BMW MOA Ambassador
Enjoy the travel photos at: klasjm.smugmug.com
There is no link yet, but I'm hoping the powers-that-be will see that members are suggesting that there should be.
I have the same experience as beerteam. When I link to another site, I get thousands of hits. I would rather share the photos here, though. Perhaps if members knew that there was a BMWMOA Smugmug community, it would increase traffic there as well as at Smugmug.
As for for whose coupon code I use, it'll depend. Might as well pass it along to a friend and split the $10 credit. Why should the BMWMOA get it? Damn sneaky of them not to mention it in the initial thread.
you signed up with and I'll ask. But the wait times for a response are usually measured
not in hours but minutes.
Did you check your spam filters?
P.S. I don't work for smugmug but am a very satisfied customer.
Last edited by ian408; 04-15-2007 at 01:54 PM. Reason: added spam filter question
I would have thought.
Maybe you can provide some suggestions.
I'm on dial-up (still) and my ISP provides 5Mb of web space for my site. Now if I choose to go high speed, that ISP provides 15Mb of web space, so I don't need my present ISP.
The other solution is to use a photo hosting site as my web site, but I would think that it would limit me in what I can do. Can I post links on SmugMug? I haven't tried yet. If I go that route, I can get high speed interent for a lot less from other providers, but with no frills such as web space.
So which route to go? And since I don't generate revenue with my site, I want to keep it cheap. Its there as a service, nothing more.
any size original. SM will convert it into thumbnail and several other sizes (including
the original) on uploading. With your own service, you'll do the conversions yourself.
Or you might shoot pictures at a lower resolution.
My self, one image can be 12MB in size. I may edit it but I almost always upload
The amount of data you can store on SM is unlimited.
SM isn't a web host per se but depending on the level of subscription, you canOriginally Posted by GlobalRider
heavily modify the look and feel of your site. Take a look at the customization section
in the SM support forums over on www.dgrin.com. I think you'll find there's a very
wide range of features.
SM API's and Hacks.
At a minimum, you get unlimited data storage. The reliability of data center classOriginally Posted by GlobalRider
services. No spam or banner ads and no requirement to purchase a minimum
number of prints to keep your subscription alive. Some of the recently update
"themes" are pretty cool too. If you want to add passwords on a gallery, just
click the button. The online help is pretty good too (plus it comes with a whole
community of peeps willing to help both with your skills and SM).
If you do choose to order prints, they come with an unconditional guarantee. If you
are not happy, SM will refund your money or reprint them at no charge to you.
As a side note, SM takes photography pretty seriously. Not only do they try to
present your photos in the best possible way, they provide some of the best
color correction (i2e) and explore why flash reddens prints (the science).
I really do think the founders are committed to providing the best photo sharing
Not bad for $40.
i finally ponied up and got a smug mug account this week. i'd been using my friend's server for years and it was a real pain to keep things organized. i'm quite impressed with the whole service so far except for some synch issues between creating new folders on smugmug and them not showing up in the mac download. not a big deal, i just restart the program and all is good.
The $40 isn't all bad, now that the US dollar has taken a dive. I just don't want SM to justify raising rates by adding features, features that I don't want (like the channels my CATV company is adding, channels I don't want as part of the original package, yet I have to pay more for them).
Thanks for all the info and tips.
Regarding price increases, when I first signed up, there was a high degree of
instability. For the second year, those who stuck it out were given a free year
of service. That price increase was the first in maybe 4 years.
The service is still a great value if for no other reason than the unlimited storage
feature. I know how much I have uploaded and I have a relatively good idea of what
that costs (I manage storage day to day). It's a pretty good deal.
Depends what you want. I use both Adobe LightRoom and PhotoShop. You could
get by with just LigthRoom.