It’s Easy to Access Free Online Photo Storage

Accessing Free Online Photo Storage Space

A lot of websites on the Internet promise you a lot of different things, but they don’t always make it easy to get them. Some websites are simply not very user friendly, and even if they offer things like free online photo storage space, you may have some trouble figuring out how to access it. Fortunately, many of these sites work similarly, so if you understand one, you shouldn’t have any trouble understanding most of the others.

The first thing you’ll likely have to do on any photo sharing and storage website is sign up for a new account. If you’ve been on the Internet for any length of time, then you’ll already know the drill. You’ll most likely have to enter your name, date of birth, and possibly some other basic information. Then, you’ll choose a user name and password. In some cases, your username will simply be your email address. You should be sure to choose a password that is appropriately difficult to crack. You wouldn’t want some malicious person to get in and delete all of your photos.

Once you’ve chosen a password, you’ll probably be given an opportunity to sign up for some sort of newsletter from the website. It’s up to you if you want to take part – but it may be worthwhile if you plan to use the site often. You can learn about upcoming features and useful tips through newsletters such as these.

Once you’ve signed up for the service, you may need to go through an additional step to verify it. Usually, the site will send you an email with a link in it. Following the link should activate your account. In some cases you won’t need to go through this step. Either way, you’ll probably find yourself at site’s main menu at this point. From here, uploading your pictures into the site’s free online photo storage should be a snap.

Look for an option that offers you the ability to “upload” or “import” your photos. If you can’t find such an option from the main menu, you may need to find some sort of main photo subsection first. Once you’ve located the option to upload your photos, most of the work is done. The interface that actually allows you to perform uploads will vary from site to site, but chances are it will be familiar to your operating system’s standard file manipulation interface. You can probably just drag and drop photos, or even entire folders, from your hard drive on to the website’s free online photo storage space. The number of pictures you can upload at once will vary depending on the site. On some photo sharing sites, you can upload hundreds of photos at a time.

Once you’ve reached that point, its simply an issue of waiting for the upload process to finish. If you have a lot of photos to upload, it could take awhile. Just be patient, or consider leaving your computer to the task overnight. Once it’s finished, you can start with another batch if you like. You can have your whole collection uploaded in no time.

MJ Johnston writes for a variety of websites, including Hoorray, a photo sharing site that offers the quickest and easiest way to enjoy free online photo sharing and a free online photo album.

Mass Photo Share!!!!Woooo
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Using iCloud Photo Sharing (#1110)

http://macmost.com/e-1110 iCloud Photo Sharing is a quick and easy way to share photos with friends. You can create a share album that others can add to, or just view. You can also make the album available on the Web where people without the Photos app or even Macs can view the photos. It is easy to add or remove photos. However, the options are limited so you may need to use another service if you want more.
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Free Photo Editing Glossary

Learning to use new technology is always a confusing experience. They are often full of complex jargon and you may feel lost without some kind of reference. If you’re interested in trying your hand at editing photos in order to share them online, then read on for some definitions of common terms you might find.

Cloning Tool

A cloning tool is a basic copying tool that allows you to copy a part of an image to essentially create a “brush.” Once you’ve copied the part of the image that you want, you can just use your mouse to paint that same like you would draw a line in a basic paint program. This is most useful when you have a specific texture that somehow ended up with some sort of blemish. You can simply paint over the blemish and, if done correctly, it will look like the natural texture. Some software programs have a feature that can automatically do this for you.

Fill-Flash

Fill-flash is sometimes referred to as a highlight or shadow adjustment tool. This tool can help you fix a photo in which the background is too dark, or the subject of the photo is too light (or vice versa). As with the cloning tool, many software programs have an option to perform this automatically for your convenience.

Adjustment Layers

Adjustment layers are a fairly advanced feature that allows you to edit a photo with affects without actually altering the photo itself. That is, instead of making changes to the picture itself, you create additional layers that are superimposed on top of the standard picture. You can edit the main photo or any of the additional layers at any point, or even delete the extra layers without affecting the main picture. Depending on what software you’re using, you may even be able to adjust the transparency of the extra layers to whatever level you desire.

Type Effects

This term refers to effects that can be placed on text entered on your image. Depending on the type of software you’re using, you may have to use a text tool to input your text, or you may be able to add text directly onto the image. In either case, type effects allow you to add effects like shadows, 3D effects, warped text, and many more.

Selection Tools

Selection tools are the tools that you use to select a part of an image that you want to manipulate. For instance, basic selection tools might commonly come in shapes like squares or circles. However, there are also advanced selection tools that allow for more unique interactions with the image you’re editing. For instance, one type of selection tool might allow you to select all parts of an image that have the same color. Or, for maximum flexibility, you can use a lasso type tool to select exactly which parts of the image you want to work with.

Obviously the world of photo editing is very complex and these are just a few basic terms. If you run across other terms that you don’t understand, you should just make a backup of your picture and experiment to find out what they do. You may be able to really improve the quality of some pictures and make your online photo sharing experience all the better.

MJ Johnston writes for a variety of websites, including Onlinedigitalphotoprinting.net, a photo site that offers advice on the quickest and easiest way to enjoy online digital photo printing , as well as how to get a free online photo album.

Blue Cityfogscape
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Image by Lenny K Photography
Had this sudden random mood swing today to give a cityscape photo a futuristic blueish look.
A big thankyou to Mr David Law for sharing this one under the CC-A licence @ www.flickr.com/photos/mrdavidlaw/16668096630/
Changes were made to parts of the warm coloured cast, some part of the buildings were sharpened, saturation adjustments were applied.
I still enjoy the original and recommend that you check it out!

Used my free actions toolkit downloadble from www.lennykphotography.com + Photoshop Elements 14 to edit this one!

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Free Photo Editing Understanding Online Photo Sharing Terms: Picture Formats

Most people tend not to think about the details of their online photo sharing experience. As long as their photos get from their computers to their online photo album, they could care less about the processes that got it there. The way that digital cameras designed, this really isn’t a problem, as most cameras and photo editing software support this approach. However, there’s a lot more that goes into online photo sharing than is obvious on the surface.

Those who are interested in the fundamentals of digital photography may be curious about different file formats. Many have heard or seen the terms for picture file extensions, such as .jpg (or JPEG), .gif, .tif, and .png. What do all these different three letter extensions mean?

JPEGs

The term JPEG actually stands for “Joint Photographic Experts Group” – the group that initially created the standard back in 1992. Since then, the JPEG has become the most commonly found picture file type on the Internet. This is primarily because JPEGs offer a tremendous amount of flexibility in terms of its compression and picture quality. That is, its possible to significantly reduce the storage size of a JPEG file by also reducing the quality. Back when the Internet was first starting out, downloading mutli-megabyte picture files just wasn’t practical. JPEGs could maintain a reasonable image quality while making the file size of the image much smaller.

JPEGs have remained an Internet standard thanks to this quality. People are able to make images much easier to transfer between computers without losing a significant amount of picture quality. The drawback to JPEGs is that it is a “lossy” format – this means that each time a picture is edited and resaved in the JPEG format, it loses a degree of quality.

TIFFs

TIFF stands for Tagged Image File Format. TIFF files are versatile and high quality, supporting up to 48-bit color depth (compared to 8-bit for GIFs and 24-bit for JPEGs). The downsides of this format are two-fold. For one, TIFF files have a wide variance and an image viewer that can view one type of TIFF file can’t necessarily view anther. Secondly, TIFF files are not widely supported by web browsers, making them impractical for online photo sharing.

GIFs and PNGs

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. Like the JPEG, GIF files are also commonly found all around the Internet. GIF files are comparatively limited in their color palette – having only 256 colors to work with. This make GIFs a good choice for relatively simple pictures without a lot of color differences, such as cartoons and simple logos. While it a lossless format that doesn’t degrade in quality, it’s pretty rare that you’ll see a photograph in a GIF format in the modern age, since most cameras are able to take pictures with significantly more color depth.

PNGs, or Portable Network Graphics files, are the successor to GIFs. Unlike GIFs, they support truecolor, a 16-million color palette. PNGs are lossless, making them great for editing photos. Most web browsers support PNGs, but they can still be quite large. In many cases, the best choice is to edit a file in PNG format, then convert to JPEG for distribution.

MJ Johnston writes for a variety of websites, including Onlinedigitalphotoprinting.net, a photo site that offers advice on the quickest and easiest way to enjoy online digital photo printing , as well as how to get a free online photo album.

The Golden Gate Bridge at Dusk
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Image by Stuck in Customs
Daily Photo – The Golden Gate Bridge at Dusk
I had spent the previous night up in Napa, visiting my mom and grandmother. This was a long day with a stop in Petaluma to see Leo’s operation, a fast hike through the Muir Woods, and then a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge to catch its majesty at sunset.

I’m sure locals know this spot very well, but I found it thanks to Google Earth. I knew it would be a cool spot, but driving to these spots is always a bit sketchy when you have never been there before. It appeared to be a simple jog off Highway 1, and it actually was. It’s nice when something that looks easy ends up actually being easy! This isn’t usually the case. Even better, the wind wasn’t howling a mile a minute, which I think can happen around here if you don’t watch out!

After I took this, I could hardly wait to get back home to process the final image. I don’t know about y’all, but I find the post-processing just as fun as the actual shooting… I really get a kick out of it!

New Free Video Coming Soon
Tonight I edited together another video about how I took a photo in New Zealand. I’ll get it uploaded soon to share with everyone! In the meantime, you can check out others in the Video section of the website.

from the blog www.stuckincustoms.com

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