ClickASnap or Flickr?


rivieralad

Link Posted 25/01/2022 - 18:18
Has anybody signed up for ClickASnap?

Just signed up for a paid ad free subscription which comes in a lot cheaper than Flickr and has a benefit of getting paid for people viewing my photos !

Seems to be a rapidly growing membership but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this site?

As with everything there are a few cons, to go along with the pros. Doesnít seem to support EXIF data at the moment nor does it seem to have any sort of equipment database but Iím not sure if this is down to me using Pentax gear.

As they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Iíve put up about 8 photos so far and after a few hours had already had 10 views that count towards payment (only another 2402 before I can withdraw a payment ).

Any views or comments?

Cheers

Chris

pschlute

Link Posted 25/01/2022 - 18:23
rivieralad wrote:


Any views or comments?


Does not support EXIF data ? Why would I want to pay to see your (or anyone's photos) if I cannot even see the EXIF ?

What is the usual pixel size that people are uploading ?

I won't be joining.
Peter



My Flickr page
Last Edited by pschlute on 25/01/2022 - 18:29

rivieralad

Link Posted 25/01/2022 - 20:00
Hi Peter

I think you may have misunderstood, you donít pay to view each picture, you only pay for a subscription (unless you opt for the free membership), the payment to the photographer is paid for by the advertising on the site.

I have uploaded full size JPGs from both my K5 and Q and not had any issues (there may be a size limit but I havenít come across it yet on my few days on the site), and there is no limit on the number of uploads.

Just had a look and there is some EXIF data but apparently the functionality is ďbrokenĒ and will be fixed when the new site is released. According to the latest update this will be going into beta testing in the next few weeks.

Compared to Flickr, there is some functionality missing, groups for example, the current user experience may not be quite so good and there are a number of other small issues.

This needs to be weighed against the relative immaturity of the product, it is only just over 5 years old and the fact you get paid for people viewing your photos instead of all the site revenue going into the pockets of itís owners or shareholders.

At the end of the day people will stick with what they are comfortable. I use Flickr and will continue to do so, at least until I see major improvements on this new contender, but I do see the potential for competitors such as ClickASnap to challenge the current status quo and hope this will prompt other sites, perhaps some new and some existing, to work to the benefit of those whose work leads to the generation of income.

My views might be slightly biased due to my IT background and always being open to challenging the status quo and the benefit of exploiting new new ideas, techniques and tools.

Cheers

Chris

pschlute

Link Posted 25/01/2022 - 20:57
rivieralad wrote:



This needs to be weighed against the relative immaturity of the product, it is only just over 5 years old


That sounds like a lifetime to me.

I wish you well with it and hope you earn a lot of money from it.
Peter



My Flickr page

RobL

Link Posted 25/01/2022 - 21:48
At what payment threshold do you receive payment?

rivieralad

Link Posted 25/01/2022 - 22:44
Hi Rob

Payment threshold is currently $15.00 but you do need a PayPal account.

That equates to 2,412 views, unless I am mistaken.

Cheers

Chris

rivieralad

Link Posted 25/01/2022 - 22:50
pschlute wrote:
rivieralad wrote:



This needs to be weighed against the relative immaturity of the product, it is only just over 5 years old


That sounds like a lifetime to me.

I wish you well with it and hope you earn a lot of money from it.

Five years is not long in the world of IT, have a look at how long Flickr, Facebook, etc. have been around. They still have bugs and issues in their system and some parts of Facebook just do not work consistently or properly.

I am not looking to make a lot of money from it, just share in the revenue it helps generate rather than have someone make billions from the efforts of other people, like me, and treating them like dirt.

RobL

Link Posted 26/01/2022 - 07:22
I see no harm in uploading your back catalogue as long as you can ensure somehow they donít get downloaded for free, much as I do with micro stock sites. If you need to add key words to each photo in order to get more views then obviously that is time consuming but what else are you doing on dark winter nights! I suppose drip-feeding will be more successful than loading hundreds at a time.
Last Edited by RobL on 26/01/2022 - 07:24

womble

Link Posted 26/01/2022 - 08:20
I gave on up the ugly mess that is Flickr in 2013. They turned an elegant user interface into a God awful eyesore and nine years later it is just as bad.

Although it has its issues (mainly around Chrome security settings) Ipernity is a "club" owned by its members.

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the cameraÖ they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 26/01/2022 - 12:05
I've never heard of ClickASnap.

I've been using Flickr for quite a few years and find it useful and enjoyable. Though there are some inconsistencies in the interface it all works well and the social aspect of the groups is something I enjoy and learn from, with like-minded people all contributing.

I pay for a Pro subscription these days since I have well over the 1000 photo limit for the free account that was introduced a few years ago. The price goes up a bit every year and I no longer get the offers by holding off until the last moment before paying my year's membership, but it's worth it to have a place I can share and back up photos easily, as well as enjoy others' photos totally ad-free.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

pipinmels

Link Posted 26/01/2022 - 16:35
Just joined free version, just to test the waters. Put a few shots up, see wether they get viewed or not

JAK

Link Posted 26/01/2022 - 22:07
The site may say,"Your images are protected against print screen theft, thanks to Watermark-less Image Protection Technology. "
Bunkum!
I can assure you they're not.
AFAIK photographers using the free account donít get paid. While they can upload photos theyíll need to subscribe to a paid account if they want to earn money.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 26/01/2022 - 22:12

pipinmels

Link Posted 30/01/2022 - 12:44
After trying the free version for a week, I would suggest not going near it. You can not cancel your subscription, only downgrade to free version. I have sent a request, after searching high and low, to have my free membership deleted and my photo's removed.. Not visible on the catagory I chose, and not 1 person viewed my photo, so to me an absolute waste of space. I have been here for quite a few years, and when nobody critisises my photo, good or bad, I remove it. If it's not good enough for a comment, it's not good enough for the site.. Just my thought.
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