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_Whitetigress's avatar

What are some good photo hosting sites similar to Flickr?

Asked by _Whitetigress (4349 points ) August 18th, 2012

I’m currently a Flickr Pro member. But before I renewed last month, I got a message that read something along the lines of, “Should you choose not to continue with Pro, don’t worry, you will still be able to view the last 200 photo uploads . I think that’s pretty insane! I mean only 200? I pay pretty good money for unlimited uploads and photographs are for memories. When I die, I want my family to be able to stream through my Flickr profile as they would a photo album. If Flickr wants to limit my album, then I need to move on now, while I still have fresh photos of my soon to be 4 month year old. It would be awesome if you could recommend such a site! Thanks.

[Maybe a Flickr member can reassure me that my photos will in fact still be accounted for when it’s all said and done?]

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gailcalled's avatar

What are the terms and descriptions of storage with the Pro membership? Isn’t that the question you should be asking yourself rather than the terns of non-Pro?

_Whitetigress's avatar

”“Should you choose not to continue with Pro, don’t worry, you will still be able to view the last 200 photo uploads.” (This is one of the liners they used on me when I had to re-subscribe for Pro)

Those seem to be the terms Post-Pro as in, let’s say I die, and no one pays for my Pro account to stay up, only 200 photos from my Pro account days will be active. That’s how I’m perceiving this anyhow.

Sarah90's avatar

I use Nikon’s mypicturetown.com/
They offer a free account and an upgrade to gold membership for 3 bucks per month.

*You might want to also back up your photos in a external HHD.
A 20 GB hard drive can hold approximately 8,300 pictures and they cost around $20
I would not recommend using SSD as when they fail, the failure is likely to be catastrophic.

downtide's avatar

That’s only what happens if you choose NOT to keep paying for Pro. All your pics will still be there, but they won’t be accessible from your Photostream. You would have to (laboriously and one by one) collect and save the url for each photo before the Pro membership expired.

If you keep Pro, you keep ALL your pics on your photostream no matter how many there are.

Google’s Picasa might be an alternative for you, if you don’t want to keep paying for Flickr.

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