For a while now I’ve been on the fence in regards to the Flickr vs Google Picasa battle. With both services constantly changing and improving, it’s difficult to make a decision and stick to it. But I think finally I’ve decided. Flickr it is. They’ve caught up with the features that I wanted so much for so long, and just in the last month released two of my “most wanted” – a much improved uploading tool, and quick and easy image editor.
Both of those additions pushed me to finalize the upload of all my pictures to Flickr. So now, all I had from my digital camera, is there. And I’ve enjoyed making the pictures better, more attractive with the editor – all it takes is just a few clicks to convert an average picture of which I have thousands into an eye candy.
Flickr has also recently released and improved its Android app, which once again makes me think about my mobile pictures. I will probably start pushing them into my Flickr stream as well.
And as far as Google Picasa is concerned, I think they’ve spoiled it quite a bit with such a tight integration with Google+. And their URLs are still ugly, making it pretty much impossible to migrate links from the blog via automatic redirection. Bad Google, bad. And while I’m sure they will improve, I don’t think I will change over any time soon – the decision process tired me down.