Saving images: Flickr vs. Picasa, which one do you prefer?

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  1. Wilynn

    Wilynn TPF Noob!

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    I worry about my hard drive crashing and losing all of my images. (For the sake of discussion, lets forget about backing up images on a DVD.)

    I could be wrong (and set me straight if I am) but I tend to think that Picasa and Flickr are the two best places to save, back up and store your images. They are probrably the two best image hosts least likely to declare bankruptcy or close down their web site.

    It'll probrably be hard to find someone who has a lot of experience with both image hosts, but if you are that rare person who has used both extensively, which one do you prefer and why?






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  2. nieschu

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    I used to have yahoo pictures and they moved mine to flickr. I love it!! my friend has picasa and it (sorry) sucks...its hard for people to comment and she says she has problems uploading the pictures. flickr is awesome, its so easy once you download the uploader. I can only tell you good things about it and I have about 7000 pictures stored there! :)
     
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    I also use flickr.com

    The one thing I have not tried is to get my pictures back :)

    flickr's interface could use some help, but it's free and unlimited for me so no complaints
     
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    Flickr.
     
  5. Wilynn

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    Hi nieschu, I looked at some of your pictures and something struck me as being a little odd. Unlike other Flickr images posted by other people, I don't see the "all sizes" link anywhere above your images. How come? The all sizes link allows the viewer to see the image in various sizes, from thumbnail size on up to full screen size.
     
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    I prefer Picasa over Flikir, but really like Photobucket the best, there is so much more one can do there
     
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    Not sure about Nieschu but I have "all sizes" disabled on flickr also. I know it robs the viewer from a bit of a better view but I feel safer that if someone comes up with a way to download a photo from the site (via the source page or any other way) at least hopefully he/she will only get a lower resolution photograph.
     
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    I use flickr and photobucket. They seem to work out well.
     
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    Flickr here too :)
    ... and Deviant Art:)
     
  10. Flickr, the Uploadr ftw.
     
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    Flickr is great but can you upload full size? For some reason mine upload at 800px but that might have been due to some settings I made initially.
     
  12. It's a settings thing.
     

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