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Sharing Family Photos Online

Boot Camp feature for Friday, December 24, 1999

Sharing those great holiday photos, online. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. We all have family members spread out all over the place. One of the great things about the Internet is how easy it makes it to share pictures of family get togethers around the holidays...or birthdays...or any time at all. You have to get your pictures into your computer...by using a digital camera, a scanner or having your film developed onto disc. You can email them individually to family members and friends, or put them up on the web for free. At a site called photopoint.com, you send your pictures once by email, place them in albums, add captions and invite everyone to visit the site. Photopoint CEO David Rowley...

"And once your friends and family are looking at them, they can add comments in a guest book, they can send postcards based on the photos and you can even work with people so you can turn your photos into a personalized gift, like photo T-shirts and mugs."

One of the advantages PhotoPoint has over many of its competitors is you don't have to make the photo a certain size before you send it in. That can be complicated. And there is no limit on the number of pictures you can keep online. They don't allow adult content and you can password protect your photos so only the people you give access to can view them. When it comes to this picture site, there isn't much negative to say.