I do love Flickr. But I don’t like their prints, finding them to be really washed out and disappointing. However, I like SmugMug’s prints but didn’t want to go to the trouble of downloading all my Flickr pics and then uploading them to SmugMug.
Enter SmuggLr, a Firefox extension that promises:
Photo migration from flickr, ImageStation or PhotoSite to Smugmug with an easy to use wizard.
I was skeptical. The term “wizard” conjured up memories of Microsoft applications that papered over their complexity and poor usability with “wizards” that inevitably left one frustrated.
However, this is one “wizard” that really is a Merlin. I let SmuggLr do its magic and, over the course of a couple hours, it migrated 1,510 of my photos in 48 galleries from Flickr to SmugMug. And it kept all my galleries together, along with my captions and exif data. Brilliant!
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http://www.pixamo.com has an importing tool that will bring your photos to their site from like 13 or 14 other sites- I’ve only tried their print service twice, but the quality of the prints was great both times.
Absolutely brilliant! I just tested this out with 86 photos, and it worked flawlessly and in under 45 seconds (including install time). Thanks for a genius tool!!