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Old Jan 7, 2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Online photo storage

Any recommendations for a good on line site to store photos (in addition to an external hard drive)?
Right now I pay for extra space on Picasa (web albums) but I just realized that I cannot download videos that I had uploaded. This is a huge disappointment as I upload to picasa far more frequently than my HD and suddenly had to reset my phone so I am left with videos only on Picasa and no simple way to download them (although I guess there are work arounds such as RealPlayer, but for a paid service I expected more...)

Additionally, when photos are downloaded off of picasa they end up with a huge file name of random letters and numbers. And the new file date is saved as the date downloaded not the date it was taken (which is turning out to be a major issue).

I'd like to find a service that doesn't have these issues and I'm not against paying for storage.

Being able to share photos (via link), organize into albums or folders, and have a mobile app are all a plus but not a must have.

I really don't want a huge social media option like flicker or photobucket. (I use picasa with private albums and I have not signed up for google+)

Suggestions would be really appreciated.

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Old Jan 7, 2013, 01:31 PM   #2
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Zenfolio is nice.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 04:23 PM   #3
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Zenfolio is nice.
Thanks! I had missed this site in my googling. After looking it up I think I may give it a shot. I have no intentions of selling photos but the storage looks great besides that anyways.
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Old Jan 7, 2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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Thanks! I had missed this site in my googling. After looking it up I think I may give it a shot. I have no intentions of selling photos but the storage looks great besides that anyways.
Yeah, I don't sell photos either (I wish I did!) but it is a good solution for storage and sharing.
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I've been with Zenfolio since 2010. Good service. No complaints.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 07:35 AM   #6
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I'm sure you know about Dropbox, so why not just use that? I'm curious to know why you didn't consider that as an option. Seems like an abvious choice, no?
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 06:29 AM   #7
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On second thought- zenfolios iPhone and iPad app seems to have horrible reviews and people are not able to upload via the app... Which is making me reconsider.
Initially I didn't think I absolutely needed and iPhone / iPad app but I want to be able to upload photos (and especially videos) without having to put them all on my MacBook first...
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On second thought- zenfolios iPhone and iPad app seems to have horrible reviews and people are not able to upload via the app... Which is making me reconsider.
Initially I didn't think I absolutely needed and iPhone / iPad app but I want to be able to upload photos (and especially videos) without having to put them all on my MacBook first...
I've been a Zenfolio user for at least 6 years I believe and they're constantly improving. It is one of the few services I pay for where I feel my money is being spent on me as a customer, if that makes sense. Try the app, reviews aside, maybe it is worth it.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 07:01 AM   #9
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Why not go for your own website? For around $4 a month you can have unlimited email, can do POP3 or IMAP, and have unlimited storage. With Wordpress you can easily create a site with or without a blog and page after page with galleries. With Wordpress plus standard templates and widgets, you do not need to learn how to do HTML coding.
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I'm also since years happy user of a payed SmugMug account. Reliable service; also ok with video. Web fronted can be configured based on level of account.

What also like I can link it nice to my private domain like photo.mydomain.com redirect to my SmugMug; fully transparent.

The file names get ugly, too. But I can live with that.
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