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I have too many pictures and I don't want to pay for storage with Picasa or a similar site as I have my own hosting space that I pay for already.

Is there any way I can keep my own hosted pictures and website but still allow people to click to order pictures through other services?

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Specifically, what other services? –  Chris Lively Feb 5 '11 at 23:44

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I haven't used these but here are some possibilities...

http://www.cmsaccount.com/ - "Prints and shipped products"





And here's a list of photo gallery software on Wikipedia...


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Most picture sales sites I have encountered DO require that you host your images with them.



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Generally speaking, you could implement your own shopping cart (pick one of the many available) to allow others to order photos through your own site.

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I have used Gallery (http://gallery.menalto.com/) which is an open source photo-gallery with shopping cart, although never the shopping cart features. It is highly extensible and numerous plugins (including many that expand the shopping cart features) are freely available. The one downside is that it requires PHP and MySQL (and you have specified ASP.NET). However, both PHP and MySQL can run in IIS and whatever server you are using may already have them setup.


Both of those sites are in fact using the same engine (ie they are running on the same server with the same code). That's an example of the extensibility of the interface. Also, all of those photos are personally hosted, no 3rd-party hosting.

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I would recommend you to use some open source e-commerce application for this.You can setup your pictures as products and people can buy it.oscommerce is a good choice to start if you know little bit PHP. It has got wide range of add-ons which u can use to integrate the payment option and all.

OSCOMMERCE Link http://www.oscommerce.com/solutions/downloads

Reasons you should consider such products

1) Already tested by many people

2) You can save lot of time.just download the source code and modify it as per your requirements.

3) Wide range of addons and community support

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