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Margaret Snyder
(jetcash) - F

Locale: Southern Arizona
Best online host? on 07/28/2008 12:18:49 MDT Print View

Hey all. I'm starting to post pics online and want to know which server to use. I started with flickr, but they have a limit on how much data you can upload/month. What are others' experiences with photobucket, picasa and other servers?

Margaret

Joe Westing
(pedro87) - F
Re: Best online host? on 07/28/2008 13:16:32 MDT Print View

If you are looking for a free service, I would recommend Picasa Web Albums. You get 1 GB of free space, unlimited sets, and no monthly upload limits (unlike Flickr which only allows 100 MB of uploads per month, only 3 sets/albums, and only the most recent 200 pics can be viewed in the photostream). If you are looking for a subscription/non-free service with unlimited storage, I am seriously considering SmugMug.


a link to my Picasa gallery:
http://picasaweb.google.com/peter.laciano

Edited by pedro87 on 07/28/2008 13:17:52 MDT.

Adam Rothermich
(aroth87) - F

Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Re: Best online host? on 07/28/2008 14:04:03 MDT Print View

I like Picasa as well. I use a bunch of other Google apps and its convenient to use since I'm usually already signed in using one of them.

I tried Flickr and it took forever to upload my pictures. It could have just been a bad day or a slow connection, but I switched to Picasa and haven't felt the need to find anything "better."

Adam

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: Re: Best online host? on 07/28/2008 14:05:47 MDT Print View

I've been using Flickr for the last year or more but I pay for a pro account.

Joe Kuster
(slacklinejoe) - MLife

Locale: Flatirons
Best online host on 07/28/2008 14:06:46 MDT Print View

Picassa is good for free hosting.

If you are looking for something paid with a bit more features with the possibilities of selling your work then you may want to take a look at Lunar Pages (www.lunarpages.com)

Edited by slacklinejoe on 07/28/2008 14:08:21 MDT.

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Best online host? on 07/28/2008 15:22:22 MDT Print View

Margaret,

If you want to go one step beyond just posting pictures, consider your own website. MargaretSnyder.com is taken but Margaret-Snyder.com is available.

I gave a website (CaseyandEmily.com) to my wife in 2003 for her birthday. It didn't go over so well at the time, but now we don't know what we'd do without it.

Chris W
(simplespirit) - MLife

Locale: WNC
Re: Best online host? on 07/28/2008 15:41:13 MDT Print View

I actually run my own site and host pics with Flickr. I would quickly run my site out of space if I had all my full size images on it.

Michael Davis
(mad777) - F

Locale: South Florida
Re: Best online host? on 07/28/2008 19:07:53 MDT Print View

Another vote for Picasa. Speed is fast, I like the way they display, captions are nice. It fits in with other Google products including mapping, which I think is more important to us hikers than to most.

Margaret Snyder
(jetcash) - F

Locale: Southern Arizona
Re: Re: Best online host? on 07/29/2008 15:03:26 MDT Print View

Thanks for the suggestions. I tried Picasa and it's much better than Flickr. I also use a bunch of google apps so this melds well.