If you tend to share a lot of photos back and forth, typically between the same people, then GigaTribe may be a good option for you. The program allows you to essentially invite your friends onto your hard drive to download the photos they choose rather than requiring you to upload your pictures to a remote server.
GigaTribe just released version 3 of their program, which makes file sharing easier than it has been before.
Once you download the GigTribe software onto your computer you have to invite others to download the software as well. If you have a friend who is also using GigaTribe however, all you have to do is select what photos you would like to share with that friend and then make those folders accessible within the program.
Advantages of sharing photos through GigaTribe over other sites like Flickr or emailing them are pretty easy to see. You can offer friends pictures in their original format (and their highest resolution) just as if you were giving them a copy directly. You also don’t have to spend time selecting photos to send friends or uploading them to a particular site so friends can see them. Put them on your computer, and theoretically your friends will be able to instantly have access to them. If for some reason your computer goes offline for any reason during a transfer the transfer will resume as soon as it’s back online. It definitely cuts out a lot of the hassle in sharing.
The best part about GigaTribe is it’s free. The free version allows you to share pictures with up to 500 different friends, share and dowload as many files as you want, encryps file transfers, and allows you to transfer any file type regardless of its type or size.
Pretty cool stuff. What’s your favorite way to share photos with friends?