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Jan 02, 2017 13:38 |  #16

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mannetti21 wrote in post #18230775 (external link)
. . . . . . and I'm considering cancelling my Flickr membership.

Is there any advantage to cancelling it and deleting your account, as opposed to just letting it sit there unused?

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"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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Jan 02, 2017 14:40 |  #17

I have been trying 500px as well but to be honest it seems more of a dumping site than Flickr.

Most of the pics I see posted on the forums are still hosted on Flickr.

I am open to other options but doesn't seem like there are many.


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Jan 02, 2017 17:28 |  #18

I've had a Flickr account for nearly a decade now, there's more traffic on my dA than Flickr, and Google Photos is just as easy to share. It honestly feels like Flickr is the MySpace of photo sites now. More traffic sees my stuff on dA, and Google Photos is a lot easier to upload to and share, so my Flickr has just fallen into disuse. Now, I should cancel my Yahoo account before someone logs in and downloads all my photos.

Edit: When deactivating/deleting, it takes approx. 90 days to have an account deleted. :-|


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Jan 03, 2017 11:47 |  #19

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18230855 (external link)
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Is there any advantage to cancelling it and deleting your account, as opposed to just letting it sit there unused?

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I had/have a Flickr Pro account. When the cancelled that feature I had the option of keeping the Pro account for something like $20/yr. I actually think they reintroduced the Pro option again for $50/yr, so I'm not quite sure if they are still charging me $20 or if it went to $50. (Yet another example of constant changes with no clear direction)

Now I need to go check into what I'm being charged for the "Pro" experience.


Edit: I'm paying $24.95 instead of the $49 because I had Flickr Pro previously. So for $25 I'm basically getting ad-free browsing and stats on my photos (who cares?). I could have sworn I kept the Pro account because the big benefit was either unlimited storage or a much larger storage capacity. I see now that both free and paid Flickr accounts get 1TB. Pretty sure I'll cancel my membership before it renews on Jan 9th.



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Jan 03, 2017 11:56 |  #20

MrWho wrote in post #18231086 (external link)
I've had a Flickr account for nearly a decade now, there's more traffic on my dA than Flickr, and Google Photos is just as easy to share. It honestly feels like Flickr is the MySpace of photo sites now. More traffic sees my stuff on dA, and Google Photos is a lot easier to upload to and share, so my Flickr has just fallen into disuse. Now, I should cancel my Yahoo account before someone logs in and downloads all my photos.

Edit: When deactivating/deleting, it takes approx. 90 days to have an account deleted. :-|

I used to have a dA account about 10-15yrs ago before I was heavily involved in photography...even then, I felt like my images got more exposure and user interaction than they do on Flickr. I may have to look into signing up with them again.



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Jan 03, 2017 12:57 |  #21

Is Instagram a feasible alternative ? Can you post proper photos to it from a desktop, or is it just for mobile phone pics ?


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Jan 03, 2017 13:13 |  #22

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Is Instagram a feasible alternative ? Can you post proper photos to it from a desktop, or is it just for mobile phone pics ?

You can post photos from desktop...sort of. The easiest way I've found is to upload photos to Google Drive, then download to phone, and then post. I'm not particularly crazy about the Instagram environment. I rarely get any worthwhile comments. It's usually people "Liking" in hopes of a return "Like" or getting spammed with other user's advertisements.



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Jan 03, 2017 13:20 |  #23

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I used to have a dA account . . . . .

What is a dA account? I am unfamiliar with dA........even googled it, and came up with the word "da", as in "da da", child's prattle for "daddy". . This can't be what you are referring to!

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"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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Jan 03, 2017 13:28 |  #24

mannetti21 wrote in post #18231926 (external link)
You can post photos from desktop...sort of. The easiest way I've found is to upload photos to Google Drive, then download to phone, and then post. I'm not particularly crazy about the Instagram environment. I rarely get any worthwhile comments. It's usually people "Liking" in hopes of a return "Like" or getting spammed with other user's advertisements.

I dabbled a little bit with Instagram, the restrictive interface, combined with the hashtags and lack thereof any description, educational comments and/or visible camera settings, I realized it wasn't for me. Not to mention having to type everything on a touchscreen keyboard isn't meant for someone who grew up in the 90s smashing the IBM Type M keyboards :-)

It seems to work great for celebrities or teens posting their sexy selfies but not for those who are looking for something serious.

Can anyone here justify viewing images on phone versus a large monitor where one can somewhat appreciate the scope of others' work?

Maybe I am getting too old, but limiting myself to a small screen to view a high megapixel image seems like a moot point. However, it has one billion plus users, and if your name gets out it can offer you exposure unmatched by Flickr or 500px etc.

Sad but true.


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Jan 03, 2017 18:10 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #25

I believe they are referring to www.DeviantArt.com (external link).

Not everything on there is deviant, as I first thought! it includes a very wide range of artistic expression. Photos, drawings, painting, crafts, poetry, etc. Various genres. It seems extremely popular. Claims to be the largest site of its kind. great place!


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Jan 04, 2017 00:04 |  #26

CanonCameraFan wrote in post #18232222 (external link)
I believe they are referring to www.DeviantArt.com (external link).

Not everything on there is deviant, as I first thought! it includes a very wide range of artistic expression. Photos, drawings, painting, crafts, poetry, etc. Various genres. It seems extremely popular. Claims to be the largest site of its kind. great place!

This. There are several pros on there, and it involves a bit of sifting through, but there is high quality work on there.


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Jan 04, 2017 00:19 |  #27

I have Flickr pro, and its due for renewal. I use Flickr mainly as a backup for all my shots, and the mobile app on android lets me download and share to Instagram, whatsapp etc.

I also use Flickr to post pics here.

Is there an alternative? I upload full size on Flickr.

I rarely browse Flickr or even bother tagging photos.


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Jan 04, 2017 14:08 |  #28

CanonCameraFan wrote in post #18232222 (external link)
I believe they are referring to www.DeviantArt.com (external link).

Not everything on there is deviant, as I first thought! it includes a very wide range of artistic expression. Photos, drawings, painting, crafts, poetry, etc. Various genres. It seems extremely popular. Claims to be the largest site of its kind. great place!


MrWho wrote in post #18232539 (external link)
This. There are several pros on there, and it involves a bit of sifting through, but there is high quality work on there.

MrWho wrote in post #18232539 (external link)
This. There are several pros on there, and it involves a bit of sifting through, but there is high quality work on there.

There is definitely some junk there, but the aspect that I find most attractive is the ease of navigation through different genres. To be honest, I don't mind seeing work of varying quality. I'll admit that sometimes I get overwhelmed, and maybe even discouraged, looking through some of the galleries on POTN. It's nice to see a bit of sub-par work every so often to boost your confidence :-)



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Jan 10, 2017 22:26 |  #29

I only use flickr to share photos in forums (which I rarely do now) using a throwaway yahoo email account


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Jan 11, 2017 09:55 as a reply to  @ post 18230775 |  #30

As someone who has never used 500px, but is highly considering it, what are the pros?


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