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Post Options Post Options   Quote mstaben Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2020 at 20:09

It's not immediately obvious, but while editing your photo in your web-page - if you choose to open your image in its own tab, you'll get the JPG filename. I cut that out and paste it in Dyxum and it shows up ...

Just make sure it ends in .jpg.

For example, I went to my main profile page, said I want to edit my page, I can open that image in its own tab and it will show a filename, like this one:

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/fs/9545c856009497.599ca089cbfce.jpg

Which links to this picture - happens to be a bunch of eclipse fans waiting for the solar eclipse just south of Ola, Idaho, center of the eclipse's path.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2020 at 20:51
Thanks, very helpful. As far as I can see, Portfolio doesn't allow me to view individual images in their own tab - left and right clicking does nothing.

However, if I view the source of the web page code I can extract URLs there ...



... but it's hardly user friendly. (Filming of The Last Knight Transformers movie in Oxford.)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rastapartaman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2020 at 11:16
I was going to cancel my Flickr subscription based on the info from this post when I noticed that I had 2 months free Adobe creative photography plan to redeem.
There's a few other stuff to redeem. Probably the best one being a $35 discount x4 on blurb books.

Just make sure you use them before cancel your pro subscription. For some it might be worth it to continue with pro. Just the Adobe and the blurb offers are worth $160
Don't think, Just click it!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2020 at 12:49
I dropped down to the free model, figuring that hardly anyone looks at old challenges or open views topics. I have 1Gb free storage from my ISP so hosted my Cities contributions there and updated the links, which took a lot longer than I'd anticipated. That leaves gaps in themed views, not sure how often people look at past images there.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2020 at 15:46
Originally posted by rastapartaman rastapartaman wrote:

I was going to cancel my Flickr subscription based on the info from this post when I noticed that I had 2 months free Adobe creative photography plan to redeem.
There's a few other stuff to redeem. Probably the best one being a $35 discount x4 on blurb books.

Just make sure you use them before cancel your pro subscription. For some it might be worth it to continue with pro. Just the Adobe and the blurb offers are worth $160
This really annoys me. The price for Flickr Pro is fine for what it offers - especially as you get free stuff with it. Like these you describe.

So, before you cancel your subscription, think twice. There are not that many places to share your pictures.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 November 2020 at 21:14
Hi Addy, what do you find so annoying? The fact that you deem the offer reasonable while others think otherwise? Remember YMMV.

For example my "mileage" makes me think twice before spending money on subscription because it can get downhill really quickly. Let's only count e-kind of subscriptions I have: Flickr, Spotify, Norton (anti-virus), a magazine. Oh, and I also pay for hosting of my old gallery, but nowadays it's "for peanuts" comparing with other such costs. And I'm paying for them because I decided they are worth it. But with increasing prices I'll rethink each such subscription, no matter if anybody finds it annoying or not. Purely business decision, like their decision to increase prices.

BTW, in the past I also had Netflix (which I cancelled because there are better things to spend time e.g. looking at Dyxum ) and I considered getting an e-book-reading subscription, but decided that despite reading quite a lot, having such subscription is not justified (and besides I like having books, also those "analogue" ones, not borrowing them).

Oh, and now consider Office365, Photoshop, and ... each one worth money they ask you to pay. Or maybe not? You see - my family still uses Office 2007 Home Edition (license for 3 computers), which cost me half of the yearly subscription of Office365. And if only I was on Windows, I would happily use PSE 8.0 or even 5.0 - I need nothing more sophisticated, so no reason to go for any Adobe subscription offer.

All such subscriptions together can be quite substantial part of one's budget.

Now, I took your suggestion (from the previous page) and checked my e-mails from flickr (I admit that they were there, on separate account, not reviewed/read). And I found one interesting thing: e-mail stating that my subscription ends in 15 days. "Click here renew it and get exclusive 33% discount". Yepp, I clicked and indeed got 33% discount, so went down from EUR 66 to 44.

So overall - my subscription cost me about the same as last year, making my original post looking stupid and unsubstantiated. There is one "but" however: how come the exclusive offer was miraculously possible when I clicked a link in an e-mail, but not possible when I went to renew the subscription via flickr web pages? Hmm, maybe "me" logged in to flicker is a different "me" than on my e-mail? Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde? (Oh, c'mon, I know how do I look like - I check the mirror each day, but only for a second or two, to not crack it ).

But at least this offer is a bit better than the one from Norton - they are nagging me to renew my subscription at the price which (if I recall correctly) is about twice as much as buying a new yearly licence in a shop. Go figure.

OK, all in all - same price as before. No more complaints from me. Flickr is the best And for what it's worth (not much probably) - my photos will not disappear from Dyxum for another year

p.s.
So, all this means that flickr gave me 4 free months on Spotify


Edited by MiPr - 19 November 2020 at 21:32
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Good to see I have been of some use

What annoys me the most is the fact is that pictures shared from Flickr strip Exif, unlike pictures shared from Smugmug. But that is not the subject of this thread.

I understand you can only spent your money once. One has to make choices. That is a good reason to stop paying for Flickr. That is not annoying, that makes sense.

What annoyed me was rastapartaman talking about cancelling, but first taken advantage of some of the benefits. Among them: $35,- for blurbbooks - that makes the subscription $32,-.

The problem is not you making financial choices. But it is making decisions because "the price went up" because "it looks like that" but then there are a lot of benefits we want to take advantage of. SmugMug took a risk by taking over Flickr. If Flickr fails, SmugMug fails.

If you cannot afford it, stop the subscription. I have no problem what so ever.
But I think the price SmugMug asks for Flickr is fair.

BTW:
I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice instead of Office365.
I use PaintShop Pro instead of Photoshop, some use GIMP.
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I'm on Linux Mint, so naturally: libre Office, RawTherapee or Darktable + The GIMP And Mozilla But the rest of the family stays on Win. And MS Office is sometimes the only option - regretfully documents are not always exchangeable beteen Libre and MS
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:



BTW:
I use LibreOffice and OpenOffice instead of Office365.
I use PaintShop Pro instead of Photoshop, some use GIMP.


I thought I was in a minority of one. I too use Open office instead of microsoft's office products and Paintshop Pro.

For what I need they are better value for me and suit me perfectly well. In the case of Paintshop Pro I started using it when it was a freebie with a computer magazine and I used it for preparing images for the web. I became familiar with it and used it for my photography, being too lazy to master Photoshop.

Back on topic, there is a list of alternative image hosting sites here on the forum.
https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/topic28010_post293333.html#293333

I'm a Flickr user and don't know how any of these compare.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 November 2020 at 08:44
I'm coming up on the point where I will have to make a choice soon, still rely on a free Flickr account have less than a 100 shots left to upload now before I have to start culling shots.

Ever since I let my old website with it's large storage and "unlimited" bandwith slip by the wayside I've always been a cheep skate when it comes to hosting or editing software.
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