If you haven’t heard of Zenfolio, I suggest you check them out. They are an online photo storing website that allow you store all your precious photos online and display them in an easy to view album or slidebook type of format.
Most of you must be wondering why this would be useful, especially when there are free options like Flickr out there. The main reason I’m such a huge fan of Zenfolio, the online photo storing website is that it’s simple and easy to use. It’s also really easy to display your pictures in a professional album. I’ve had a lot of comments about my pictures and the way they are displayed by both friends and family.
With the advent of digital pictures it’s become hard to keep photos in an album, since we don’t print out most of our pictures and tend to store them on our computers. The problem of course is that it becomes tough to share our pictures with others, and of course if our computers crash we lose our pictures forever (trust me this does happen)!
Sure you can upload your pics to facebook, but those are low quality versions of the huge multi-megabyte archival pictures that you took. If you ever lose them, I wouldn’t want to use facebook pics as a replacement to the original. With Zenfolio you can upload your pics to the site, and keep the full copy high quality originals. Zenfolio has backups of all pics at multiple centres around the world so you are very unlikely to ever lose your pics.
Best of all you can use themes to display your photos in a traditional album format. If you would like to protect your pics, you can even set a password so that only those with the password can access some, or all your folders, and best of all instead of awkwardly uploading pics and emailing them you can now just email everyone a link and they can view your pics at their own time.
My favourite thing about putting pictures online of course is that you can show someone your pics even if you aren’t near your home computer. It’s almost like traditional paper photos, except even more accessible.
Anyway at the moment until July 31, 2010 Zenfolio is offering a $10 discount, by the use of a special “coupon”. This should apply for the life of your account. You can also sign up for a trial period, and get a full refund if you’re not satisfied.
Visit www.zenfolio.com and use 9MS-YYH-CBP as a coupon for your $10 discount off ANY zenfolio account. Use the free trial too!