Alternative image hosting sites to Flickr

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by digital_grrl79, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. digital_grrl79

    digital_grrl79 Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 27, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    So I'm a little disappointed in Flickr lately and I was wondering if anyone has a different image hosting/organizing site they prefer. I'd love to hear your recommendations.
  2. okinana

    okinana Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
  3. captevo

    captevo Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 14, 2012
  4. Brewed4Thought

    Brewed4Thought Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 18, 2011
    Santa Rosa, CA
    I like photobucket, especially for sharing to forums.
  5. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 16, 2011
    Hayward, WI
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    William Barnett-Lewis
    I use picassaweb and find it meets my needs just fine.
  6. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    How does one suddenly become disappointed in an image hosting site? I don't think that flickr has changed anything for the worse recently.
  7. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Smugmug $40 per year, worth it for me.
  8. Bhupinder2002

    Bhupinder2002 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Ok ..
    Now frothing charges me 5 dollars per month .u can upload 200 images of any size at a go
  9. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I'm a big SmugMug fan. It's not free, but they're a smallish company and have a really friendly vibe.
  10. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 23, 2012
    I use tinypic.
  11. Linh

    Linh Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 14, 2009
    Maryland, US
    another vote for smugmug, but it really depends on what your goal is. flickr is a different beast and 500px seems like the more logical comparison. But I find it overpriced.

    what about flickr has you disappointed?
  12. fdifulco

    fdifulco Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 28, 2011
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    another vote for smug mug. worth the $.

  13. drewbot

    drewbot Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    I used my public Dropbox folder as storage with Tumblr working the UI.
  14. greyelm

    greyelm Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 28, 2010
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    Photobucket does it for me.
  15. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2010
    I use my own host... so I'm independent from any restrictions.
  16. Kees

    Kees Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 30, 2011
    The Netherlands
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    Kees Dignum
    +1 for smugmug.
  17. Justified_Sinner

    Justified_Sinner Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 11, 2010
    Scotland, UK
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    Dauvit Alexander
    This probably sounds crazy, but I hate the name "Smugmug" so much that I could never use them!

    I've never thought about using any other image-sharing site, but I am wondering if you are on Flickr, if there is any way of migrating your photos? It could be a massive manual operation otherwise and that might be something to consider.
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  18. Minniesmum

    Minniesmum Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    I have been using Flickr for several years now and prefer it for the " social/groups" aspect. I have Photobucket and Shutterfly accounts too but don't use them much these days. As others have said-it depends on what you want out of the site....
  19. jalex

    jalex Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
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    Smugmug! Love it. I have their pro account which is pricey but gives a lot of customization options. It is also easy to embed/share photos from smugmug.
    I also like how they have recently partnered up with WHCC which is a pro photo printing service which is my favorite place to have quality prints done.