I’m returning to the topic of tools to organise photo libraries again. I’m not particularly impressed with the photo capabilities of MSN Spaces at the moment, for the following reasons:
- IPTC metadata is not preserved, and
- The quality of the online images looks pretty crap to me (at least in comparison to Flickr). Here’s a photo on MSN Spaces and the same photo on Flickrfor comparison.
- Flickr automatically makes a range of sizes available for each photo. MSN Spaces doesn’t.
I’ve just been playing with the Flickr plug-in to Picajet, and this seems to me to be much closer to what I’m looking for. It’s easy to select a batch of photos for uploading – they can be resized, or left at the original sizes; metadata is preserved, and transferred seamlessly to Flickr (no more re-tagging images), and the Flickr image displays are much better than MSN Spaces.
Come on, Microsoft, pull your fingers out!