Guest Digital Pictures Question

I was wondering if someone had done this before? I remember seeing a posting in the past about self addressing envelopes with blank cds inside and putting them on the sign in table for guests to grab in order to download and send back to the bride and groom pictures they had taken at the wedding. So you can catch all the candid moments that your photographer may not have caught.

Which is an awesome idea, but I was wondering if someone did that here and how it worked out?
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 10:52 am
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You are so right.... I am sending out my invites this week, I guess I will see how they respond to those first:).
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 11:00 am
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I just set up a "group room" using www.snapfish.com. I created the group room based on a thread here on PW a few months back.

A group room is similar to any other online photo site...kodakgallery, shutterfly, etc. The main difference being that you choose the url (ie. jackandjillwedding.snapfish.com/snapfish). You can add a room code so that only people that have that code can enter. Once in the "group room" you & your guests (or whoever you share the group info with) can upload photos, film, projects, post comments and view & order from any photos uploaded. It was REALLY easy to set up.

You can send an email to guests and/or print "group room" info on programs or make little notecards for people to take.

HTH!
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 12:42 pm
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That's a great idea, especially since the disposible cameras can be a bigger pain than they're worth with having to pay to develop potentially crappy photos. But I agree with April that you'd probably have to pester guests to remember to send them back to you.

We set up an account on Flickr specifically for wedding photos and I put info in the back of our program with instructions for uploading guests' digital photos to the website. Flickr keeps the files the original size so, we and other guests can download freely. I included the username and password on the program. Let me know if you'd like the actual text that I used.

Even with it THAT simple, DH and I are still tracking down guests who we saw taking pictures... We've combed through all of the candid photos... "ooh, she has a nice camera... who is that? Track her down..."
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 12:48 pm
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Thanks its.nicknack and abattyreff, that is really cool, I think I will try that! My concern was that you couldn't get the original size, but it looks like that isn't an issue!

I had to laugh about tracking down guests, since I have already been scoping out my friends with nice digital cameras:).
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 12:56 pm
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The flicker idea is great. Do you have to re size the photo to put it up.. This was my concern with guests putting the photos on CD. The amount of work it takes to make 1000 pics the right size to fit on a disc is a lot. I upload my pictures to the computer, re size in photoshop to get 400 resolution at a 5.25 x 7 size photo. Then I re save in a new name that is appropriate to the photo. If you choose to give out Cd's I would have some DVD options as they hold more information. Some people do not have DVD burning abilities so this is not a good option for all.. Maybe flicker allows you to upload in larger sizes and amounts at a time.. Not sure... If you are having a blog give detailed instructions as to how to go about accomplishing what you wish.. The easiest way is for guests to go to the photo developing locations and get the photos put on disc and mail to you. Then you should supply cardboard mailers....
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 5:30 pm
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I did the snapfish group room like its.nicsknack suggested. It has worked out fabulously and those few people that aren't into the whole computer thing promised to mail me a CD. It has been fun seeing pictures right after the wedding. Also, if you have your own digital camera I would suggest that you give it to a friend or family member that can take pictures for you. We had about 200 pictures to look at that night.
Posted on June 10, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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I rather you have them do the upload pictures to a site than the CD. It's an awesome idea to do the CD however you need to protect yourself and your computer from any kinda of (computer) viruses one can pass on to you.
Posted on June 10, 2008 at 12:49 pm

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