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11. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting bentivogli

Another picture site that I like is this one. Its interface is in dutch, but they give you a good amount of space for free (500MB, instead of the monthly 20MB flickr gives you), and the number of ads is limited.

Dank u B! The language hurts my head a little, but I can get by. One phrase that I didn't catch was "Houd mij op de hoogte van nieuws rondom MijnAlbum.nl." ??

Goede Nacht!

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

12. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

It means you got your email address put on their mailing list...

13. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting bentivogli

It means you got your email address put on their mailing list...

I've gotta find my WB!

Houd mij op -- "deliver to me"
de hoogte van -- "the heights of" (important)
nieuws rondom MijnAlbum.nl -- "news rundum (all about) MijnAlbum"

I didn't recognize houden or hoogte. :-)

I also have to check with them: to input one's address one can only choose from Belgien and Nederland. This might be a problem if I want to order prints, etc.

I also see that for a very small amount of money one can have 1.5 GB space.

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 10, 2006 1:46 AM by pfeiffer ]

14. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting Anzxio

Flickr doesn't delete anything unless you tell it to :) It's a photo sharing site afterall!

It's almost certainly the largest photo sharing site as well, and is seriously good at what it says :) It's a stunning example of a Web2 site.

I must say that I concur wholeheartedly. And praise of browser-based applications doesn't come easily from me (just ask motionbased.com or the folks here).

I was looking for something free with lots of storage space (such as Bentivogli suggested), but Flickr is so well done and so well thought out. I found a couple good family photo-type sites, that many who are more used to the traditional photo album metaphor might prefer, but for a sophisticated storage and metadata management system, it is the best I have seen so far; better than many local applications I would say.

Their are almost no deadends as the navigation is excellent (in light of the complexity of the system). The writing in the help and navigational messages has its own unique, friendly and casual yet precise style; IMO it is a far cut above what one finds on most sites today (whether travel or photography).

As a result, I will probably end up paying their monthly fee -- something else that I am loathe to do.

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 11, 2006 4:49 AM by pfeiffer ]

15. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

To be fair (I know, this has gotten somewhat off the original topic), I must add that the photogallery implementation here is not half bad, and the monthly upload limit, at 25MB, is even higher than Flickr. It also offers what seems to be a minimalistic, but well-done implementation of meta-tags, and it appears that one can create additional galleries (i.e., sets) for recombining groups of images.

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 11, 2006 5:01 AM by pfeiffer ]

16. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

Still, a thing or two could be improved about the help section of the photo section of TP.

Btw, anyone knows whether google has plans to go online with a picasa-related storage facility anytime soon?

17. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 9y

hi bentivogli,
Picasa has the Web Albums.
Free download of 250 MB.
If you need more you get for $ 25.00 per year 6 GB.

I use the yahoo Albums,free and no limit.

Marlis

18. Posted by masterblaster19 (Full Member 119 posts) 9y

is it possible to get photos put onto cd from a usb stick?

19. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

I know it goes without saying for most people, but when you're travelling and have hundreds of photos you'd like to keep in their original size and format, the web is just NOT what you are looking for. It's hard to find a place where you can upload that kind of load (I've seen people travelling with digital cameras and you might be looking at 500 pictures per week, ie one GB!), let alone consider the time it's going to take you to upload photos in an internet cafe!

Whereas this time might be fine (and with fine I mean waiting a few minutes for ONE 2 MB picture to upload) if you are travelling in Europe etc., if you are stuck on a computer at a 10 bed hostel in the middle of nowhere, it could take you half an hour per picture. So the web is really not where you want to be storing large amounts of photos as a backup, although it's a great place to upload a few of your favourites for extra security in case both your backup cd's go missing (plus you get to keep your friends jealous while you are travelling)

20. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting Sam I Am

I know it goes without saying for most people, but when you're travelling and have hundreds of photos you'd like to keep in their original size and format, the web is just NOT what you are looking for.

Too true. I think that "ciabella" answered his/her own question in the first posting. And really, I was quite surprised how inexpensive a 1GB digital memory chip for my new camera was -- esp. when one remembers how much film, developing, and prints used to cost.

-Kevin

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