May 18th, 2012, 02:16 AM
Just for presentation purposes, I quite like Photo Editing, Photo Sharing | Photoshop.com, which is limited in storage (2G free) and you can buy more (works out at about $1 per G up to a max of 500G). If you happen to be an elements user, I'm pretty sure there's a strong connection between the app and the site. Might be worth a look for some who arent entirely happy with the current offerings.
Gear: Mostly the Fuji X100, Ricoh GRD III and Olympus XZ-1
May 18th, 2012, 03:03 AM
I use it for storage of jpegs and not much else, though it's a great cheap way to do that. Presentation of images on screen is poor, not so much because of size - I don't mind lots of white space - but because of all the Flickr clutter on the screen.
It's probably not a bad thing that the people at Yahoo appear not to know about flickr. At least that way they can't make a mess of it.
I prefer smugmug for displaying images - that way I have my own domain name and control over what appears on the page and reasonable control over how it appears (though I'm still waiting on their promised update to modernise the overall look.) I can also store all my jpegs on there if I want and they have an arrangement with Amazon for storage of raw files through the smugmug interface (for an extra charge of course).
I'm sure flickr will survive but it might be better for the business if they could escape the clutches of yahoo and go independent or get taken on by another business that could make more of flickr while keeping it a photographers site rather than turning it into a facebook clone.
May 18th, 2012, 03:14 AM
>>>> www.fluidr.com <<<<
Originally Posted by olli
Flickr, with all the useless clutter gone.
Last edited by Luckypenguin; May 18th, 2012 at 03:21 AM.
Nic (Canonite, Olympian, Panasonian, Samsunite) ~flickr~
May 18th, 2012, 04:23 AM
I have been on flickr since before Yahoo bought them. Once that happened my account got hacked and I had to create a new one. Since then, using very strong passwords and better care I find them useful and entertaining.
Should it become like Facebook I would flee screaming into the hills....
May 18th, 2012, 04:27 AM
Well I for one am glad of the recent changes on Flickr. Though there is still a bit of work to do, even in its previous state it was much better IMHO than the alternatives like 500px, flickriver or whatever they're called.
May 18th, 2012, 05:13 AM
I note that a number of people mention the ability to blog with pictures. I run two blogs (albeit both in need of some TLC) using Blogger and Tumblr - links in my signature. I like Tumblr for the "picture with words" type blog as opposed to Blogger which I use more for "words illustrated by a picture" - if you see what I mean. My Tumblr blog in particular started out as an experiment in balancing words and pictures as a single entity - more than just a caption, but not as big as an article. I wanted each entry to be thought-provoking in the round (*thinks* Must put up an entry today... )
May 18th, 2012, 05:58 AM
I think this is the thing ... the idea that the only value an internet site might have is as a resource for making money, a deep mine of data that can be used to sell things to its users or sold to other companies to do the same (which is what FB and Google have become); the idea that it could just be a site where people upload and look at photographs, that carries no advertising and holds very little data on it's users leaves them puzzled and confused ... I mean, if you can't sell it for a billion dollars, what's the point?
Originally Posted by gizmodo
My photostream at Flickr.com is here
"We can not shake the illusion of the truthfulness of photography" - William Gedney
May 18th, 2012, 06:32 AM
I think Flickr is fine, but it could be MUCH better if it wasn't owned by Yahoo. I could think of at least 50 improvements ought to be implemented long ago.
Yahoo is completely asleep at the wheel. They seem to ruin great services by letting them wither and die. I will despise them forever for what they've done to Delicious.
May 18th, 2012, 07:21 AM
I used Flickr for a long time. In fact I had two sites one for photography and one for graphic art. It was a great place to post, see others works and be seen. Unfortunately my tastes have changed and I have moved on to Wordpress. Today I still recomend Flicker as a hassle free photo sharing service.
While Flickr is long in the tooth and Yahoo has put in very little effort to make it better it still has all the attributes that made it great and should survive as long as people use it.
May 18th, 2012, 11:10 AM
I'm a Flickrphile.
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