Thursday, April 22, 2010

i strongly dislike flickr right now



I started using Flickr back in February after my computer crashed. I started using Flickr because I wanted to have my pictures on an external hard drive and somewhere on the web to make sure I never lost them. I also started using it because it was the only way I could figure out how to get bigger pictures on my blog.

Well, recently I have noticed that some of my pictures from old posts have disappeared. Last night I posted some pictures of Carson in the bluebonnets, and this morning all but two were gone. This afternoon I posted some pictures of a recent photo shoot, and just a few minutes later all but two were gone. What is going on? Where are my pictures going??

I'm just about ready to give up on Flickr. It has not been a very user friendly site. do you have a photo storage website that you love? Please tell.

And.....
Do you know of an easier way to get bigger pictures on your blog? Now that I'm getting into photography I really want to be able to have big pictures on my blog. I would prefer to not use an outside source like Flickr or Photobucket. I like to be able to click on the image and make it larger rather than it taking you to the Flickr or Photobucket website.

Can anybody help me out??

5 comments:

Gina Rock said...

Julie has some magical source of big pictures she uses... Ask her!

Alix said...

Love looking at your pictures! You have a GREAT eye!
I back up all my pics on an external hard drive and then upload them to my blog: Because they are all v. large pictures, when you click on them, they open in a new window- and are huge.
I don't use picassa, or photobucket, or flikr, as I have found them v. user-unfriendly as well.
Hope this helps- I have some current photos I took on my website under the heading "25 days" that I took and just uploaded so you can see how it works.

kristyo15 said...

I size my images down in Photoshop, and add a watermark. After that, I upload them to Photoshop.com. It is free, and very user friendly in my opinion. After I have uploaded them, there is a button to link, you copy the link and then in blogger, I write my post in HTML mode and plug in the image link. Does that make sense?

Send me an e-mail if you have any questions...kristyo15@yahoo.com

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The Sing Family said...

I use Window's Live Writer, a blog publishing application, which is a free download. I love it! It allows you to format your pictures totally different than blogger. You can tilt, resize and crop pics too. I never have to reduce the size of my pics prior to uploading either so it's great. I personally prefer the use of an external hard drive to store pictures and files, they are inexpensive and you don't run the risk of something happening to a website (photobucket etc) or someone having access to all your photos by hacking.