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Well...

I may have to go to Flickr after all.

  • I don't have enough storage on my web hosting service for everything. That's pretty simple.
  • The LJ scrapbook also doesn't give me enough storage for everything
  • Flickr Pro is only $25/year for what they claim is "unlimited" storage and bandwidth. That's pretty cheap. Definitely cheaper than more storage with my hosting company.
  • Adobe Bridge includes Flickr upload integration, and I've started using Bridge to manage my photo library.

On a totally different note, if you use Photoshop and haven't checked out The Russell Brown Show you must. Russell is a serious Photoshop mechanic, and his tutorials are funny and educational. ADIM (the Art Directors Invitational Masterclass that he helped found) is one of the best Adobe seminars ever (and I've got some of his old class CDs courtesy of a friend who used to get them every year at NAB).

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yourbob
Aug. 26th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
take a look at pbase.com and see if it meets your needs. It hosts my gallery.

The rate is flexible and depends on the amount of disk space you actually use. If you delete pictures or add pictures they automatically adjust your time allotment.
bovil
Aug. 26th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
I'm talking dozens of gigs of photos; This year's rodeo alone is somewhere around 30gb.

It's also not like I dislike flickr; I'm just reluctant to add another online service to my portfolio (and I just added Google Reader to move a bunch of RSS feeds off my LJ friends-list).
yourbob
Aug. 26th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
I'm not really sure anymore what their price schemes are.

I take advantage of their auto-thumbnail feature, uploading whatever I want and having their 'puter reduce it to "large, medium and thumbnail". Saves some of the disk space.

I guess I've only got about 1800 images up there. I'm not storing the huge originals there. I use my own space for that.
courtneydisney
Aug. 26th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
I've got about 65,000 pictures on Flickr, and have for about 3 years now. I love it!
esprix
Aug. 27th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
I was going to suggest Fotki, but I see you've decided. :)
bovil
Aug. 27th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)
Note the ways fotki doesn't match up with the reasons for going to flickr:

1. My tools don't have fotki integration.
2. Flickr is $5/year cheaper.

I'm also not terribly impressed with their inability to put pricing and features one click away from the home page. Clicking the pricing link got me prices for prints, photo-mugs and photo-tees, but no information about the account types. Clicking on the "subscribe for Fotki Premium" (which I would expect would provide feature and pricing information) just took me to the fotki login page. I had to go to the "Help" section to find out the difference between free and paid accounts and (the big one) the price.

Oh, and I already had a basic/free flickr account because I had to move my Yahoo! Photos over to Flickr when they killed Yahoo! Photos.

Edited at 2008-08-27 02:41 am (UTC)
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