I’m a keen amateur photographer, so, over the years, I’ve tried out several photo sharing websites. I’ve used Smugmug, Fotomerchant, Fine Art America and several others. Those sites are great, especially if you are looking to sell your images rather than just display them online.
And, I’ve used various WordPress image gallery systems to bypass the third-party systems and display my images on my own websites. They work great too, although they do take quite a lot of work to set up and manage.
Back before the photo bug was biting me too hard, I also had an account on photo sharing website Flickr, which I only rarely accessed. At some point, I stopped using it altogether and then fairly quickly forgot about it. But, a few days back, I decided to reacquaint myself with Flickr. And, I must say I was pretty impressed.
Flickr accounts now come standard with a whopping 1,000 GB of storage. That’s a LOT of photos. And, the rather clunky interface of old has been upgraded and streamlined considerably. It’s now very easy and intuitive to upload and manage your images.
So, right now, I’m gathering all my favourite photographs – which have been scattered across various devices and websites – and uploading them to my shiny new Flickr account.
I’m having a lot of fun with it!
And, by the way, Flickr is free for all, although you can upgrade to a Pro account if you want a few extras.