Make an online album Flickr via Yahoo! Photos allows you to build and update online photo albums using a simple interface. Friends and family members can then view, download and even order prints via the site (http://photos.yahoo.com). Other options include Facebook, Apple's iPhoto, Instagram and various other photo-sharing platforms.
Chat in color Online instant messaging services such as MSN Messenger, Apple iChat and AOL Instant Messenger all make it easy to drop images into online live chats (remember to keep the file size small).
Print at home Regular inkjet printers will work with photo paper, but prints made with some printers and inks can fade and be prone to smearing, especially if they get damp. Epson’s PictureMate churns out photo lab-quality 4-by-6-inch prints using your computer or directly from your camera’s memory card. Better yet, its prints are fade-proof and water-resistant.
Customize holiday cards Upload your images and get film-quality prints and a variety of customizable greeting cards (birth announcements, holiday cards, etc.) through online photo services. Shutterfly (www.shutterfly.com) will print your high-quality picture on the front of a greeting card, add your personal message inside and even address, seal, stamp and mail it (prices depend on volume and card style). Be sure to send us one.