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picasa vs. phanfare (vs ?)

 
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Apr 05, 2011 15:30 |  #1

I recently came back from a trip to brazil, and wanted to post up my pics to share with my trip mates.... i decided to sign up for a free trial of phanfare for the time being. i havent seen (m)any posts about it on FM, but have heard good things from a friend of mine.... they have a tiered plan structure, and for $99/yr i get unlimited capacity for photos, with archival service so i dont need to worry about losing my pics in case my HD bites it.

alternatively, i looked at picasa.... i havent looked into its features in depth, but i did look at pricing... i can get 20GB for $20/yr. since all of my pics combined do not come close to 20GB (and dont expect to for some time), this would be sufficient.

has anyone actually compared both services? is phanfare worth the extra $$ per year for archival storage? my macbook is backed up onto a 1TB local time machine drive, and i have a separate external HD that i can use to back up my files. thoughts?


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Apr 07, 2011 01:12 |  #2

Sorry for not answering the question but I did want to put in my 2 cents about Picasa as an FYI. When it comes to small edits and actually choosing photos to print, Picasa is horrible with color and brightness accuracy. I have Picasa installed for my girlfriend so she doesnt have to deal with lightroom, and when she sent several batches of photos that looked great in picasa to walgreens, the actual prints came back looking dark and no good. Keep in mind this was on multiple occasions. We then tested several of the same photos after processing them in Lightroom, and the colors and brightness were for superior. So this is my long winded way of saying when you want to print photos dont trust picasa.

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Apr 07, 2011 02:50 |  #3

Sorry I don't known about phanfare while for picasa you have 2 gb free but just now i found this image hosting:
justpic (external link)
Naturally without any warranty about Terms of Service (external link)

8. Our service is provided on an "as is, as available" basis.
We give no warranty, expressed or implied, for the services provided

That above clause is standard (even on paid service).

On the past i see a paid image hosting service from a swiss bank but unfortunately i don't find the link.
Don't was cheap but they give a real warranty (so for pro could be interesting).




  
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Apr 07, 2011 05:57 |  #4

thanks for the responses. i decided to go with phanfare. its more expensive than picasa, but its true archival storage, so that was worth the extra $$ to me.


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Jul 25, 2012 00:49 |  #5

I've just started a trial with Phanfare, it looks interesting. I can upload videos as well, other sites have a very limited video capacity from what I've seen so far. Picasa has really grown on me & so far not needed to pay.


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Jul 27, 2012 16:59 |  #6

Flickr Pro account is around $25.00 per year for unlimited upload and storage and you can download your full size originals. Just something else to look at.


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