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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Favorite Digital Photo Websites

In an effort not to threadjack happy nanny's awesome photo post, I thought we could comment about our fave digital photo sharing sites here. I prefer snapfish. I have used it for years. As for smugmug, after googling me, my husband found images of me on smug mug that were open to the public that I did not necessarily WANT open to the public. I am not sure how that works, but I had to email abby and my friends and tell them to delete those photos.

I have tried ofoto and it is similar to snapfish.

My fave thing about snapfish:
1. I can buy 1000 prints for 100 dollars and just fill up my cart whenever I want some photos printed (I take a lot of photos)
2. I like the effects (b and w, borders etc)
3. I like the website design. It is user friendly (super fast uploading), and great for organizing and sharing.
4. Photo gifts. I print albums for the grandparents every year. I love the quality and the ease to design. They also give you 25% off duplicates, which is great when you are ordering at least 4.
5. Photo cards. They are inexpensive and great quality.


  • I used Yahoo! for a long time...can't be easier. But when I decided I wanted the option to have photos shipped to me and keep the shipping under the cost of my child's inheritance, I switched to Costco for all online storage. It's easy to share photos, keep what you want private hidden, and it's cheap! 17 cents per picture and NO SHIPPING charges...even on a huge order. :)

    Have to say, though, flickr is fun, fun, fun - and just as easy. I've never ordered through them, so I don't know the quality of the prints.
    posted by Blogger Julie at 4/07/2006 05:50:00 AM  

  • Costco really has free shipping? I just discovered their online photo center...might have to check that out.

    1 more shout out to snapfish, whenver there has been a problem with my order, they have been great about refunding or re-doing
    posted by Blogger Kage at 4/07/2006 06:06:00 AM  

  • I love flickr. I can't imagine using any other digital photo website, but then I don't use it for printing pics. Here's my page:

    posted by Anonymous Susan M at 4/07/2006 07:03:00 AM  

  • I love winkflash. The pictures are good quality, they have great photo gifts, the pictures arrive super fast, the 4x6s are only $.12, and shipping for photos is a flat rate of $.99, no matter how many you order.
    posted by Blogger Gina at 4/07/2006 08:47:00 AM  

  • One thing I don't like about Snapfish--once, we were away on vacation, and couldn't upload our pictures to our computer. Our memory card was full, so we thought we would upload them to snapfish and then put them on our home computer when we got back. Unfortunately, we could not download them at home with the same quality we had when we uploaded them. The resolution was lower and there was nothing we could do to get them back to their original quality.
    posted by Blogger Michelle at 4/07/2006 09:37:00 AM  

  • Actually Michelle, I believe if you order a CD off of snapfish, then the CD will have them at their original full resolution. I can't find one of mine right now to verify that, but I believe that's the case. So unfortunately you'd have to "pay" for your pictures, but at least they won't be lost to you forever.
    posted by Blogger marian at 4/07/2006 10:12:00 AM  

  • Abby, after reading your comment and doing some research onlnie, I'm sold on smugmug. I'd like you to get the $10 credit for referring me, so if you're interested - just post your referral code (or e-mail) in the comments and I'll be sure to use it when I sign up. Thanks - I'm really excited to use smugmug.
    posted by Anonymous Jen in MI at 4/07/2006 10:25:00 AM  

  • I've been using snapfish for 3 years (thanks to Kage for introducing me) and I've been nothing but happy with it.
    posted by Blogger chloe at 4/07/2006 02:01:00 PM  

  • Jen in MI-

    I have to come clean. My husband works for Smugmug.
    www.smugmug.com ( That is him in the bottom corner, behind the camera under pro zone.)
    It may seem like I am bias, but I swear it is the best one out there if you really care about keeping your photos long term.
    You can check out out personal site at
    The password is smugmug.

    *A little disclaimer...there are pics on there from junior high and highschool that are horrifying! Just remember some of us went through long awkward stages*

    The perks of Smugmug..

    -Photos are saved at full resolution!!! That is not the norm. The free sites don't save your pics at the uploaded size. Which is a nightmare if you know about your pics.

    -There is no email login required to view. To see your sisters pictures you don't have to sell your email to the hackers.

    -There is no limit on photos you upload.

    -You can organize things any way you want

    -They just signed a deal with Adobe that will allow you to fix your pics in Photoshop after you upload them to the site.

    -The have the best customer service in the business. It is owned and operated by a family who love photos and want you to be happy.

    I could go on and on, but you just need to check it out for yourselves.

    But I think Smugmug is the best!!
    posted by Blogger Abby at 4/07/2006 02:07:00 PM  

  • I've really been happy with Snapfish..with one exception...I had gone through and organized, edited and even captioned ALL of my photos over a good 2-3 year span. It took a good chunk of time. I hadn't found albums I wanted to put them in...so I decided to leave them online until I did. One day, I checked my account...and they were ALL deleted. I called & emailed in a panic. At first I thought Snapfish was annoyed I was using their free service and hadn't purchased any prints yet. No one can figure out what happened. Snapfish said that I must have deleted them (no way!). Luckily, I had them all backed up on my computer, but all of my work organizing and categorizing was gone.
    posted by Blogger Jen at 4/07/2006 08:20:00 PM  

  • Sorry to take up more room, but Smugmug also has different gallery themes.

    Which makes it really fun to organize your pics.


    Send your emails to bennettsmail@gmail.com
    posted by Blogger Abby at 4/07/2006 08:26:00 PM  

  • I love Shutterfly. I have ordered thank you cards and invites with my boys pictures and the cards look so professional. I also like
    My Publisher, an easy to use online digital album program (you get 20%off if you are a costco member). I create a family album every year using this program and they are wonderful(for me its so much more enjoyable and easy than scrapbooking).
    posted by Blogger Tri Mama at 4/10/2006 08:53:00 AM  

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