Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Flickr now offers 1TB of space for Photos

Yahoo seems to have noticed Flickr was needing an overhaul... and what a great overhaul they did! If you, like many others, simply stopped using it because it looked tiresome and dated, you'll now want to give it another chance. Just take a look at the before and after shots and tell me what you think:

Yes... Flickr is now really oriented to photos, and they now use up most (all?) the available space. Long gone are the text links and wastful white space... and that new design can also be found on the new Flickr Android App. But I'm yet to tell you the best part: Flickr now offers 1TB of free space so we can all stop worrying about whether we should upload our photos in full resolution!

1TB of free space is unheard of, and I can only liken it to the time when Gmail offered 1GB of free space (back in the day that was also revolutionary) - and now it seems like the terabyte is new the gigabyte!

If 1TB isn't enough, you can double it... provided you're willing to pay $499.99/year; though you can also just get rid of the ads for $49.99/year. For comparison, Google now offer 15GB of unified space but if your want 1TB of space you'll nee to pay $49.99... per month (that's roughly $600 per year!) - though Google allows you to upload unlimited photos as long as they're less than 2048 pixels wide.

You'll have to wait and see if this move will work out for Yahoo... but I can tell you that after a couple of years without visiting my old Flickr account, this made me go back and install the Apps. Looks like this year's vacation photos will find their way into Flickr! :)

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