I’ve just signed up with Zenfolio. Flickr is good, but I was interested in finding a site which had 1) a system for organising photos more to my taste, and 2) allow me to create private collections of photos without forcing my viewers to sign up.
I discovered Zenfolio while looking at a review of Smugmug. These two seem to be the best on the market at the moment in the area that I’m interested. Zenfolio has everything a need, plus is cheaper than Smugmug at the moment.
Zenfolio has three concepts for organising pictures: Galleries, Collections and Groups. Galleries provide the basic unit for storing pictures, Collections collect links to photos from your own or other people’s galleries and Groups provide a means for organising with Galleries or Collections into folders or sub-folders.
The second feature that I needed is provided by the means to add a simple password to a picture, gallery, collection or group. This access settings can be inherited by items contained within.
Once the dns change is pushed though, you will be able to access my gallery directly via view.stateless.geek.nz.
I’ve only got a few things up at the moment, I’m still working on organising my photos and I’ve basically started using Zenfolio right now so I can share some private pictures of my new house with the family. In the next couple months I’ll be migrating much of my photo album onto Zenfolio.
In fact one of my planned blog entries is a discussion about how I use Bibble Pro and Picasa (at this stage) to organise my pictures and how I back them up to online storage.
If Zenfolio looks like something you might want to try, please use this referal code: 9SG-PW3-SXZ. Both of us with get $5 off.