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Sun Jan 17, 2021, 02:07 PM

Is there such a thing as a place to store & share photos online

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where I'm not giving some corporation rights to my images & content? These are old family photos - some 100+ yrs old. I'm not giving them away! Conceivably it could be a groups thing like groups.io .... which I thought allowed you to keep ownership of your content, but now Im not finding that in print anywhere.... Something that allowed or had room for commentary and text docs would be nice but not required.

Anyway.... dont need a lot of detail, just suggestions of what I might consider - thanks miuch!

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Reply Is there such a thing as a place to store & share photos online (Original post)
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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 02:12 PM

1. There was, and there still might be. I can't answer you, but I'm interested in such too. Perhaps

you'll get some feedback on. I do remember that there were some sites that one could store stuff on, but it's been so long ago...

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 02:15 PM

2. Pretty sure Dropbox doesn't mess with your personal stuff. I use that and Flickr.

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 02:16 PM

3. I would thing an cloud storage solution like Dropbox would work

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 02:24 PM

4. Microsoft account?

If you have an Office 365 account use your Onedrive space. MS doesn't care what you put up there and it's free.

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 02:29 PM

5. How about a thumb drive?

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 02:55 PM

6. Thumb drive is the best.

The data never goes out of your home, so it’s the best way, like everything not 100%, but it’s the best way to keep them to yourself.

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 04:46 PM

7. almost any generic cloud service ...

... iCloud, Dropbox, et al ... don't claim ownership rights to what you upload. And if you're worried, you can make an encrypted disk image (that only you know the password to), and upload that.

And there's always the 100% roll your own. E.g. I really like Linode.com ..... you can rent your own virtual server and put whatever software you want on it for not very much $ per month. Not recommended unless you're a linux hacker, but fyi


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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:48 PM

8. An external USB/SSD if you wish to just save them.

if you wish to share them, then any of the above suggestions.
I use icloud to share music files. Never had an ownership problem.

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2021, 01:02 AM

9. I have my own website and have family and other photos on there.

I pay so much two year for a domain name and then $120 a year for the webspace. The domain was originally for my business, but since I own the name, I've just kept it. Over the years they have increased the space available for my site

I use jAlbum to create album pages. It will keep the directory set up if you want so if you have a master file of your photos, you can just point jAlbum at it and it will create albums that you simply upload, either with the app inside jAlbum or with a FTP program.

When I started, jAlbum was open source and free. Now it costs $35. Your license is good forever but support including updates is for 12 months. Once you have your albums uploaded, you may never have to pay unless web standards change a lot and you want to update them for security or whatever. It creates HTML web pages with all the links between sets of pages.

jAlbum has sample pages at their site and lots of skins to change the appearance. Some of the skins allow adding comments. It is very easy to use and pretty fast to upload. If you add pictures or make changes, it's uploader is smart enough to only make the changes.

https://jalbum.net/en/

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 05:48 PM

10. Google Photos allows you to share albums

and if more photos are added to shared album you get a message saying so. It's a pretty cool, free, way to share albums. I like that people can comment on the photos.

Google Photos offers some pretty enticing reasons make it your photo sharing platform of choice. First off, there’s the simple ubiquity of Google accounts—practically everyone has one already and, if not, it’s free. Google Photos also offers features like unlimited photo storage, built-in social functions like commenting on albums and individual photos, facial and object recognition, a plethora of other features big and small.

https://support.google.com/photos/answer/6131416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en#zippy=%2Ccreate-a-shared-album

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Response to Kashkakat v.2.0 (Original post)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 07:05 PM

11. I've been using Fotki for 18 years

I've been very happy with it... even if I rarely use it anymore. My pics are still there and I can still share with folks.

https://www.fotki.com/us/en/

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