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TrishUntrapped Jan 1, 2008 01:20 PM

Hi all,

I am getting ready to prepare a thread on How to Bake an Apple Pie for the Home Cooking Board. I would like to create a slideshow (I have about 100 pictures) and am wondering what the best site to use for this might be. I have used WebShots and Photo Bucket, but never for anything this ambitious. I would like to use a site that is free, and user friendly for me and people clicking the link.

I plan to post a thread with recipes and step by step procedures and then include a link to the slideshow.

Advice and tips appreciated.

Trish

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  1. Carb Lover RE: TrishUntrapped Jan 4, 2008 06:55 AM

    Hi, TrishUntrapped! I'm looking forward to your apple pie making report and will give you my two cents. I personally use Kodak Gallery for slideshow needs (photobucket for single photos). Another popular photo host is flickr. I'm sure there are many more out there that I don't know about...

    I'm not that savvy, but I've found KG to be pretty user-friendly and to serve its purpose. Set up an account and then create a new photo set. You can then add titles, crop, fix lighting, etc. for each photo.

    Once you're satisfied w/ the photo set, then you can choose to share photos. I send the photo set to my personal email account. I then go to my email, click on the invite to view photos, and then copy and paste the URL at the start of the slideshow to my CH post. That's pretty much it.

    The site is completely free and rarely spams or pressures me to buy products. You can also use this for other purposes (like sharing vacation photos online w/ family and friends). Good luck and let us know if you have any other questions!

    Here is an example of one of my cooking demo slideshows using KG:
    http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow...

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    1. re: Carb Lover
      TrishUntrapped RE: Carb Lover Jan 4, 2008 10:49 AM

      Thanks CL,

      Good rec's. I'm going to attempt this tomorrow!!!

      Trish

      1. re: TrishUntrapped
        TrishUntrapped RE: TrishUntrapped Jan 8, 2008 12:03 PM

        I ended up using Kodak for the slideshows. It was pretty user-friendly.

        But I had two issues - you are limited to 60 pictures per slideshow (I had about eighty I wanted to use, so I created two slideshows).

        Also, I want to change the name of the albums, but I don't know how.

        Truthfully, it was a hundred times easier to bake the apple pies than it was to put this all together!

        Thanks CL!

        1. re: TrishUntrapped
          MMRuth RE: TrishUntrapped Jan 8, 2008 12:04 PM

          I use snapfish, and you can load a lot more photos than that into a slide show, FWIW.

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