Photo-Sharing Site Offers Ease, Collaboration

Souped-up Shutterfly is in beta and set to launch in August
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2008 4:42 PM CDT
The Wall Street Journal finds the new Shutterfly Share service to be an effective and fun way to share photos and communicate with friends and family.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – With lost passwords and clunky sign-up procedures, online photo-sharing can be a bit of a hassle. But a new service from Shutterfly offers a simpler way, Katherine Boehret writes in the Wall Street Journal after taking it for a spin. Shutterfly Share still has some problems— you can’t post original videos, for one—that won’t be fixed by the Aug. 12 launch, but it offers a sleek and simple experience.

The service enables individuals and groups to craft professional-looking sites with an emphasis on photo sharing and collaborative communication. And there are several ways to add photos, including e-mailing them. That could eliminate a barrier for people intimidated by the uploading process.