Photo Sharing Sites
herlo1 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 16:49:46 MDT 2007
So I've been using beta.zooomr.com for a while. And I really like it.
Trouble is, they've had some serious problems with their servers. I think
the whole two man company isn't enough for them and they should hire more
people, but that's not the problem I come to you pluggers with today.
Instead, I'd like to detail out the requirements I have (or would like) for
a photo sharing site. For me, most of this seems pretty simple, but I've
yet to find a site with all of these components built in:
Things zooomr has that I like:
- Unlimited Storage - Seems easy, but I really do have 7G of pictures
I've taken this year alone. Don't even start asking about last year.
- Simple login - zooomr uses OpenID for login, or you can assign your
own. I like the concept of OpenID, and I think it'll catch on.
- External Upload tool - In this case its the same one that flickr
uses, jUploader. A nice java based tool which makes it easier to be cross
platform. jUploader will allow you to resize your photos before sending
them up, very nice features
- Sets/Grouping - For the most part, the way zooomr allows you to
create simple easy sets of pictures, grouped by simple things
- View Mode - View pictures in order, either from the set or all
pictures. The way flickr does it just bugs me for some reason. zooomr's
way seems more clear to me
- Easy rotation - Although I found that the zooomr tools for this were
easy to use, they didn't always work correctly.
I am sure there are a ton of options out there. I am interested in both for
pay, and free, but I'd prefer a free site for obvious reasons.
I go into this with my eyes open. I choose my own participatory panopticon.
So now let the debate begin.
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