The best way to share pics used to involve driving to a friend’s house with a USB stick. Ironically, this solution does not work any more since most “regular” people own no PCs.
I guess techies have our techniques: mail, upload to Dropbox, upload to “megaupload”-style site, share via flickr…
However, for people like my mom who has no computer, just a smartphone, and no technical knowledge, it’s being a nightmare.
She shares pics via whatsapp which is popular within her demographic. However it compresses media, making them unsuitable for printing or viewing in a large screen. Telegram has a “file” mode which allows sending uncompressed pictures but it’s kind of difficult to use. If Whatsapp could send uncompressed media by default, I wouldn’t be posting this.
Mail is also popular though the size limitations kill it. She is used to manually send like 8 mails with 3 pictures each, which takes her half an hour, and it makes me sad.
Dropbox/icloud is doable for her. The problem is that people who receive the pictures, usually older moms too, can see them on the website from their phones, but it’s not easy to transfer them to their phones “camera roll” or downloads folder, depending on the OS
Using “megaupload”-like sites is probably a bad idea, too difficult to use and prone to questionable ads which display fake warning banners which can scare them.
What do your moms use to share pictures?
Do you know if something like this exists?