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Sep 17, 2013 09:35 |  #16

Google as storage, but it is rudimental in GUI, dead like ghost town and they are pushing this + crap . Flickr to share, enjoy others photography and search for lens, camera, film, etc. samples.

Don't like new, not designed well, not working well, FB like changes on Flickr and getting annoying "Bad Panda" thing way too often now, for paid account.
They should change panda to cow and photoshop those CEO face into cow's head, one which told about Flickr as not for pro photogs, or something similar and stupid.


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Sep 17, 2013 09:41 |  #17

I use smugmug for displaying work for clients and flickr to things I want to post here or share but dont necessarily want to host with my client galleries.




  
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Sep 17, 2013 17:10 |  #18

gonzogolf wrote in post #16303607 (external link)
I use smugmug for displaying work for clients and flickr to things I want to post here or share but dont necessarily want to host with my client galleries.

Hmmm...I'm not quite understanding why you use two different hosts? If you don't want everyone to see all the galleries, just password protect those.


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Sep 17, 2013 17:12 |  #19

One thing I really love about Smugmug is that it's not blocked by my work's firewall. Flickr & Photobucket are as it "sees" them as "social networking sites." Due to this, I can only see pics on this site that were hosted by Smugmug.


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Sep 17, 2013 17:21 |  #20

I don't love flickr, but it is free, holds all I could ever host and with the new layout it is easy to get to full screen images with a click which I like. It's also easy to share.

I would still be with zenfolio but for some reason my work blocks it, but not flickr. Loved the simplicity and look of zenfolio.


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Nov 22, 2013 10:43 |  #21

Do you folks think Flickr is more user friendly than Smugmug?


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Nov 22, 2013 10:49 |  #22

HoldyourfireAl wrote in post #16304763 (external link)
Hmmm...I'm not quite understanding why you use two different hosts? If you don't want everyone to see all the galleries, just password protect those.

Its not that I dont want anyone to see the shots, but occasionally I will post a shot on here thats taken solely to demonstrate some technical point and is pretty much devoid of artistic merit. I host those on my flickr account which I dont really use for a portfolio so I dont care.




  
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Nov 22, 2013 11:20 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #23

I'm curious why nobody has mentioned using a basic web-hosting service?

I like the flexibility it gives me, for example I can post personal stuff under one domain: http://geoff-s.net/ (external link) (ex. "Where am I know?" game photos (external link)) and professional stuff under my company's domain: http://moving-target-photos.com/ (external link).

It gives me the flexibility to organize things in different ways. For example, I have pages for groups I regularly work with (ex. http://moving-target-photos.com/CRAW/ (external link) and http://moving-target-photos.com/AirVentureC​up/ (external link)) and I can also link to the same galleries from my "samples" page: http://moving-target-photos.com/samples/ (external link).

This lets the organization link to my page of just their photos (including some "proofs" that I don't want to promote) while I can arrange the best shots from a variety of venues together.

I admit I do have rudimentary HTML and Internet skills, but most of the really heavy-lifting (i.e. most of the galleries) is done by the jAlbum program (external link).


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Feb 19, 2014 12:44 |  #24

What do you think of the changes Smugmug has made?


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Feb 19, 2014 13:43 |  #25

I have 2 flickr accounts

primary one is my premium account that I use for commenting and for uploading pictures that I'm willing to share to the public.

then I have a 2nd one, a 'hidden' free account where I upload all my high-res images, only my 2 accounts can see and share it.
this 2nd one is my back-up drive where I upload all the high res images that I have linked to Lightroom so that if needed I can access the images remotely

i'm building my portfolio on tumblr now, have 500px too but I don't see the value of it so will not be renewing it


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Feb 20, 2014 22:50 |  #26

Flickr bc it's easy to use




  
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Nov 01, 2015 21:37 |  #27

Dragging up an old thread, but what sites are people using now? I had always hosted my pictures on my personal web page at Comcast.net. Comcast has seen fit to discontinue personal web pages so I need another place for my pictures.

I need someplace that is easy to link to since the only reason I put pictures up is to link to them in threads on various forums. Not concerned about any editing since I edit/resize the pictures before up loading them.

Any suggestions and opinions would be welcome.




  
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Nov 02, 2015 07:36 as a reply to  @ HoldyourfireAl's post |  #28

I don't care for the way SmugMug forced their new look on my site. The people that purchase from my site were happy with the old functionality. The new look doesn't help me; just added extra work for me.

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Nov 02, 2015 14:12 as a reply to  @ dsuitor's post |  #29

zenfolio I think it is the basic package meets my needs as an amateur they have not raised the price still paying around 45 bucks a year


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Nov 04, 2015 06:09 |  #30

dashotgun wrote in post #17769635 (external link)
zenfolio ... they have not raised the price still paying around 45 bucks a year

I'm not seeing that. Lowest price for the Zenfolio Starter plan is $60 per year if billed annually, and $84 per year if paid monthly. The most popular plan (Zenfolio Pro) is $240 per year if billed annually, and $336 if paid monthly.


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