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Best Photo Storage and Sharing for Professional Photographers

If you’re a professional photographer, your pictures are both your lifeblood and the most expensive part of your business. Since the size of photos today can quickly fill up even large storage devices, you can easily spend thousands of dollars on external drives and other storage media. In addition to costing more money, managing all that external storage is time consuming and error prone. It’s easy to misplace an important photo just when a customer wants one in a hurry. Sharing photos with clients is also a problem, as it’s usually difficult to email more than one or two photos at a time.

As a professional, you need a backup plan for all your photos in the event of disaster, and making separate copies of everything you own and storing it in another location is costly and time consuming.

Wouldn’t you rather be spending more time with your clients rather than making backups of everything you own? And wouldn’t you rather be making more money off each photo instead of spending it on storage? Online storage and large file-sharing options such as Dropbox can help, but many of these plans lack the security required by professionals. As a professional photographer, you don’t want your photos splashed all over the Internet for everyone to see. To ensure the confidentiality of your clients, you need something more.

Let TappIn enter the picture! Tappin provides a secure and affordable alternative to Dropbox and other online solutions. With TappIn, you can upload all your photos to a secure environment that allows you to easily share large files with your customers for viewing, modification, and selection. mobile-photo-sharing.fwTappin also helps take care of your backup worries and can be part of an affordable and simple disaster recovery plan. In addition, if you need more storage, you can upgrade your plan instantly with a few mouse clicks instead of ordering new storage devices online and waiting for them to show up or wasting your time running to your local bricks and mortar store.

With all that TappIn has to offer, the best part is the price! In addition to being more efficient and effective, TappIn’s prices will be much lower than buying your own storage. The savings in both time and money will make your photography business more profitable and allow you to expand your business or upgrade your equipment. To get started on your savings or to get more information, visit Tappin.com for a FREE 30-Day TRIAL, or call us at 210 308-3267 today!

How to Share Photos Without Uploading Them Online

Sharing photos is becoming one of the most popular aspects of social media and the overall digital community. Within seconds after an image is posted online, it can become a viral hit that is shared with people around the world in virtually no time. However, not everyone wants to upload their photos online to share or view them. That’s where an app like TappIn comes in.

TappIn began as a private photo sharing solution. Creator Chris Hopen was looking for a way to privately, effectively, and securely share photos of his family with his in-laws. TappIn allows you to share pictures with whoever you choose without uploading those files anywhere online. With TappIn, you keep those photos on your device and grant people remote access to them.

So how do you share photos without uploading them online? It’s easy, and only takes 3 taps!

Tap 1: Open your TappIn mobile app.

TappIn mobile app

Tap 2: Select the My Pictures folder (or wherever you have pictures stored).

TappIn pictures folder

Tap 3: Select the photo you wish to share.

photos to share

Tap 4: Once you’ve selected a photo, an email message will appear, insert the email address of the person you’d like to share the photo with and click Send. They will receive an email with a link to access your photo.

sharing the selected photo

And that’s it! Come back tomorrow and we’ll discuss how to share entire folders of data in just a few simple steps! To get started sharing photos without uploading them online, check out a 30 day FREE trial of TappIn Pro!

 

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5 Ways in Which TappIn Saves Even the Worst of Days!

Have you ever gotten to class and realized you’ve left your homework on your computer at home? Have you ever gotten home and realized that the documents you need to do work from home are trapped on your work computer? Have you ever wanted to share a video or pictures with grandparents without having that media broadcast online?

We live in a digital age now where a majority of correspondence, work, and entertainment takes place online. People use the internet to access a wide range of different digital content from work, to pictures, to music. Whether you’re a professional, a parent, or both, life gets busy, and having access to your own digital content is something you shouldn’t have to worry about.

TappIn turns your phone into a one-stop shop for all of your digital content, no matter where you have stored that content. Not sold yet? Consider these five stories in which TappIn’s remote access saved the day from being a horrible, no good, very bad one.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 1: Averted, thanks to photo sharing with TappIn!

Michelle was on her way to her best friend’s wedding. She had just pulled into the parking lot of the venue when she realized she’d forgotten her computer.  Her computer that had the slide show of the soon-to-be newlywed couple that was supposed to play before and after the ceremony.It had taken her a half an hour to drive to the venue; she had no time to go home and get her computer now.

On the verge of tears, and fearing she had ruined an important part of the ceremony, Michelle remembered that she had TappIn on her mobile.And unlike her computer, Michelle never left home without her phone.  Using TappIn, she was able to remotely access the photos she had saved on her home computer, because TappIn enables you to share photos no matter where you have saved them.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 2: Averted, thanks to Video Streaming with TappIn!

Frank had his final presentation for his video editing class in the morning. He had stayed up all night making the final edits to his short film and was trying to save it on something he could transport to class, since his PC was a desktop computer. Saving or sending the video anywhere other than his PC required purchasing expensive storage solutions. He was finally able to save it to a blank DVD, but the quality of the burned DVD was less than impressive.

That’s when Frank remembered he had TappIn. TappIn is the only video streaming solution that doesn’t require you to save, upload, or send your video anywhere other than where it is first created. And because you don’t have to upload the videos to view them, when Frank got to class all he had to do was connect his phone to the projector and as soon as he pressed Play, the video began.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 3: Averted, thanks to music streaming with TappIn!

Ben is a musician, and though everyone who heard him knew he was going places, he hadn’t yet made the connections he needed to quit his day job. He was dozing in and out of sleep on his daily morning bus ride home from the graveyard shift when he saw a famous local musician causing a stir outside of a Starbucks. At the next stop, he jumped off the bus and started running toward the frenzy.

Since it was early, the crowd was small and relatively calm and Ben was easily able to get the front of the group and ask the musician if he would listen to one of his songs.

“Do you have it on you?”A man standing next to him asked. Ben pulled out his phone and used TappIn to start streaming music, his own music.

The small crowd was encouraging and nodding their head to the beat, when the musician asked, “Do you have other songs?”

“Tons,” Ben replied with a smile, bringing up all of his songs on his phone.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 4: Averted, thanks to sending large files with TappIn!

Harry was in a rush to meet his newest clients, a large hotel chain that was interested in having him design the hotels for their two newest locations. In his excitement that morning, Harry hadn’t noticed that the email he tried to send himself, the email with all of the files he planned to present to his clients, hadn’t gone through because it had exceeded the file size limit.

He broke out in a cold sweat as he reached the clients’ offices and realized he didn’t have anything on him that he could present to them. All of his files were at home on his home computer. As he planned his apologies, he remembered he had TappIn.  Using TappIn, he could access any file of any size, making sending large files obsolete.

Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day 5: Averted, thanks to document access with TappIn!

Carlos was on his way to class after he had stayed up all night putting the final touches on his final thesis paper when he realized that he hadn’t sent himself the right document to print on campus. In his exhausted state, he had sent an older version of his final paper to himself instead of the updated one. He was about to turn around and start sprinting on tired legs back towards his house when he remembered he had TappIn.

Carlos hadn’t used TappIn that much. He’d downloaded it, played with it for a couple of days, and forgot about it. A couple of taps and seconds later Carlos was able to access the document (link to document access post that hasn’t been posted yet, but should be posted before this piece) he was looking for and send the latest version to himself so that he could print it out on campus.

Have you ever been in a scenario like one of the above? Tell us about a horrible, no good, very bad day that was saved with TappIn!

4 Online Photo Sharing Solutions For Private Picture Sharing

tappin-photo-sharingHave you ever had to wait for a large photo album to load onto your Facebook? Or have you ever tried to email a folder of pictures only to get a maximum-size-limit-reached error message? There are photo sharing websites, but with so many website security breaches lately, how safe can those be?

Photo Sharing Solutions:

1. Photobucket
With 55 million users, Photobucket is one of the most recognizable and most-used photo sharing options on the internet today. Photobucket also gives you sharing and integration options (that other photo sharing services don’t) for pushing your photos and videos onto social media channels like Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter.

Once you set up a free account, you can begin uploading your photos and videos – accounts are capable of holding thousands of pictures and videos at once (up to 1GB). A download option for a Java-based bulk uploader allows users to upload many pictures at once. However, Photobucket automatically downsizes those pictures to 800 pixels wide.

Photobucket doesn’t have the same capabilities as other online photo sharing solutions, but if you are looking for a really basic and free online photo saving and sharing option with decent privacy settings and that has been integrated with social media networks, then Photobucket is probably your best answer.

2. Flickr
Perhaps the most popular online photo sharing solution, Flickr has been around almost as long as Photobucket, but their qualities and capabilities are a bit different. If you already have a Yahoo account, you can sign into Flickr with your Yahoo I.D. and password and immediately you will be taken to your Flickr account.

Once you sign in to Flickr, you can start uploading pictures and videos to your account from your computer, phone, or other mobile device. Flickr also lets you organize your content with tags and locations as well as notes and comments. While you can share those pictures with Flickr’s online community, you absolutely can also set your account to private.

Flickr’s user friendly design allows people to navigate the site more easily, however, the size limit for a free account is 300MB per month and only 2 video uploads. Though Flickr has a smaller capacity for pictures and video, many users agree that Flickr is the better photo sharing option over Photobucket.

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3. Instagram
As we pointed out in a previous blog post, this is a really fun and easy-to-use free app. Instagram is a bit different from Photobucket and Flickr in that its primary purpose isn’t photo sharing, but photo editing. However, with a large community of users (like Photobucket and Flickr), Instagram has also become a popular photo sharing solution.

Like Photobucket and Flickr, Instagram allows you to post pictures directly onto your social media channels. However, it’s different from those services in that you can also take pictures using this app. Also, unlike other online photo sharing solutions, Instagram does not have a limit on the number of photos you can upload to it.

It’s also important to remember that Instagram started as a more social way of sharing photos, so if you want to share pictures privately, make sure you are choosing the best privacy settings when setting up your account.

4. TappIn
Unlike any of the above photo sharing options, TappIn grants access instead of providing storage space. With TappIn, all you have to do is give people access to the pictures, videos, and files you want to share with them and then they can use the mobile device of their choice for safe and secure mobile remote access to that shared data.

With TappIn, you don’t have to store any of your photos or information online. Instead, you can save that data directly onto your hard drive and give specific people access to the pictures you specifically would like to share with them.

No uploading, downloading, resizing needed. Your photos are right where you saved them, and, by letting you choose who gets access to them, you retain much more control. Also, with TappIn’s SSL encryption, users can feel at ease knowing that the information they are accessing is encrypted.

And those are our four recommendations for online photo sharing options! What do you think? Do you use any of these? Which one would you recommend?