How to Share photos online
There are a number of options to save your photos online, and then share them with friends, family or with your Estate Agent or Home Staging Consultant when selling your house. This has an added benefit that they are then backed up on a secure server that is not in your house. If your laptop crashes or your house floods then you can download your photos at the next available opportunity using a password or log in.
HouseWow recommends Picasa photo sharing, Googles free online back up service for your photographs and backing up photos safely for sharing with friends .
Picasa is a great way to back up your photos and ensure that you don't lose your pictures; even if your hard drive crashes.
Its also a fast, easy and safe way to share chosen images with a HouseWow Consultant so that we can give you advice on styling to update your home or home staging for selling purposes.
You can upload the digital photos to a safe and secure personal area on Googles picasa and then send your friend or Consultant a convenient link to a specific file of photos at Picasa.
Your friend or your Consultant who you are sharing the photos with will only see the one file you chose to give access to.
If you want to keep your photos away from the world wide audience that is the web then be sure that as you upload images you tick to make the photos 'unlisted' - or private. This means that they won't be available on the internet.
Save your digital images from your camera to a hard drive on your computer in the usual way.
Open a picasa account via www.picasaweb.google.com
Follow the steps to download picasa software to your PC. This software allows you to make changes to your pictures and upload them to Google picasa safe server.
Upload your chosen pictures to a new file at picasa and name with your customer name and the name or address of your property.
Open the album on picasa. Ensure each album is marked as 'unlisted' so that you are not showing it to outside users that you don't chose to see the pictures.
Organise and re-order your photos
Click picasa 'edit ' on the menu and click organise and re-order - move the pictures about in thumbnail, put into a relevant sequence of front of property, through rooms,to gardens as necessary etc
Edit - Captions. Use this options to give us any extra notes and details under each picture.
To send your friend, estate agent or HouseWow Consultant a link to the images by emai click 'LINK TO THIS album from the right hand side of picasa.
Copy and paste the link code into an email.