I have a small dilemma and I was wondering if you could help me deciding which gallery I should use..
Basically, I have two options:
* self-hosted using zenphoto
* hosted by Flickr, Adobe Photoshop express or Smugmug
Self Hosted using zenphoto
Advantages of self-hosted:
Everything is under my complete control (location of pictures, layouts, etc)
If I'm paying already a web hosting company, the gallery is free
There is some admin to do (and it can be quite time consuming)
Not all features might be available due to non-commercial development
Support from 3rd parties is limited
Access rights available for albums and not individual pictures.
Service quality dependent of web hosting company
Flickr/Adobe Express/ Smugmug
Latest features rolled out very quickly (Commercial Development)
Lots of support from 3rd parties (e.g. Flickr has a lot of 3rd parties tools)
Browsing experience optimised since image is their core business
Low control over pictures. That is, I don't know where my pictures are located.
Why do you use zenphoto instead of other services... I guess some will use both (e.g. Flickr and zenphoto) but I would prefer to have just one... any advice?
Thanks in advance!!!