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Jul 30, 2011 06:23 |  #1

I have a Flickr account (it has 1 photo on it) but I keep seeing 500px in people's sigs and often people recommend it over Flickr for hosting images.

I was just wondering what the benefits were ?


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Jul 30, 2011 07:02 |  #2

I just began loading photos on 500px a couple of weeks ago, so I haven't had a chance to do much digging under the hood yet. What I have observed and like about 500px is how attractive the site's layout is. I think it just rocks - the large thumbnails with opaque title and artist name along the bottom of the image is very nice. For me, 500px provides a much more polished user experience than flickr, primarily because of the attractive design and layout.

I still have a flickr account and will continue to use it for online photo storage and sharing photos with family and friends. The direction I seem to be going in now is using 500px as a "gallery" of my best stuff to share with people I know. I don't anticipate upgrading to the paid account as the free account gives me everything I need for the time being.


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Jul 30, 2011 07:16 |  #3

500px for my portfolio type shots, flikr for everything else and just hosting of shots




  
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Jul 30, 2011 07:20 |  #4

Hmm that sounds quite interesting, just signed up for the 500px and will have to check it out. :)


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Jul 30, 2011 07:23 |  #5

Flicker has a 2 year deal that matches 500px's one year. Also, I believe you're allowed a lesser amount of files at 500px. Haven't had the time to see if the quality of the images are different between the two. I like Flickr because it works beautifully with Lightroom 3. I can upload everything in one fell swoop to Flickr whereas on 500px I had some problems uploading just 2 images. I'll probably stick with Flickr unless 500px servers get a little faster and they have a free plugin for Lightroom.


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Jul 30, 2011 11:19 |  #6

Still not a substitute for having your own website.
I use Flickr as a repository for my photos and to share. I assume 500px would be something similar.
I wouldn't use either for showcasing my portfolio in an attempt to attract clients.




  
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Jul 30, 2011 12:07 |  #7

Yah, I have my own web site. I use Flickr just to share photos here. I also have a Pbase account but haven't had any luck displaying photos here from Pbase. Dunno why. And I PAID for Pbase... Go figure. If I could get my Pbase Stuff to work here, that'd be sweet!


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Sep 01, 2011 06:56 |  #8

nicksan wrote in post #12848180 (external link)
I wouldn't use either for showcasing my portfolio in an attempt to attract clients.

No, probably not a great idea. Clients might not understand that the ratings downgrade automatically over time and could think that your older photos are being rated as mediocre, even if they actually came out of the chute with high marks.


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