What photo sharing website do you use?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras, Webcams and Scanners' started by Punk, Jan 20, 2014.

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Your photo sharing website you use

  1. Flickr

    4 vote(s)
    40.0%
  2. Panoramio

    1 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. 500PX

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  4. Facebook (page or photo)

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. DevianArt

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  6. Other

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Punk

    Punk Moderator Staff Member

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    Title says it all, you can have more than one option, you just have to use regularly :)
     
  2. Geoff

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    I used to use SmugMuc until I decided I didn't want to pay the yearly fee, then I switched to 500px and while I love the photos on there, my photos never got noticed and it's not ideal for hosting and sharing elsewhere. Now I use Flickr for all my photography work, and Photobucket for all other images like screenshots, as the quality gets reduced.
     
  3. spirit

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    Flickr! A terabyte of storage and no costs is a winner for me - and my photos get quite a lot of views. Had well over 1,000 on some, one of them even 3,000+ the last time I checked. :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonbrown2013
     
  4. Punk

    Punk Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm thinking of getting a flickr account... But I already have a Panoramio, 500PX Plus and Facebook page...
     
  5. spirit

    spirit Moderator Staff Member

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    Ditch 'em all and go for Flickr. ;)
     
  6. Punk

    Punk Moderator Staff Member

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    Im setting my FlickR account as we speak but I'm keeping the other ones too :)
     
  7. Geoff

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    Agreed. Flickr is by far the easiest way to share the images as well, given you photo sizes to choose from when getting the direct link.
     
  8. spirit

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    Let us know what your account name is and I'll follow for you sure. :)
     
  9. Punk

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    I'm uploading 200 photos right now :D

    Thing is it bugs every five minutes, disconnects me and asks me to reconnect to keep on uploading...
     
  10. spirit

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    Yeah, that is one issue with Flickr which I have too. I am being upgraded to fibre broadband on Friday, so maybe then those issues will be gone for me at least. One thing I've found is that it's better if you only upload maybe 3 or 4 photos at a time, rather than trying to get 200 on there all at once. ;)

    If I remember correctly, one of the reasons why I stopped using 500px was because whenever I uploaded anything, my internet connection would run at a snail's pace until the photo had been uploaded. Didn't make me very popular in the house. ;)
     
  11. Punk

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    It still does but the picture has an outstanding quality on 500PX!
     
  12. spirit

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    They look good on Flickr too, but my upload speed is so slow at the moment (less than 1mbps) that I just upload reduced-quality files which are usually a few megabytes or smaller, so I don't know how a full res file might look on Flickr.

    As I said, on Friday I am being upgraded to fibre, so I should have around 10mbps upload - I might upload a full res image from my D3200 and see how it looks (and see how quickly it uploads!) ;)
     
  13. MyCattMaxx

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    Photobucket 99.9% of the time.
    I only use something else when I don't want a pic linked back to me by the viewer (NSA not included since they can trace it).
     
  14. Punk

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  15. Geoff

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    That's why I love my 25Mbps upload speed :)
     
  16. C4C

    C4C Well-Known Member

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    I'm a proud 500px user.. It's fast, simple, and very easy to connect with your other social media profiles.

    Though I have to say: In the past few weeks, I've experienced issues uploading and accessing photos through their website. It's been slightly glitchy :/
     
  17. spirit

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  18. Punk

    Punk Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah that website isn't working properly...
     
  19. Geoff

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    I do like the layout of 500px and the photos that people post are amazing, I love getting ideas from 500px. The downside is that it's more difficult to share. Yes you can share them to facebook, twitter, etc., but with Flickr you can choose which resolution to share with a direct link or forum link, and it gives you the code from the share menu.

    Works fine for me.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/geoffjohnsonphotography/
     
  20. mr.doom

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    I started with Photolia, moved on to PhotoSig. People on photosig turned really crappy, valuing more crap than proper work, so I moved to 500px, my facebook page and occasionally Deviantart.
     

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