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11. Posted by fierres (Inactive 30 posts) 8y

I'm a TP fan, it's cool

12. Posted by loz1982 (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Flickr is good, but again I think you will need to pay for the premium account as you use your storage pretty quickly. If you want cheap photos to print off, I opened a Truprint account as well just for these pics.

13. Posted by ashschu (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

I'm going to minorly hijack this thread for a second.

After reading this thread I am thinking about getting a Flikr account as an additional photo backup while I am traveling.......but I don't know if it will be worth it to pay for the premium account. How does the website handle large uploads (like of maybe 1000 pictures at a time)? Is it going to be possible to upload through an internet cafe without having to sit for hours, or have it time out or any of those annoying things?

I just don't want to pay for the premium account and then find that it is too much trouble to utilise while I am out and about!

14. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 8y

Quoting ashschu

How does the website handle large uploads (like of maybe 1000 pictures at a time)? Is it going to be possible to upload through an internet cafe without having to sit for hours

No. Try signing up for a free account and use their multiple photo upload tool (which is one of the best out there) to upload just 200 photos (the maximum amount for a free account). Even with the very fast internet access you'll undoubtedly have from home, 200 photos will take a really, really long time. It'll probably take even longer at most internet cafes (and you have to pay for all that time; if you leave early and try to let it run unattended, it'll almost certainly be cut off).
This isn't a problem with flickr - they're one of the best out there, and their standalone tool for this purpose is (reportedly) superb (it's built on xulrunner, the same technology underlying Firefox) - but simply a bandwidth problem. Ten years from now bandwidth speeds might have increased enough for this to be viable in most places in this world (except that everyone will then be running around with 30 megapixel cameras, meaning the amount of data is that much larger again), but at present, uploading all your photos while on the road simply isn't a viable backup strategy. (You could realistically upload 1000 photos at 'web-sized' resolutions; but then you'd still need to resize them all beforehand, which'd cost you a whole lot of time - and you'd still want to have real backups, which means burning to CD/DVD.)

15. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting ashschu

I'm going to minorly hijack this thread for a second.

After reading this thread I am thinking about getting a Flikr account as an additional photo backup while I am traveling.......but I don't know if it will be worth it to pay for the premium account. How does the website handle large uploads (like of maybe 1000 pictures at a time)? Is it going to be possible to upload through an internet cafe without having to sit for hours, or have it time out or any of those annoying things?

I just don't want to pay for the premium account and then find that it is too much trouble to utilise while I am out and about!

It depends on where you are travelling to. Are you sure of getting good high-speed internet access everywhere you travel to? You'll also be sharing the connection with other people. Even if the upload speed is 1Mbps (about 100KB/s) or more, it's a hassle to upload 1000 photos in one session. Uploading 1000 photos on 1Mbps takes over 8 hours, assuming that you have the upload speed to yourself and each photo is about 3MB.

An easier way to back up your photos is to burn two copies of your photos on DVDs. Keep one, and send the other one home. You can even have it sent as registered mail for assurance. It saves time, money and the hassle of uploading. If you want to share your photos with your friends and family, you can always select some photos to be uploaded.

16. Posted by ashschu (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y

Thanks for the answers Hein and Sander. I was wondering because I have 2 and 4 gig memory cards and I know I won't be able to burn a full memory card onto a CD, and not everywhere will have DVD burning capabilities. I guess I will just have to try and copy my memory cards before I fill them.

17. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 8y

It's been a couple of years since I had occasion to look, but I suspect that by now most internet cafes will have DVD burning capabilities, simply because most travellers will be carrying memory cards that are significantly larger than 1 GB.
Anyone currently travelling who can share experiences on that point?

18. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Most photo labs now have DVD/CD burning service for a small fee. :)

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