Jan. 27th, 2006 @ 05:38 pm
I'm thinking of buying premium so I can use the hosting service.
My question is: how much bandwidth does it allow?
(also, do you reccomend the scrapbook service over buying a premium account on a hosting site?)
Scrapbook is as good as it gets for LJ. But there are problems right now with it as with the whole LJ. I'd wait a little. Maybe in a day or two they will take care of everything
there's no bandwidth limit on scrapbook.
|Date:||January 28th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)|| |
at this point, i'd say that flickr
is the best photo sharing/hosting site there is. they give you lots of great stuff for free, but the benefits of the pro account
are unbeatable. i NEVER pay for things online. well, almost never. flickr convinced me.
But can you post images from a Flikr account on an external website? (like can a put my flikr images on my lj?)
I had a free account with them for a while...and I couldn't figure out how to do if it is possible.
|Date:||January 28th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)|| |
Easy, from the main page of the photo, either click on the "All sizes" icon on top of the photos or on the "different sizes" link to the right of the photo.
You get the image URLs right there. just use the <img src="URL"> tag and insert the URL from the size you want (thumbnail, small, medium or original).
You could use the "Blog this" icon on top of the pic but I don't like the layout it produces.
The great thing about ScrapBook is that you can lock it to friends or friends groups which is very handy if you don't want everyone to see those photos.
Otherwise I prefer flickr, too. Especially the various sizes are very useful for posting on LJ.
|Date:||January 28th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)|| |
you can restrict access to your photos on flickr, too. i have a bunch of restricted stuff up there.
Well, yes but only to people with flickr accounts which are far fewer than LJ users.
|Date:||January 28th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)|| |
i guess it just depends on who you want to share your photos with. my private photos i want to share with people that have flickr accounts, but not lj accounts. so, it works well for me. plus, flickr is a lot more stable than scrapbook.
flickr is horribly slow at the moment.
How does one host movie files!?
As for photo hosting I prefer Smugmug.com, it's another pay photo hosting service, but I think it's well worth it, I also use flickr and LJ's scrapbook, but Smugmug is my favorite. I like being able to sort things into galleries vs flickr's sets.
you can checkout my smugmug here: tricia.smugmug.com
I use it to host all the photos I post to LJ, and I use it to store/back up all my photos. You can have public galleries, private galleries that only you can see, or set a password to a gallery (and it can be different for every one, so you can easily let different people access them) Overall, I think it's got a lot more features than the more widely known flickr.
Censorship is my big issue.
I want to upload what I
want to upload. I don't need anyone telling me what material is too 'offensive', 'obscene', blah... If I'm going to pay for an account I better get to decide what I upload. That's what has me concerned about Flickr, as with everything else I've found so far. It seems that ever since Flickr sold out to Yahoo Inc. all new Flickr members are held to the same Terms and Conditions of Yahoo membership which is extremely vague about what is appropriate and what is not, and often assinine I might add...
How anal is Flickr about images? What about images that are not public?