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Disclaimer: I'm the founder, CEO & Chief Geek at SmugMug, a popular photo sharing site. The good news is that there are lots of great sites out there, and they serve lots of different use cases. The great thing about the Internet is that there's a site for everyone. :) Here are a few of my favorites: Facebook is by far the largest, and certainly ...


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Flickr Definitely the most photog-friendly of the "big" sites.


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PicasaWeb I've used PicasaWeb in the past and found it to be quite good. It integrates well with Picasa, especially if you have tagged your Google contacts (which are typically your family and friends) in the photos. When you upload a photo set, it can automatically email the people in the photos to let them know that there is a new set for them to view. ...


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I've made a comparison table of the popular photo hosting sites, with features which matter for me: In my opinion, 23hq and Flickr are the best for a passionate amateur. Good price to value. Flickr has a more active community, but 23hq allows to download entire album at once with a single click and is available in more languages. So I think 23hq is more ...


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DropBox So you're specifically looking to only share with friends and family? Yeah, Flickr is great, but only useful if all of your friends and family have accounts. DropBox is really handy for sharing photos with specific people without requiring any sort of account. The links you'd send out aren't private, but they're not searchable and only those who ...


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Privacy reasons are certainly the main concern. The second concern is bandwidth. Stripping EXIF information makes images considerably lighter at web-sizes. This makes it a better experience of 99% of viewers who do not care about how the image was made. Lastly, the information may not exist. A lot of images on the web are composites, be it HDR/Exposure ...


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photo.net allows them in public galleries. There are a lot of good pros there that show excellent work in all categories, including nudes. There paying and free memberships. The free membership limits the gallery size and number of uploads.


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By definition, the reason photo sharing sites exist in the first place is to bring photos and viewers together in the same place. If that site is a commercial site, then more photos and more viewers tends to yield more of whatever it is that site is monetizing (ads, memberships, etc.). So if it's a commercial site, and your photos are attracting any views ...


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Based on your edit, it seems like SmugMug would be an excellent option. They have easy options for setting up portions for client pricing and can handle alot of the backend stuff (printing, shipping, etc).


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Picasa Web Albums work best. It meets the following of your requirements: You can catalog a large number of photos (you may need to purchase additional storage from Google based on image resolution, but its relatively cheap) You can tag individuals and add categories. You can customize your privacy settings and sharing options. It's really easy to set-up, ...


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Someone asked me the other day why I like SmugMug so much and what I do with it that is making my life easier. So I figured it was worth answering. The main reasons I like it can be summed up in one sentence: “SmugMug lets me easily control, distribute, and manage my images.” That single phrase however overlooks a few of the items that are rolled into that ...


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Flickr allows nudes as long as you change the image's "safety level" so kiddos and people at work don't get them popping up on a search; you're perfectly within the ToS. You can also make groups and galleries private if you'd rather limit who can see the photos and/or comment on them...


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Privacy and default export settings (like Itai said) do play an important role but there's another factor A photographer may research a location, travel there in the right time of year, wake up at unreasonable hours to get there on time for sunrise - again and again and again waiting for the perfect weather, obsess about the exact camera location and take ...


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There are many great sites for sharing photos these days. Here are the top few that I use myself: Redbubble.com Great, simple site Lets you sell your art at your own prices, and gives an excellent commission DeviantArt.com Very large, lots of features, good for exposure 1x.com Extremely high quality Kind of a goal for me...if my work progresses far ...


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You're allowed to host them on SmugMug as long as it's a non-public gallery (Note: I am affiliated w/said site :))


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500PX It's not just for sharing picture, it's more like a social photo network. Maybe you don't know it but IMHO there are stunning photos. 500px.com


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Flickr does allow a collection to contain either sets, or other collections, giving you that hierarchy


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I think zenfolio is the best photo sharing site out there. Its interface for uploading photos and modifying their information (captions, descriptions, and keywords) is very professional and the support crew is top notch, responding to questions quickly and courteously. You can customize your site to have a very custom look, if you want. There are a variety ...


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I use Flickr, but Smugmug it's a lot nicer if you have the money... It's very nice and you can sell your images through their site.


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You can use a single account and share the single login with your family. That's the only solution I can think of that will let you edit each other's albums. Generally different users are not allowed to edit another user's albums, at least on all the services I can think of. You might also try Google plus, you can make a circle for your family and share ...


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I haven't used it before, but I have heard good things about pixelpost: http://www.pixelpost.org/ Pixelpost is an open-source, standards-compliant, multi-lingual, fully extensible photoblog application for the web. Anyone who has web-space that meets the requirements can download and use Pixelpost for free!


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SmugMug allows for what is essentially three levels: Categories --Subcategories ----Galleries You can completely customize the names of Categories, Subcategories, and Galleries.


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At least according to Wikipedia, these types of sites can be referred to as geolocation-oriented photo sharing sites. Here is the list of what I use: Flickr Map Google Maps(Click on "Photos" feature) Photosynth on Bing Maps(I click into it from the PS site) Google Earth Panoramio(The same as the two above) - More info at StackOverFlow Stuck On ...


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If you're going to 'show them to the world' - you need to ask. That's common courtesy and, more importantly, you may not be ingrained in their lives enough to know if there's a serious reason to not want them up and public. (For example, I have a friend who went through a messy adoption and posting pictures of his kids on Facebook could complicate his ...


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Yes, there is a breathtaking amount of copyright infringement going on on the internet. The thing is: where it concerns images, most of it happens with the implicit approval of the copyright holders, who basically like to have their stuff shared and pinned and retweeted all over the internet (at least by consumers) because that gets them attention and ...


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I believe you could use flickr for that. You can set a group there, post those photos in this group - this means they are all reachable from a single place. Although Flickr doesn't support voting on photos directly, in stackexchange style - "upvote"/"downvote" you can post the votes in the comments. Just my $0.02 Edit: I believe it also wouldn't be ...



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