The Flickr Question

Is it still worth paying for a Flickr Pro subscription? Why do we feel OK about paying for Flickr? What self-hosted options are there, and in particular how does OpenPhoto compare?


  1. These are some collected tweets to go along with a blog post.
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  2. I've emailed OpenPhoto support about this directly. This is in reference to their hosted option at - thumbnails are generated and stored on a central server, so the permalinks to the thumbnails are not generated or stored on your domain. Leading to the exact same issue of not owning your permalinks as is the case on Flickr today. Until this is changed, there is little point to switching.
  3. I think Steve's post sums it up the best: I really do want to support great user-supported web services, and Flickr is an example of one of them.