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    Quitting Flickr Soon for imgbb

    Many Flickr images I have posted will disappear

    Far too many images to exchange files in my lifetime

    Dan Stone suggested imgbb

    Thank you Dan!

    I will not delete my Flickr but will downgrade to 'Free' which allows 1000, culling from oldest

    12 years with Flickr...

    soon as I get around to it!

    Don't worry folks, I have not given up



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    Re: Quitting Flickr Soon for imgbb

    I have less than a thousand now but pay the fee. Should I "downgrade"? What will I be missing?

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    Re: Quitting Flickr Soon for imgbb

    Imgbb is straight forward, hence my suggestion.
    Nothing is permanent in the digital realm, so local backups on accessible drives in-person still are always recommended.

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    Re: Quitting Flickr Soon for imgbb

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    I have less than a thousand now but pay the fee. Should I "downgrade"? What will I be missing?
    The free account means you have to put up with advertising when viewing images, and, perhaps more importantly, your images are shown with advertising to people without an account, I pretty much pay because of the latter. I don't mind paying for services like Flickr, but I have not been impressed with Smugmug's handling of it, they haven't done anything to make it better than Yahoo left it, just ramped up the fees. I am very close to just leaving it myself.

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    Re: Quitting Flickr Soon for imgbb

    Quote Originally Posted by _tf_ View Post
    The free account means you have to put up with advertising when viewing images, and, perhaps more importantly, your images are shown with advertising to people without an account, I pretty much pay because of the latter. I don't mind paying for services like Flickr, but I have not been impressed with Smugmug's handling of it, they haven't done anything to make it better than Yahoo left it, just ramped up the fees. I am very close to just leaving it myself.
    Advertisements are a pain in the neck. I'm glad others can see my pictures without the ads also. I would love to get rid of it on YouTube.

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    Re: Quitting Flickr Soon for imgbb

    Nowhere can I find any information about imgbb in regard to who owns the intellectual property of uploads (your photos). I'd want to know that before I sent anything to imgbb. Its not mentioned at all in their privacy policy.

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    Re: Quitting Flickr Soon for imgbb

    The Imgbb website says nothing about who's behind it.

    A quick web search reveals... nothing.

    So for now, all I know about them is that they are unwilling to reveal who they are.

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    Re: Quitting Flickr Soon for imgbb

    The country of registration for imgbb.com is Iceland, but that may not indicate who's really behind it.

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    Re: Quitting Flickr Soon for imgbb

    If you look up imgbb.com using a "whois" service, you get this. They really, really don't want anyone to know who they are.
    ______________________________________________________________________________

    Registrant Withheld for Privacy Purposes
    Registrant Org Privacy service provided by Withheld for Privacy ehf
    Registrant Country is
    Registrar NAMECHEAP INC NameCheap, Inc.
    IANA ID: 1068
    URL: http://www.namecheap.com
    Whois Server: whois.namecheap.com

    Registrar Status clientTransferProhibited
    Dates 2,497 days old
    Created on 2014-12-05
    Expires on 2025-12-05
    Updated on 2020-04-12 Whois History
    Name Servers PDNS1.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM (has 7,675,872 domains)
    PDNS2.REGISTRAR-SERVERS.COM (has 7,675,872 domains)

    Tech Contact Withheld for Privacy Purposes
    Privacy service provided by Withheld for Privacy ehf
    Kalkofnsvegur 2,
    Reykjavik, Capital Region, 101, is

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    Re: Quitting Flickr Soon for imgbb

    I used to use Smugmug. It became too expensive for me, and too cumbersome to use. So, I started my own web site through bluehost.com. It does cost me about $200.00 per year. But, I have unlimited storage. I can also set up my site any way that I want. All of the images I post here are hosted at my web site. I never have to worry about any changes that are outside of my control. The costs for the hosting at bluehost have been more stable than Smugmug ever was.

    You can see one of many galleries I maintain in my signature below. Adding images is automated with some java programs I wrote, and the use of Linux rsync.

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