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What is your photo hosting website of choice ?
Zenfolio 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
SmugMug 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Flickr 58%  58%  [ 19 ]
DeviantArt 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
MobileMe/iCloud 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Panoramio 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Photobucket 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
PBase 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Picasa 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
500px.com 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
Tumblr 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other (please elaborate by posting below). 12%  12%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:22 pm 
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There are a lot of photo hosting/sharing websites out there. Myself, I have got a Flickr Pro account last month, only to find out about 500px.com less than a month later :lol:.

So what is your photo hosting/sharing website of choice, and why :) ? I like Flickr for its social network-ish look, feel and the user-friendliness, while I love 500px for its more professional portfolio looks :D.

I've included a poll, too :). You can also show off your site if you're not already doing so in your signature or if you just want us to have a look ;).

My Flickr can be found below, in my signature.

Here is my 'normal' 500px...
http://500px.com/jorisvandenberghe

...And here's my 500px portfolio :).
http://jorisvandenberghe.500px.com/

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Flickr - because of its popularity, content and a straightforward design and layout that works for me.

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dA although it isn't a photo site as much a general art site, of which photos forms a significant part. It's more self contained though.

Secondary to that I use Picasa if I want to share photos on other websites, or for semi-private showing. Previous to that I used photobucket but they keep making the user interface worse all the time.

Tried flickr but I can't stand the interface.

Coincidently I kinda got recruited to try tumblr tonight, but I haven't got round to signing up yet.

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None.

If I want to show my photos to somebody I just load them up on my server and post those pictures.

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I chose Flickr because at the time that I started my account, it was one of the only photo sharing sites that I knew of. It was free, easy to use and so far I haven't had any complaints. I'm a bit worried that I'll exceed the photo limit this month, so I've been thinking of switching to a site with a higher maximum storage size per month, but right now I'm content.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:02 am 
Ideally I would send someone to my website if I wanted them to see my portfolio. But I like flickr because of its popularity. This is my first time seeing 500px and I'm have to admit I'm impressed.


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Flickr it's popular and does exactly what it says on the tin. The community is great I like the the groups, the stats, the blogs and exif info (if the user allows). I've got more from using flickr than I have from reading any photography magazine.
Pre DSLR I was a user of Picasa Web simply because I used to use Picasa but for the whole web sharing thing it didn't really float my boat, I am keeping a close eye on it now though as the Google+ integration has really smartened it up.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:44 am 
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Tomis wrote:
This is my first time seeing 500px and I'm have to admit I'm impressed.
Exactly what I was thinking a couple of days ago when I read about it :).

I hate the fact you have to use PayPal to pay for it though. I linked my credit card to my PayPal account just for this, paid, then removed my card from my account and removed the pre-approved payment thing. So basically, I paid for one year of 'Awesomeness' (:lol:) and it'll expire within 364 days.

At least with Flickr they'll let you know when your Pro account is about to expire. And it's cheaper, too...48 bucks for a two year Flickr Pro account versus 50 bucks for one year of 'Awesome' at 500px.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:42 am 
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Flickr and PhotoBucket.

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I started with photobucket so I could post pics on forums. Now I mainly use flickr for that.

I still use photobucket for family to view only. More private stuff.
I just have certain albums locked up and send the links to family.

Both have advantages and disadvantages.

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500px is actually quite nice, even signed up to be "Awesome".

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I'm glad you've seen the light :P...

Seriously though, it's a great site :)...

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Well, I do have a Flickr account, with one old mobile phone image in there, that nobody can see, except that I can see it when I log in. I cannot remember why I chose Flickr. As I recall, it was just an experiment.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:02 pm 
flickr and smugmug.


flickr cause of the high traffic ego-goodness...

smugmug to sell prints of events.


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Use(d) Flickr until recently, when I discovered Google+. Of course that's basically Picasa, but I voted Other anyway.

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