WHAT IS PHOTO SHARING? <ul><ul><li>Online photo sharing services make organizing, storing, and sharing digital photographs convenient, easy and safe. </li></ul></ul>
PHOTO SHARING WEBSITES <ul><li>There are two main categories for photo sharing </li></ul><ul><li>websites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sites that offer free photo sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sites that charge consumers directly to host and share photos </li></ul></ul>
ONLINE PHOTO FINISHING A number of providers offer the ability to create high quality prints from digital photos, printed digitally on photographic paper Common online photo finishing sites: www.kodakgallery.com www.fastlab.com www.photoworks.com www.snapfish.com among others...
PHOTO SHARING SITES Websites for photo sharing may have different features but they all have something in common: 1) Upload of pictures with the ability to browse to images on one’s own computer 2) post those images on the Internet. Most of them also classify the photos in groups or albums to make the job of finding them easy. Recommended web services: www.viewbook.com www.picasa.google.com www.shutterfly.com www.flickr.com The last one is actually considered the largest and the best photo sharing website.
TAGGING PHOTOS A taxonomy where images can be grouped within a directory-like structure in so-called galleries. Tags are like keywords or labels that you add to a photo to make it easier to locate later.
GEOTAGGING PHOTOS The process of adding geographical identification metadata to various media. It usually consists of latitude and longitude coordinates and place names.
SHARING PHOTOS PHOTOCASTING: a way of sharing photos accompanied by music and/or narrations PHOTOBLOGGING: a form of photo sharing and publishing in the format of a blog. It focuses on the photos rather than text MOBILE PHOTOBLOGGING: possibility of sharing photos via mobile devices
LEGAL AND SAFETY ISSUES FLICKR <ul><li>Flickr has introduced content filters to help regulate who can view what photos. </li></ul><ul><li>The safety levels provided are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safe: suitable for a public audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moderate: no need to be restricted for some </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restricted: not suitable for children </li></ul></ul>
CREATIVE COMMONS To help creators protect their intellectual property rights, the nonprofit Creative Commons offers an alternative to full copyright
FLICKR IN THE CURRICULUM Photo-sharing sites can be used to store, promote, and document school events in order to share photos with the school community
PHOTO SHARING OVERVIEW The use of photo-sharing sites holds great potential as part of a multi-faceted approach that blends learning theory and social technologies into the curriculum, the business world, and personal networking