The differences between Flickr Pro and Smugmug

GBarrington

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I posted this yesterday on DPR and the responses are few and not very helpful. So, I hope you guys can help me decide between them.

I'm a bit confused! That basic SmugMug plan costs $55/year (US), While the annual FlickrPro plan is $60/year (US)

It isn't clear to me what the difference is.

I noticed that Flickr offers "advanced statistics", while SmugMug does not. Is that the only difference? (The discounts on overpriced software are meaningless to me). How useful ARE those statistics?

SmugMug offers "A personalized website". Flickr doesn't mention that, how different are they from a practical experience?

(Hey $5 will buy overpriced coffee!)
 

grcolts

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I use both, but only the free portion of Flickr. SmugMug lets you create your own personal site via their template styles. And, there are several to choose from. You can make your site as personal as you want. You can also choose an option to sell from SM as well. There is a slideshow for viewers to use too. People, family, etc. can purchase prints from the site. And, as you said, statistics are part of the fees. SM is constantly updating this site with new features too. I like SM and I like Flickr. Flickr is the more social site for conversing with other photographers. SM has a fourm but it is not active like Flickr. Anyway, you are welcome to check out my SM site if you like. All in all I really like SM. They have a free trial to test it out too. If you decide to join SM you can use my code here to save 20% off your first year. Code: https://secure.smugmug.com/signup?Coupon=VHLzj8

Gary
https://garyrichards.smugmug.com/
 
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