Frequently Asked Questions

Why did you make Social Photos?
I was one of those people annoyed by having the digital photos on various network without an easy way to organize them. Also, when I wanted to share the same album to multiple social networks, it was usually a pain. Social Photos was developed to scratch my own itch (like many other wonderful pieces of software).

Is my data safe when I use Social Photos?
Yes, absolutely! We do not store any information about you on our servers. You can check out the privacy policy for more details (this isn't the usual yada yada, it has clear concise points).

Can you see/store my passwords?
No. Your password never comes to our server. The app uses a protocol known as OAuth, which enables secure authentication for access of user data without exposing the actual account's passwords.

Flickr doesn't have the concept of Albums. Yet Social Photos lists Flickr albums. What are they?
Your Flickr Sets (photosets) appear as Albums. When you create an album in Flickr, you are essentially creating a Set.

Where is this hosted? How do you pay for it?
The servers are hosted in linode. It doesn't cost much to host them for now. But it might change depending upon the patronage. Nevertheless, if you are feeling generous, please feel free to donate for the cause of supporting this project.

Will it remain free or are you planning to charge for this in the future?
Social Photos will always remain 100% free.

Why aren't there any ads? I thought free services were always ad supported!
I thought about it, but decided not to place ads in social photos for two reasons. One is that there isn't much room in the photo transfers page for the ad. I wanted to leave out as much space as possible to display the photos and albums. The other is that, this app is usually used as a single long standing page with all the interactions happening through javascript, so it won't get many impressions anyway.

Something isn't working the way it is supposed to. Where do i report that?
We understand that Social Photos isn't a perfect product and has a lot of flaws. You can file a bug report here.

Is Social Photos an open source project?
Unfortunately, No. I might publish the source code at some point in the future, but as of now it's not open source. Yes, Social Photos is an Open Source project. You are free to either fork it, or contribute with pull requests here: https://github.com/vickyg3/social-photos

My question is technical/My question isn't answered here, what do I do?
Please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to respond to your concern.