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Changes to Flickr


21 May 2013 1:06PM
Looks like Flickr has changed its business model.

I'm currently on a "Pro" account, but these aren't going to be available any more to new customers (not sure whether I will be able to renew or not). They are keeping a Free option which will give 1TB of space, but will have ads (currently on "Pro" I have unlimited space and no ads) or some other options which are twice the price of the old "Pro" account.

Just a heads up to anyone else currently using Flickr.

Regards,

Andy

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21 May 2013 1:15PM
Yeah, just noticed that on my account. I had been a pro user, but it expired recently and i sort of restructured my portfolio. Wasnt aware of anything happening before now
cats_123 e2
10 4.0k 25 Northern Ireland
21 May 2013 1:22PM
you might be interested in this.... Flickr re-design Smile
21 May 2013 1:24PM
It kicked in late last night - I was actually on Flickr checking something when it all switched. Thought I was going mad at first.

There seems to be a lot of grumbling about the changes.
lobsterboy e2
10 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 1:29PM

Quote:There seems to be a lot of grumbling about the changes.


really?? you surprise me. That hardly ever happens when a site changes Wink
21 May 2013 1:32PM
LOLGrin Good pointWink
lobsterboy e2
10 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 1:32PM

Quote:For $500 a year, your storage space will be doubled to 2 terabytes.

Or you could just open 2 accounts and get it for free!
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 2:27PM

Quote: I was actually on Flickr checking something when it all switched. Thought I was going mad at first.

There seems to be a lot of grumbling about the changes.

That happened on G+ last week. Really weird finding it all changed without warning. Apparently we're all supposed to be watching announcements and lusting for change. Perhaps Flickr is like that. (There are workarounds on G+ so the Fanboys can have the latest doohickey and sane people can still use it as well)
21 May 2013 3:04PM
Apparently if you already have a Pro account you will be able to renew but not sure if I would want to - it's certainly not as user friendly - would have been better if you had been told of the imminent changes or have a choice as to old vs new.

Progress I 'spose!!
sitan1 e2
6 521 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 3:07PM
well a grumble from me, I don't like the change, would have liked the option seeing as I was a paying member.
JackAllTog e2
5 3.7k 58 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 3:24PM
Just saw this article too from the gaurdian.

I stopped pro flickr ages ago, I don't seem to get galleries as a non pro user, just photostream and sets.
(edit - actually maybe i mean collections were limited as a standard user)

This is me if you want to link or see a non pro account - http://www.flickr.com/photos/lessfuzzysnapsstuart/

Cheers.
21 May 2013 3:41PM
I quite like the changes, particularly the gallery display. I always felt flickr wasn't visual enough and felt like it was designed back in 1992 with tiny thumbnails and a restricted website width. But now, wow.
cattyal e2
9 6.1k 6 England
21 May 2013 3:47PM
It looks just like 500px now...............
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 5:26PM
Trying out Flickr now.

"Lucky you! You're part of a bucket test and are seeing one of our new Flickr test experiences"

Oh wow. I really wanted that.
keith selmes 11 7.1k 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 5:37PM
Flickr does look a bit big and garish now - roughly what happened to G+.

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