In November 2013 NFN’s Board of Directors followed Webmaster Birgit Pauli-Haack’s recommendation to phase out the NFN Photos service, after it was determined that hardly any NFN member is using it and the last album created by an NFN member was in April 2011.
We will purge all photo files on January 31, 2014. When we released the service in 2003 we served an urgent need for people to share photos via cloud service rather than attaching them to emails. Our service provided a feature rich environment for private and public sharing of photos.
About 650 albums and 14,700 photos later the usefulness of the services seem to have run its course. Over the last five years, much better services have mushroomed through out the Internet.
NFN members in good standing will receive an email notification with a link to download their photos in a zip file for archiving. The link will expire on January 31, 2014 and all photos will be purged from our servers at that time. If you haven’t yet migrated to a different photos sharing service, here is a list of sites to explore.
- Google+ & Picasa
- For Artists and amateurs alike: Artbloggers.com
If you feel, a good photos sharing site is missing, let us know and we’ll add it to the list. As always, let me know about your thoughts, suggestions and comments,
Your friendly neighborhood Webmaster