Tuesday, September 16th 2008
I use Flickr for my photos. It’s great in many ways and gives me full control. I can use it both as an online backup and a simple way to show my photos. But it has one drawback:
It sucks for visitors.
What I mean is, it isn’t very easy to use if you’re not a Flickr user yourself. It takes a lot of thinking and guessing.
Setsis not a very intuitive word for albums. Also, the difference between collections and sets is impossible to grasp at a glance.
Picasa, on the other hand, get’s quite a few of these things right.
I guess user interfaces (or the lack of them) are Google’s forte:
At the same time, I don’t want to have to put photos into sets or albums, as one does with Picasa.
So here’s my appeal to Flickr and Picasa: I’d like the Flickr developers to make navigation easier and faster for viewers. And Picasa, get working on the power stuff that Flickr has. I’m thinking of things like the organizer (which is only second to Lightroom when it comes to … organizing).
I’d prefer it if Flickr made the move though, so I don’t have to upload all my photos to Picasa… 🙂