Flickr Vs. Photobucket

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  1. Dory2006

    Dory2006 TPF Noob!

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    Sorry if it this is in the wrong place.

    My Photobucket is full. It's got 700 MB of pics on it.

    My Flickr is full. It has 198 pics (you can have 200).

    I like both, but today, when I right clicked on my pic to paste it in a forum (usually I go to properties and copy and paste the link), it wouldn't let me. Flickr didn't have the "properties" thing there anymore. I guess that's to keep people from stealing your pics, but if I can't post my pics on forums, then what's the point of having them online?

    Photobucket is $24.95 a year for 25 GB of storage (on top of the 700 MB I already have in use) and unlimited bandwidth. I like Photobucket quite, but I haven't done a lot of browsing there. Does Photobucket have groups like Flickr does?

    Flickr is $24.95 a year for Unlimited uploads and storage and unlimited sets and collections. I like the unlimited part. And I like the groups flickr has.

    Both deals seem about the same, except that Flickr has unlimited storage and Photobucket has 25 GB, which I know it huge also.

    For those of you familiar with both, is either better? Which is easier for users to browse? Which do you prefer?

    My photobucket really needs some reorganizing and I need to name my photos. I haven't done that yet. My flickr could use some tidying up, too.

    I'm not a professional photographer. Just an amateur. But I like people being able to see my pictures. Also, should I put a watermark (or whatever it is called) on my pics and how would I do that?

    Also, if I upgrade my Photobucket, it would be easier to say (most of my pics are here), rather than having 2 different places each with a lot of pics. I have 700 MB of pics on my Photobucket.

    Any other photo storage sites you would recommend? Or just general advice on the topic?

    Thanks.

    Here's my photobucket. I need to organize it better.
    Pictures by LeannaW1989 - Photobucket
    And my Flickr. Could use some better organization, too.
    Flickr: jesus_mysuperhero's Photostream
     
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    I've used photobucket (free) for years. It's always been slow and clunky, if you know what I mean.

    I signed up for flickr this month and absolutely love it. I researched which account I wanted to pay for and flickr beat photobucket hands down. It's clean, quick and reliable with no limits. It's worth the 25 bucks a year just for having ALL my photos backed up off-site. :thumbup:
     
  3. Dory2006

    Dory2006 TPF Noob!

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    I read that if you post a Flickr image on another site, you have to link back to the photo's page on Flickr. I don't despise doing that, but that would be a pain. If you don't link back to the site all the time, will Flickr close your account?

    What about Webshots? Is that any good?

    I signed up for a free Webshots account, to give it a try. If I do upgrade something, it probably won't be until after the holidays are over.

    This is the only pic on Webshots for now. Doesn't look too bad.
    It lets you pick what size to post the image as, which is nice.
    You can also order prints directly on that site.
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    Flickr gets more traffic, does a whole heck of a lot of a better job presenting your images, and come'on, unlimited uploads, downloads, and storage for $25 A YEAR? That's a steal. A mighty fine steal. And their ToS isn't scary neither.

    Flickr, hands-down, without question. That or Smugmug, though where Smugmug fills one niche, I've decided that that particular niche was better filled with my own website instead.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Haven't heard of any user being kicked off flicker for not linking back.

    Flickr have only done this on the image page. If you click the "all sizes" button you get not only the ability to click properties, but also a big button that gives you a direct link to the image, oh and a choice of various different sizes too.

    It's only your 200 most recent images that you're limited too, and not 200 in total. Also it only prevents you from browsing all 200, so if you linked image number 1 on an online forum somewhere via a direct link, that will still work just fine. I am happily running more than 200 images without a pro account :)
     
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    #Photobucket has some nasty bits to its terms and conditions - essentaily they can use any image hosted on their website for any finanical gain without having to pay or inform the owner - they don't do this and say they won't ever BUT the clause is stil present in their TOS. Though you can revoke that right be removing the image at any time it does somewhat defeat the point of an image host.
    Flickr is far better in that its TOS are photographer friendly and heck just look at the pricings - long term flickr is far cheaper and better for the photographer because that 25GB you will fill oneday and then what will you do? Pay more to photobucket? Go for flickr where you have no limits.
    The other nice perk is that flickr is also a socail based website aimed at photographers and whilst most groups revolve around simply giving out comments and awards to each other there are many which are very worth while being a member of. In addition to being able to easily watch fellow photographers be they friends, contacts or just people you really admire the work of.

    For me it was worth the hastle of moving everything to flickr - organising it - reposting it all to me blog and paying their annual fee.
     
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    if you click on "all sizes" above your picture and then go to the medium size, you can still get the URL for your photo.

    hope that helps.
     
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    if your photobucket account is full all you have to do is creating a new one. I have two accounts there :D but I have to agree Flickr is way better.
     
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    Thats what I was going to say. You can pick various sizes to post your image by clicking on the ALL SIZES link right above the image.

    When you select the size, there will be some URLs down below you can copy / paste to a forum or what not.

    I much prefer flickr over photobucket. I had photobucket for years but ditched it about a year go for flickr. Photobucket is great for random images. I find flickr much better for photography
     
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    I use photobucket and Picassa.

    I have yet to do it with my current ISP, but I used to have a 10 GB storage with Qwest when I had DSL.

    The benefit of that? I wasn't having my images edited or resolution messed with by the host. What I put up was exactly what I had on the web.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that's the case with Flickr. At least they don't seem to edit photos in any way.
     
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    Flickr hands down.
     

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