Is any of the other major photosharing sites better than Flickr for the albums hierarchy? I mean the possibility to define a depth of more than two... If I'm not mistaken in flickr you can only define Collections and then Albums in those Collections, but you can't get any deeper.

  • Out of curiosity what is your organizational use case? – Shizam Nov 7 '10 at 18:18
  • I like to have my images separated by year, for example. – Carles Nov 7 '10 at 20:58
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    You can also tag your images by year, giving a way to look at them across that axis. – mattdm Jan 29 '11 at 17:13

Flickr does allow a collection to contain either sets, or other collections, giving you that hierarchy

  • Nice, I didn't notice this. I had some sets in a collection and it didn't let me add another collection inside... Thanks. – Carles Nov 7 '10 at 20:59
  • @Carles I found it "less than obvious" that a collection could only contain one type of thing, but I do do this myself with a few collections – Rowland Shaw Nov 8 '10 at 8:45
  • @Rowland - now, if flickr would make collections shareable, that would make them significantly more useful. – b w Aug 31 '11 at 19:48
  • @bill what do you mean by "shareable"? You can always send the link out – Rowland Shaw Aug 31 '11 at 20:00
  • @Rowland, i mean to be able to send a guest pass to someone for a collection. flickr.com/groups/flickrideas/discuss/72157600044271250 – b w Aug 31 '11 at 20:42

SmugMug allows for what is essentially three levels:


You can completely customize the names of Categories, Subcategories, and Galleries.

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