I, Love Flickr. Love, love it. It's Yahoo.
Writers General 1,712 photos, 325 members
write the caption 694 photos, 132 members
History : images without words don't document 4,704 photos, 535 members
Digital Scrapbook 8,861 photos, 1,472 members
Written Words 4,926 photos, 622 members
Creative Writing 2,142 photos, 497 members
Choubox Scrapbook Layout Gallery 6 photos, 31 members
It's Skyline Time 111 photos, 44 members
The Write Way 76 photos, 60 members
Prospect Hill 33 photos, 14 members
Scrapbooks 766 photos, 72 members
Cincinnati Skyline 420 photos, 144 members
Over-the-Rhine 382 photos, 51 members
Cincinnati Places and People 2,441 photos, 81 members
Clifton, Cincinnati, Ohio 437 photos, 73 members
Scrapbook Edge 2,978 photos, 236 members
SCRAPBOOK ROOM ORGANIZATION 43 photos, 46 members
Cincinnati; The Queen City 518 photos, 53 members
Visual Libraries - Leave Your Mark 730 photos, 25 members
Journal Junky's!!! 1,153 photos, 100 members
Creative NonFiction Writing Forums 88 photos, 19 members
ScrapArtist.com 516 photos, 133 members
Organize Your Genealogy Life! 19 photos, 19 members
Heritage Scrapbooking 156 photos, 14 members
Vintage Photographs and Genealogy 502 photos, 111 members
All of my best photos go to my Flickr Stream. By best, I mean 2- and 3-stars. 1-Star photos remain in digital storage but they don't go anywhere.
At the end of each season, or quarter, I cull out the best of the 2-stars and all of the 3-stars on Flickr, and with a click send them to print with SnapFish. I just finished batching the past year's best of 3-stars and collaging them for my Year Highlights Album.
This took all of five minutes. Extremely fast and functional. And Gratifying.
Before this year, I was sending my pics to whoever had the best deal of the online photos printers. Aaack! That's just way too overwhelming for me. To scattered. I must have structure to operate with any kind of efficiency. That means deleting all the emails daily that come calling into my inbox folders announcing their awesome sales and happiness. After a while, your system hums and you just don't mess with it. That's worth money to me.
I should back up and say that I first load up Picasa, which pulls in immediately any new pics on my hard drive. Picasa is where I edit my pics. I LOVE Picasa! And to boot, it's free. I'll take free whenever I can get it. In my opinion, Picasa ranks high on the list for photo editing. It's Google, which makes a lot of other nifty things possible. Like just click to send to Blogger.
For Picasa, you need a Google account; for Flickr you need a Yahoo account. I sign in and out of each. If I have to. Not always.
Picasa: My Family History Web Album and 2011 Jan-Mar Highlights Web Albums
I love Shutterfly too. And gobs of others out there. But I like Picasa and Flikr the best.