Get unlimited photo storage with Zooomr

Photo sharing site Zooomr has removed the limits on the amount of photo you can upload and store in the site. Zooomr is currently undergoing transition to Mark III, a new version with over 250 new features and which offers users the ability to sell photographs and keep 90% of the sale.

zooomr NO LIMIT. Zooomr has removed storage limits for its users. The free photo storage site is currently undergoing transition to a new version. Click on photo to view larger image.

The transition to Mark III has been delayed but founder Kristopher Tate has decided to remove account limits, a move scheduled for Mark III.

If you post a lot of photos in your website or blog, it makes sense to host it with sites such as Flickr or Zooomr. If you host your blog or website in a shared web server, as I do, you run the risk of going over your web space quota in just a few months if you frequently post high-resolution photos.

You also run the risk of going over your monthly bandwidth quota, especially if your photos get hotlinked, meaning a web owner directly displays it in his or her website by linking to the file in your server instead of downloading the file and uploading it to his or her account.

By hosting your photos in Flickr or Zooomr, you don’t have to worry about file sizes or bandwidth. You also get the added bonus of the photos being processed into different sizes.

For bloggers and independent web publishers, Zooomr is a better option not only because 1. it now offers unlimited storage, or 2. it doesn’t limit free accounts to the last 200 photos in users’ photostreams, but more importantly 3.) it allows you to link photos to their larger versions.

Flickr requires users to link photos to their respective photo pages. But if you want to implement snazzy image loading as I do in this site, you need to be able to link the photos to their larger versions. Here’s how I do it. Zooomr allows this. Kristopher, himself, said this was okay, he just asks that you provide a link to Zooomr.

I can’t help but feel worried by Zooomr’s decision to remove storage and uploading limits. How can they possibly sustain such a free service?

But Thomas Hawk, Zooomr evangelist, said in an answer to one such comment that “Zooomr’s longer-term monetization strategy is built around allowing all photographers everywhere to be able to sell their photos on an opt-in basis. We believe that on a longer-term basis Zooomr can operate on a 10% cut from the sale of stock photography combined with advertising on our free accounts.”

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6 responses

  1. This is great news! Does this mean that those who went through the extra effort of getting a PRO Zooomr account are now in equal footing as the rest of the users?

  2. Jhay,
    Yes. But we have the Pro4life icons beside our usernames and I think that’s pretty cool.

  3. Maximus,

    Congrats to the Philippine Blog Awards nominations! Astig!


  4. 3.) it allows you to link photos to their larger versions.

    ~ flickr does allow links to their larger photos..check this out…

  5. Jagtalon,
    Yest you can link to larger photos but the Flickr terms of service requires you to link the photo to their photo page. for Lightbox to work you have to link a smaller photo to their larger version. Flickr does not allow this and reminds you of it when you take the code for photo posting, after you click on “all sizes.”

  6. Awesome, flickr is going to have some real tough competition.

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