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Picasa, Flickr, SmugMug...?

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  September 27, 2008 04:10 PM

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Another good conversation going on in the Amateur Photography forum, where people are debating the merits of various online photo storage services such as Picasa, Flickr, and SmugMug.

A couple of comments:

I like Picasa. I tried to use Flickr and I like the idea, but Picasa is just so much more easier to use and upload things on to.
-- ajstarsurprise

I use Flickr. It's not free for me; I needed to upgrade due to the amount of photos I had. But I had started on Flickr, so I just kept it going. It's a well run site, in my opinion.
-- BuzzardBoots

Here are more comments. Add your own here as well.

I use both [Flickr and Picasa] but with reservations and for different things. I use Picasa for family stuff and I keep my stuff there in the "private setting" so supposedly only people that I send links to can view those photos. I take reasonable precautions, in my opinion, to keep myself relatively unknown, but my stuff isn't all that exciting to anyone but my family and friends so I try not to worry about it excessively.

For stuff that I share on websites, again, I try to keep it pretty neutral and figure that people that are interested are only interested in certain things, such as a crochet project I am working on. And then I only leave those pics up for a month or so. Granted they could be cached somewhere but again I am not posting compromising pictures so I don't worry too much about it.
-- Scorpio75

I use flickr more often rather than picasa. I think at this point its simply a personal taste.
-- dangarcia

I personally prefer
-- davevittorini

smugmug is fantastic!!
-- mfsaeed

I agree. LOVE Smug I have tried many of the freebies including Flickr and Picasa. SmugMug starts under 40/per year. Worth it. Great looking galleries, unlimited photos, free backup so you never lose those memories. get a free trial at:
-- ccollard

I use You can have it for free with limitations, or pay $20 for a year and have all sorts of templates and themes. You can also upload video as well. I've used them for about three years and never had a problem. And you get great deals on merchandise. I would also suggest Snapfish.
-- alichaz

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