January 25th, 2013, 02:07 PM
BTW, I use Smugmug with my own domain name: www.garyayala.com
Originally Posted by Isoterica
"Everywhere you look there are photographs, it is up to us photogs to see them."- Gary Ayala
My Snaps are Here: Unsharp At Any Speed
January 25th, 2013, 02:08 PM
Zenfolio and Smugmug are hideously expensive?
January 25th, 2013, 02:12 PM
I have my own hosting, but like Kerri, I do like the community aspects of Flickr. I may yet change my mind about not paying again...
Originally Posted by Isoterica
Re Devart... I've been in for 12 years, never did pay for it, its changed a lot over the years... I joined initially because I was doing "themes" for a Windows pseudo shell program called Winstep (also did some for Litestep, ICQ etc). Then there was a server crash, all my themes got lost, and I never bothered uploading them again, plus, I switched to Mac soon after so it all seemed pointless. Just thought it might be an option.
As far as right click and get the URL, I did that, but when I posted it in my post, it didnt display the image. I thought devart must have some kind of block on it. I'll try again.
I have private hosting at Home at Hamarana but for some reason I just haven't been able to do anything with it... no motivation. I used to have the .com and let it go... and I just havent had the same enthusiasm since then. I have to decide in the next month whether I will continue or not. At $20 a year I probably will, I guess.
 trying the link again
And its just occurred to me that I was not logged in, when I attempted it before. I wonder how it works without retrieving with local reference... checking...
Last edited by kyteflyer; January 25th, 2013 at 02:18 PM.
January 25th, 2013, 02:13 PM
For someone whose income is only just above the poverty line... yes, they are.
Originally Posted by dixeyk
January 25th, 2013, 04:22 PM
This topic is of definite interest to me as well.
I only have a Flickr account and have only uploaded a few photos - otherwise i am basically nowhere online.
I am thinking about doing a lot more online and find it is baffling to figure out what to do.
A favorite photographer of mine for example has the following online presence and maybe some others I don't know of:
Zenfolio (main site)
When i think about uploading to a bunch of places - I shudder at the thought of managing all that.
The other issue is what rights are you giving up at different places and how is that changing through time.
Of course the flip-side is exposure...
Any good trust-able sources of info out there?
January 25th, 2013, 11:56 PM
Flickr seems to be getting a new infusion of attention from corporate. They just release a very good smartphone app and have been making some updates. Flickr remains my main online storage, partially out of habit, and partially because nothing else has really drawn me in. I use the embed codes on the forums that I participate in. It also feeds my blog, which is easy but not perfect because the photos don't end up in feeds. My portfolio site johnmflores.com is also driven by Flickr. The different folios correspond to sets in Flickr, which makes maintenance easy. Whenever I want to change out photos, I just add and remove photos from the corresponding Flickr set and the website is updated automagically.
January 26th, 2013, 07:04 AM
I had smugmug for a year, it's great, many ways to customise , very good photo quality (nearly no loss) and very fast... and the customer service is superb
However I left smugmug for flickr because I miss sharing photos and a community.
Smugmug is great if you are a (semi) pro to showcase your work imo
January 26th, 2013, 08:08 AM
I like flickr because it's cheap, has lots of options and tools for cataloging and organising images, and the flickr app garden has spawned lots of third party websites that offer alternative ways to view images as well.
Nic (Canonite, Olympian, Panasonian, Samsunite) ~flickr~
January 26th, 2013, 09:58 AM
If smugmug had the same community as Flickr i'd go back there (i don't mind the higher price)
500px is nice too, but i have the feeling only real pros post there...
January 26th, 2013, 01:06 PM
Indeed, and if I was going to be heading in that direction, or even if there was more than a passing interest in my "stuff" I might decide to do that (though I would probably choose the more expensive Zenfolio, simply because it has deals with local printers)... But... for me... the point is moot. Flickr is cheaper, its that simple. And if I really wanted a portfolio I have my own domain and hosting at a fraction of the cost of the other two (not unlimited to be sure... but who needs unlimited anyway...)
Originally Posted by Wolf
In the meantime... picasaweb doesnt really suit me for more than posting the odd shot into communities or my timeline, much as facebook used to do. I actually deleted my account from Redbubble because I didn't much like the changed they made over the past couple of years... I did join Photo4Me but its a truly weird site. I find it difficult to navigate so don't do much there. I tried photobucket for a while but found the presentation of photos there to be woeful. No idea what its like these days, havent been back in yonks, except to the intro page. And the rest all seem to be photo sharing sites (i quite like imgur) and there's still nothing that approaches flickr in what it does. But I continue to look.
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