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Sharing Summer Memories

Our post this morning comes from our good friends at SmugMug. They offer up some great tips for sharing summer photos and an awesome 20% off discount just for ProShow users!

Arnold Palmers, sand between your toes, the distant tune of the ice cream truck… What does summer mean to you?

Whether it’s your time to ease up or take off, summer is precious. Make the most of it! At SmugMug, we live and breathe photography so we’re sharing some tips on how to use our tools to preserve your memories from the sweetest months of the year.

Shoot and Share Everything.
There’s no limit to good memories, so why should you be bound in how much you shoot? With SmugMug, you can make as many galleries as you wish and upload as much as you want. Traffic and bandwidth is unlimited, too, so you can easily share photos no matter how many friends you have. And yes: we do HD video, too.

Keep Your Memories Safe.
Family pics are for family, not necessarily the world. SmugMug’s galleries always include customizable privacy settings that let you hide your pictures from Google and prying eyes. With viewing passwords, you can lock your photos from everyone but those you trust. And if you’re a Pro, you can stop image theft and create custom watermarks so they’ve gotta pay up to get the goods. No matter what, your galleries are safely backed up at Amazon so you can download backups with a click.

Set the Mood.

Most photo sites give you one default layout and limited viewing sizes. But who wants to stare at a tiny square when your camera shoots large, juicy files? In SmugMug’s galleries we turn each photo into 9 display copies so you can view every image big and bright. You can also frame your images with one of over 50 colorful themes, 4 viewing styles and endless customization possibilities.

Print and Hang Your Favorites.
From summer camps to family reunions, you’ll have lots of photos to share with those you love. We’ve teamed up with two fantastic print labs to make sure your best times come out looking as good as you remember them (and maybe even better).

Are you looking for a place to upload and share your precious photos? SmugMug is completely free for two weeks, so try before you buy. If you love it, get an extra 20% off your first year with the code: smphotodexsummer11 (Expires July 31, 2011)

Of course, don’t forget that ProShow Web is embedded right into your SmugMug galleries for the most tasteful sharing option of them all. Easily turn your photos into engaging video slideshows within minutes. ProShow Web uses stunning effects, animations and music right out of the gate… or you can tweak each bit to suit your individual style.

After all, when the leaves change and the days grow short, you’ll want to snuggle up and look upon photos from warmer days.

Happy shooting and sharing! Don’t forget the sunscreen.

– The SmugMug Family

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Amanda works in Photodex's marketing department and heads up the company's pr and events efforts. She loves photography, living in Austin and making slideshows.