Upload & Sell: On
I'm experimenting with uploading an image. Picasa tells me I'm reaching the limit of my account and I'm reflecting a bit on how to deal with hosting. Perhaps I can open a second Picasa account, or maybe its time to go with another hosting service. Suggestions are welcome. I know we have a number of folks using Flickr but I've not especially liked their interface. I believe Ray is using Photobucket. In the meantime I'll upload with my FM account. This was shot this afternoon with the 105 f/1.8 AI-s at f/4 because light was so bright on these yellow...Show more →
I used to use Picasa and Flickr a lot. But I just use FM now to host my images and this is why.
First of all, if I'm going to support this site financially, I might as well take advantage of the upload function.
Second, It's so easy to embed an image although you can only do 4 at a time. The only thing I DON"T like is you can't comment in between each image, although you can comment in the space allocated. The thing I do like is it will allow you to show Exif info, make a frame, write a caption.
Third, This one is more of an issue with me then anything. I have on occasion added an image to show others, only to see I either added the wrong one, or I made a different edit in LR. It's so easy to change the image rather then having to upload another image to the host and then on to the thread.. Let me tell you how I do it. I have a LR export preset that exports the images I want to share on here to a folder on my desktop that's been resized to 1000 pixels on the long edge. If for some reason I don't like the image once it's on the thread and I want to tweak a setting, I just simply re-edit it in LR, export it back to the same folder, and then edit the thread. Hope this makes sense.
Fourth, If you ever have to refer back to an image, you can simply find it in your "My Uploads", click on it, and it will take you right where it is within the thread.
Just my 2 1/2 cents.