Using pictures is great for your online personal ads. People are more likely to respond to online personals with pictures for a couple of reasons. First, and perhaps most importantly, it proves that you are a real person. It also lessens the possibility that the person placing the ad is exaggerating or lying about what they look like. People don't really like surprises like that in their dating life so it is no wonder that ads with pictures get so much more attention. However, photo software can be intimidating, especially for people who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with computers. Thanks to tools like Ofoto, now known as Kodak Easyshare Gallery, everyone can have great looking pictures for their personal ads.
Ofoto is a great tool, especially for people with limited experience with photo sharing software and photo manipulation software. Typing ofoto.com into your browser will direct you to the Kodak EasyShare Gallery homepage where you can sigh up for a free account. From there, you can choose to view and edit your photos, share photos with others, upload photos and even buy prints. Using your personal Ofoto website, you can easily share selected picture not just with family and friends, but also with prospective mates on personal ads.
The first thing you will want to do once you log into ofoto.com is upload some pictures. This can be accomplished in several ways. You can take digital pictures with your digital camera, upload them onto your computer and then upload them onto your ofoto account. The process is very easy and Kodak guides you through every step. Another option is that you can take paper copies of photos or developed film to most photo-processing places and have them scan your photos for you. The technician will scan your photos and give you a disk that contains the digital picture. You can then upload those digital photographs onto your computer and then onto Ofoto. One last optionis to take pictures with a traditional camera and when you send them in for processing, request a CD that contains your pictures. When you pick up your developed pictures you will also get a CD that contains digital versions of your pictures. You can then upload thes pictures onto your Kodak Easyshare Gallery Website.
You are probably going to want to 'fix' your photos a little bit before letting potential mates see them. The Ofoto photo sharing software allows you to manipulate the photographs to get rid of red-eye and do other color correction. You can also crop photographs to protect the identity of friends or places you like to hang out or the inside of your home. You can also make the photos black and white for a more artistic effect. Oftentimes, people look better in black and white photos than they do in color and you can take advantage of this in you online personal ads.
Now that your pictures are uploaded and perfected, you are ready to start sharing them on your online personal ad. You can either copy the picture and place it in your personal ad, or you can give out the link to your ofoto/Kodak Easyshare Gallery page. Either way, the response to your ads is bound to go through the roof with the edition of some choice photographs.