In talking with a colleague from Fessenden School, I learned about Phanfare – an online, photo-storage site that is free (yes, free) for schools. Not only do they host photos, but also video – and the storage is UNLIMITED. WOW. It also provides RSS feeds that you can pull into your existing website. Here are some more specs from the website:
Online Album Features
- Unlimited storage
- No advertising on albums
- No requirement for viewers of your online albums to join Phanfare
- Gorgeous web slideshows with photos and videos. See a sample
- Customizable album styles and colors
- Downloadable screensaver turns any computer into a digital picture frame
- Full size images stored and available for download
- Personal URL at phanfare
- Support for custom domain names
- Integrated purchase of prints, albums, mugs and more.
- Web slideshows with your own music from iTunes
- Slideshows can be downloaded and played offline
- Image and video hosting for Ebay, blogs, forums and other websites
- Optional password protection
- RSS Feeds of Albums: Friends can add your album to their MyYahoo and MyMSN Page
- Upload pictures from camera cell phones
- Support for MPEG, AVI and QuickTime (MOV) movies.
- Video clips up to 2GB in size and 10 minutes in length.
- Videos converted to Flash format for greater viewing compatibility
I’m checking it out further, but it seems like it could be quite useful for us as a storage solution. Has anyone used this?