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KVphoto
08-04-2006, 11:51 PM
A friend of mine came across this and given the problems I now have with homestead, I am thinking of another avenue. I like the site so far but wonder if anyone here has any experiences with it.
http://www.ifp3.com/photography/features.cfm

ProPhotoImages
08-05-2006, 07:21 AM
A friend of mine came across this and given the problems I now have with homestead, I am thinking of another avenue. I like the site so far but wonder if anyone here has any experiences with it.
http://www.ifp3.com/photography/features.cfm


That site does look good and I like it better than homestead but it is quite higher. But you get what you pay for. You might also want to take a look at http://www.smugmug.com They have several plans:)

zacker
08-05-2006, 07:47 AM
i like that site... its kinda cool looking.

AgandAu
08-05-2006, 09:18 AM
It does look sort of cool, I have never heard of them. I agree with Ted it looks sort expensive for what you get. I have no complaints about Smugmug, so far so good. I have had mine about 6 months.

ProPhotoImages
08-05-2006, 09:57 AM
It does look sort of cool, I have never heard of them. I agree with Ted it looks sort expensive for what you get. I have no complaints about Smugmug, so far so good. I have had mine about 6 months.

If you don't mind my asking, which plan do you have? I want to get away from some of those freebies that I have. I was just sniffing at the "Platinum plan".

KVphoto
08-05-2006, 10:29 AM
Actually, I pay $25 now a month on Homestead so it is a little cheaper if you pay for a year. I am going to check out smugmug.

AgandAu
08-05-2006, 10:37 AM
Right now I have the standard 39.95 plan. That is a great deal, I think for what you get. I have had good experience with the customer service and the print quality from the affiliated lab (EZ Prints in Georgia). I now have a need for the "professional" level account so I can't decide if I should start a seperate account or try to manange it on one site. I think I will have to start a second with my own domain name ....decisions....decisions

convergent
08-05-2006, 11:34 AM
The site the original poster referenced looks pretty good, but I haven't heard of them before. Smugmug is probably the most widely used site for this type of thing. I use a number of things for web display. For just fun display, we have the gallery here which is free. I also have an installation of Coppermine which is a free photo gallery script.. at http://collins-home.com . It doesn't have a built in shopping cart, but I believe there are some add-ons out there. For business use, I am using PhotoReflect.com which is one of the biggest ones for professional use. PhotoReflect is owned by Express Digital, who makes the Event Software - Digital Darkroom. It all integrates together so that if you use Darkroom for your events, then publishing the images to the web is no extra work. And, the lab I use actually requires us to use PhotoReflect, so I don't really have a choice. My site for that is at http://tssphotography.com/tsscd .

ProPhotoImages
08-05-2006, 01:51 PM
That Collins-Home website looks like a fun site that friends and family can share. And it stays kinda separate from a business site.

Up to now, I have only used those free sites or real cheapies ($25.00 per year) which don't give you a lot of space and are very limited, but some of the NorthEastfoto members who have some very very nice sites have made me think differently and I am planning a much more professional site with a built-in shopping cart and button goodies and more space. Now the question is whether to use the templates or design it and have someone build it.

But for those who just want to get started free, they can check out either Photobucket or MSN live spaces or sitebuilder which is real cheesy.