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Poul Erik Hornstrup
May 31, 2015 - 6 comments - 374 visits

I take some photos in informal groups that I wish to share with members of the group without making them public. I have used flickr for that - it has a "guest pass" feature that works fine for the purpose.

Now I consider using ipernity instead, because I think my pictures are presented much better in ipernity. And there is also a sharing option here that resembles the one in flickr, though it's not quite the same.

But some of those that I share with want to download my pictures, and I don't mind that. In flickr it is possible, but I can't see how it can be done in ipernity. That may be by design. I know a lot of photograpers feel very protective about their pictures and their copyright. But I wish I could have an option to allow download of my pictures.
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Poul Erik Hornstrup
Poul Erik Hornstrup
And I wish I had an option to edit the original post to correct typing errors :-) Why can't I?
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡°…
Downloading: This is just possible if you are a club member, otherwise you and other can´t download your photos (or - well - you can´ t allow it).
Guest passes wasn´t needed for this - just let your photo visible for "Only me" and then post it in the group, anyway. Everyone who is able to view this group can view your photo there (so you might thinking about making this group invisible and by invite only).

You can´ t edit your post?! That´s weird because I can edit all of mine. Maybe you just doesn´t found it? It´s at the top of your post, next to the date...
2 years ago.
Poul Erik Hornstrup
Poul Erik Hornstrup
Thank you for the answer. I know that I must be a club member to have the option to allow download. And I think I will join the club quite soon, but right now I'm trying to figure out what I get for my money - meaning things I want, of course.

But I can see from your answer that I phrased my question wrong. I used the word "group", but by that I didn't mean a group created in ipernity, but a "group of people I know" - who don't necesarily have an ipernity account. I want to create an album that is not public, but which I want to share with such a group of people via the link that ipernity creates. That I have already tried, so I know it is possible. But can I allow those people to download pictures without creating a (free) account first?

I know the a free account gives me the possibility to download pictures when the author has allowed it; I have tried it. And if I must, I can live with having to tell people to create an account if they absolutely must download :-) But it would be more elegant if it was not needed.
2 years ago.
ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡°… has replied to Poul Erik Hornstrup
I´m sorry, but I don´t know if this is possible. Maybe you should ask the team (and to avoid you have to write everything again point them to this thread).
www.ipernity.com/help/support
2 years ago.
Poul Erik Hornstrup
Poul Erik Hornstrup
Thank you, and yes, I decided to contact the team. First I got the answer that only club members can download, which I know to be incorrect, because I found a club member who has allowed download, and I can download her photos without being a club member. But I have to sign in to get the option. So my next question to the team was, can I - when I decide to join the club - allow people who are not signed in to download. I'm waiting for an answer to that.

It's no big deal for me, but I can't see why ipernity shoul not allow me to make my photos accessible for download for everyone if I want to.
2 years ago.
Bryan Bohn
Bryan Bohn
I would like the feature Poul mention as well. It's not fair to ask everyone we know to join ipernity. Not everyone wants to join everything and some people are simply leery about going too deep into the rabbit hole of the interweb. For instance, I have older relatives who use basic features of the interweb but are not so technically savvy as to get it when I say they have to join to see my photos. That's too much work for them.

A feature like Poul is talking about - the opportunity to occassionally share a particular photo (or a particular folder of photos) with specific people who are outside of any ipernity usership - would be a boon to iperntity users most iomportantly, because the workaround is considerably inconvenient and means I have to leave the iperntiy domain to do something very natural when it comes to photos - sharing. Otherwise, I have to download a photo, leave the ipernity domain, upload the photo to another service, and share it through that service.

The inconvenience to the user aside, there are several major downsides for ipernity:

1. If the inconvenience becomes too great, I (and those like me) will take my business elsewhere.

2. I have to leave the domain to do this, ipernity loses it's ability to track my user patterns.

3. The person I am sharing the photo with never gets to see ipernity, so it loses the ability to attract a potential new user/.customer.
2 years ago.

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