PC Doctor June 28, 2021

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Dear PC Doctor:

I have some photos from a long-awaited event that I’d like to share with some family. We’re all on Facebook, but some folks who were in the pictures have reasons for not wanting their images shared that way. The files are too big for email. What other options do I have for easily sharing digital photos with a private group?


Together at Last

Dear Together:

Fortunately, there are many ways to share images with a select group.

Since you said everyone in the group uses Facebook, you can create a Facebook photo album and control the audience. To do this, click your profile picture in Facebook. Click Photos, then click Albums. Click the album you want to change the privacy settings for. Click in the top right, then click Edit album. Click the current privacy setting (Example: Friends). You can choose to share the album with Specific Friends. If you choose Specific Friends, your Facebook friends list will appear, and you’ll be able to select the people you would like to have access to the album. Click Save.

If you have a google account, you could upload the photos to a folder on Google Drive. Click so that your folder’s name is highlighted. Up at the top, you’ll see a Share option. You’ll be able to add people by name and email, or you can get a private link that you can send them.

Almost any cloud-based storage service (iCloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) will give you the option to group photos and share them with a limited audience. Some charge a fee and some don’t. The one you decide to use is ultimately just personal preference.

I hope this helps!
Until next time,
Happy computing!
PC Doctor

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