I’ve found the perfect plugin for iPhoto:
iPhotoToGallery|http://zwily.com/iphoto/index.xsl by Zachary Wily
It integrates seamlessly into my existing iPhoto 4|http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/ application, allowing me to resize and export photos directly into the Gallery|http://gallery.menalto.com/ web application.
It takes care of resizing, exporting, and uploading the images, as well as creating and naming the new album on the website.
This is the essence of the Mac OS – software that lets you forget about messing around on the computer, and spend more time doing what you love. In my case, shooting photos and showing them to people. So, so easy.
The only way this could be easier is if the images were sent straight from my digital camera to the website immediately after they were taken. And, since I can already do precisely that with my camera-phone, it shouldn’t be too long until something is possible with a digital camera. Or a camera phone with really good optics and a 3+ megapixel sensor.