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Old Jul 14, 2006, 5:51 PM   #11
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Old Jul 30, 2006, 3:05 PM   #12
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I use albumconnect.com. I like it to be simple without banners etc. So far didnt experience any limits to bandwidth / file size

edit: not to mention its free
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Old Aug 8, 2006, 9:24 AM   #13
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Another placed to look would be Google Picasa Web Albums.

They give you 250MB of free storage. I signed up but I haven't tried it yet. If you've got a Gmail address, they'll send you an invitation (it's by invitation only right now).

http://picasa.google.com/web/help.html

Personally, I use http://www.pbase.com

You get 400MB of storage for $23 a year with unlimited bandwidth, a guestbook, a forum for each album, the ability to view small, medium, large or original size images (it automatically resizes them for you), ability to upload multiple photos in a single .zip file, ability to have the same photo in more than one album without taking up extra disk space, customizable album templates, direct linking to images, and more.

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Old Sep 27, 2006, 7:14 PM   #14
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...also try http://www.photobleu.com

You get 5 gb of space free for life. You pictures are never deleted. There is no daily limit.You can purchase more if needed in 10 gb increments which is in addition to the free space. They give you 20 free 4x6 prints and a 8 x 10 for registering.
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...also try http://www.photobleu.com

You get 5 gb of space free for life. You pictures are never deleted. There is no daily limit.You can purchase more if needed in 10 gb increments which is in addition to the free space. They give you 20 free 4x6 prints and a 8 x 10 for registering.
For life? Then, why does the site have this on it:

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Members are provided access to a "No Fee Membership Account" with 5GB (Gigabyte) of image storage space at no cost. Additional image storage space may be purchased in storage space increments for a fee. These options and fees are listed on the photomax.com site. Fees and storage space capacity may be changed at any time without notice.
"any time without notice" doesn't sound like "for life" to me.

http://www.photomax.com/web/termsandconditions.php

Just for the heck of it, I decided to open an account.

The first error I got trying to upload an image was a windows saying "Not a Valid Image. You can only upload a maximum of 0.25MB only".

Of course, I wasn't going to upload anything important anyway, since their terms and conditions has this in it:

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a) License to Photomax: As a condition to your Membership, you hereby grant Photomax a perpetual, universal, nonexclusive right to copy, display, modify, transmit, make derivative works of and distribute any Content transmitted or provided to the Service by you, solely for the purpose of providing the Service.
http://www.photomax.com/web/termsandconditions.php

Yea, right... like I'm going to let them use my images to promote a commercial service.

There are lots of services around with free storage, with lots of restrictions. Some of them even have pretty good print prices.

But, most of these services leave a *lot* to be desired (image sizes that viewers can see, ability to direct link to images, ability to create custom styles and templates for your albums, etc.). I want for viewers to be able to access the full size originals, too.

I do make use of some of the photo printing services, too (since many have free storage and make their money off of prints). But, as a rule, for simply sharing photos, they're more trouble than they're worth to me due to rules and restrictions.

I don't see this one as being any different in that area (but, I can't tell for sure, since I can't even upload a small image file without an error using the sites built in "Add Photos" feature). I didn't even bother to try the "drag and drop" when the simple upload failed to work.

It looks like it could use some work before you start trying to spam photography forums with links to the site. ;-)


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Jim, in your haste to prejudge the site you missed the next paragraph beneath the first that you cut and pasted.

[align=justify]Photomax's photo storage policy (as provided in these Terms) is designed to let you enjoy your personal photos and share them with others for years to come. Except as otherwise provided in Sections 5 and 12, all photos, whether uploaded digitally or from our Photo SaversSM service, will be kept in your account until you remove them.[/align]


You second insert referred to Photomax having your consent to distribute the photos with you stating that you are the copyright owner, not commercial use as you stated.

display, transmit- send through email

make deivative works of - create calendars, puzzles, photobooks, etc.

modify - using our edit feature


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a) License to Photomax: As a condition to your Membership, you hereby grant Photomax a perpetual, universal, nonexclusive right to copy, display, modify, transmit, make derivative works of and distribute any Content transmitted or provided to the Service by you, solely for the purpose of providing the Service.

If you don't like the site...that's fine... just please read the terms and condiions instead of skimming through them.



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...also try http://www.photobleu.com

You get 5 gb of space free for life. You pictures are never deleted. There is no daily limit.You can purchase more if needed in 10 gb increments which is in addition to the free space. They give you 20 free 4x6 prints and a 8 x 10 for registering.
I was a bit harsh.

Your post looked like an advertisment, since it was your first post to our forums (and if someone joins a forum just to post a link to a commercial site, it's usually spam).

Commercial posts (advertisements) are not allowed.

You'll see this rule in the confirmation e-mail you received and agreed to when joining.

So, when I see a brand new member make a post plugging a commercial site, it tends to get a harsh response from me. If you're not affiliated with this site, my apologies.

As a general rule, I tend to be a little lenient with this rule, in this forum
(Photo Sharing Site Links), which is why I didn't remove the post.

I might try the service again later when it's had time to mature, to see if I can actually upload images via the "Simple" upload feature that appears to be designed to allow you to browe your PC's folders, select an image and upload it.

But, if Flash 8 or Internet Explorer are really necessary to make use of the site's features, then I won't be using it.

http://www.photomax.com/web/systemrequirements.php

As a rule, I try not to use either product unless absolutely necessary.

It's amazing how many "Critical" Security patches Microsoft continues to release.

Heck, as recently as last week, they released an emergency update to IE, after it became public that thousands of web sites appeear to have code to allow someone take take control of your PC, simply by visiting the site (and that's not the first time either).

As for Flash, Adobe markets it as being cross platform, and yet Flash Player for Linux is still stuck at version 7, even though Flash 9 is available for Windows. So, for all practical purposes, it's not Cross Platform if a site requires Flash 8 Player to use or see content.

So, if a site requires Flash 8 Player, I tend to avoid it in protest.

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But, if Flash 8 or Internet Explorer are really necessary to make use of the site's features, then I won't be using it.

http://www.photomax.com/web/systemrequirements.php

As a rule, I try not to use either product unless absolutely necessary.

Interesting... I will take a look at photomax just because it sounds good, but I am looking for a single web site or service for image hosting (not printing necessarily) and also blogging tools (slide show players, music players, video players, etc.). I used to agree with Jim in being weary of sites that require certain plugins or software, but I have given in just a bit in terms of flash and some other plugins. Ajax is the trendy technology these days for online service sites. I just tried MyFabrik which uses Ajax and although the service seems young it looks like it will be pretty cool in the future. Check out some of the things I've made with it already:
http://www.myspace.com/actionfight If anyone else uses or knows of an all-in-one service that looks promising let me know. Stickam also looks pretty cool, I think I may try that out as well. Boy, who would have thought that digital photography would be this easy and cheap. I remember how expensive it was to have photography as a hobby and trying to get darkroom time at the community college!

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i used to host my own on my home server but have recently moved to and external host. I tried dmugmug and pbase etc but didn't like the speed or interface. I plumped for a host that is still developing with new features due soon. I am nearly at the end of my trial and will be upgrading my account today.

After much deliberation and reading topics like his I have choden zenfolio.

My first few images at http://dlphotography.zenfolio.com

once i have upgraded i can point my own domain name at the site.

I am very pleased with zenfolio so far. Their resizing options are xcellent conversioin and you can chose who can download images and who canot also you have a choice of 5 sizes of images and their urls for posting in forums etc.

http://www.zenfolio.com

I got a discount code to sign up and should anyone require one the use XCA-CBK-NUP

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i used to host my own on my home server but have recently moved to and external host. I tried dmugmug and pbase etc but didn't like the speed or interface. I plumped for a host that is still developing with new features due soon. I am nearly at the end of my trial and will be upgrading my account today.

After much deliberation and reading topics like his I have choden zenfolio.

My first few images at http://dlphotography.zenfolio.com

once i have upgraded i can point my own domain name at the site.

I am very pleased with zenfolio so far. Their resizing options are xcellent conversioin and you can chose who can download images and who canot also you have a choice of 5 sizes of images and their urls for posting in forums etc.

http://www.zenfolio.com

I got a discount code to sign up and should anyone require one the use XCA-CBK-NUP

cheers
Why did you stop using your homebase one? If moving was the only reason, was it worth the time putting into it at home?

I have a brand new flickr account. It appears other users have to have an account to view your sets. I have read thru the zenfolio features and plans. There is no mention of this being or not being a requirement. I simply wish to shoot some baseball games, and allow the parents and/or kids come check out the pictures. That's it. I'm not interested in selling of these pictures. If they wish to copy the image and keep it, sobeit. I'm not interested in making the pictures public for anyone to view either. So what I want is pretty basic, but seems hard to find. I am interested in unlimited bandwidth/space. I am not bothered by paying a fair amount annually as well. If making my own site and keeping it all at home, I would consider that too if I knew it wouldn't terribly slow down my bw. What do you think?
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