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22-09-10, 01:49 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario
If you're making your own site, you could also check out Jalbum - a completely free (though you can make donations) web gallery/slideshow.... you can have any number of 'albums' integrated on your website (and don't forget most ISPs give you free webspace). Can be a little tricky to work out the various options in the downloadable control program but once you get the hang of it it's very good. Lots of different themes available and you can change the styles without rebuilding from scratch. There is a shopping cart facility which can be configured how you want.
They even do a book/printed album but it's a lot more expensive than Blurb - though it's a hardback book. For the book-album you just hit a button on your control program and follow the very simple instructions.... but I have many albums on my photo club website and I wanted to check the price to put one of them into book form..... 80 images = $70 (I think it's 20 images for a reasonable price, then 75c for each extra image) .
I mentioned Zenfolio above.... for selling prints, Smugmug is a good choice too, but you need to watch where your prints are going to be made. They both take commission on each print. Both Zenfolio and Smugmug are set up with California and UK printers, or you work out your own. Obviously simpler to go with their own but, again, I just don't want to have prints travelling huge distances. Carbon footprints etc.
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