Storing Your Photos Online

A big part of taking pictures has always been showing off the finished product, whether that meant paging through grandma's big, dusty photo albums or being forced to fidget through slides from Uncle Ernie's trip to Japan. Some things never change: People still love to show their snapshots to anyone who'll sit still long enough to watch. But the Web has streamlined the process of storing photos so that you (and your family and friends) can look at them anytimeand made it way, way cooler.

Several companies offer space on their Web sites where you can store and organize your photos. These services make it easy to email invitations to lots of folks. Why are they so generous? They have a feeling that everyone who looks will order prints, posters, coffee cups, shirts, DVDs, and other merchandise from their sites. Even if you don't, maybe some proud grandparents will. It's a win-win exchange that makes great use of the digital nature of today's photography.

This chapter shows you how to upload and organize your photos online. Later chapters discuss how you can use these services to share your photos (Chapter 14), purchase high-quality prints (Chapter 16), and make creative projects like books, calendars, and coffee mugs (Chapter 17).

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