Good alternatives to Flickr

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by CrackedButter, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Flickr now does videos and basically I think it isn't a good idea. What other sites are out there that are like flickr but without videos now?

    It's a shame Flickr did this and I'm glad I never paid to use the site on the hunch that something like this would happen.


    Anybody elses thoughts?
     
  2. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Haha, I just replied to somebody on flickr with same that response! But you make a good point, and I already have .mac, its just I use it for complete pieces of work. Then again at least I control what I put on there hey?
     
  3. iFizz macrumors regular

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    Yeah .mac gets a bad rep. But, it serves its purpose well, for a price. I use .mac for my personal photos and flickr for my blog photos. It works for me. But you are right, it would be nice if someone could point out some other free options besides flickr....
     
  4. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502

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    err...so Flickr added a feature and you want to stop using it? Ok but you can also just not use the new feature. Just a thought.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Just curious, why does then adding video make you want to no longer use the site?

    If you need another place, tell us how many photos you have and if you need high resolution and if you want to be able to sell prints. What services are you looking for?
     
  6. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So if I do a search and all I find are videos, whats the point of this feature? I can't avoid other people from using it. Why couldn't yahoo just do a video site? It isn't as simple as not using that feature.

    The temptation from others to shoot video instead of stills means flickr becomes a possible youtube. But I don't want to debate the finer points of flickr as I'm not a professional, I want an alternative.
     
  7. ipodtoucher macrumors 68000

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    a few weeks ago i signed up for www.webshots.com

    The site seemed to be easier than flickr and have a prettier interface haha
     
  8. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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  9. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    Ever thought of running up your own photo web site? All you need is a little bit of web hosting.

    I use Coppermine Photo Gallery http://www.copperminegallery.net/

    It's easy to setup and you have full control.

    my gallery: http://gallery.cybix.com.au/

    There's also a pile of other open source gallery apps you can try.
     
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    Love the ipood Tshirt on the toddler, got to get one of those :)



     
  11. shieldyoureyes macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, I am really disappointed that flickr added the video feature and I'm really afraid it might ruin the great thing flickr has become, especially after being a 'pro' member for 3 years. But, I still love the flickr community and will keep using it, despite that fact they added the video functionality. In my opinion, even though you can find a substitute for the functionality flickr offers, there is really not quite a replacement for the community it offers.
     
  12. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I'm paid up with Flickr through mid-2009. I fully expect, by that time, that Microsoft will have turned it into a piece of crap. Probably some sort of iView integration will have been shoved down peoples' thoats, and folks who choose not to use iView will run into all sorts of roadblocks.

    To the OP: When you say "sites like Flickr", do you only mean FREE sites? There are quite a few other for-fee sites (e.g. SmugMug) that many people like.
     
  13. SolracSelbor macrumors 6502

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    Soon it will evolve to primarily video and become another youtube....FLUBE!

    There are to many video sites, flickr just lost what it was meant for -purely photos. Once flickr realizes that pro members will not be utilizing the video feature, they will extend it to all members... videos with photos, not photos with videos. I just really hope flickr doenst get all that junk that youtube has, seems everything is about sex on youtubes popular channels
     
  14. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the other suggestions.

    I think my own site is the way to go.

    As a photographer I would avoid picassa due to its T's and C's.
     
  15. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    Are you saying there's no option to not include videos in your search results?
     
  16. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

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    There is a group discussing this but basically there is no option to separate video from photos.
     
  17. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    I always suggest SmugMug, although it is a pay-for site.

    If you're interested PM me; I have a referral code that'll save you some money.
     
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    Same, I love the customization and support that Smugmug provides.

    Here's my site if you want to take a look around.
    johnpham.smugmug.com

    There's also zenfolio.com, but it doesn't have photo comments yet. Great looking site tho'.
     
  20. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    ib id www.NickensPhotography.com
     
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