ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES TO PICASA?
Posted on 2012-08-15
I am looking for a simple way to send a small "slide show/ presentation" to a few
people. It should be graphically clean and without Twitter, Facebook, and other social media links or advertising. The user should click an emailed link (url) and the first photo/page would appear, with arrows at the edges to page forward and backward
thru the presentation. A caption could appear under the photo or overlaying it.
Currently I use a Picasa album with about 30 photographs for an apartment
I rent, often by email, to out-of-state and out-of-country grad students.
I send the Picasa link to the perspective tenants to "show" the property. It
includes a floor plan as well as several text "pages" and a map. Since Picasa
can't display .doc or .pdf files, I have to manipulate the text and floor
plans to jpgs which is a lot of trouble. I particularly dislike all the stuff
that Google includes, like menu bars, my name, RRS feed, Prints, blog,
developer, Google Home, etc. It's not as graphically clean as I'd like. And
frankly, it's confusing to use and maintain because it's so interconnected to
other Google services.
I want a SIMPLE link-based system rather than one where I'd email send the actual
photos -- that much I do like about Picasa. I realize I could create my own domain
and send that link or use one of the commercial hosting services to build
my own webpage, but that can cost $10-$20 a month and I only need to
send this presentation every 12 to 18 months for a few weeks until it's rented.
Experts, are there alternatives to Picasa?