Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Looking for a web photo solution, for mom....
All it took was plugging in the Digital Camera on the Mac. It automatically powers up iPhoto and creates a Photo Album. And then, there's a SHARE option with Homepage as a destination - and voila! An Internet Photo Album in minutes.
I thinks Apple pulled a coup by integrating *Nix with a Consumer OS, while preserving the elegance of Apple's Industrial Design.
And best of all, you can even run a OpenACS off it to do some other stuff since PostgreSQL and AOLServer do run on OS X.
I'm actually working on porting Lar's stuff (www.pinds.com) to OS X and then doing a little AppleScript thingy to push iPhoto pictures into the OpenACS Photo Album for a more sophisticated Photo Album with ratings, long captions and all.
Once that's done, I can blog and do pictures the OpenACS/Lar's way with the help of Dynamic DNS off my iMac.
Alternatively, you can give her a Ceiva Picture Frame. It dials up and downloads pictures off your Ceiva account. Pretty neat but a bit expensive.
Hope this helps!