Here's what I do to publish our photos on photos.livingpixels.com:
- copy full resolution images from memory card on to my computer
in a folder for the month the images were taken.
- crop, rotate, remove red-eye and eliminate photos I don't
want to publish. (Optional: Keep a copy of the originals in a "save"
folder in case I want to crop differently in the future, etc.)
- For selecting, rotating and cropping, I like cam2pc.
Version 3.1.2 has lossless cropping and lossless automatic rotation and
is free but is hard to find so here it
is (1.6MB). You have to pay for these features in the latest version.
By automatic rotation, our camera records the orientation of the camera
with the picture was taken and cam2pc understands this and will rotate
the image appropriately.
- For red-eye removal, I use xnview
when I'm lazy because it's fast (draw a box around red eye and click)
and works reasonably well. When I care about the quality more, I use the
red-eye removal brush in PhotoStudio.
- upload photos. On my Windows XP computers, I use their
"Publish to the Web" wizard which I describe here.
On the Mac, I use the Java-based page for uploading.
- reorder the album to the beginning of the list. I like
albums to appear newest first since that's what most people will be doing
when they come.
- add any captions using my web browser.
- choose a highlight photo for the new album.
- set the highlight album for the top level to be the new
- rename the album so the link to the new album is easier
-- bruce - Jan. 1, 2005