Online photo storage and display
June 22, 2014 7:17 AM   Subscribe

I was a very happy Picasa user, but for reasons like the push to G+ and an attempt to minimize my general Google reliance I'm looking for another service.

I am willing to pay for good service, as long as the this includes storage along the lines of at least 30GB. I do not need the ability to edit images in my albums, but I want to be able to share both whole albums and individual images on other sites. I'd love having the kind of function that Picasa's HTML/album slideshow embed offers. I would like the ability to password protect albums, but it's not a dealbreaker.

I currently have about 20GB of photos on Picasa, and I'd like to get them all online on whatever new service I end up using, so a good interface for mass upload would be appreciated!

Sites I've tried and that didn't work for me include Flickr (years ago) and Phanfare (recently). Is there anything out there I might like better?
posted by harujion to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I used to use Fotki. I only used the free version, but it looks like the Premium Gold level ($24/yr, less if you buy multiyears) would work for you.
posted by kathrynm at 7:38 AM on June 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

You can store them on Dropbox.

Flickr changed its user interface recently so maybe they fixed whatever did not work for you before.
posted by dfriedman at 9:57 AM on June 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

You might want to give flickr another look - in particular, I like how the guest pass system works to give access to private albums/photos to friends.

I've found that dropbox works quite well too - I haven't check recently, but i think they offer sideshows now (not sure about embeds)
posted by motdiem2 at 1:51 PM on June 22, 2014 [2 favorites]

Trovebox isnt bad
posted by kaydo at 5:22 PM on June 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

Flickr has upped the storage on free accounts to 1 TB and now allows you to make as many sets (albums) as you want. You control privacy on a picture level, not a set level and there are no passwords (mark users as friends or family to give them access). I think sets can hold either pictures or other sets, so you can make a meta-album of sorts.
Flickr hasn't really changed a lot of the uploading interface or the basics, most of the changes have been on the display end once your pictures are loaded. What did not work for you before?
posted by soelo at 7:16 AM on June 23, 2014 [1 favorite]

Hoy cow, soelo, thank you!! Flickr really do give you a terybtye now for free!

(Hot dog, my offsite picture backup problem might be solved!)
posted by wenestvedt at 11:37 AM on June 24, 2014

Thanks all for your suggestions - Flickr has grown a lot more useful (and generous!) since I last tried to use it, and adding a few apps to the mix gives me an impressive amount of functionality. Think this might actually be the solution I was looking for!
posted by harujion at 3:44 AM on July 5, 2014

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