Flickr - new makeover

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    Any Flickr users here? They just did a whole new makeover. You get 1TB of storage space per account. It's $50/year if you don't want to see ads. But if you really need another TB of space, it's $500/year to get the "2TB of space" plan. Really? Weird.

    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/05/flickr-update-android/
     
  2. Cameron Yee

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    So what happens when your annual payment is due?
     
  3. Patrick Sun

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    They are not clear if the ads stop appearing for the account holder, or anyone who views your photos on Flickr.
     
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    I'm liking it but i will never ever ever have ads with my photos.

    Current Pro accounts stay $25 for now.
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/05/yahoo-gives-flickr-a-new-face-a-new-app-and-a-new-business-model/
     
  5. Patrick Sun

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    It's just so foreign looking to me, the layout of each person's flickr page now, with the flickriver streaming template added to browse the larger thumbnails.
     
  6. Scott Merryfield

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    I never tried Flickr. Instead, I use Smugmug, which gives me unlimited storage and no ads for $40 per year.
     
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    Smugmug is great for what it is. The social features suck tho. Discovery of other great photos and photographers, community discussions, etc can't hold a candle to what flick is at its best.
     
  8. Scott Merryfield

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    I have never really used the social functions on Smug Mug, so I will take your word for that. I just need someplace to host my photos online.
     
  9. Cameron Yee

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    I suspect SmugMug also makes it simpler for viewers to download photos. Flickr continues to be sort of obtuse about this sort of thing, though the right-click size options help.
     
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    If you're more about offering batches of photos for downloading (like 2-4 week time windows), dropbox is a good quickie solution.
     

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