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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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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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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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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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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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DeviantArt Flickr ModelMayhem 1x 500px jpgmag (.com to all the above) eroticsignature.ning.com


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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 Earth(iPad) ...


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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 life.)...


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I use CC search to find creative commons images. It's a meta-search engine and it searches sites like Flickr and Wikimedia Commons. You could upload your work to one of the searched sites, indicate under what creative commons licence the images fall and describe them as much as possible (keywords, location).


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Is there some service that will allow us to upload all these photos and put them into a combined album? Does Flickr have shared albums? Flickr does not have shared albums, but instead has a feature called groups. If each of you get an individual Flickr account, one of you can create a group (public, invitation only public, or private, up to you), and invite ...


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If your problem is that your computer has only USB-C ports, just get a USB-C to USB adapter or hub. Transferring 5000 photos via WiFi from any camera capable of recording 4K video will not be practical, regardless of how generous your definition of "practical" may be. It takes a few seconds to move an SD card from a camera to a computer. The task may be ...


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FOTKI allow email upload, which meets your requirement. An album is assigmed an email_code and emails can thene be sent by anyone to user_name+emai_code@fotki.com and will end up in the correct album. Photos are usually available in under a minute. You obviously want to be careful who knows a given user_name, email_code combination as it can be badly ...


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The "Olympic Journey" exhibition at the Royal Opera House this summer had much the same problem, only with the Olympic torch rather than the FA Cup. As far as I can tell they went for your bespoke solution: a simple PHP website where you could enter your unique code and retrieve your photo. The site is still up, at http://theolympicjourneytorchphoto.com. As ...


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Take a look at the Open Photo Project - It is an open source photo sharing project, where the user retains control over his or her pictures. You choose where you put your pictures and then use their frontend to scour your photos. The inception of OpenPhoto was a desire to liberate our photos and take back control. And as it is open source, you or someone ...


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There's https://dtstyle.net It's a repository of *.dtstyle files, not XMP files... those are generally used for file-specific information. Styles can be managed in the "Styles" panel on the right-hand side in lighttable mode.


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It depends on a lot of factors you haven't revealed in your question. Among them: How does one define "practical?" For some that would be "nothing less than the fastest possible speed available by all current options." For others it may mean "anything that can do it unattended while I'm asleep for the night." What size are your 5,000 photos? Are they low ...


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What I do on Flickr, which I think works reasonably well: All photos featuring a child are "friends and family" (my children), "family only" (other children in my extended family) or completely private (other people's children). This means that if people do have accounts on Flickr, they get access to the appropriate photos without having to jump through any ...


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There isn't a right or wrong answer here unless your local jurisdiction has laws about it. As long as you are reasonable about what you put online, I don't expect there to be any problems as long as the parents aren't complaining about it. Use your judgement and share the photos you spend time and effort to produce. That said, if they were friend's kids ...


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Since you want to share pictures privately, only to your friends and family, flickr is actually one possible solution. The right to use for site promotion only applies to content uploaded in publicly visible areas. This means that if you upload a picture and set its visibility to "public", it can be used. So if you always upload them as private, put them ...


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Dropbox is a pretty good way to go. While its photo album management and display tools are barebones, it's super easy to share albums between accounts so that multiple people can play with them collaboratively.


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I really like the Microsoft OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) photo gallery. Just upload pictures to your OneDrive, and send people a private link to access the automatically generated gallery.


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You may want to look at 500px.com as far as I know you can link your domain to it. Another option may be a wordpress.com hosted blog with a portfolio/photoblog template. You can link a domain name to that and you can customize the themes to a certain extent.


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Smugmug allows this, in fact, it has extensive capability to help you share an image, in your choice of image sizes. As you can see from the attached photo, you can also share the Gallery, create embedded links, etc. You can place restrictions on Galleries (not individual images), share privately, etc. A nice feature of the individual image share is that ...


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Dropbox or Google Drive is probably the easiest. I'd go with Dropbox personally. I've seen it used by dozens of photographers for this sort of thing. You give everyone access to a specific folder and they drop the pictures in when they're done. Those pictures will sync to your computer's copy of the folder. That's not the most secure solution, but it is the ...


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It seems like your real concern is transfer of files to a computer without a USB A port. You ask about USB C cables for cameras, but, generally, people I know tend to pop the card out and put it in a card reader anyway. See Is it better to transfer photos by removing the memory card or by directly using a data cable? for more on this. And given that, there ...


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If you are a web developer, then you should definitely consider Piwigo. It's free software, you can either self-host it if you want full control on it, or use a paid-for hosting service like piwigo.com. Even with the piwigo.com solution, you still have a lot of control (you can customize your gallery with themes, plugins, and even write CSS code). I ...


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I found Zenphoto to be a nice, php based photo-gallery platform: http://www.zenphoto.org/ It is customizable but not too bloated.


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I use Piwigo, it's dead easy and has many plugins, themes, and options. It's also free and open-source if that matters to you (if not it certainly won't get in your way). You can use it with your own hosting, or pay Piwigo to host and manage your site. From their website: "Piwigo is a photo gallery software for the web, built by an active community ...


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Another option is to build your own, then you KNOW what you are getting! (OK its a bit extreme! but YOU are in control) I suggest investigating Wordpress or joomla if you have no web development experience.


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