Flickr vs Picasaweb paid subscriptions

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by iSamurai, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. iSamurai macrumors 65816

    iSamurai

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    I'm looking into buying a Flickr Pro account because I've got a lot of photos to upload, after considering the limitations to a free account and what the pro account can offer (unlimited almost everything).

    However, I've also been using Google's Picasaweb, it's quite good for a free account compared to Flickr... Flickr's tagging is quite awesome, while Picasa's Geo tagging is also a great feature. Flickr can also do Facebook and blogging posting too, which are two fantastic features.

    • What I want to know is that are there more photographs/photograhers on Flickr or on Picasaweb? The last time I wanted to search for some *Photos* on Picasaweb, the search results came up with bad *pictures* and random snapshots. I want to put my photos up in a place where there are avid photographers browsing, too.
    • Also about the pricing. Which one do you think (or use) is better? Picasaweb offers 10GB at $20/yr while Flickr is unlimited GB at $25/yr. It seems that Flickr is somewhat better value-for-money and Picasa can be more costly in the long run, since I've got more than 10GBs to dump onto the net, although I think Google's more reliable.
    • Is it relatively easy to switch from one to the other -- so if I switch I don't have to reupload everything?
    Yeah, if you have been using these services, please share your thoughts :)
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I've kind of been off photography as a hobby for a while, but I used to subscribe to Pbase, and I think personally that it's a much better bet for connecting with photographers than Flickr or Picasa. Almost everyone on Pbase is oriented towards photography as an art.
     
  3. 66217 Guest

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    Flickr is much better for you I think. You'll find that more serious photographers are in Flickr than in Picasa.

    I never really got to like Flickr, currently I am much happier with MobileMe. So you might want to see if the other features MobileMe offers might compensate the higher price.
     

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