pbase down again

Started Oct 20, 2008 | Discussions thread
Soenda Senior Member • Posts: 2,457
Re: While I don't like the white background and navigation as much....

Isabel Cutler wrote:

I started using my inactive Flickr account a couple of weeks ago
after I had visited the site several times after I had searched a
subject on Google and been sent a link to a Flickr forum. I got some
good help there.

I also have a couple of friends in Australia who use it regularly.

I think discovered the amazing Flickr uploader which I have parked on
my desk. I can use it to VERY QUICKLY transfer a number of pictures
along with their descriptions, change names, tag and organize into
sets - all before even uploading.

I get emailed notices when someone comments on a picture.

I can view my images in an almost full-screen black background
slideshow. There are third party applications which you can use to
link to a single image on a black background.

Everything about Flickr is FAST. It didn't take me long to forget
about griping about the white background and interface annoyances.

And...by the way...the EXIF information tells whether or not flash is
used, unlike pBase which hasn't got that right for a few years!

Am I ticked about pBase? You bet!


I'm glad to know about those things, especially the black background, because I had found Flickr's look to be very cheesy.

There is another concern, however. That has to do with copyrights and agreements to allow free use of some of Flickr members' photos. Apparently over the summer it came out that a third party had applied that flexibility to the use of all Flickr members' work. I don't know whether safeguards have been put into place, but it does give me pause. http://johnlabovitz.wordpress.com/2008/07/11/how-flickr-could-make-the-world-a-better-place-for-copyright/

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