Here’s an idea that I came across yesterday. What made it more interesting was that I very confidently expected it wouldn’t work!

You need to copy the public link for the index.html file

If you use Dropbox, you may know about its Public folder. You put files in it and can right them and choose “Copy public link” from the context menu. You can paste the link into an email or instant message and the file can be shared with friends or colleagues who may not themselves have Dropbox installed. It’s quick and easy for everyone. Almost idiot-proof.

Well, yesterday I was bouncing ideas around for someone who needs an alternative to iDisk (as I understand it, Apple are withdrawing it, whatever it is!).

A couple of us had suggested Dropbox for sharing big files and attention then turned to a really, really simple way of sharing web galleries.

You can in fact share web galleries from your Dropbox folder. You just output a web gallery from Lightroom and save it in Dropbox’s Public folder. In Explorer / Finder you right click the gallery’s index.html file and “Copy public link”. You can then share that link with anyone.