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New Flickr app supports Samsung Gear VR

New Flickr app supports Samsung Gear VR

The amount of content that is made specifically for VR headsets like the Oculus or Samsung Gear VR is growing all the time. Flickr has announced a new app that gives users a 360-degree photo experience that supports Samsung Gear VR. The app is called Flickr VR and is for compatible Samsung smartphones.

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iPhone was most popular device on Flickr in 2015

iPhone was most popular device on Flickr in 2015

Flickr recently released its “Year in Review” report, which details the most popular photos on its service over the past year, as well as the devices its users most commonly used to capture their photos. In the latter case, the popular ‘camera’ of the year, at least as far as Flickr users go, was the iPhone, which was used to capture 42-percent of the service’s photos, beating out the Canon EOS and Nikon D cameras.

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Yahoo updates image search with Flickr results

Yahoo updates image search with Flickr results

Yahoo has updated its image search engine to include images from Flickr, its image-hosting website. You’ll have to be logged into your Yahoo account, which will pull up personalized Flickr results when searching for an image on Yahoo. This will include some of your own images on Flickr, and images from other people, such as users you follow and top photos on the image service.

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Flickr updates iOS app with 3D Touch support

Flickr updates iOS app with 3D Touch support

Flickr has pushed out a new update for its iOS app, giving it new support for some of the latest iOS features. Most prominently is new support for 3D Touch, allowing users to do things more quickly using various presses and taps, and maybe a swipe or two, depending on the task. The update is available for users now via the iTunes store, and brings with it a few select other features, including Spotlight search, universal links, and more.

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Flickr’s developing its own VR experience

Flickr’s developing its own VR experience

If you have Google Cardboard or any sort of more sophisticated virtual reality headset, you've likely used it to watch videos and look at photos. Doing so isn't common at this point, but companies are working quickly to embrace the technology, and Flickr is no different. Over the weekend, Yahoo's photo-hosting service detailed its own virtual reality effort, saying that next year users may be able to view 360-degree panos using Oculus' Rift headset.

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Flickr upsets users by (apparently) boosting compression

Flickr upsets users by (apparently) boosting compression

Some users of Yahoo's photo sharing and hosting website Flickr have taken to the Internet with upset comments, expressing issues with the quality of their lesser-sized photos. Namely, the sized-down non-original photos appear to have more compression artifacts than they used to, suggesting that Flickr has made some silent tweak that cuts down on data numbers while (very slightly) lessening the visual quality of many images. Flickr has issued a statement on the matter, though it dances around actually confirming whether a change has happened.

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Flickr redesign brings new look, powerful new features

Flickr redesign brings new look, powerful new features

Flickr, Yahoo’s photo storage app and service, is reborn. Not only just rebranded or given a facelift, Flickr is downright new. And exciting. On all fronts — the web, mobile, and desktop — Flickr has a slew of new features, and a new look that may have it competing with popular photo-dump social sites like Instagram. With a full terabyte of storage, and features like bulk upload, better organization and snappier photo sharing, Flickr might be worth a second look if you’re not currently using it.

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Flickr introduces public domain option: SpaceX gets on board

Flickr introduces public domain option: SpaceX gets on board

Flickr, the Yahoo-owned photography storage and sharing website, has been slowly adding features it hopes will make it appeal to a larger audience of photographers, and latest among its efforts is the introduction of two new copyright designations: Public Domain and Creative Commons 0 (CC0). Both designations have been long-requested by Flickr users, and it has already kicked things off in a big way, announcing that SpaceX was one of the first accounts to switch over to a "Public Domain" designation -- making those gorgeous rocket shots available to anyone.

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Flickr Tab for Chrome brings beautiful pictures to your new tab

Flickr Tab for Chrome brings beautiful pictures to your new tab

If you don’t already use Yahoo’s Weather app, I’d humbly suggest you start right now. In addition to being accurate, it feeds you info in a really neat format. The app also uses Flickr images as its background, which are just phenomenal and contextual pieces of art that will have you opening the app over and over. If you’re using google’s Chrome browser, Yahoo just unleashed an extension that lets you display brilliant Flickr images in new tabs as a background image.

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Flickr debuts Camera Roll: a new, organized interface

Flickr debuts Camera Roll: a new, organized interface

On Friday, Flickr launched the Camera Roll feature for a limited number of users. Still labeled as a beta, Camera Roll is a sleek new interface that focuses on organization, speed, and intuitiveness. Users are immediately presented with all of their photos arranged by either date taken or date uploaded, with smooth scrolling and options to make edits or select multiple images. But what's really new, and useful, is the addition of a timeline à la Facebook on the left, which lets users drill down to find photos by year and then month.

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Flickr issues Wall Art apology, removes Creative Commons images

Flickr issues Wall Art apology, removes Creative Commons images

Not too long ago, Flickr introduced a new service for printing photos called Wall Art. At first it was a welcomed feature, allowing users to print their own photos using an integrated tool with a couple different printing options. The mood towards the feature turned sour a short while later, however, when Flickr revealed that Wall Art would no longer be limited to only one's own images, allowing anyone to order prints from a massive library of others' photos...with no compensation going to the photographer.

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Flickr Wall Art now lets you print others users’ photos

Flickr Wall Art now lets you print others users’ photos

Flickr's Wall Art printing service, first announced in October, has expanded quickly in its short time, growing from only allowing U.S. users to print their own photographs to including all users regardless of where they're located. Now the photo hosting service has announced its latest update for Wall Art, one that some users had hoped would come about: the ability to print (nearly) any photo available on the site, no longer limiting users to their own library of content.

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