Today I received an email with 31 pictures attached to it. I could see about 1/2 the pictures, because even though I was reading it off a 20MBPS fiber optic internet connection, it was just too much for the email program to format in a meaningful way. The pictures that I could see were hard to view because I could not zoom in and out without launching a different application. Tomorrow, I will probably get another email with 10 pictures attached and somebody will email me a 5MB video file that they downloaded from YouTube - rather than just sending the link.
It's an idea whose time has come - last decade - to start submitting our photos to photo sharing sites and emailing the link instead of forcing our friends, relatives, neighbors, and associates to wade through our photos in a cumbersome format - email.
I'll use the example of Picasaweb ( https://picasaweb.google.com ) because I have used it for many years and it is free. The desktop application "Picasa" is also free and works on PC and Mac platforms. It recognizes any kinds of camera imports, and helps you organize your pictures - and lets you upload to a web album with 1 click - or even "auto synchronize" with the web album (which can be private if you like) which is good not only for sharing, but also for storing a copy in case your hard drive crashes that has all the pictures you ever took of your three children for that last 17 years (ask Diana Votaw).
The same, of course, applies to video. Vimeo, Youtube, all of these have free options which make it easy to share video rather than emailing those huge files. It also ensures that more people will be able to see it since the video player is built into the web browser.
So if you are still emailing out piles of pictures and not using a photo sharing source, take the time to learn about it. It will only take you a few minutes, and there are great payoffs. You can also include captions, etc, in these system that further add to your photos.
Once in one of these photo sharing sources you can link directly to the photos from SuperCub.Org, Facebook, or wherever you would like.
Thanks for listening! My inbox thanks you too!