Storing & Sharing Digital Photos
WebAsyst is a great website for storing and sharing digital photos online.
This website offers many other online features aside from photos, but I am going to ignore all of that and just take a look at the photo sharing options. Talk about simple!
First you have to register to use the site. Once you have done so, click on Photos at the top. There is a navigation bar on the left. Click on Album to create a new album and name it.
Click on Images at the top to upload pictures from your computer. They will automatically go into the new album you just created. You can upload one picture at a time from your computer, or you can choose multiple images and upload them as a batch. (Hold down Ctrl to select multiple photos). A status bar shows the progress as they are uploading.
Sharing Your Digital Photos
Once this is completed. You will see a tab at the top called Create A Link. Click on this and a link will be created for this album. It will ask you who you want to send the link to, and voila! An email is sent to that person with a link to the album. You do not have to go into your email program. What could be easier?
Album Display Options
WebAsyst is very simple to use. However, they do offer creative options to make it a bit more fun. For example, you can choose how you would like your album to be displayed:
Thumbnails - clicking on a thumbnail will open a larger size image
Pictures & Descriptions - you can add text to describe each photo - click an image to enlarge it.
Slideshow - there are additional options within this selection, such as delay times, pause, etc.
Photo Albums For Websites and Blogs
Another nice feature is that once you have created an album, you can add it to a website or blog. You can easily create a Widget, which is code to be placed on your site or blog. Your album will then be displayed there. You can select to have a gallery or slideshow of your digital images.
What I just explained is the easiest way to share photos with WebAsyst. They do offer more advanced options.
With a free account, you can upload 100 images. If you need more than that, you will have to pay for it. The least expensive option allows you to upload 1000 images, or 1GB. The cost for this is $4.95 per month.