Zooomr (Flickr on Steroids) still offers free pro accounts

By Will Chen on 4 December 2006 (Updated 8 January 2007) 10 comments

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Many digital photography buffs are hailing Zooomr as "Flickr on Steroids."

Now you can get a free Zooomr Pro account for one year.

To get the free upgrade, simply sign up for a free Zooomr account and then use Zooomr to host at least one image for your blog (see here and here).

Besides your e-mail address, you don't have to give them any personal or financial information. This isn't one of those scams where they ask you for your credit card number for, you know, "verification" purposes.

How does Zooomr Pro compare to Flickr Pro?

Flickr's pro account costs $24.95 per year ($47.99 for two years) and only allows 2 GB of uploads per month offers unlimited uploads.

Zooomr, on the other hand, offers its service one year for free with 4 GB monthly upload limit.

In addition to the price factor, several bloggers have pointed out that Zooomr also offers:

  • Better user interface
  • Faster speed
  • Geotagging mash-up with Google Maps
  • Ability to add mp3 or wav file to a photo
  • Social networking where you can tag people in photos and rank their popularity

Before you switch to Zooomr, don't forget to consider the fact that this is only a one year free membership and Zooomr is only in beta.

If you are a prolific photographer, it may be a pain to move all your stuff off Zooomr if you find out later that Zooomr isn't for you, or worse yet, if Zooomr goes out of business like so many other web 2.0 startups.

Even though Flickr costs more, it is run by Yahoo, so it is less likely to go out of business.

Edited to add: I just went through the process myself and it only took 5 minutes:

  1. After signing up for a free Zooomr account, I uploaded the picture below to Zooomr.
  2. I then copy-pasted the custom Zooomr code into this blog entry
  3. Finally I copy-pasted this blog entry's URL here.

Voila! I now have a pro account.

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Hey thanks for blogging about Zooomr. We are glad to have you as a Pro on the site. I added a link on the Zooomr blog to this post:

http://blog.zooomr.com/2006/12/05/found-treasures/

Best,

Tom

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Flickr.com is $24.95 per *YEAR*, not month.

Will Chen's picture

Hi Thomas. I'm really loving my Zooomr account and you bet I'll be blogging about it often in the future. Guest, thank you so much for catching that. I really appreciate it.

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Guest

What happens after a year, a bandwitdh pinch, a price? what are the longevital plans? Are they going to disappear?

Will Chen's picture

I left a comment for Zooomr's official blog yesterday.  I'll keep asking until I get an answer!

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Pro Accounts that bloggers sign-up for will be available for exactly one year; After that, we will either continue service for free or provide a competitive payment option. -Kristopher

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Guest

This was changed some time in December 2006. You can now upload virtually infinite amounts of photos - if you have virtually infinite amounts...

Will Chen's picture

I've changed the blog entry to reflect the new information.

angelfast's picture

Learning all those aforementioned site is as good as profit earning points for entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts at this point...For these reason, I really like to visit this site from time to time. All the posts here were very interesting and informational...There's more than I get aside from my car's maintenance and car parts like my Dodge park lighterboy and other accessories...

Thanks! 

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Gavin

This post is no longer relevant - zooomr no longer offers free pro accounts.