So you want to collect a few photos from several hundred people and organize them into a web album. You can't be sure that these people have Google accounts or Dropbox accounts. Never fear! Using a Picasa web album, you can do so quite easily. Your contributors don't need anything other than an email account to submit their photos. Here's how:
- Create a Picasa web album called "Testing emailed photos"
- Follow these instructions to enable uploading photos by email
- Email this link to the potential photo contributors. All they have to do is email the photos to the special email address you created within your Picasa settings in Step 2. As long as the subject line matches the name of your album "Testing emailed photos," the photos will be automatically added to the album.
Caveats: photos are limited to 20MB (total attachment size) and photos are automatically added to the album. This could be a problem if you don't know what kind of photos you will be receiving.