Best online photo gallery/archiver?

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Baby will be here soon so I have to think about long-term online photo storage (in as close to original quality as possible without being downsampled). I signed up for a smugmug trial but think it may be overkill.. Suggestions? Unlimited uploads necessary and fees are ok.

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Picasa Web Albums with extra storage should do it for you. An extra 20GB for Picasa is $5/year, so it's pretty cheap and probably okay for what you want... I seriously doubt you'll be uploading more than 20GB in a year. If you do though you could go for the 80GB upgrade for $20.
 
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Picasa Web Albums with extra storage should do it for you. An extra 20GB for Picasa is $5/year, so it's pretty cheap and probably okay for what you want... I seriously doubt you'll be uploading more than 20GB in a year. If you do though you could go for the 80GB upgrade for $20.

Doesn't picasa resize to 1600x1200? I'd like to keep my 10 megapixel images in tact for printouts and such.

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why not just get an offsite backup solution. Leave them in whatever you use iPhoto/picasa, then they are automatically backed up. I use backblaze and everything is backed up automatically.
 

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why not just get an offsite backup solution. Leave them in whatever you use iPhoto/picasa, then they are automatically backed up. I use backblaze and everything is backed up automatically.

That got me thinking... what about Dropbox? It's $10/month for 50GB and it'll let you upload full resolution. You could just upload the pictures to a shared folder and you'd be good to go.

EDIT: Maybe look at Flickr Pro too? link
 
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I went with Picasa for a while, but it wasn't enough space. I fill up my 16gb card every month or so, the 10-12mp pics take up a ton of space.

I finally just registered a domain name with godaddy and built my own website with a 2TB E-SATA drive. Now I can link all the pictures to it (and even have a video section). I still have to convert down for the previews so some people with slow connections can actually load them, but I link to the full size too if family members want the HQ versions to print out.
 

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That got me thinking... what about Dropbox? It's $10/month for 50GB and it'll let you upload full resolution. You could just upload the pictures to a shared folder and you'd be good to go.

EDIT: Maybe look at Flickr Pro too? link

Backblaze and other backup services are around $50/year. Unless you need to share via dropbox, I don't see the advantage.

I used smugmug in the same way as the OP but after a year of trying to manage my local library and my smugmug library, I decided it was too much. That is why I went with backblaze. Now if I want to share something, I just upload it to Picasa from my local library. Everything is backed up and I don't have to worry about it.
 

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I'd love a feature-rich front end I could install on my own server. Free, of course :)
 

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Wal-mart has online storage for images. Plus, its tied in with their photolabs.

When you want the images printed out, just select the pictures, send them to your local wal-mart photolab, pick 1 hour printing, and go pick them up.
 
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why not just get an offsite backup solution. Leave them in whatever you use iPhoto/picasa, then they are automatically backed up. I use backblaze and everything is backed up automatically.

edIT- read that wrong, googled blackblaze. very interesting!
 
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