What is your photo sharing setup?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by metanoiac, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. metanoiac macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2012
    Hey there,

    I need to find a good setup for sharing photos with my aging parents who are using Mac and iPad. I am not interested in sharing my photos with the world - this is just to keep parents updated about my life, and maybe have other people in an inner circle update me about their life.

    I am right now considering both Lightroom and Aperture as my organization system, but I am not locked down on any. How well the library app plays with the sharing service is a big point in my decision.

    I have heart about Adobe Revel and it seems interesting, albeit expensive if you are going with a paid plan. Of course, there is photostream as well, but I am interested in your setups as well. What are you using to share your photos with your inner circle?

  2. slayerizer macrumors 6502a

    Nov 9, 2012
    I usually do most of the work in Lightroom. Once I'm done, I export the pictures with different presets:

    - One for printed pictures (full resolution)
    - Preset for 1080p, I export them to iPhoto which is used to play back from the apple tv or any ios devices.
    - I can export to facebook from within LR

    That's about it.. it works well
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    The Photo package on my Synology NAS or Apple's PhotoStream or Flickr.
  4. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    Normally I post to Facebook...but for more intimate sharing I have tried Flickr recently. You can send out links for certain people and leave them not OPEN to everyone.

    I use Apple's Aperture. it has a nice setup to easily upload your photos to Flickr.

    Now...mainly i just let them viewable to everyone. It started when i wanted to post and let people see some photos but didn't want to upload the whole set to Facebook. I shoot a lot.

    Not sure if a Shutterfly Account could work. My wife and I can use the same info and log in on iphones/ipad and different computers. Might not have a nice showcase though.
  5. steveash macrumors 6502


    Aug 7, 2008
  6. koerk macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2013
    since your parents do own iOS devices and macs I think it's the easiest way to share via a shared photostream. It is integrated and easier to access than the other solutions, I think.

    My sister and I share such a shared photostream with my mum and she enjoys it very much. I don't think she would get along with dropbox or flickr because with photostream she just gets a push notification and there are the new photos - end of story!
  7. metanoiac thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2012
    Thanks, I think I will give photostream another try.
  8. koerk macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2013

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