Is there a way to let my family (& only them) tag family photos online?
March 1, 2016 1:21 AM   Subscribe

After my Grandma died recently, I went to her house and scanned every family photo she was in so everyone in the family could have a digital copy. There are a lot of people I can't identify in these pictures. I'm wondering if there's a way I could put the whole folder of them online in a password-protected or invite-only place that lets family members tag the pictures so anyone who knows who these people are can identify them. I don't want to put them online somewhere where just anyone could see them.
posted by Sleeper to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
A private Flickr group might fit the bill — you can allow others to tag your photos, and then make the photos private except for the group.

Facebook is similar: photos added to a private group aren't visible anywhere else. However, you can only tag them with Facebook members (I think), so that might not be ideal
posted by bonaldi at 3:30 AM on March 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

If you use FaceBook you could set the permissions on the post / album to only be shared with specific people.

Google Photos will let you share an album with just the people who have a link to that album. I'm not sure if it has a way to keep people from inviting others to join by sharing the link. For your purposes, however, I don't think you need to worry about that.

I think Flikr has a similar setup to google photos, but I haven't tried it.
posted by nalyd at 3:33 AM on March 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

You can set the permissions on Facebook to only allow family to view and tag.
posted by Jairus at 6:13 AM on March 1, 2016

See my recent answer re: Omeka, which does include commenting in the paid version. Even in the free version you can play around with privacy settings. I'll probably use this tool for a similar project to the one you're describing.
posted by bennett being thrown at 1:57 PM on March 1, 2016

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