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If you're thinking of posting a digital photo gallery online, you have several options. There's sure to be one that fits your needs.
Commercial photo sites such as Kodak Gallery (www.kodakgallery.com),Snapfish (www.snapfish.com) and Shutterfly (www.shutterfly.com) primarily offer printing services, but also allow members to post and share digital photo galleries online.
Other sites, such as Webshots (www.webshots.com) and Flickr (www.flickr.com) focus more on the social aspect of sharing digital photo galleries. While the majority of these sites do offer prints and other products, most members join primarily for the social aspect of sharing their images.
You can also post your photo galleries for free on social networking sites such as Facebook (www.facebook.com). But unlike Flickr and other photo-centric communities, digital photo galleries are more of an afterthought on these sites.
A fourth option is to post a gallery on your own site. Web hosts offer sites for as little as $4 or $5 per month, enabling you to post your photos in your own digital gallery without any membership restrictions. If you're interested solely in showcasing your images, this may be a good choice.
Photo blogs (or phlogs) are a relatively recent development. They're blogs ("Web logs") that consist primarily of pictures. Photo blogging software - which makes buillding and maintaining your phlog easier - is available from a number of companies, such as Pixelpost (www.pixelpostorg), or as one of several photo plug-ins for the popular WordPress blogging software.