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FlickrLogoIn one inspiring move, Yahoo! has upped the ante by offering a full 1 Terabyte of space to all Flickr users, and by updating the already-dated Flickr interface. To put things into perspective, 1 TB amounts to over 500,000 original, full-resolution, pixel-perfect, brilliant photos, according to Yahoo!. The free TB offer comes neatly packaged in a completely redone user interface which is bigger, neater, and far more appealing than the old photo stream.

With this revamp, Flickr has practically rebooted the photo sharing application which was starting to lose eyeballs thanks to younger arrivals like Google+ Photos, 500px, and Instagram. Even Facebook cut off a large slice from the photo-sharing pie. The new design has deftly put photographs front and center, with the new photo stream now a seamless scrolling gallery. There is less white space to be seen, with photos taking up almost the entire space on the screen. A full-screen slideshow in a lightbox completes the picture.

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The free account carries an ad, but to my eyes, it doesn’t mar the viewing experience in any way. The Flickr redesign follows the path laid down by the iOS app Flickr Releases Redesigned iOS Photo And Video App With New Filters [Updates] Flickr Releases Redesigned iOS Photo And Video App With New Filters [Updates] The widely popular photo sharing site, Flickr.com, released yesterday a completely redesigned version of its iPhone photo and video app. Users should find the new user interface even easier to use, with additional unique camera... Read More which was revamped last year. The Android app has followed up with a similar look.

The best thing about this update is that you don’t have to worry about space ?in the  least. A bar graphic on top shows the extent of an account’s space usage, but with 1 TB, you’re not likely to exhaust it very soon. You can upgrade ($499.99) to double the space, if 1 TB is not enough, for some reason.

Check out the new Flickr and tell us what you think about it.

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Source: Yahoo

  1. Kialaya A.
    August 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    The price is NOT $499.99 , it is $49.99. I don't think anybody would join as Pro for THAT exorbitant price ;-) Please change it in the article.

  2. Brandon R
    October 29, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Well goodbye Picassa hello Flicker :P

  3. Nehad Alikhan
    May 29, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I Got It "_ :)

  4. Gary B
    May 23, 2013 at 11:50 am

    It is gaudy, in your face, crowded design and not as functional.
    Instead of giving you thumbnails to decide what pictures of your
    contacts you wish to view, it slams large images filling the screen
    figuring you must want to see every image, and then what thumbnails are
    in the image are hard to see. You now have to navigate all over the
    place to get information, of course, that gives them more pages to
    present ads.

    I had unlimited storage for $30 per year and now I
    am supposed to be thrilled I can get a limited account for free and
    slammed with ads. if they wanted to add advertisement for the free
    accounts, that is fine, but now they want almost double the cost for
    less service just to not see ads. Their thought process to drive away
    paying customers to attract people who couldn't pay $30 per year to
    receive advertising. How successful will that advertising be? How long
    will people place ads when there won't be much response?

    “There’s no such thing as Flickr Pro today because [with so
    many people taking photographs] there’s really no such thing as
    professional photographers anymore,”
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

    First,
    the Flickr Pro account never had anything to do with being a
    professional photographer. Second, when the CEO of an organization that
    hosts one of the largest image data bases doesn't even know what a
    professional photographer is does not reflect well on the company or
    her. Who does she think was covering her press conference?
    Grandmothers with cameras? It is also not Uncle Bob risking their lives
    in war zones, or crawling through rubble in Oklahoma to bring images to
    the public.

    Sure, she said there was market research. There was
    market research for New Coke, the Ford Edsel, the US Football League,
    McDonald's Arch Delux, and Windows Vista.

  5. Nevzat A
    May 23, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Wouw 1TB! That's a lot of storage!!!!

  6. Debra Beshears
    May 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    To quote Phil, "Happy, Happy, Happy!"

  7. Ali Khan
    May 22, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Internet is strange place, you pay huge amount and get only limited 5 to 10 GB worth of storage for web hosting and for photo storage we have 1 TB. Wow

  8. carie
    May 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    In what appears to be a move to increase market share in the online social/photograph sharing market, Yahoo have disregarded their current users and their needs. While 1tb sounds fantastic, it is not free, it is funded by ads.

    For the old pro-users, we are almost being penalized as in some instances, there are more limits for the pro-user than the "free" user.

    Then for only $50 you can have another terabyte, that is hardly a bargain!

    Okay the new design. Looks good but here are a few changes that make a big difference to the serious photographer: Cluttered, the old look was far cleaner. Important exif info is now hidden (camera, iso, shutterspeed and aperture). Some photographs are not intended for a black background! And then the comments, you used to able see both easily, now it is a scrolling nightmare! The way the streams shows result in a collage look, fine for a social site, but just distracting if you are evaluating another photographers work.

    As a pro member, I am not sure I am going to keep my flickr account. After all I already have google+ and facebook. The fact is I had the flickr account in the first place because I did not like the google+ and facebook approach. Seeing as flickr is now just a rehash on the tired theme, I will move on...

    • Saikat Basu
      May 23, 2013 at 5:54 am

      Very valid feedback. I was waiting for a pro-user to give their two bits. Thanks. I would also have liked Flickr to give me more organizational control over my photos. Let's hope they make gradual changes towards further improvement.

  9. David Moreira
    May 22, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    It sure got my attention, 1 free TB?

    I'll check it out.

  10. Brian Stirling
    May 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I don't see what the big deal is with the redesign. Saying you're "horrified" and that the design appears done by "a 13 yr old with ADHD" seem dramatic exaggerations that come off as whiny and baseless.
    The 300 MB upload limit does seem a little strange when paired with a 1TB storage limit but horrified? I think not. Anyway, if the user base is as disapproving as some would have us believe Flickr will find out soon enough.

  11. bob
    May 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    The headline figure of 1Tb is very enticing, on paper at least. Unfortunately there's still a 300Mb per month update limit. Go on, work it out.....
    There is massive backlash against this new look, 160 pages of almost exclusively negative comments on the Flickr blog page at the time of writing this.

    Personally, I'm horrified by the update, which looks to have been designed by a 13 year old with ADHD and will be taking my business elsewhere, which is seemingly exactly what they want.

    • Graham Richardson
      May 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Where does it say there is a 300MB month upload limit? I cant see this at all. I certainly hope thats not the case!

    • Kyle
      May 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      Yea the 300Mb upload limit and the 200 photo uploading a one time is a joke! I can never get the bulk uploaders working for me

    • Saikat Basu
      May 22, 2013 at 6:00 pm

      Yahoo says it was a bug and it has been removed:

      https://twitter.com/Flickr/status/336668020401401856

      Here's the page which details the differences between the accounts:

      http://www.flickr.com/help/limits/

    • Sujit Singh
      May 23, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Hey Bob, are you sure there is restriction of 300 Mb per month, I think its gone now. Free and paid user can upload around 200 GB every month. I use Picbackman (http://www.picbackman.com) and it shows quick stats of how much bandwidth is remaining. Earlier it showed 300 Mb, but now its showing 200 GB, so I think they have increased it.

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