I'm in a bit of trouble with my family as I've fallen off the digital photo uploading wagon. I ran into a Flickr problem months ago and just haven't taken the time to figure it out. In the meantime, my family goes photo-less, which is cruel punishment for far-off, loving grandparents, uncles and aunts. Just writing this makes me feel like a heel.
Anyway, a new service called Sharpcast Photos makes the process a lot easier. Import your digital photos into this photo organizing app (sort of like a Windows-only iPhoto), and it automatically synchs (syncs? Is this word even real?) with your web-based Sharpcast account. No uploading necessary. There's even a version for mobile PocketPC's, so camera phone photos get synched up as well.
There's more than just insta-sync — Sharpcast simplifies photo sharing, too.
I've been talking to the Sharpcast folks for a while, as they anticipate parents will find this extremely useful. I agree — using Sharpcast is effortless. The only problem…it's for Windows XP users only. They're working on a Mac solution, so for now, I'll have to wait. Not too long, I hope — the grandparents are getting restless.