These are some of my favorites from my flickr photo stream (Aaron Ortiz on flickr).
I take a while to psych myself up to a purchase, and I decided that 25$ for a year of better options with flickr is worth it. I guess. Buyer’s guilt starts seeping into me, and my conscience is hiding behind my shoulder, peeking every once in a while, fearful and submissive. It knows I’ll spank it if it tries to make me feel guilty for the splurge.
The ad proclaims loudly:
- Unlimited storage
- (I was 100 pictures over the limit, so my older pics were hidden)
- Unlimited uploads
- (this is unnecessary for me)
- Unlimited bandwidth
- (never needed more)
- Unlimited sets
- (being the perfectionist that I am, this is a big plus)
- Permanent archiving of high resolution images
- (this is great, as I’ve lost pictures when my computer has died in the past)
- Ad-free browsing and sharing
- (I have an ad-blocker, so no big deal)
- Stats on my account
- (Ego stats! Where do I sign!)
I’ve tried out Picasa Web Albums, and while Picasa itself is great, the web version is sorely lacking compared to flickr. Flickr has the added benefit of a community of users. The effect is that of having a photo blog, a photo stream. Flickr is also more elegant, although both are very powerful. I wouldn’t pay for extra space on Picasa Web though.
If you’ve never tried Picasa or flickr, and like taking pictures, even if they’re just for your blog, I recommend you download Picasa (it’s free) and sign up for Flickr (also free, but with limitations). The tools are very useful and slightly addictive.
Conscience! Cooooooonscience! Come out, come out wherever you are!