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Sharing photos online vs. sharing by email
There's a reason so many people are sharing online. It's faster, easier and more convenient for both you and your friends. Just look at how sharing online stacks up against sending photos in email:
Online sharing: Email sharing:
SIZE Size doesn't matter:
Friends receive a simple email inviting them to view your photos from their own account when it's convenient for them.
Sharing limited by size:
Friends receive emails with huge attachments that clog inboxes.
Unlimited storage:
With Photo Center albums you can share as many photos as you
like; your albums can hold hundreds of photos.
Email sharing:
Larger emails usually won't make it past firewalls. Many email accounts limit the number of attachments per email, so you have to send multiple emails.
VIEWING Fun, easy viewing:
Friends see your photos in customized albums that showcase each photo; they can also use the slideshow feature.
Viewing can be difficult:
Photos can be gigantic or teeny; you can't control how it will appear on your friends' screens.
PRINTING Prints for pennies:
Friends can order any print with the click of a mouse. They can make photo gifts and add comments to your album if you choose to allow them. You can also share photos in group rooms, so you and your friends can post photos in the same place.
Printing is complicated:
Friends must either save the photos to their hard drive, then pull them into software to print them from home; download the photos and then upload them to an online service; or save them on a CD or memory card and take them to a store for printing.
How do I share photos online
Once you've uploaded photos to your Photo Center account, select Share in the right-hand toolbar, then Share a photo or Share this album. Enter as many email addresses as you'd like, edit your message, then select Share photo or Share album.

Your friends will receive an email invitation to view your photos. From there, they can order prints and enlargements, and comments to your Guest Book and more.