Online Photo Storage

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  1. stoi689

    stoi689 TPF Noob!

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    Hi everybody,

    Still fumbling around trying to master this photography thing!

    Just a quick question. With regards to storing photos online, in folders for quick view and easy access. Which website do you guys use? There are so many about: photobucket, flickr, kodak etc. just wondering from experience who you have found does a good job.

    I'm happy to pay if necessary but it's a bit of a minefield so any suggestions or advice would be greatefully received.

    Cheers! Steve
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Maybe just a terminology issue...but I'd call them photo "hosting" sites, not 'storage'. You upload to sites like that, so that you can share them with others...but I wouldn't consider them a place to 'store' your images (always keep your original photos on your computer, or somewhere more secure).
     
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    i use flickr
    dont know how photobucket is anymore, but back in the day they used to KILL the integrity of the picture
     
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    myfotoguy TPF Noob!

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    I personally chose Zenfolio after trying many different services. I can elaborate more here if you want, but I wrote a short article about it a few weeks ago which explains why: Myfotoguy: Sharing Your Images in an Online Gallery

    The short of it is, I wanted a place that reliably stored my images, with access controls and displays my images in a beautiful way.
     
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    For sharing photos, I usually use facebook. Any photo's that I publish to web forums, I use photobucket.

    For storage, I host a few websites including a personal website where I store all my photos. For $3.95 a month, its worth every penny.
     
  6. stoi689

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    Thanks for the responses everyone, I will definitely keep my pics on the computer but just had a worrying moment the other day where I thought I had deleted a load of snaps and wanted to secure them somewhere that I couldn't destroy them! Also somewhere for hosting would be great too.
     
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    cnutco No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You should buy an external HD anyway. They are a lot cheaper now a days. I have a 1TB HD that I picked up for $70 at a after Christmas sale that I store files on.

    I keep all my files on my EXT HD and I also put some on the web.
     

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