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Tilman Paulin

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Maybe Microsoft? :hide:
They have some interesting tech (Photosynth, ... ) but no popular photo-sharing service? (At least that I know of)
Connecting Photosynth and Flickr in some ways could possibly be interesting?
 
It'll be worth something to someone since it's probably the biggest photo sharing site of its kind*. Let's hope they can find a way to make it more social/engaging.**
Maybe Microsoft? :hide:

I've been pleasantly surprised with Microsoft lately. I have a Signature Edition Dell XPS13 (=Windows 10 without any crapware) and it's a nice, modern OS. And they haven't screwed up Minecraft lol.

Microsoft acquiring Flickr would be a good thing in my book.


*Catering to folks that like to store high-rez/full-rez files on the cloud.
**Wait, I'm turning into a recluse. Screw that ;)
 

kyteflyer

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I've bailed from ipernity. The free version is not really useful, and I can no longer afford the paid one. The Aussie dollar took a big dive and its now simply beyond my meagre resources.

Anything else? Photobucket is awful.
 

Ray Sachs

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you should be able to figure it out...
I like Flickr and hope they get bought by someone who continues to maintain it. I don't personally care about all of the social stuff, but as a place to post photos, organize them into albums, link to from other sites (like here), and share them with friends and family and other interested parties, I've never used anything I like as much, let alone more. There were growing pains a couple years ago when they first changed to the current format, but it didn't take long to fix the glitches and lately it's been running as well as ever.

It takes a lot of crap around here, but I'll be damned if I've ever seen the downside. I tried ipernity for a while, but frankly found it a pain in the butt to get around on and share from... I hope it sells to someone committed to keeping it going...

-Ray
 

Lightmancer

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It's the ads, Ray. That's what I objected to. If anyone is going to monetise my photography it's me, not Melissa Mayer. I've found Ipernity to be like Flickr was before they started titting about with it. Never had a problem navigating or sharing from it.
 

Ray Sachs

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you should be able to figure it out...
It's the ads, Ray. That's what I objected to. If anyone is going to monetise my photography it's me, not Melissa Mayer. I've found Ipernity to be like Flickr was before they started titting about with it. Never had a problem navigating or sharing from it.
I've been paying $25 per year for the "pro" account and I never see any ads. Beyond that I don't care. I've also sold more than enough stock stuff through their Flickr Marketplace thing to more than offset the $25.

I know that's an issue for you, but it's never been one for me. I figure they're in business and need to make money to keep the site open.

-Ray
 

Lightmancer

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You don't see the ads, Ray. Someone without a pro membership viewing your stream will. They are embedded in your work. You have no control over that, or over what ads are shown in juxtaposition with your photos. That's totally unacceptable to me. There are many other ways to monetise - the ads are a very clumsy way to do so.
 

Tilman Paulin

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Someone without a pro membership viewing your stream will.

As far as I know members with PRO accounts will not get ads inserted into their photo stream. Even if someone without an account views them.
(I've never seen any ads in my photostream, whether logged in or not. )

But yeah, the free accounts are basically rendered unusable if ads are inserted amongst the photos.
 

Jock Elliott

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It'll be worth something to someone since it's probably the biggest photo sharing site of its kind*. Let's hope they can find a way to make it more social/engaging.**


I've been pleasantly surprised with Microsoft lately. I have a Signature Edition Dell XPS13 (=Windows 10 without any crapware) and it's a nice, modern OS. And they haven't screwed up Minecraft lol.

Microsoft acquiring Flickr would be a good thing in my book.


*Catering to folks that like to store high-rez/full-rez files on the cloud.
**Wait, I'm turning into a recluse. Screw that ;)

John,

Have you tried the photo import function in Win10? It bites the big one.

Check this: Windows 10 photo import is a thing of evil and I found a work around!

Cheers, Jock
 

Ray Sachs

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you should be able to figure it out...
You don't see the ads, Ray. Someone without a pro membership viewing your stream will. They are embedded in your work. You have no control over that, or over what ads are shown in juxtaposition with your photos. That's totally unacceptable to me. There are many other ways to monetise - the ads are a very clumsy way to do so.
I've never seen ads in my photo stream or in any of the streams of other people I look at, whether they're free or paying members. So I guess for $25 I buy myself out of any exposure to ads on Flickr. I'm not judging anyone else's tolerance (or lack of it) for how they do stuff, but it doesn't bother me...

I much prefer it to google which knows everything I've ever looked at anywhere online and torments me with it on so many sites, including some publications I have paid subscriptions to. On Flickr I never see any ads, on my stream or anywhere else...

-Ray
 

Luckypenguin

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Nic
Terms of a flickr pro account:

Flickr Pro

Enjoy ad free browsing
Your photos, whether viewed by you or another member of our community, will never be shown next to an advertisement.

Also, flickr's official response to a Petapixel article published in late 2014 regarding the displaying of ads.

Update: Below is the official response from Flickr, reprinted in full:

Our Ad-Free experience has remained the same since it was introduced in May of 2013.

It may be helpful to first clarify our three account experiences: members can have a Free Account, Ad-Free Account, and Pro Account. Flickr members with a free account will see ads, as will those who are not signed in. A Flickr member with an Ad-Free Account or Pro Account will not see ads. Further, we will never serve ads against Pro Members’ photos, whether the Flickr member is signed in or not.

If you do have a free account you can still direct people to look at you photostream and albums through a third party site like fluidr.com where both you and they won't see ads.

I also note with interest that the Photographer's Lounge is another website requires you to pay a subscription so that you don't see ads.
 
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