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Offline marc pk

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Flickr vs SmugMug
« on: October 28, 2013, 11:05:57 AM »
Hello;
Just as I started using Flickr more actively (great because its free), my photo software (Aperture), which uploads to Flickr flawlessly, was upgraded to include uploading to SmugMug. Does anyone have experience using both and do you have recommendations using one vs the other? What are the benefits of one vs the other?
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Re: Flickr vs SmugMug
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2013, 09:19:08 PM »
Marc,
You managed to upload this twice and I have removed one of the posts.

I do not use either as I did not like Flickr.  Photobucket is also free and I use that.

Gordon I think has used both.  If he is back from his slice and dice he may pick this up and give you a comment....john
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Re: Flickr vs SmugMug
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 09:33:01 PM »
Marc,
You managed to upload this twice and I have removed one of the posts.

I do not use either as I did not like Flickr.  Photobucket is also free and I use that.

Gordon I think has used both.  If he is back from his slice and dice he may pick this up and give you a comment....john

I dont have my `slice and dice` until Friday John.....................in at 8am home by tea time.

I use flickr but have not tried smugmug, did have a quick look at photobucket, but went back to flickr after installing the google chrome browser which made it quicker.

cant really help here though i am afraid......
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Re: Flickr vs SmugMug
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2013, 11:10:55 PM »
Thanks John for removing the second post; I had a message saying there was a technical failure as I posted the first time, so I "reloaded" and realized the post had gone up twice in less than 30 seconds; then I couldn't delete the first message. Very strange...
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Re: Flickr vs SmugMug
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2013, 11:36:13 PM »
I use both Flickr and SmugMug. (though I have not learn all you can do with Smugmug.) Flickr is ok for photo storage, but Smugmug is more design for more serious photographers I think. Has many options for layout, right click protection. You can offer photos for sale there and have discounts with some printing services.(i think there is discounts.) Smugmug seems to be a good photo back up as they encourage you to upload full res. photos, that is also good for selling. I have only recently started trying Smugmug, so still lots to learn and I haven't been taking to many photos as winter is coming. The older I get, the less I want to be outside during the winter. :)

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Re: Flickr vs SmugMug
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2014, 09:10:46 AM »
I'm using Flickr and only tried Smugmug once. I'm insisting on Flickr as I have used to it.

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Re: Flickr vs SmugMug
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2014, 05:37:14 PM »
I've used Smugmug for a couple of years now.  I like it much better, although that's just personal taste, as Flickr is nice too.  Smugmug allows you professional printing services, that are quite impressive.  I did a comparison by taking the same photo and having multiple places print them.  I then had my wife look at them all and tell me which she thought were best and, without hesitation, she picked the smugmug one.  It was MUCH better than the others.  I also like all the storage (unlimited) and the right-click protections, watermarking, etc.  It has a ton of customization options as well.  When I do a paying job (team photos), I usually collect the money and then order the pictures at my discounted cost, then for kids who didn't pay on time, they can go to the site and buy off the site.  It keeps everyone happy.  I also have flickr, but I just don't think it's as orderly or "professional" as smugmug.  Just my opinion.  Hope it helps.  Here is a quick link if you'd like to see what I use it for.

www.bkellerphotos.smugmug.com

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Re: Flickr vs SmugMug
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2014, 09:36:35 PM »
Brian (pedro)  Thanks for posting the link.  I really like the scenery and the flowers galleries I looked at and you have also answered a question on can I put up images and limit who can see them.  I will take a good look at Smugmug as, after processing an image to my liking, having to downrate, resize, post to a hosting site then link one gets a trifle lazy...john
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Re: Flickr vs SmugMug
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2014, 08:32:31 PM »
I'm a photobucket user. Didn't like flickr and haven't looked at smugmug but not the point of my post. I will never put full res pics online as it just opens up the opportunity for theft of the images for commercial use. I put all pics up in low res and if anyone wants to buy an image it can be supplied directly to them. You may think the security on whatever site protects your image but computer savvy people find a way round this quite easily.   
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