Sharing is easier
There are many reasons why online photo galleries are so popular and used by people all over the globe. Whether it is a smartphone or the best tablet for Netflix, you can use any device to save your pictures online.
Firstly, these galleries make it easy to share pictures. Think of all the old pictures lying inside albums or drawers in your house. Now you can scan them and upload them to an online gallery so that family and friends in different parts of the world can view them.
Creating an online portfolio
These galleries are also a great way to showcase your photography skills. If you own a camera and love to shoot pictures, be it of landscapes, cityscapes, wildlife or portraits, you can create an online gallery and invite others to see them. You can even send these pictures to various online photography contests or photo sharing sites.
Online galleries also help people to save a lot of money. Different websites, publishers and individuals need photographs for various reasons. Whether it is to document an important event, make an article more interesting or simply to offer a visual aid to your content, photographs can play an important role. Often, these photographs can be expensive involving payment of royalties or licensing fees. But most online galleries offer free use of these pictures provided that the source is correctly acknowledged. This allows people to access a huge volume of photographs through online galleries simply by running a keyword search.
Another benefit of online photo galleries is that they are virtually limitless. Internet bandwidth is huge and given the fact that most images are stored in jpeg, tif or similar forms, their size is not very huge and they can be saved online without eating up a lot of server space. So you can have a pretty neat archive of photographs for future generations to access and benefit from.
Preserve your precious memories
By storing your photos online, you can also preserve them for much longer. In hard copy form, the photographs are liable to damage because of exposure to light, dust, moisture and many other factors. Or they might simply be lost or stolen. It can be heartbreaking to lose such beautiful memories years after living through those events. But if you save these photos online, you can revisit them in the same form even years afterwards. You can even take backups in multiple formats and locations so that you never have to worry about these photos getting damaged or lost. Once something is out there on the Web, it is there for good.
What’s even better is that all of this is pretty easy. Even someone who is not very tech savvy can easily scan a picture and upload it to a gallery. It takes very little time and can be a great weekend activity for the family.