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    Default Re: How do I upload my pics now...?

    Maybe I'm being naive but having read the link I'm not doing anything. It seems to me that my Flickr account, photos and links will all continue just as before. I have probably been sent an email but because I only ever opened that yahoo account to join Flickr and I've never accessed it since I'll probably never know. I'll just wait and see and react should things stop working.
    I also, like most people, can't be bothered to read the minutiae of the new T&Cs. Terrible, I know, and if asked I would recommend to everyone else that it is best practice that they should. But hey, I'm sure its fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrollen View Post
    When you first signed up to Flickr you will have had to accept their terms and conditions. As Smugmug now own Flickr you need to accept Smugmug's T&Cs instead.

    Obviously if you don't want to accept their T&Cs you will no longer be able to use Flickr.

    What is in Smugmug's T&Cs that weren't in Flickr's and that you are reluctant to accept?
    As previously ststed I do not want to be railroaded from a free to use system to a paid for one. Smugmug do not offer a free version. They say so on their website. The minimum fee is $3.99 per month and they do not, at present, have a plan to have a free version.
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    Just found the email in my BT spam folder too. Also found an article on CNET site, extract from report:

    SmugMug costs money. Is this the end of free Flickr accounts?

    Emphatically not.

    "Flickr's free accounts are foundational to its community of influential and engaged photographers. We are not making any changes to Flickr plans or rates at this time," SmugMug said in a tweet. And in a Quora post, MacAskill added, "We are committed to a huge, healthy, vibrant community of people using the free plan."

    Don MacAskill is SmugMug Chief Executive. However the 'rates at this time' in the statement still raises questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
    As previously ststed I do not want to be railroaded from a free to use system to a paid for one. Smugmug do not offer a free version. They say so on their website. The minimum fee is $3.99 per month and they do not, at present, have a plan to have a free version.
    I would think if you haven’t signed up for a paid account with Flickr and haven’t entered any card details into Flickr for SmugMug to use, your chance of being railroaded into anything is going to be fairly slim? On that basis, I’d say you’re safe to let things ride for a while and see how things play out. At the least, I would imagine SmugMug would need to get your approval of any charges, regardless of what they say in their emails about deleting your account and photos - it’s one thing to assume migration of an account based on someone not saying no, something completely different to take charges without explicit approval...

    Personally I have a Flickr Pro account which costs more than the minimum SmugMug account but I would be contacting my card issuer if I see any charges from SmugMug without my explicit approval.
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    As Andy so rightly states ,those of us that go back to when Flickr was a community rather than a yahoo business model many of us had “pro” accounts ,which were charged yearly ,when yahoo took over they introduced massive free account limits and a good few of us reasoned that there was no point retaining a paid for service to get the same result .

    When all the changes happened quite a lot of my contacts migrated to another hosting site based in France called” ipernity “ I believe this is still up and running as I saw a link to it the other day .

    I’m totally with Robert on this one jay jay I think your causing much ado about nothing sit back and wait and see is the best option

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    Why can't we have the ability to post from a PC without going through a third party?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harewood View Post
    Why can't we have the ability to post from a PC without going through a third party?
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    You can. Click the insert image icon on the tool bar - third from the right. Images tend to not look as good, which is why people use Flickr a lot, but you're not forced to use Flickr.
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    Why can't we have the ability to post from a PC without going through a third party?
    One reason is that images posted direct use resources (storage) on the forum which are limited. If everybody posted direct, more resources would be needed which would cost money, so who would pay? In effect, sites such as Flickr subsidise other sites by hosting images which can be linked to from other sites such as this. That's why some photo hosting sites stopped people from linking from their sites. I guess so long as Flickr can make enough money from adverts, they'll continue to allow a free service and linking.
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