I must confess, I was horrified at the changes wrought on Flickr this past week. Even more horrified when I see that in spite of the mass of negative feedback, both from the beta test group and subsequently from users, Yahoo/Flickr are as usual ignoring it all and making no noticeable effort to change what they have done.
Flickr is now unusable on my iPad unless I add
to the URL of any of my contacts photostreams, or my own. The banner remains but the view is like the previous version. I dont get out of memory errors on the iPad if I use it. Sadly that workaround doesnt work for sets or anything else. Just the photostream.
Time to look for something new. I’ve been trying a few since the 20th..
Only ipernity gives a Flickr-like experience and it carries, in its free version, the same restrictions as the free Flickr did… upload as much as you like (but no more than 200 a month, and only 200 of your photographs will be visible. You’ll get ads as well). To get full access with no restrictions, its around 40EU a year. On the exchange with AUD that makes it more expensive that either Zenfolio or Smugmug, and less appealing than the free Flickr which carries ads, but gives you 1TB of space. Guess I’ll stay put for now and consider the others.
oh yeah, Mejuba has not yet made the cut: it seems to have lost all my flickr imports… they appear to be there but you cant actually see them. It might have been my Flickr replacement and may still be if I can get some notion of where my imported shots landed. And Ipernity is trying to find out for me why it rejected a photograph of a lens I tried to post.
These things are sent to try us.