flickr vs ImageShack-one better than the other?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by fcortese, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. fcortese macrumors demi-god

    fcortese

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    I have already done a MRoogle search on this question, but the entries were old and pre-hack by Anti-Sec. I'd like to post some of my pictures and as of now, I am not using any picture posting site other than MobileMe. Are there any particular advantages with either program or doesn't it really matter. Thanks for any input given.
     
  2. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    I used to use ImageShack and only turned to Flickr so that I could get used to it for a PDF tutorial I'm working on for Photo of the Day. ImageShack in quick and easy, but doesn't really give you much in the line of photo sharing options. Flickr has a good online photo sharing community and options. IS is easier to use. With the ImageShack Downloader app, all you do is drag the photo to the program window, select some size options and upload. It will return a window with the links you need to post in MR or other sites. Flickr has improved, but it currently has three different methods of posting that I have been able to figure out so far. The image quality in Flickr seems to be a bit better.

    Oh, ImageShack is free with no registration. Flickr requires a Yahoo account (Flickr is owned by Yahoo). 200 images are free. If you have more than that on your flickr page, you need the $25/year Pro account.

    The link in my sig will show you how to use ImageShack. Please ignore the Flickr tutorial. It is out of date and will be updated soon. This week I hope.

    Edit: If you want to see who uses Flickr in Photo of the Day, run your mouse over a photo. If it "gives you the finger", click it. You will jump to a Flickr page (usually). Ignore the ones that read Attached Thumbnails. They are direct uploads to MR.

    Dale
     
  3. cheesygrin macrumors member

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    I can't pass comment on ImageShack as I don't use it... but Flickr is great! :)

    I've been a member for a while now, also got a few people from my family on to it as well. There are some GREAT photographers on Flickr - it's a great way to learn new techniques, get inspired, share your own photos or ideas, and receive feedback.

    The Explore feature picks out 500 photos a day that are considered "interesting". Flicking through these can be quite inspiring in itself, and, if you are fortunate, your own photos might be picked to appear in Explore too.

    One word of caution: there are a lot of great, well meaning folks on Flickr who are in it for the "social" side - rather than serious photography. These will happily make friendly comments galore - but never give constructive criticism, or maybe aren't even particularly clued up on photography. It depends what you want out of it really, and how seriously you take photography. Pick your contacts carefully, and you'll find it really helpful and inspiring.
     
  4. fcortese thread starter macrumors demi-god

    fcortese

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    Thanks to both Dale and Chessygrin. I'll give ImageShack a try first. I don't so a lot of picture sharing other than my immediate family and I use MobileMe for that. If I expand my needs then I'll give flickr a go. Thanks again for your quick responses!:)
     

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