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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by GoD_Midway, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. GoD_Midway

    GoD_Midway TPF Noob!

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    Right now I don't feel like buying a Pro account on Flickr, so what other sites are good for uploading photos (free)? I heard quality is lost on photobucket...
     
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    thenikonguy TPF Noob!

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    if your posting less than 200 images, you can get a free flickr account..
     
  3. GoD_Midway

    GoD_Midway TPF Noob!

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    It says I can only upload 10 mb a month, and I uploaded 72% in 20 pics yesterday...
     
  4. Big Mike

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

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    I think the 'quality loss' issue, is because many people don't understand enough about digital file size. If you upload an image that has already been resized and compresses (JPEG quality), then you should be able to get the file size small enough that the online hosting site doesn't try to do it for you. I think many people run into problems when they try to upload large files because then the site resizes the image automatically and that may be detrimental to the image quality.
     
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    So photobucket should be fine, or do I have to make my pics smaller?
     
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    Stormin TPF Noob!

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    How large are your originals? If 20 pics is 7GB, then you may need to resize them smaller before posting anywhere.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Photobucket should be fine, as long as you resize your images and save a copy for uploading.

    With that said, I don't like Photobucket anymore because, for some reason, most things on Photobucket are blocked by the firewall at my work. So if you put them on Photobucket, I won't be able to see them. :(
     
  8. GoD_Midway

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    My pics aren't worth seeing anyways, and when I think I can actually take photos worth looking at, I will upgrade to the Pro account on Flickr
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I too use Photobucket and have had no issues with any of my images.
     
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    I LOVE Flickr!
     

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