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Alternatives to Flickr?

johnha
Posted 22/04/2013 - 22:22 Link
Hi All,

I've been using Flickr quite happily for the last year or so but have now nearly reached the point where I'm going to exceed the 200 photo limit on my free photostream (not that I knew there was a limit). I was going to go 'pro' but that seems to require a Yahoo Wallet arrangement which seems completely OTT.

What alternatives are there (not Instagram before anyone suggests it)? I'm happy to pay for the right service if necessary and I'm not too bothered about favs, contacts, groups etc.

The other option is to boost my own web hosting package and put together a basic site of my own (display only), which would be an interesting project in itself.

Any comments/suggestions?

Regards,

John.
johnriley
Posted 22/04/2013 - 22:33 Link
Photobucket?
Best regards, John
steven9761
Posted 22/04/2013 - 22:36 Link
If you are a BT Internet customer, you are entitled to a free Pro account on Flickr.
DaveHolmes
Posted 22/04/2013 - 22:46 Link
I have a pro account, used to put all my photos up on there but I use it less now... Trying to only put my best shots up now...

Not sure I'd want an alternative but maybe something in addition to...
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cabstar
Posted 22/04/2013 - 23:25 Link
I use flickr as an online backup service, mark as private big files etc.. well worth the $25 a year
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Jonathan-Mac
Posted 23/04/2013 - 08:11 Link
Photobucket is free and on the whole works well, especially with the recent revamp. I don't think there's the "social" side that flickr has, by which I mean the groups and discussions, but for simple photo storage it's good. I have hundreds upon hundreds of images there and still have plenty of space.

The advertising is off-putting though, especially as it can be the insalubrious kind.
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AndrewH
Posted 23/04/2013 - 09:28 Link
steven9761 wrote:
If you are a BT Internet customer, you are entitled to a free Pro account on Flickr.

Interesting...how do you upgrade your Flickr account as this would be useful for me. I too didn't know there was a limit! TIA
AndrewH
Posted 23/04/2013 - 14:02 Link
Ignore the above...done! Thanks for tip (had to delete old account as had used Google to sign in and apparently can't change that), now have free Pro account
Haworth
Posted 23/04/2013 - 17:36 Link
How did you do it? I can't see the option on the My BT page? Am I looking in the wrong bit?
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Haworth
Posted 23/04/2013 - 18:44 Link
S'ok I've sussed it.
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AndrewH
Posted 23/04/2013 - 18:55 Link
Haworth wrote:
S'ok I've sussed it.



I had a nightmare with Yahoo and flickr accounts, it was a right PITA...took drastic action as I didn't have a great deal uploaded and felt it was worth the short term pain for getting a more flexible account!
Haworth
Posted 23/04/2013 - 22:02 Link
Yep, me to, I ended up creating a second fickr account with a different userername by mistake, but then tried to swap the email accounts over to sign in and got in a right muddle. Think I've sorted it tho'.
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johnha
Posted 23/04/2013 - 22:51 Link
Thanks for the replies. It's not the cost I object to, but having to have a Yahoo Wallet (which I don't like the sound of). Not knowing exactly what this is, how it works and how secure it is, particularly as it shouldn't be necessary when paying a few dollars every twelve months, means its aggro I can do without.

I'm looking at Photobucket at the moment.

Thanks,

John.
RayB
Posted 23/04/2013 - 23:23 Link
Just to add for the BT Customers - you get one flickr pro account per e-mail address...
Edited by RayB: 23/04/2013 - 23:23
Posted 28/04/2013 - 20:27 Link
RayB wrote:
Just to add for the BT Customers - you get one flickr pro account per e-mail address...

How do you set this up please, I have BT internet, but unsure what to do to make my flickr a pro account?
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