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Use Flickr? Brace yourself
Posted by Gerg on Friday, April 20, 2018 9:57 PM

Flickr has been sold to SmugMug. What does this mean? Who knows but change in one form or another is inevitable. 

http://www.businessinsider.com/flickr-new-owner-smugmug-remain-independent-2018-4

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:29 AM

Lets hope they keep there word and keep it free. This could be a good thing for those who don't want a yahoo account.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:09 AM

Postimage is still free.   Sure, they neglect to pay their domain registration every so often, but if that doesn't bother you, it's not a bad option.

Imgur is free, too.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:41 AM
I think eventually if one breaks the ice with charges (Photobucket) its only a matter of time before they all play follow the leader

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Posted by Gerg on Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:59 AM

Everything we use and enjoy and have come to expect to be free in cyberspace has had from its beginning the goal of making a profit. I have enjoyed 20 plus years of this and only in the last few years come to understand these companies aren't doing this from the goodness of their heart. I have enjoyed YouTube like anyone and had no idea that all those years of free content would amount to such a large amount of money in advertising (I can skip most of the ads after all). I really don't understand how Flickr pays the bills. There hasn't been advertising and why have a paid pro account? SmugMug just laid out a large sum of money. I am sure they have a plan to make it back and more.

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:20 AM

It used to be, when I first got on the internet from home, most ISPs offered space for your own web site.  When I switched ISPs, I regretably lost that service (the old one would have probably done away with it.  Awhile ago I looked into free web sites- there are places that provide them, but I didn't sign up at time.  I am going back to look at those.  With your own web site, you can post your pictures there- don't know if you can link to those from forums, but maybe worth a try.  For that matter, I have a facebook account. If I post the pics on Facebook, can I link to that?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Saturday, April 21, 2018 9:46 AM

Gerg

Everything we use and enjoy and have come to expect to be free in cyberspace has had from its beginning the goal of making a profit. I have enjoyed 20 plus years of this and only in the last few years come to understand these companies aren't doing this from the goodness of their heart. I have enjoyed YouTube like anyone and had no idea that all those years of free content would amount to such a large amount of money in advertising (I can skip most of the ads after all). I really don't understand how Flickr pays the bills. There hasn't been advertising and why have a paid pro account? SmugMug just laid out a large sum of money. I am sure they have a plan to make it back and more.

 

With everything going on with Facebook and YouTube right now, the saying "if you're not paying for the service it's because you're the product" seems to fit. Not sure what flickr is doing with are info and photos but apparently it's enough for another company to want control of it.

Clint

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    March, 2017
Posted by Gerg on Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:20 AM

I don't know about linking to Facebook but I wonder if you did if everyone would have access. I don't have Facebook and don't ever plan on having it. As it is I know Ido miss out on modeling related stuff already. 

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    March, 2011
  • From: Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
Posted by modeler#1 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:05 PM

I highly suggest using Imgur, I've been using it for the past few years and never had problems. Completley free as well. 

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    April, 2015
Posted by Wolfman_63 on Sunday, May 06, 2018 5:55 PM

Don Stauffer

 For that matter, I have a facebook account. If I post the pics on Facebook, can I link to that?

 

 

You can link your Facebook photo's but it is only good for about 30 days then Facebook breaks the link automatically.  I would not recommend using Facebook as a source.

Website:

David's Scale Models - https://www.davidsscalemodels.com

Model Albums - https://www.flickr.com/photos/128642409@N05/albums

 

 

 

 

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, May 07, 2018 7:35 AM

Hi;

 I would expect that another company will introduce fees . Now if they did it in steps like this . Plan one , Photos for hobbies Level one . Photos for family , level two and so on .Maybe we could find a permanent home that everyone would be happy with .

 I personally wish it wasn't so darned frustrating to deal with pictures .Sure , you have to take them .Nut then store them .Then select the one you want , send it here then send it there . Then you get to post it . 

 I would like it to work like this .Go to the site , find my picture .Find an icon that looks like a stapled page , put the staple on the photo and then hit send and viola it's here for you to see . 

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