I sort of forgot two things related to Flickr:
- I did not have my “pro” account set up for auto-renewal, so I lost it.
- Free accounts now get a terabyte of storage — more than adequate for backing up ALL of my photos now, and for a significant stretch into the future.
The one complaint that I have (and apparently I’m not the only one) is that bulk uploading of folders doesn’t seem to be possible with the Yahoo!-built uploadr tools. There are a few third-party apps that folks have developed which purportedly have this capability, but I know from experience that using any such piece of software is going to be hit-and-miss.
I’m also running a Linux desktop at home, so that complicates things a bit more. I tried Postr, but it can’t upload folders. An app called folders2flickr seemed like a good solution, but it hasn’t been updated in over two years, and I couldn’t get it to work on my system. The gThumb image viewer is another OK option; getting starting uploading is relatively simple, but drilling down through all my folders of photos seems like an epic pain in the ass. It is the one thing I really want to avoid.
It’s possible that I’m doomed to take hours and hours completing this project, or else giving up on it completely.
Do you store a ton of your photos on Flickr? How did the uploading go for you? If not the Flickr, what other online photo storage options have you explored?