 22-Oct-12 12:00 PM
It'll be interesting to see responses to this. So far I just post stuff on discussion boards including this one that are in my areas of interest. I've been looking at Smugmug, but not moved on it yet. They seem to offer a nice set of options at reasonable prices to avoid the effort of setting up a whole web site of my own.
#2. "RE: How do you publish your photos on the Internet?" | In response to Reply # 1kj_fi Nikonian since 18th Jul 2007Sat 27-Oct-12 06:54 AM
it seems that not many people have an opinion on this matter. We have only 7 votes. Perhaps the topic is a bit off-the-main-road and there are not many to whom the poll fits or who might even check the posts in this forum?
Anyway, it is already interesting to see that 5 out of 7 voters have created their own web site. I was expecting much lower percentage. Doing a web site yourself has its advantages: better control of the image quality, an opportunity to learn interesting new techniques and of course, considerably lower costs than asking pros to put them up.
#3. "RE: How do you publish your photos on the Internet?" | In response to Reply # 2Luke_Miller Nikonian since 19th Apr 2006Sat 08-Dec-12 12:21 PM
My photos generally go into online galleries on my website, or my church's website which I maintain. I authored them using Lightroom plug-ins I purchased from The Turning Gate.
I really appreciate the online photo galleries. It is a great way for me to share family shots with my dispersed family. The family galleries are not linked from my website, so I just share the direct link with family and friends. Of course I also display some of my paid work on my business site.