Post by krw
This morning I have about 7500 photos on Flickr using about 3% of 1Tb
of free space (keyword in that sentence is "free"). Hopefully these
So that's about 30G? About 4M an image?
Post by krw
are all copies of photos I also hold locally but they are organised
into albums which are then linked back to my blog which is now awaiting
a year of updates.
Smugmug bought Flickr some months ago and promised "no changes".
This morning Flickr announced that "no changes" means the old "1 TB of
free space" actually means 1000 photographs and they will progressively
delete (in a month or so) the oldest ones until I am down to 1000.
Can our experts offer anywhere I can easily move the collection to for
the original price or am I forced to accept the $50 py offer (less 30%
for year 1) price to continue with Flickr.
My first thought was just make composite images so each one actually
contains 8 images, but that wouldn't be practical for 7500 of them. My
second thought was register your own domain (which also makes your users
not have to suffer Flickr's scripts), which would cost less than that -
but (a) it probably wouldn't for 30G of space (b) if your "albuming"
involves crosslinks (same image in more than one album) you'd not get
A quick look at who does my hosting -
https://www.tsohost.com/web-hosting - suggests they'll give you 15G for
2.92/mo or 50G for 6.59/mo (+ VAT), which while more than $50/y,
suggests that web storage is a lot cheaper than I thought, and that you
might find it elsewhere cheaper. (TSOhost's offering includes other
things, like lots of mailboxes.) I would say - at least if you can find
a cheaper place - that having your own domain storage is more
satisfying, certainly for your users, than most if not all of the "free"
image-storing sites, as they aren't presented with a page full of script
and in some cases adverts, tracking, and so on when they want to look at
one of your images.
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