Recommend me a photo host

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  1. Rekd

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    Hey kids. I'm thinking about getting a pro account at like Flickr, photobucket etc. I'm leaning towards Flickr because of no upload limits and the great price of like 2 bucks a month.

    Photobucket has an storage limit, which would likely be a problem in the near future.

    Are there other's besides the shutterbug type places?
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I take it you don't want something more commercial for selling like www.zenfolio.com ? (about $100 a year)
     
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    I thought about something like that, but I won't be selling too much on line. Yet. That may change in the future, but for now I just want a place to put it all.
     
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    SmugMug.com
     
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    I don't care for Flickr at all. I have a Zenfolio account and it's not bad, but I don't like their setup. For years I'd have said smugmug without a doubt but right now my patience with some of their changes has worn thin and I'm really thinking about bailing.

    Anybody know a good photo host? :)
     
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    ROFLes!!!1one
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use Flickr Pro (as you can tell, you friended me mouhahaha)

    Its good for what its intent is, a place for mass photo storage, sharing on forums and so on. I find the site is reliable, interface is easy to use.

    Its not to be used for pro purposes, even if I have referenced it for potential jobs while my own website is being built.

    I haven't looked at many others, but $40 for 2 years is nothing when you think your average personal space will be $80 a year and I think Zenfolio is $100 or so a year.
     
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    How funny, I was just going to PM you and ask your opinion. :D

    I dont' want to sell anything like at smugmug etc. I have my own site for a portfolio/resume where I send clients, and I thought about storing my photos there, but it's nice to be able to make them public or not quickly and painlessly.

    I like the unlimited storage/bandwidth because it's a somewhat stable place to "backup" my stuff outside the house.

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    For unlimited storage I think Flickr might be the cheapest, but the layout for looking at images is terrible (just my opinion). To me it's the facebook of photo sites, but for a place to show galleries even facebook's galleries are better. Again, just my opinion.

    Zenfolio starts at $25/year. That gives you 1gb of storage per year per year as a member (ie: 1gb the first year, up to 2gb the second, up to 3gb total during the third) - at least that's my understanding. Their lowest-price unlimited account is $40/year.

    Smugmug's basic level service is the same $40/year for unlimited storage.
     
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    Is there a promo for flickr to bring it down to 40/year? I'm seeing 48/year.
     
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    The Vault storage (smugmug) looks interesting. Does it allow any file to be stored? Like .zip/7z files?
     
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    It's for anything I think. Look very carefully at it though. You pay for what you store plus bandwidth, kinda-sorta - you have to read how it's set up. It may or may not be better than just going with Carbonite or a service like that.
     

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