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Fleeing Yahoo Photos? Get 50% off at SmugMug.

July 10, 2007

Fleeing Yahoo Photos?  Get a 50% off discount coupon for SmugMug.

According to “insiders” we were originally “on the list” of the services that were going to offer seamless migration from Yahoo Photos once it closed but some Yahoos felt threatened by us, so we were removed. I have no idea if the story is true or not, but I certainly hope we were considered. :)

In any event, we do have a 50% discount for Yahoo refugees (use coupon code ‘yahoo‘ or click here to start your free trial with the discount applied). I’d blogged about using the Flickr discount awhile back, but apparently it wasn’t getting found (since it was buried in the Flickr post) because we’re getting a lot of email on the subject.

Should you decide to use SmugMug, your best bet is probably the following:

  • Tell Yahoo to migrate your photos to Flickr
  • Sign up for a free trial at SmugMug
  • Use a free tool like SmuggLr to quickly & easily move your photos from Flickr to SmugMug

Note that we’d be happy (thrilled, even) to make this process easier. This is a Yahoo Photos limitation, not a SmugMug one. If anyone at Yahoo wants to talk, by all means, we’re ready and waiting. (And if you feel like, as a Yahoo customer, politely emailing them, that might help. Who knows?)

It’s too bad that what’s good for business (shutting down Yahoo Photos, focusing on Flickr) isn’t so good for their customers. I don’t know what I’d do in their shoes, it’s a tough one. But at least at SmugMug, we’re not a free service, we’re profitable, and we’re not going anywhere.

You get what you pay for – if you care about your photos, come see what you’ve been missing.

Categories: business, smugmug, web 2.0
  1. jane
    July 11, 2007 at 6:09 am | #1

    Can we tell our friend abt this that are yahoo or flickr users right now and be able to get a referral benefit at the same time?

  2. Jeremy
    July 13, 2007 at 12:23 am | #2

    50% for first year only?

  3. July 16, 2007 at 3:38 pm | #3

    You could probably build something better than this:

    http://kentbrewster.com/dump-yahoo-photos/

    to make the job easier. That’d remove the need to hop to Flickr before SmugMug.

  4. July 19, 2007 at 8:08 pm | #4

    @Jane – why not? :)
    @Jeremy – yes, 1st year only

  5. laurel
    July 20, 2007 at 6:17 pm | #5

    I had given permission for YAhoo to send my photos to Shutterfly. I may want to switch to smug mug, as my daughter has account (and says discount code for me). Does this half price offer include people who already switched because your name was not on the list?

  6. Freddi Sokoloff
    August 11, 2007 at 5:12 pm | #6

    But I paid for PhotoSite—so you don’t always “get what you pay for”. Is it the same as Yahoo Photos? Can you use this SmuggLe thing to move your pictures from Snapfish and/or Shutterfly?

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