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Old 05-03-2007, 18:59   #1 (permalink)
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Question Clickpic vs Photium

Has anyone an opinion as to which is best of these 2 (clickpic & photium) for creating a website for photography, with ability to sell images online ?

Any pro's & con's for each ?
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Old 05-03-2007, 20:13   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Clickpic vs Photium

Hi Dave, as you know I have been using Clikpic for almost a year now and whilst it served most of my needs quite well I had a few issues with bulk uploading, either each picture could be uploaded individually or there was a batch upload facility but I then had to manually assign each image to a folder or gallery. When you have maybe 200 images per week to display it got very tedious and time consuming particularly after a full day shooting.

I've been trialling Photium for the last few weeks and found the functionality very good and allround it just seems easier to use, especially if you end up with a lot of Galleries as I did (due to varying classes at shows etc). Photium also allows 2000 images as opposed to 1200 with Clikpic for around the same price.

If you are just using it as a display vehicle for your talents and are not bothered about regular uploading of multiple images then I think it will just come down to personal preference as to design.

With regard to selling images, both give you the ability to sell via Paypal so nothing to choose between them.

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My old Clikpic site

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Old 05-03-2007, 20:14   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Clickpic vs Photium

Hi Dave

I'm with photium & I have to say it's a very easy site to run, which is why I use it. It took about a month from setting up the site & adding meta tags to get me to the top of google searches & so far since August, I've had over 130K views.

I do get a bit of spam via the guestbook and comment pages, but I email Will & he sorts it within 24 hours. But it never gets to the site as I have it set to manually approve any comments etc.

For my sports work, it's a great window & the comments from people have all been about how easy it is to navigate. Only downside, I would like perhaps 500 shots instead of 300 for the £80.00.

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Re: Clickpic vs Photium

Hi Sarah, good looking site you have there, I really like the big picture on your home page. Having seen yours I might have to have a play with the background colours on mine.
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Old 05-03-2007, 20:40   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Clickpic vs Photium

Thanks Hacker, sent a link to british cycling from it the other day, they've emailed back after looking at the site & have offered me a trial at covering a national event! Gulp! Ok cycling events are not that huge in the uk, but, I've got to think about how far I'll travel & what sort of event I would prefer.

Have to say I like your photium site, and they do seem easier to navigate. Great horse shots.
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Old 05-03-2007, 20:42   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Clickpic vs Photium

Both excellent sites you have Whipspeed and Hacker

Well done Whipspeed on the British cycling thing
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Old 06-03-2007, 07:54   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you, I'm still trying to draft a response.
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Re: Clickpic vs Photium

I've not heard of Photium before, thanks for bringing them to my attention. Free trial ...!
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Old 06-03-2007, 21:29   #9 (permalink)
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Free trial is good, got alot of feedback before I had to pay.
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Re: Clickpic vs Photium

Hi,
I was looking for a suitable web hosting for my photo website and almost by accident came across Clikpic. I used the two weeks free trial opportunity to check what they have to offer. At the same time I was looking at other options, this was when I discovered Photium.

As I had been playing with Clikpic for a few days, I had something to compare Photium to. It didn’t take me long to make my mind choosing between the two. I went for Clikpic as I liked what they offer more, and the price is real good.

It took me two weeks to create my website, I’ve launched it this week and it cost me £47 p.a. - £35 for the website and £12 for domain name.

Even though it looked (from the administrator page) quite complicated at first, after a couple of days the whole system of how to edit the layout of the website to my taste, became clear. Another thing that I appreciate about websites created with Clikpic is that they are really “light”, pages load quickly and navigation is easy. I even checked my website on my mobile phone without it being optimised and it loaded almost instantly unlike some other photo websites...

Good luck with your choice!
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Re: Clickpic vs Photium

I voted with my feet a few years ago and went from Clikpic to Photium. I have found the support from Will at Photium to be first class and he always responds in a very short time, 1-2 hrs. I find it easy to use and a lot of varity. My mother in law even uses them for her florist business, so its not just for photos. My site is currently down due to me not having the cash to renew at the moment but Will has kept everything as was and it will be already for me when I have cash.
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Re: Clickpic vs Photium

I took Sarahs advice a couple years ago and went with Photium and have never looked back, any problems are resolved very very quickly and its never an automated reply. As sarah says Will is excellent at getting back to you and sorting things out.
for someone like me who has NO idea what HTML means let alone how to use it photium is a god send and i cant see me going anywhere else.
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Photium for me. My site will be closing soon as I am trying out other things online and do not have the time to keep it going but I found the whole set up excellent. I do not think Will ever sleeps
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Is there much feedback from it & do you think that i would be any-good to give it ago.
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Will was helping me with some stuff last night at around 9-10pm I don't think he sleeps My site has been going for 3 years now and I woudn't change. I've also just set up another photium site for our local cycle club.
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Will's still there? I remember him, but in a parallel universe!
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Something to think about.
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Will is still there, but not in the parallel universe, they have another web template now, but I'm sticking with Will.
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i wish i coudl work out how to use the new templates. but alas. i will stick with the old one! sigh............
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Keep fiddling with them Fiona, it's a bit trickier, but once it clicks with you, you'll wonder why you didn't get it, or at least that's how I was.
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i thought about it, but i like the site now as it is and i really dont want to change it that much anyway............ need to change my slide show tho lol
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You might as well ask 'How long is a piece of string?' there are so many you will get so many different answers. The only thing to do is to browse among those recommended and then decide for yourself.
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