I have been on Flickr for years, and it’s an outstanding online photo service. I also didn’t mind paying the $25/yr for unlimited photo uploads. It’s a great way to forever backup my iphoto albums, and easily share them online.
However, when I look at Google’s Picasa, I get most of the same features as Flickr, and I can pay $5/yr for 20GB of storage (which I can also use across multiple services..such as gmail and google documents (which I use both).
Also, the big turn off on flickr is that if you don’t pay the annual pro account fee ($25/yr), then Flickr will only display your most recent 200 photos…all others are hidden until you pony up again…no no..not fair.
Since I’ve chosen not to renew, all of my online albums from the past several years are gone….that’s fine, I’ll just upload them to Picasa from iPhoto (this is why I always keep a local copy of my media!) So, with Google Picasa, I get all of the same features (for the non-pro photographers it’s perfect, which most of us are), I save $20/yr, and I can use this 20GB of storage across other services I use.
20GB can store 10,0000 photos on a 5MP camera…..that’s plenty for me!
Bye bye Flickr for now…..
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