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Sharing Photos Online - The Three Best Ways

In the last decade, digital photography has completely changed how we take and share pictures. In just a few short years we've moved from mailing photos back and forth or printing doubles and triples of important events to simply attaching or uploading our fondest moments and sending them away, instantly available to view or distribute.

There are lots of different ways to stay in touch electronically (besides email) and some of these are great for reconnecting and keeping in touch with the people you care about. Let's check out a few great sites and see what they can offer.

Facebook Frenzy

Although this site needs no introduction, Facebook is one of the online giants and a leader in social media. Facebook is used to keep in touch with old friends, classmates, business associates and a wide variety of other people and also has a great way for uploading and sharing photographs. Facebook lets you post photos and connect with your friends quickly and easily so you can always stay in touch. The only major downside is the site's method for compressing and resizing high-quality images; if you want to take advantages of the site's other features (social games, status updates, etc) it's a good choice, but if you want something exclusively for photos the quality loss isn't worth the tradeoff.

Flickr Fun

Flickr is one of the absolute best ways to share photos and caused a revolution with its innovative photo tagging system. Users can tag other people similar to Facebook, but the ability to tag places, groups, and objects adds incredible context to your static images. Besides Flickr's extremely detailed tagging system, it also gives you a robust set of editing tools and photo printing options like turning your images into gifts like posters or greeting cards. And another great thing about Flickr is that it's free so you can keep in touch with loved ones without spending a dime.

Photoshop Online

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard in photo editing. Many digital photographers are familiar with Adobe Photoshop so it's no surprise that their online version is more advanced than any other site online. Photoshop Online isn't limited to editing however, and allows you to upload and store your files (up to 2 gigs free) with zero quality loss or image shrinking. With Photoshop Online you can also export photos directly to Flickr, Facebook or a host of other websites. This is great because you can do your editing with their online tools then use the sharing method that works best for you and your friends.

Although we've just touched upon three of the most popular photo sharing sites, there are countless others that are great for sharing photos online. Each one has its own strengths and weaknesses, and it's always best to take a tour of the site and get a feel for their philosophy before you commit time to trying to make it your photos' home on the web. Some sites offer a more social and interactive approach while other sites offer better photo editors. So regardless of what photo sharing site you choose, the most important thing is that you use a site that's easiest for you to stay connected and share photos with the people you care about most. Tag away!

About the Author:

Autumn Lockwood is a writer for www.yourpictureframes.com . Visit our website and see our beautiful distressed picture frames now: www.yourpictureframes.com/categories/Distressed-Picture-Frames/ or call 800-780-0699.

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