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Fri Nov 2, 2018, 12:32 PM

Changes to Flickr

Hopefully it is OK to post this here as I figure there may be a few users here this could apply to.
Basically next year flickr is going to change things up and if you have 1000 or more pictures on the site then you will be required to sign up for the PRO account and 49.99 a year.

Personally I'm not sure how I feel about this, maybe it's because I'm over the 1000 limit but I like to think it is just because I'm cynical.

https://blog.flickr.net/en/2018/11/01/changing-flickr-free-accounts-1000-photos/


Beginning January 8, 2019, Free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos and videos. If you need unlimited storage, you’ll need to upgrade to Flickr Pro.


Lastly, we looked at our members and found a clear line between Free and Pro accounts: the overwhelming majority of Pros have more than 1,000 photos on Flickr, and more than 97% of Free members have fewer than 1,000. We believe we’ve landed on a fair and generous place to draw the line.


Still taken on face value that everyone of the so called '3 percent' with over 1000 pics then subscribes that is a heck of a pay day, 3 percent of 100 million users multiplied by 49.99 is close enough to 150 million. Nice move smugmug.

To be fair no matter what changes they make someone is always going to have a problem with it and some of the changes are definitely for the better like allowing non yahoo registrations.

For me I don't know, if I wanted the PRO account I could of had it by now, not sure I see the value of it and possibly if I was going to spend money on such a thing then maybe I'd be better off with a private site or something else. I don't know to be honest.
I'm going to wait and see what sort of backlash they get and if they change anything before rushing to delete or back up pics on my account.

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Response to Thyla (Original post)

Fri Nov 2, 2018, 01:24 PM

1. I recently signed up with the free version of Flickr.

I needed a place to share photos.

I am like you - I am not sure I want to pay $49.99 per year to store more than 1,000 photos.

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Response to Quemado (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 2, 2018, 01:47 PM

2. It is a good site

I have been a member for 8 years and surprisingly have around 1200 pics on there so depending on how you use it those 1000 may take a while to get to.

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Response to Thyla (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 04:49 AM

3. I've used Flickr since 2007

and I have over 6,000 photos there. I've enjoyed the time I've spent on Flickr and I've met a lot of interesting people, but $49 a year is a bit too much for me. I remember when it was only $25.

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