How do you share your photos with others? Do you use Facebook or Flickr, or do you opt for more conventional methods like Dropbox? Or maybe you’ve joined a photo sharing community like ShutterCal or DailyBooth? Whatever the case may be, all of these methods work because you find them convenient and easy to use.
If you’re looking for a truly simple way to share your photos, however, Minus might be the most useful service of them all.is all about simplicity and minimalism, and it’s extremely basic. Just drag files from your desktop and folders to your browser to start sharing. In this article, I’ll show you how this simple sharing service operates.
What Is Minus?
Minus is a drag-and-drop sharing system. Images are kept indefinitely unless they are deleted by the uploader and uploading them is as easy as dragging them onto the.
Registration is free but not required. If you opt to create an account, however, you will be able to sign in and track your galleries from anywhere on the go.
Supported image types include JPEG, GIF, PNG, APNG, and BMP.
How Does Minus Work?
To start using Minus, just drag pictures from your desktop and folders onto the page. As soon as you do, a new gallery will be automatically created for you. You can save and manage your gallery with the Editor link and use the left and right arrows to browse through your gallery’s pictures at any time.
If you click on the Untitled button on the top right you can name your newly created gallery. Dragging image titles around allows you to change the order in which they appear in your gallery.
It’s very easy to add and remove images from your gallery. To add them, all you have to do is continue dragging them onto your gallery page. Delete photos individually by clicking on the image’s X-icon or delete the entire gallery with the Trash icon.
To share a gallery with others just pass out your Viewer link. There is also a Direct Image link, which you can use if you just want to share a single image and not the whole gallery.
What Else Can I Do?
Some other interesting features include the ability to download an entire gallery in a Zip file, view the history of your created and viewed galleries, import galleries, and share photos anonymously.
How does anonymous photo sharing work? Well, when sharing anonymously, your galleries are tracked via a cookie that is attached to one computer. When sharing while logged in, your galleries are tracked permanently until you clear the gallery history. My Galleries tracking between anonymous and the logged in state are separate.
Also, as of now the number of photos you can add to a gallery is limited to 50, but you can create an unlimited amount of galleries. Files must be under 7 MB to be uploaded.
Like I said, Minus is the simplest way to share pictures with others. I really see a lot of potential in this service and once they implement documents, music, videos, and other files – as they have stated they will – it could be something great. If you’re a fan of Dropbox you’ll like this service, as the two kind of remind me of one another.
Will you be giving Minus a go? How do you currently share your pictures?