Pomoto

Version: 1.3 || Release Date: 2008-01-22 || License: Shareware ($30 / year) App Owner: netnichols

Pomoto is a simple solution for publishing a personal web gallery from your iPhoto Library.

Pomoto combines a simple client app with a hosted, online gallery to provide a seamless publishing experience.

If you're on Facebook, be sure to check out Pomoto's Facebook application for giving your friends easy access to your Pomoto gallery and for notifying them about new albums.

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3 Opinions

I've used Pomoto for several months now. I was looking for a simple clean effective way to simply put photos online that I already organized in iPhoto. Pomoto works well with iPhoto and takes advantage of the work I do in iPhoto to caption, title, and sort photos into albums.

Publishing is a simple matter of selecting albums from my iPhoto archive, narrowing the selection to specific photos if I want and clicking publish. No exporting from iPhoto, no scaling the originals, no making a zip for upload, no uploading of photos at all. Pomoto takes care of all that behind the scenes. It even uploads my photos at various resolutions to ensure quality at a variety of viewing resolutions.

Not only is publishing easy, so is republishing. Didn't mean to post that one photo of yourself? Uncheck the photo in Pomoto and republish. Pomoto only publishes the changes you made. No need to upload the whole album again. This means small changes only don't cost a lot of time and bandwidth.

Once published you get an easily remembered URL for your friends and family to use when browsing your photos. Pomoto also supports a number of built in site skins called "Themes". And if you know your way around CSS you can even easily create your own Theme.

All in all a good deal for 3 USD. Unlike the numerous "free" photo publishing options, if you have a problem with pomoto, there is someone available to address your concerns.

I chose pomoto as a quick and easy way to update my online art gallery.
I import images of my artwork in iPhoto where they can easily be edited and sorted. From there it is very easy to put them online. A slideshow feature is built in, and space is left for title and comments.

What I very much appreciate is that the page design can be as simple and stylized as you want to (according to the "theme" you choose, and that no ads or animated gifs are cluttering your view. For people putting personal pictures online, I find it important that not everybody can find the site.
Moreover, customer support is excellent!

I'm a Pomoto user since some months now, and I would recommend it for people like me. I am travelling a lot, and have friends spread around the globe. I like to put the pictures of my trips online, for my friends to see, but I am not a big fan of social photo sharing. As I don't have a lot of time, I don't want to spend too much time putting them online, like e.g. happens with flickr.

I normally organise my pictures as soon as I download them from the camera, select the best ones and give them a title. With pomoto it then takes just a few clicks to put them online, I don't have to worry about the server or set-up of the page, it's all done for me (and it looks good).

A big plus for me is that not everybody can find the site, so I just send the link to the people I want to see my pictures. Another plus is that you pay a relatively small fixed fee (I pay 3 dollars
a month), and you can put as many pictures online as you want.