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What site is best for hosting your Lego photos?!?

Postby Shroud9 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:54 pm

:::What site is best for hosting your Lego photos?!?:::


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I like Brickshelf, but i wanted to know if Photobucket.com is better than Flicker.com

...could some one please enlighten me. :!:

I'm just looking for the best site to host my archive of Lego Castle photos.

Thanks for any assistance, help, hints, or suggestions!

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Postby Formendacil » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:47 pm

Well, I'm no expert on hosting pics, but I do know that this belongs in Publishing, so I'm moving it there... someone more knowledgeable will have to tackle your question.

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Postby J1A3L5 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:51 pm

I've never used photobucket, but I do use Flickr and from what I've seen it's far superior.

Flickr does have some limitations on a free account, but unless you have huge volumes of pictures it does fine, and hundreds of AFOL's use it. Flickr does more than just host photos like other sites: It's partly a community site, too.

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Postby DNL » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:55 pm

FLICKR is a great site for hosting your photos.
The nice thing about FLICKR is that you can leave comments and make notes.
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Postby Asterios » Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:38 am

Brickshelf is the place to go.
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Postby plums_deify » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:13 pm

Brickshelf serves it's purpose (and granted, its the only photo-hosting site I can access at work), but to be cliche', "once bitten twice shy." I don't trust it anymore.

That said, I prefer Flickr, and have for quite sometime.
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Postby Shroud9 » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:40 pm

J1A3L5 wrote:I've never used photobucket, but I do use Flickr and from what I've seen it's far superior.

Flickr does have some limitations on a free account, but unless you have huge volumes of pictures it does fine, and hundreds of AFOL's use it. Flickr does more than just host photos like other sites: It's partly a community site, too.

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The one main thing i was worried about was linking my photos... i forget which site it was, but every time some one sends you a link of their vacation photos the web site asks you to sign up to view it... and i totally hate that... i also thought Flicker did that, but i may be wrong!

I just want a site to place a 100 or so pictures that everyone and anyone can access!

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Postby DNL » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:51 pm

i forget which site it was, but every time some one sends you a link of their vacation photos the web site asks you to sign up to view it... and i totally hate that... i also thought Flicker did that, but i may be wrong!

no, FLICKR doesn't do that.
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Postby Bruce N H » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:51 pm

With both Brickshelf and Flickr you can publish links to photos or put the photo directly in forum posts and noone has to sign up.

I do think that with Flickr there is an option to make images only available to a select group, but I've never played with those options.

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Postby plums_deify » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:11 pm

You can do that (public, friends, and family), but it something IS set private, you can also send e-mail invitations to others who are not registered with flickr and who are not contacts, to give them permission to view the gallery.
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Postby ottoatm » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:18 am

I've compilied something of a list of photo-hosting sites, although I've never tried them all.

Youbrick.com
Mocshow.com
Brickimage.com
Flickr.com
Photobucket.com

Again, the only thing I've every used it Brickshelf and Maj, so not sure how bad/good these all are~
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