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Sharing Your Photos With SkyDrive

In a previous article we talked about storing your photos on Windows Live SkyDrive. In this short follow-up we are going to talk about sharing those photos with your friends, family or even the whole world.

To get started log in to your SkyDrive account and go into the photo folder you would like to share. Over on the right hand side there are a few options for sharing depending on what sharing restrictions you have set.

  • Edit Permissions
  • Get a link
  • Send a link
  • Embed (only shown if you grant access to everyone)

Let’s go over the different options you have now.

Edit Permissions
This is a quick way to change the level of sharing you grant to other people.

permissions

From the screenshot above you can see there is a slider you can adjust to give a broad change or you can enter one or more email address in the box provided to specify individuals you would like to grant access to your photos.

Once you have shared photos with individuals this is also where you want to go if you later want to remove them. There will be a list of all the people you have shared photos with and the option to remove them if you like.

Get a Link
This option allows you to copy and paste a link that sends you or whomever you give the link to to your photos. Note that anyone that uses the link must have permission to view the photos. If they don’t they will get an error page explaining they might not have permission to view the photos.

Send a Link
With this option you can easily send a link via email that will give the recipients access to your photos.

When you send the email the person you sent the link to will receive an email explaining that they have been invited to view your photos.

share email

Embed
Using the embed link will show you a snippet of code that you can copy and paste into your webpage. When a visitor comes to your site they will see a small thumbnail with a link to the album. We have placed a small sample gallery using the embed code below so you can see it in action.

 

So what happens when someone either clicks the link you sent in an email or a link you have on your website? They are greeted with a large image view of your gallery. They are able to easily navigate either clicking the small thumbnails across the bottom, clicking to the left or right of the main image or using the keyboard left and right arrow keys.

view large image album

If they click the folder name in the upper right corner of the screen they are shown a grid view of the gallery with the options to download the entire gallery or even order prints from Snapfish.

gallery view

As you can see there are a number of ways to share your sports photos using SkyDrive. You can make it as open or closed as you like.