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#1 Fetch

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Posted 10 May 2018 - 02:02 PM

Not that I am picture hosting savvy but, I have not heard of SmugMug.

Has anyone had any dealings with SmugMug? Good, bad, indifferent?

Does this site have any heartburn about SmugMug?

 

I have until May 25 to ether close my Flickr account or switch over. I will be doing some research and unless there is a reason not to go to SmugMug I will give them a try.

Let me know,

Thanks.

 



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:13 PM

Because of the shitty name

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Posted 11 May 2018 - 03:30 AM

SmugMug is more of a photography hosting website. I have a paid account on there ($40/year) to host my good pictures. 

 

If you're just looking for picture hosting for forum purposes, I would suggest Imgur.



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 04:29 AM

If you're just looking for picture hosting for forum purposes, I would suggest Imgur.

 

 

This and also tumblr is good.     


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 04:50 AM

Sounds like Flickr/SmugMug is going to pull the photobucket bs.  A pay site buying up a free site...sounds like trouble.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 04:56 AM

Sounds like Flickr/SmugMug is going to pull the photobucket bs.  A pay site buying up a free site...sounds like trouble.

 

I don't think it's the same. Photobucket was/is complete trash.

 

SmugMug is an extremely reputable photography website. All of my photographer friends are on there as well. 



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:25 AM

According to this Flickr blog Q&A, there aren't going to be any real changes in Flickr at least for the time being:

 

https://blog.flickr....mug-flickr-faq/

 

Who knows what may happen in the future? I suppose Flickr could go to all paid accounts but that is true of any of the free pics hosting services. It could be they are all watching how well the changes to Photobucket worked. If a lot of users sent Photobucket money rather than leaving Photobucket, then other companies may think doing the same is a good business model. If Photobucket lost thousands of users then other companies may learn from that mistake.

 

It looks like the only thing really different for now is as of May 25, unless you tell Flickr you don't accept their new Terms of Service, you are agreeing to those Terms. Any time you get a credit card or new phone plan or have any dealing with a corporation, you are either going to agree with their Terms of Service (probably without reading them. I skimmed the Flickr Terms this morning but my eyes started glazing over) or not use their service. That is reality today.

 

It briefly crossed my mind to attempt to include a photo from my Flickr account in this post just to see if I can do it. My experience in the past is every time I try to do so, Flickr has done an "improvement" and I'm unable to find the URL of the pic to post. But I don't think I want to risk that level of frustration so early in the day. Maybe later.

 

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