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Flickr extends free account image deletion deadline to March 12

Flickr extends free account image deletion deadline to March 12

Though Flickr gave users an early warning about its plan to reduce free photo hosting, there were some users who inevitably missed the news. The company revealed last year that following its SmugMug acquisition, it would reduce free accounts to a limit of 1,000 photos. Customers who wanted more would either need to pay or save their images before they were deleted.

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Flickr deleting photos starting tomorrow: How to prepare

Flickr deleting photos starting tomorrow: How to prepare

When Smugmug bought Flickr at the end of last year, folks who were using it as a repository for their photos received some bad news. Instead of the 1TB of storage Flickr had been offering when it was owned by Yahoo, Smugmug changed that to a mere 1000 photos, unless of course you signed up for a Flickr Pro subscription, which runs $50 a year. Those who don't shell out for a Pro subscription will have their photos purged until they're at the 1000 photo threshold, and that purge begins tomorrow.

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Major Flickr update has absurd Free Tier

Major Flickr update has absurd Free Tier

This week the folks at SmugMug announced changes to their newly-acquired service Flickr. Flickr most recently found itself owned by Yahoo, who bought the service all the way back in 2005. The sale of Flickr out from Yahoo's ownership has a lot to do with the Verizon acquisition of Yahoo, which in turn put Yahoo's many brands under their umbrella brand Oath. Oath decided Flickr was better for SmugMug, and sold Flickr to SmugMug as such. Now SmugMug's updating Flickr.

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Flickr bought by SmugMug photo hosting service

Flickr bought by SmugMug photo hosting service

While it pales in popularity compared to the big social networks, photo-sharing site Flickr is still around. Founded in 2004 and purchased by Yahoo in 2005 for over $20 million, Flickr grew to roughly 75 million accounts, but has long been overtaken by social media giants like Facebook and Instagram. But now Flickr has a new owner, the professional photo hosting service SmugMug, and it promises to do what's best for the site and its users.

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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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