I've had Flickr for a while and I just upgraded to a Pro account.

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  1. ricitius

    ricitius TPF Noob!

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    How do some of you use Flickr? I was thinking of backing up all my ORF files that I have taken. However it doesn't allow me to do that.
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    I just have the pro account so it wont' limit me to 200 pictures and I can have unlimited sets.
     
  3. ricitius

    ricitius TPF Noob!

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    Yeah same here. But it doesn't allow me to upload RAW files. I was thinking about backing everything up. So I'm only uploading high quality jpegs. Hopefully they'll be able to handle raw files in the future.

    Here is my flickr account: www.flickr.com/photos/ricitius
     
  4. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Just a personal thing, but I don't want my original files outside of my control - I don't believe the contractuals wrapped up around the Pro account are anything like strong enough to ensure my rights are protected. Likewise I don't put full size JPGs there either.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not one photo server, pro-account or not, will ever get anything but downsized .jpeg-files from me. It would not even occur to me to put out full-size RAWs into the internet. Why would anyone want to do that?
     
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    Corbin Lane TPF Noob!

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    I don't know, I have mine on my personal web server but that has a few layers of passwords. That's just a fail safe. I've also got mine backed up on a harddrive and CD's just in case.
     
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    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

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    get an external hard drive or dvd's I think Flikr compresses the files slightly so You may not want to rely on them for keeping your images crisp and perfect
     
  8. ANDS!

    ANDS! No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Flickr isn't a "storage" site per se; the only files it can store are the non-RAW files you upload. But then why do you want to use Flickr for that. I nice 500GIG (or smaller external HD) can be had for peanuts these days. Assuming you keep every photograph (including the bad ones) you'd be dumping a 2GIG card 250 times with over 40K RAW files.
     
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    ricitius TPF Noob!

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    It just seems a bit easier to not have hard drives laying all over the place. Well at least now I don't have a restriction to my uploading for the next two years. Doh! I really appreciate all of your input. I really do like reading everyone's personalities in their responses:lol:
     
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    Well you could backup really important files to a GMail account until you had them on some other off-site backup.

    Hard drives are nice and cheap and ideal for backup but could get stolen or destroyed in a fire so off site backup is still important!

    But if you mean publicly accessible internet, I agree.
     
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    ricitius TPF Noob!

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    ah good thinking. i never thought of that. that would be great! although it would take a bit of time. :)
     
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    Yep me too, best $25 i spend on image hosting.
     

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