At Web Photos Pro we’re serious about making tools that get your photos onto the web. Fast. And easy.
We hope you enjoy using our products. If you have any questions or comments about our products, please don’t hesitate to email us, or use our support forums. And please let us know if there’s something we can add or change that will make your photo life easier.
We’re also interested in helping to move the state of the art of photos on the web forward. Through our products, and through a companion web site called PhotoRSS.org, we are evangelizing the use of RSS and PhotoRSS feeds for photo albums and photo galleries. We will also be evangelizing a way to add photo specific information to the <img> tag so that search engines (such as Google) no longer have to guess what your photos are about, but will be able to know what they’re about.
Last July, before we left the States, I purchased a Canon EOS 10D digital camera. I was determined to use it to record our time abroad, and when I started my A Year In Cornwall weblog, I decided to include at least one photo on every entry. If you’ve read the weblog at all, you’ll know that all of the entries have at least one photo, many have two or three, and several, like the time Nathaniel and I rode the diesel trains in Bodmin, have ten or more photos.
And there would be a lot more photos in my weblog if the process of converting them to the right sizes, into the right format, and getting them into the right folders on my web server had been less of a hassle.
Every time I wanted to add a photo (or photos) to the weblog I had to plod through the same set of steps:
- From iPhoto I would save the photo to a folder on my computer.
- Next, open the photo in Photoshop.
- Then resize three times (image, thumbnail and small thumbnail).
- Rename and save as optimized jpegs.
- And ftp the three image sizes to three different folders on my web server.
- Create the html to place the photo(s) in my weblog.
- And repeat as needed due to mistakes.
Tedious. Boring. And fraught with errors. You don’t want to know how many times I had to re-do things because I’d overwritten an image with a thumbnail or vice-versa.
After three months of doing that by hand I got fed up, and decided there had to be a better way. I looked at the products that were out there already and couldn’t find one that did what I was looking for. So, in the interest of making my life just a tad bit easier, I decided to do it myself.
And that is how Web Photos Pro came to be.