Thoughts on Photo Sharing

Written on August 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Musings

Prior to Saturday, I was all about Flickr.

For sharing photos, Flickr remains a major site for Blythe fans to take part in to upload photos, see photos of other Blythes and to engage into doll-related groups and photo challenges. Despite the fact that some doll fans have had issues with Flickr cracking down on their rules (and, to be fair, it’s always been a part of the rules to not sell [so obviously] on Flickr!), the photo sharing site remains big.

Still learning about instagram, don't mind me :P

And then Saturday happened. I got my very first smartphone and (!) then came Instagram.

I do understand that Instagram is not a replacement for Flickr and it doesn’t all the great features that come with having groups; it’s still pretty nifty. One of the features of Instagram that I quite like is the filters. It’s a nice, easy, painless and relatively quick way to edit your photos on the go. Plus it can be linked to other social media sites like Flickr, Twitter and Facebook to make photo sharing easier. And while I’ve enjoyed Instagram, especially on Sunday when photos from BlytheCon were being uploaded from people with smartphones available, it’s still not a replacement for Flickr (or Photoshop); but it’s a very neat alternative!

Flickr still remains by and large my favourite photo sharing website, because it’s a lot more than just a site where you go and put up photos and look at photos uploaded by others. It does have a real community feeling to it and I feel that’s one of the reasons why a lot of Blythe hobbyists do have Flickr accounts and are willing to pay for a Pro account.

What’s your favourite photo sharing site? Is it Flickr? What makes it your go-to site?

5 Responses to “Thoughts on Photo Sharing”

  1. Heather AKA @littlebearries

    Absolutely Flickr (and did you know you can link your Instagram to your Flickr as well, so you can just upload Instagram pics straight to Flickr?!)

    I love the specialized groups that are easy to search for and find, I love the favoriting system, I love how large I can save my photos (has come in really handy for sharing wedding pics!)

    But I really love that Instagram is always with me, lol!

  2. Steph! says:

    I have been using on my smart phone to add effects and upload to flickr for the past year or so… I don’t know if it is anything like instagram but it is a life saver with my 365!

  3. Anne AKA @anneheathen

    I use flickr for most things, since I can upload higher quality from my camera than I can to instagram using my phone. Instagram I look at as for more fleeting things, things that happen in the moment when I probably don’t have my camera handy (but I do have my phone).

  4. Alice AKA @nuwandalice

    Flickr, for sure. I know a lot of people are disappointed with its harsh terms on selling and stuff… but honestly, I completely understand why, and I don’t mind, because I do just want to share and look at photos. I think for that purpose, it has a marvellous interface and I have paid for pro for, um… 4 years now? I love Flickr <3

  5. Heather AKA @claribari

    Flickr…because I don’t have a smart phone and have never used instagram. Haha.

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