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    Flickr Account

    I've had a Flickr account for a while now and once again my 2 year subscription is up. Another 2 years will cost me around 28 quid but I'm wondering if anyone uses anything else.
    I don't do social networking [ and won't ] so the options on there are out of the question so my query is this - does anyone else use another service which offers what flickr does and if so - what is it ?
    I'm just wanting to keep my options open.

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    Google Picasa Web is somewhat similar, but you get a gig free then its pay through the nose for more space.

    I think Flickr is the best at what it does though.

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    Or... you could get a Mac and use the upload feature in iPhoto...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Or... you could get a Mac and use the upload feature in iPhoto...
    ...Now your just taking the pi55....... :-)

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    I use and pay for my FlickR, did have a look around but I am quite happy with mine.

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    I have a flickr pro account for the past 3 odd years. Havent found anything else.

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    I've got some 3500 images on mine now so would not want to transfer them all over again, plus I can see how many views etc I have and I don't think any of the others have that facility.

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    I am currently with Flickr too, but may switch to 500px if it becomes a credible alternative in the future (and I learn to take better photos ).

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    500px sounds good, if only I could actually upload photos to it... that would be, well, nice really...

    Noobs.

    Flickr is frankly great, I have a pro account and let's be honest, if you are srs about photography then £12 a year or whatever it works out to is absolutely nothing... without trying to sound big that's less than 0.5% of the price of my camera stuff, and even for a more sane person it's a tiny tiny price to pay compared to what any of us would throw away in a camera shop and for that price you get the ability to sell images directly, for thousands upon thousands of people to see them (if you're good, unlike me ) and if you are a little socialite then you can be social too!

    I am interested by 500px though I have to admit, so I will send them an email to get them to sort their upload out so I can give it a try, cheers for the heads up on that one.

    PS google Picasa severely compresses and restricts the size of your images so it's really not worth it, flickr doesnt.

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    There's also smugmug for $40/year. A few of the amateur photographers I know are using it and like it.

    It does offer "right-click disable" as a "feature" on the blurb, however, which makes me think they're clueless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowx View Post
    500px sounds good, if only I could actually upload photos to it...
    500px doesn't have as many apps as there are for Flickr, but you only need one.

    Adobe Lightroom Plug-in
    500px Uploader (for Mac's)

    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    It does offer "right-click disable" as a "feature" on the blurb, however, which makes me think they're clueless.
    A pointless "feature" since anyone with clue can easily bypass it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    500px doesn't have as many apps as there are for Flickr, but you only need one.

    Adobe Lightroom Plug-in
    500px Uploader (for Mac's)


    A pointless "feature" since anyone with clue can easily bypass it.
    That rather was my point :P

    ...and it's also one of those "ok, they do that silly thing publicly, what other silly things do they do?" signs that make me cautious.

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    Still Flickr for me i'm afraid, just the best, most photo-focused site.

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    I think I will be staying with Flickr by the looks of things.

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