Treemo and Flickr

A couple of weeks ago I received an email from one of the Treemo founders encouraging me to join their site. He had found some images of fall colors on this site and let me know that Treemo was running a contest for the best image of fall colors and encouraged me to enter. I did, and this picture ended up winning.

boston public garden by gnuhaus on Treemo

The contest, called Treemo Tagged!, is one feature of Treemo that sets it apart from Flickr. Additionally, Treemo allows you to upload video and audio, as well as text to their site. Currently there is a 200MB/month upload limit, and a 1GB cap on uploads overall. A ‘pro’ service has been promised with unlimited uploads and several, as yet unannounced, exclusive features.

Each week the contest has a different theme, with up to three winners—video and audio winners receive a $100 Visa Gift Card, and the best photo receives $50. Since Treemo is a fairly new service, there are relatively few people using it, so the chances of winning are pretty good right now (as my winning evidences).

Files can be uploaded via the web or email. Here is where the user experience suffers compared to Flickr. You can only upload 10 images at a time. The file name of the image becomes its title, and once uploaded you are given the opportunity to change the title, and add a description, tags and location tags. As on Flickr, you can edit these at any time.

Treemo also allows you to create up to 3 sets of images. Each set can have 2 subsets. Creating the sets is simple, if a bit tedious: simply drag the image thumbnail you want into the set. Deleting an image is just as straightforward.

Another difference between Treemo and Flickr is Treemo’s focus on making a difference, both in the community and for the environment. They have teamed up with a number of e-waste organizations and encourage its members to donate used cameras and cell phones so that they can be used by someone else—perhaps an up and coming artist or student photographer.

So, I continue to use Flickr, but have decided to give Treemo a try as well. I’m looking forward to seeing how the service changes and gets better over time, and wish their team the best of luck!

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In which Mark compares a couple of photo sharing sites...

November 6, 2006 | NaBloPoMo | digital photography

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