I’ve been meaning to do this test for a few weeks. It’s possible to link an image from a Flickr account into a WordPress blog post. The advantage of posting a photo this way is that a free Flickr account gives a user 1TB of storage, whereas a WordPress blog has only 3GB free storage. So linking photos from somewhere else is going to use up that 3GB a lot more slowly. Also, with a terabyte of storage, I don’t feel compelled to scale each image into oblivion, and I can freely deluge readers with images.
Here are two copies of the same image: the first uploaded to Flickr and linked into this post and the second uploaded into my blog’s WordPress media library and linked from there.
Getting a caption on the Flickr-linked image required adding some stuff and clicking on the image to enlarge it launches Flickr. I added a target attribute to the anchor tag to make Flickr launch in a new window but I’m still waffling about that. Is it simpler to click your browser back button or close the newly-opened window?
Anyway, I’m looking at the two images and they look different. I squandered 4MB in order to upload the exact same .jpg to both Flickr and WP, but the puffs in the WP image seem lighter and there seems to be more sharpness in the Flickr image.
Maybe I just need new glasses…