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Flickr changes 2019 - New Paid service tier
« on: November 01, 2018, 07:11:39 PM »
Looks like some changes to Flickr

Free account users limited to 1000 photos ending the free 1 TB of space, from Feb 2019 any free user with more than 100 photos will have them 'managed' starting with oldest first.

Pro price will be $50 a year (apx 40) but a 30% discount at the minute.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/1/18051950/flickr-1000-photo-limit-free-accounts-changes-pro-subscription-smugmug

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Re: Flickr changes 2019 - New Paid service tier
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 08:10:17 PM »
People will cancel their accounts in droves.When they were bought over,this was sure to happen.

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Re: Flickr changes 2019 - New Paid service tier
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 08:28:40 AM »
The underlying reason being that the new owners ( SmugMug ) have to move storage off Yahoo's servers and into Amazon S3, which is much more expensive.  So they needed a way to reduce the amount of data.

But there are better ways of doing that than just retrospectively deleting photos which were uploaded in good faith under previous terms of service. 


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Re: Flickr changes 2019 - New Paid service tier
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 03:14:01 PM »
Is there any decent alternatives? I've used multiple Google Drive accounts for their free storage. But that's more for storage not showcasing.