Good sites for hosting pics? How do you get your pics to the web?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Gunga Din, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Gunga Din macrumors 6502

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    I havent posted alot of pics on the web for awhile and wanted to know what people are doing nowadays. I was thinking of using my Comcast acct and using my webspace there to upload pics. Good idea? I'd appreciate any feedback, thx !
     
  2. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    flickr for free stuff.

    smugmug if you're interested in having something more professional.
     
  3. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    I think comcast webspace is terrible, but maybe thats just my opinion.

    For free hosting, I think flickr is the best, and Google picasa comes in second.
     
  4. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000

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    I've been using flickr for a few years now. They have very good features.
     
  5. Gunga Din thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Great i'll check it out. Thanks for the quick response.
     
  6. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    Many people use Zenfolio.com or Smugmug.com. There is also PBase.com. None of these are free, though. In addition to Flickr there are the free sites Image Shack and Photobucket.

    If you have a dot mac account you can put a gallery of your images up on your own website, too.
     
  7. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    I'd have to say Flickr is the best free service. If you are willing to pay then check out Smugmug.
     
  8. cutsman macrumors regular

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    Go with flickr if you like the whole social community/networking aspect.

    Otherwise, I'd suggest either Smugmug or Zenfolio. Both provide a clean and professional-looking interface. I went with Zenfolio after trying the Smugmug trial account. I found Zenfolio to be a little easier to use and I preferred the look and layout options of the Zenfolio pages. Have a look at my zenfolio page (link in signature below).

    The one thing i wish Zenfolio had was the option for visitors to leave comments... Smugmug has this. Zenfolio has been promising this feature for a while now and it has yet to surface. I'll be patient. Either way, I don't think you can go wrong with either of these sites.
     
  9. coastertux macrumors regular

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    I really like Zenfolio, if you want professional but at a lower cost than SmugMug, check it out. If you use my referral code it gets you $5 off any plan. AG2-MRX-S3Z
     
  10. termina3 macrumors 65816

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    This is going to sound like complete spam... but I'm a devoted and zealous customer.

    SmugMug!

    For two reasons: great customer service and unlim storage/bandwith.

    Their customer service usually respond in MINUTES.

    In addition, a few months ago it was late (10pm CST) Thursday and I needed photos for a grieving family by Saturday morning. Smugmug not only pushed my order to the top of the pile at their printing facility, but upgraded the shipping to overnight/sat. AM free of charge. I got the photos 6pm Friday and was able to hand deliver them Saturday morning.

    Who else would have done this, let alone free of charge? They're truly compassionate and devoted people.

    Save me $10, you $5 with the referral code: AD2YtsjXceosE
     
  11. mashny macrumors regular

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    I've been using Flickr Pro ($25/year I think) for a year or so and love it. I have over five hundred high-resolution images (4x6 300dpi), most with commentary, and have been very happy with it. As a very minor note, if Microsoft buys Yahoo, I'm not sure how that will affect Flickr, which is owned by Yahoo.
     
  12. phiberglass macrumors 6502a

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    Probably flickr, photobucket, service that comes with your ISP.

    I would recommend just buying a domain and getting a server it's pretty cheap. I pay 65 a year for 350gb of disk space and 70,000gb of bandwidth.
     
  13. Gunga Din thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All great advice. Thx to all. I'll check out the different options.
     
  14. Terwal macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I was actually trying to decide last night which software should I use to share some of my pictures with my friends/family. So far, was hesitating between Picasa and Mac Web Gallery.

    What I like in both:

    - ability to download pictures (and upload pictures) straight from (to) iPhoto
    - free

    What I like in Picasa:

    - privacy settings: possible to send 1 specific private album to a list of people: only them can access it and they don't see any of my other private albums on Picasa

    What I like in Web Gallery:

    - very good looking interface
    - but I don't like the fact that to protect privacy, one has to set up a specific username/password per album and that recepient of a specific album, even though cannot look at the other albums, can still see that they exist...

    Any views ? Opinions ? Clarifications around the respective privacy options ?

    (Have never looked at flickr. Given comments above, seems like I should.)

    Thanks,

    w.
     
  15. jasmine84 macrumors member

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    I just bought a Flickr and I am kind of obsessed :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenrowsell

    That talk about Microsoft buying Yahoo is worrying me... what does that mean for Flickr, if that does happen??????
     
  16. skiesforme macrumors 6502

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    Flickr and Picasaweb !
     
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    Skitch can be used to host images also, I use it for things that I need to embed (like in forums, etc.)
     
  19. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    Have you read the terms and conditions of Picassa? You lose all right to your work if you upload it on there. Google state they own it and any 3rd party who works with Google may use it for whatever purpose they deem fit.
     
  20. jbernie macrumors 6502a

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    Assuming the deal goes through (who knows!) given the community size etc you would think MS would want to stick with Flickr as opposed to starting over etc etc. I could see it being merged a bit with their Live setup.

    Also keep in mind on the login side we would wait and see how the two messenger products are handled. There is also the possbility that the DoJ could require the combined entity to sell of some assets as well so Flickr could go it alone or something else.

    Right now there are too many possibilities and almost no facts, so have fun, use the service and regardless of what happens, always ensure you have backups of your files.
     
  21. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    A friend of mine is a photographer who uses photoshelter.com to distribute proofs to clients for selection. Seems like a nice site.
     
  22. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    Flickr is nice... I just recently checked them out.... they have some great features and they load fast as well

    my 2 cents ;)
     
  23. benzslrpee macrumors 6502

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    they'll probably rename it MS pictureshare or whatever creative name their marketing team comes up with, make it somehow communicate with Messenger via live updates or something....i dunno, i don't really see them axing flickr because it's hugely popular and quite a success.

     
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  25. ghostguts macrumors regular

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    Pretty much what most people are saying: flickr. It's pretty sleek, quick and convenient for uploading, organizing and sharing photos.

    Moreover, it allows you to network with people pretty effectively, without falling victim to the myspace/facebook-ish stalker syndrome or be a victim to others' syndromes.

    All in all, flickr is pretty addictive, in the sense that it really gives you incentive to get out there and take the best photos possible.
     

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