Digital Pictures

While this is my “personal” blog, I do typically keep the topic on computers in general and CLR in particular (with a few notable exceptions). So instead of posting a bunch of pictures here, I’ll just point to my MSN Photos and MSN Groups sites where I’m posting pictures.

This does lead to a technical question, however: Is there a good pre-existing photo library web application? The problem with the MSN sites (esp. MSN Groups) is that they are laden with advertising. But the upside is that they are really easy to use. They even have a really easy upload control so you can browse your local machine and select multiple pictures at once. Photos are automatically resized during the upload process to minimize page load size (though you can include a “print-quality” version that’s full sized). Thumbnails automatically get generated (though that seems to be broken on MSN Groups right now). It would be really nice to have an ASP.NET photo library with a comparable feature set.

Second question – has anyone used Plus! Photo Story, part of Plus! Digital Media Edition? Unlike the original Plus!, Plus! DME actually looks like its got some fairlyinterestingutilities included.


Curious if you've used the "print-quality" pictures on MSN. The upload tool gives you the option to upload print quality photos, which takes away from your space allocation, but so far I have been unable to figure out how you can actually access the print-quality photos.