This is probably unmentionable but if you don't ask you don't know...
We get a lot of JPEG 12 images, which means they basically have no compression. If we stored them as JPEG 10, they'd be 1/3rd the size. Research shows that no one, not even with a fine eye, a lupe, and images with hard lines, can tell the difference between a print made from 10 or 12...
('cuz I gotta admit, Flickr is a lot more fun : )
what's more fun about it?
Mike Lane wrote:
I certainly haven't seen anyone do anything like that with smugmug.
stay tuned, mike .....
Mike Lane wrote:
You wouldn't kid a guy with teeth like these would you?
Wow. How did I miss this post? I would've definitely taken advantage of the grace period to save $49. :cry :cry :cry
I don't think their prices have gone up yet, have they?
Good suggestions. My only concern is that we don't make it too promotional because we want to be true to our promise of no ads, no spam.
notice will be given for sure. in fact, the first notice of this was given back in april 2005 and the pricing still hasn't been changed. smugmug has even said that customers would be grandfathered - protected - read the posts in this thread....
notice will be given - please don't let it ruin your day - it's not worth it, becuase nothing's happening today
I just want a clarification, if I were to upgrade now I'd pay the new rates correct?
Yes. They planed on doing this for quite some time and also published those plans here and via message to your smugmug account.
Crap, I was just debating on whether to upgrade to power user since I just got my wife a P&S that can grab videos. I just want a clarification, if I were to upgrade now I'd pay the new rates correct?
I am in the same position as you - I finally decided that it would be nice to upgrade, and have sufficient referral credits to do so for this year, but looks like I'll be paying the new rate if I am to upgrade now.
Any chance of making an exception for us late-comers? As things stand, this seems like a nice incentive to NOT upgrade...
NOTE: REFERAL CREDITS CAN NOT BE USED TO UPGRADE!!!
I didn't read the fine print and got caught on this one. The way it works is referals are only for renewals or gift memberships. If you do an upgrade your credit card will get charged the pro-rated difference between your current level and new level over the remaining time til your next renewal. So, if you want to "upgrade" with referals what you need to do is upgrade just before your renewal date, you'll get charged a few bucks or cents on your credit card and when the renewal happens that will come out of credits. Option two is to abandon your current account and give yourself a gift membership at a higher service level (but you pay the base amount again in referals in this method). So don't get surprised like I did, smugmug charged me a bunch of money all of a sudden and I hadn't read carefully enough. I though I was upgrading on my referals but that's not the way it works .
I wonder why smugmug doesn't want to allow upgrades to use referral credits?
They'll get used upon renewal for the account.
Yes, we all know that.
But given that you're willing to do that and they can be even used to gift yourself an account at any level, we don't understand why referral credits can't be used to just upgrade you directly. You're doing 75% of it, just not the 25% that many of us assumed would be possible. It's your business decision, so we're providing feedback that the current upgrade restriction isn't making sense to us and isn't matching our expectations.