My love/hate relationship with Picasa just permanently tipped to hate I'm afraid. For no reason I can discern Picasa decided I didn't really mean to add yesterday's photos to an album and right in front of my eyes they disappeared. I don't want to waste any more time with Quirky Picasa.

What PC / web software is good for posting reduced-size (1600 pixels max width), tagged pix to the web? Cameras include iPhone (jpeg) and Canon DSLRs (jpeg & raw). The site's goals include:

  • Family & friends should be able to see the photos I've added since their last visit, as well as show a guest the photos tagged "Aunt Gurty".
  • People should be able to contact me to use photos for commercial purposes.
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    Picasa is one of the very few things that is both a software organization and a sharing service. If you break out of picasa, you'll need to separate those functions and separately we have those two questions answered very well. – rfusca Jan 7 '12 at 23:44
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    See photo.stackexchange.com/questions/295/… for sharing – rfusca Jan 7 '12 at 23:45
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    photo.stackexchange.com/questions/4212/… for organization – rfusca Jan 7 '12 at 23:46
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    I'm not sure if linking to four of your own images is really necessary here. Sorry but that just seems like blatant advertising to me. – dpollitt Jan 8 '12 at 1:36
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    @MarkJerde - The edit just revised the title for clarity and removed the unnecessary links to pictures. Stack Exchange is a collaboratively edited site, and as such your answers and questions will be editing quite often! Check out the FAQ if you have any questions - photo.stackexchange.com/faq#editing – dpollitt Jan 9 '12 at 2:24

Lightroom is a great app for organisation and workflow and from version 3 you can set up your Flickr, Smugmug/Facebook, whatever sharing accounts, and post directly from within Lightroom once you're happy with your photo :-)

EDIT: Lightroom features website -- has a little video on there of publishing photos to external service. Flickr would also give you your ability to restrict access and use tags as you requested.


Have a look at Webshots. You can decide if you want to make a photo/album personal or public. I haven't used if for a while, but am considering starting using it again. It also has other features that may be of interest (pro photos to view or buy, e-cards etc, and a desktop/screensaver software that you can link to your account)

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