Fleeing Yahoo Photos? Get 50% off at 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.