Easiest way to send pictures over internet?

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in Mac Software edited March 2015
I was wondering what the simplest way of sending multiple pictures (regular quality) over the internet between two Macs is (no .mac account on one end). Is FTP the way to go? Simply send through iChat? Thanks in advance!

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  • Reply 1 of 10
    irelandireland Posts: 17,751member
    How many photos? What version of iPhoto are you running?
  • Reply 2 of 10
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    Originally Posted by Ireland View Post


    How many photos? What version of iPhoto are you running?



    I'm running the newest version (iLife 08), and I'm trying to transfer like 50 or so pictures.
  • Reply 3 of 10
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    Originally Posted by compulsiveguile View Post


    I'm running the newest version (iLife 08), and I'm trying to transfer like 50 or so pictures.



    just email them.
  • Reply 4 of 10
    regreg Posts: 832member
    You can use Picasa from google to do this. They reduce the size of each photo to about 1MB. Just log in as the user at the 2nd machine and download the pictures. If you want larger sizes email is the best way to go, depending on how big your server is and what your ISP allows.
  • Reply 5 of 10
    Compress and transfer over any chat client or email.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    irelandireland Posts: 17,751member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by compulsiveguile View Post


    I'm running the newest version (iLife 08), and I'm trying to transfer like 50 or so pictures.



    Definitely, put them all into a single "event", highlight the event in yellow frame, go to Menu, Share > Web Gallery, done.



    Don't forget to check "Allow visitors to download photos".



    You can give them that gallery url (inside your iPhoto, up top gray bar inside your gallery tab), and they can see all the photos and download the ones they want. They can even "subscribe to photo feed" using your Web gallery url right from their iPhoto '08 File menu, even simpler.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    Thanks for all the suggestions! I might just go the email route, though perhaps this would be a good time to get my ftp server back up and running.



    Ireland, I would use your suggestion, but I'm the one who's trying to get the pictures. The other party doesn't have iPhoto '08 .



    Feel free to suggest some more!
  • Reply 8 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by compulsiveguile View Post


    I was wondering what the simplest way of sending multiple pictures (regular quality) over the internet between two Macs is (no .mac account on one end). Is FTP the way to go? Simply send through iChat? Thanks in advance!



    One option is File Apartment: http://www.fileapartment.com.

    - Up to 1 GB

    - Easy to use

    - No software to download or registration required

    - Safe and secure
  • Reply 9 of 10
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by compulsiveguile View Post


    I was wondering what the simplest way of sending multiple pictures (regular quality) over the internet between two Macs is (no .mac account on one end). Is FTP the way to go? Simply send through iChat? Thanks in advance!



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