What will you use when Gallery shuts down?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by kbutler84, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. kbutler84 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    #1
    I've really enjoyed Gallery, and so has my family. It's been so easy for my relatives to use and download pictures from. I've used Flickr here and there, but to me, it doesn't seem to be as user friendly.

    Just curious as to what everyone else will start using.
     
  2. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a

    thunderbunny

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    #2
    Flickr for me, Gallery was the bit of MobileMe that I used an alternative for.
     
  3. kbutler84 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    #3
    Another complaint I have is that if I upload to Flickr from within iPhoto, it will only let me upload at 1024x1024. It says in need a Pro account to upload full resolution.
     
  4. paulsalter macrumors 68000

    paulsalter

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #4
    Flickr for me

    In the past I used Flickr for public photos and MobileMe to keep Family pictures

    I have now just finished moving it all over to Flickr, I do have the pro account and think it is $25/year, not bad really
     
  5. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Location:
    NY USA
    #5
    Probably PhotoBucket, pro price is good and they have ios and iPhoto plug ins.
     
  6. whathesaid macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #6
    I've just signed up to Posterous, they offer the private option and put the images in galleries which is what I liked from the mobileme galleries - (privacy and a nice design!)
     
  7. kbutler84 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    #7
    I'll have to check that out.
     
  8. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Location:
    Cary, NC
    #8
    I've been using Picasa (Google Photos) for years and am very happy with them.
     
  9. Gordy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #9
    I'm interested in seeing what others have gone for. I have a flickr account, but I don't really want family shots in there. Same with picasa really as that's now linked to your google+ account.

    I liked two features the most for Gallery:
    1. Easy integration with iPhoto etc
    2. Easy way for family to download whole albums

    I liked it also as it was seperate from facebook etc so it's just family seeing it without needing to log in etc.

    I could go down the route of a php/mysql gallery, but I really cannot be bothered with that these days.
     
  10. ct2k7 macrumors 603

    ct2k7

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Location:
    London or Florida
    #10
    If I could just make private albums in the Photos app on iPhone, it would solve my issues.
     
  11. paulsalter macrumors 68000

    paulsalter

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #11
    just for your info, incase you are not aware of this

    you can create a guest pass to your private pictures in Flickr (which you can disable at ay time), this can give access to a particular set of private photos or all your private photos

    I didn't want to initially put family pictures on there

    but I have made them available to contacts classed as family, or for those family members that didn't want to join Flickr I created a guest pass for my private/family images

    Seems to work fine
     
  12. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

    SanjeevRana

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    #12
    A few of my buddies and myself (we are all experienced System Admins and IT Techs) have decided to go for a new startup catering for services towards iDisk and Gallery ... so a Cloud based file store/share system for Files/Photos/Videos/Music

    Those 4 will be the main tabs for our whole solution and no clutter/************* .. simple plan/sophisticated design ...

    Anybody interested in joining and with experience in Web Design/Prog or Graphics Design or iOS Dev is most welcome to join..

    Will keep everyone posted on the progress
     
  13. techpr macrumors 6502

    techpr

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Location:
    San Juan, PR
    #13
    Please update when your are ready.
     
  14. Gordy macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #14
    Yeah I saw that. I was hoping that maybe the best of my options if it works.

    I'm going to try over the next few weeks and see how it goes.
     
  15. b.c. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2008
    #15
    I've been a big user of .Mac Galleries w/iPhoto for years, and will miss it for its convenience (especially for other family members)

    I'm thinking of Smugmug as a replacement.
    even though it's not free (but still cheaper than .Mac), I really like the high quality look to the galleries, the professional looking layout/templates, and the ability to manage privacy settings on an individual per-gallery basis - something I used in .Mac Galleries too. there seems to be some plugin the let you easily upload iPhoto albums to smugmug.

    I've used Flickr for some misc stuff, but my main (large!) photo collection is not there. I realize there are some ways to control private photos in Flickr, but overall I just don't like how Flickr displays photos (somehow, it feels like the photos take a backseat to all the other stuff on the pages in Flickr, IMO).

    the one feature of Galleries that it seems to be missing in Smugmug for me is the ability for friends or family members to upload photos directly to my galleries & iPhoto library (e.g. photos of some event we all attended), although they can email photos to a special address to do so.
     
  16. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

    ChristianJapan

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Location:
    日本
    #16
    I'm on smugmug and quite happy with them. Nice designs and reliable. Can fine tune the access to single galleries.
     
  17. ct2k7 macrumors 603

    ct2k7

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Location:
    London or Florida
    #17
    That's interesting, I'm a PHP developer, but do know CSS/HTML and Javascript.
     

Share This Page