…I understand ;-) Was the same for me since now already 2 years, when I decided to move from Flickr to SmugMug. The reasons for this change in December 2008 were listed in detail in this post, but as a summary, I recap my points from 2008 that are more and more valid to my understanding…
Why I left Flickr?
- The huge functional differences between Flickr and SmugMug
- The lack of innovation and service updates at Flickr. In the last months, nothing happened at Flickr. SmugMug is principally launching new functions and testing new ideas each month!
- I was impacted by all the controversies and censorship stories (Thomas Hawk is relating some of them here and here) around Yahoo!/Flickr.
When you follow a bit the Flickr story, you have for sure heard that mainly the whole team and founders have left Yahoo now…
So now the "good news" for you if you’d like to leave Flickr is that the migration to SmugMug is quite easy (I’ve done it for 2 years). And refugees are definitely welcome in the SmugMug family ;-)
Have a look at the special SmugMug offer for you (20% discount)!
As a SmugMug user since now 2 years, I personally strongly recommend their service, really great!
(I’m not affiliated in any manner with SmugMug, excepted as a paying *happy* customer ;-)