Now days everyone has a digital camera and has photos stored on their computer that they want to share with family and friends around the world. We used to be limited in how we share files, however now there are so many options available.
Ways you can share pictures and photos with other computers
The world is changing fast. In the good old days we used to get our photos developed and maybe put on a Compact Disc. Now we do not even have them in our hands on printed paper.
In the old days of dialup internet connections, sending a picture through email was not a good idea. To download the email would take forever. Now that broadband and fast internet connections are common, sending a picture or photo through email is easy and downloads quickly. There are limits on how many you can send in one email. This limit depends on your email host. Here’s how to attach a picture to an email.
Save them to Disc
If you have hundreds of photos to share with another computer it is easy to save them to a cd or DVD disc to send in the snail mail. If you want to use a DVD, make sure the computer you want to share with has a drive that will read a DVD. Here’s how to burn a cd with Windows.
Save them to USB Flash drive
USB flash drives are the most useful device to have. You can put your files, photo’s or anything on it and then physically take it anywhere you like. When you want to share what is on the USB flash drive, simply plug it in to the computer. What is a USB flash drive?
Windows Live Messenger Sharing folder
This is a great way to share pictures over the internet. Not only is the Windows Live messenger free, but if you create a sharing folder the exchange of pictures is almost instant. Here’s how to create a sharing folder.
Across a network
If you have a home network you can easily share a picture by placing the photo in the folder you are sharing. Other people on your network can access this and save to their computer. Here’s how to see what files are shared on your network.
Put it on the internet
If you have a webpage or a blog you can put a picture on that site for anyone to save to their computer. If they go to your webpage and right click on the image, choose to save picture as…the picture will be saved on their computer.
You can also upload the photo to Facebook and anyone can save to their computer. Just make sure you only post up what you actually want to share.
You wouldn’t even bother to print a picture to share as you can send it to the other person to print on their end.
- You can also become a member of a photo sharing site like www.flickr.com This way you can store your pictures on the internet for free and share with your friends at the same time.