Smugmug and Flickr: How they render in posts.

(Editing 2019, I am so sorry dear readers. Flickr changed its politic, with good and respectable reasons, and free accounts are now limited. It will be prudent to not using it. I am not deleting the post for it can be useful as a memory)

First a disclaimer, I have not connection with Flickr and Smugmug. I have accounts in both services, in the case of Flickr it came with the yahoo account and in the case of smugmug I subscribed with a monthly payment from my own money. So this is my opinion, not advertisement.

Before to start to publish daily here in WordPress I wanted to publish my photographs. I took my time to process my photographs till to match my vision. So I want that you can see what I try to show you, dear reader. I started with Flickr because it’s free and from a serious company, but I notice that my photographs have a sharpening I didn’t put in them. I can’t find how to avoid or revert this, because it makes my photographs different. I tried Smugmug and it renders better to my expectations. I don’t say it’s better for you, but to my needs and goals certainly it is. Said that if you have an answer to my question about the flickr sharpening I’d love to read it, because I am not photographer so certainly I don’t need a sophisticated service, just one that show my photographs the same way I intend them.

First the Smugmug version:

(I’ve no more a Smugmug account)

Now the Flickr version, actually I am not very sure how to post a link from Flickr so I am using two links provided, the first seem more accurate but anyway it is a bit different from my original archive and the second is definitively with artifacts (see the burned ichu or grass in the bottom left):

(Here there were images)

I don’t know what it’s going on, certainly I’d prefer the free Flickr service but I cannot get to publish the images the way I want. I know that I could let them in Flickr but then again I don’t want to publish in Flickr but in WordPress because my interest is not just photography. I couldn’t find clear information to how to post from flickr to wordpress, there are three options but when I select any of them it’s not integrated to put a title as I did with the smugmug version.


I’m so sorry for the lack of a comparative. In February of 2015 I couldn’t continue with my Smugmug account, it’s a high quality service and Flickr is too. You can’t go wrong with both and the difference in rendering is not important.

Football: France vs Germany; Brazil vs Colombia

Hearts throb, legs weight tons, there is just a moment to score the goal, just a chance to change the History or lose everything: World Cup has begun.

France vs Germany:

Germany played a long match before, France instead played the ninety minutes in its previous match, they were supposed to last more and better. Perhaps they were with that thought, endure the German attack until exhausting them. Germany was not agree, they knew that they had to score from the start, every minute it was to going harder and tougher. Hummels kill the match with barely thirteen minutes, it was not just crossed the French webs but their hearts and will to win. I am not sure if France hoped to win in the second time with a better condition but they played without much desire to score. Even in the end the most of them didn’t seem very conscious that they were completely eliminated. Germany 1 – France 0.

Brazil vs Colombia:

Colombia has a great team, perhaps stronger than Brazil but they started the match with disorder that wasn’t an organized football but a street football, that do more damage than the Brazilian attack or the referee that allowed a game of kicks and fouls without so much punishment. Certainly a Brazilian stadium have to weight to the rival team and at least a bit to the referee. Thiago scored in seventh minute, and the first time was mostly Brazilian; Colombia ran to score but in a way that I thought that a Brazilian counterattack would get another goal. In second time a Colombia, with strict orders from Pekerman, did a better fight but Brazil was in home and David Luiz scored the second one with an amazing goal, the Colombian goalkeeper (that seemed hurted or at least different) and the backs couldn’t do nothing except to clap (of course they didn’t clap) and after that Colombia get the goal with a penalty. I thought that the referee, the same way as the WWE referees, was going to pass out in that moment to not validate the goal, LOL, fortunately the game don’t degenerate so much. Neymar is probably out of the World Cup, although I personally feel it more for Suárez I hope that Neymar can still play. With every match there are excellent players out but well, that’s the football and at least always there is time to swore revenge, and sometimes to retrieve.

I prognostic that Brazil is going to eliminate to Germany. Brazil has more difficult matchs with South American teams because we know each other. I invite to Germany to prove me wrong ;-)