I want to publish about 1GB of photos on my Wordpress-powered website. I want viewers to load the photos quickly, but also tobe able to download high-resolution versions.
Here is what I have tried.
1) Using NextGen: This seems great, but when huge photos are uploaded, NextGen does not automatically shrink them, making galleries very slow.
2) Using Flickr: Unfortunately, many of my clients view the photos from China, and Flickr is slow there sometimes. Besides, free Flickr has an upload limit of 300MB/month.
3) Picasa: Same, Google applications are slow in China.
I am open to a budget of < $25/year, but would really appreciate free services.